Thursday, January 13

Book: Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson Click for more info

I only found out now that the latest publication of Oathbringer splits the novel into two, and yet I'm not surprised. It's probably the longest book I've read past War & Peace, and most certainly felt it.

It's actually quite difficult to write about this book, given I started it almost five months ago. I think there were some battles, some romance, some comedy... but it's all a bit of a blur to be honest.

That said, there was a distinct feeling of disclosure in this book - more threads were closed than opened and as a result it felt more rewarding than frustrating to read. Of particular note was the openings to the wider Cosmere, and I'm glad I'm catching up with the wider saga as things start turning there.

I did have some issue with the pacing of the book: the main set pieces were relatively brisk and therefore fell short of the payoffs that the volume implicitly promised the reader by virtue of its size.

As such, The Stormlight Archive remain my least favourite part of the Cosmere, albeit a still essential one.