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Old Nov 30 2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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I recently picked up Elantris by Brandon Sanderson and I ate it up! His twist and new thoughts into Sci-Fi/Fantasy was a refreshing read. He also has the Mistborn series and I am presently on book II and loving it even more than Elantris ! I will add my review's when I am done with the trilogy.

Here is A review of Elantris From Publishers Weekly :

Starred Review. Sanderson's outstanding fantasy debut, refreshingly complete unto itself and free of the usual genre clichés, offers something for everyone: mystery, magic, romance, political wrangling, religious conflict, fights for equality, sharp writing and wonderful, robust characters. The godlike inhabitants of Elantris, once the capital of the land of Arelon, have degenerated into powerless, tortured souls, unable to die, after the city's magic inexplicably broke 10 years earlier. When the same curse strikes Prince Raoden of Arelon and he's imprisoned in Elantris, he refuses to surrender to his grim fate and instead strives to create a society out of the fallen and to unlock the secret that will restore the city's glory. Meanwhile, Princess Sarene of Kae (Arelon's new capital), who was betrothed to Raoden sight unseen, believes her intended has died. Officially declared his widow, she must use her political savvy and wit to protect Kae from malevolent forces without and within the city, chiefly Hrathen, a leader of the creepy Shu-Dereth faith, who aims to either convert Kae or destroy it within three months. The intrigue and excitement grow steadily in this smoothly written, perfectly balanced narrative; by the end readers won't want to put it down. As the blurb from Orson Scott Card suggests, Sanderson is a writer to watch.
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Old Nov 30 2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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I am currently in part two of Mistborn and although the beginning was slow it has definitely caught my attention now....
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Yea I'm halfway through The Well Of Ascension! I'm ready to start getting some more big things thrown at me so I can paint a better picture of the direction Sanderson is taking the trilogy =D
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