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#1 Kaytiii

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

For all of you Rothfuss loving people, fantasy loving people, and people who just like things, you need to read anything and everything Brandon Sanderson has ever written. Start with Mistborn. My significant other and I go back and forth on a regular basis about which is better overall, Kingkiller Chronicles or Mistborn. My SO is in love with KKC and I with Mistborn. Don't get me wrong, Rothfuss is fucking amazing. His writing is better than Sanderson's. But I would argue that the overall story in Mistborn is better. They are just too different and too wonderful to compare in that way, really.

Sanderon has several other great books as well. I'd recommend Elantris and Warbreaker specifically. They are different stories entirely but similar and sort of matched in a lot of ways. Elantris is the night to Warbreaker's dawn. You'll know what I mean when you read them.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

Due to a creepy situation that I won't get into, the complete mistborn series ended up on my doorstep. I'm not sure if I'll ever read them. I heard about how they're so good, but I feel like the way in which I received the books might ruin my experience

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

Due to a creepy situation that I won't get into, the complete mistborn series ended up on my doorstep. I'm not sure if I'll ever read them. I heard about how they're so good, but I feel like the way in which I received the books might ruin my experience


You could always return them or give them away, and then go obtain them on your own.
Thus cleansing any potential association with anything squicky.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

Due to a creepy situation that I won't get into, the complete mistborn series ended up on my doorstep. I'm not sure if I'll ever read them. I heard about how they're so good, but I feel like the way in which I received the books might ruin my experience


How, if I may ask, would the way you obtained the books mess up your experience?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

When I even see the package, I feel pretty upset. I haven't even opened the boxset. I was going to return them but I wasn't able to.

But that might be a good idea. If I gave away my copy and read them from the library. I keep hearing about how great they are.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

I haven't read them myself but I'll probably look into it.

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#7 Kaytiii

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

You could always return them or give them away, and then go obtain them on your own.
Thus cleansing any potential association with anything squicky.


This. Do this. Then read and enjoy.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

I've read the first one. The style of magic was really unique, but the book didn't grab me well enough to merit buying the second. (The first was borrowed from a friend) The local library has them, but they are never in stock when I think to check.

The magic, as said, was cool and unique, but his characters were too cookie cuter. When I can go to TV Tropes and only assign them a few strong pages I consider it a fail. Not the protagonist or the mentor, they were cool and well written, it was the support crew. And the story was a little predictable.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

So...the only Sanderson book I've read is The Way of Kings, but holy cow I loved the crap out of that and hope he continues the series at some point(the tome is MASSIVE and he said he wasn't sure he was going to be able to consider the series due to publisher reluctance). In the meantime, I do mean to pick up more of his books when I'm current on the Song of Ice and Fire series.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

So...the only Sanderson book I've read is The Way of Kings, but holy cow I loved the crap out of that and hope he continues the series at some point(the tome is MASSIVE and he said he wasn't sure he was going to be able to consider the series due to publisher reluctance). In the meantime, I do mean to pick up more of his books when I'm current on the Song of Ice and Fire series.


If you like Way of Kings, go for Mistborn. It's better, imo.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

Try reading Alkatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, its by Brandon Sanderson, but a COMPLETELY different feel. I could not stop laughing, different from the sci-fi fantasy adultish books of his.