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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
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Feb 01, 2012

really liked it

This book plays far more like a caper plot than anything like a fantasy story. The magic is intriguing and works really well. The action is dynamic and plays out like a Hong Kong kung fu movie run on wires. The monsters are great, and the characters are endearing. There is quite a bit of world building, but it is never at the expense of story. One of the more enjoyable elements to the story is that as the story would reveal elements you begin to realize that in many ways the story is driven by a sequence of mysteries, and the whole thing becomes a truly compelling read as you can't wait to discover all the answers and whether your guesses were correct.

This is top notch fantasy for those far more interested in concept and action rather than your traditional quest/revenge story. It is funny trying to describe this book to people, because this really would be best described as urban fantasy rather than classic fantasy, sadly the term urban fantasy is already used for something entirely different.

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