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What is the BEST Book in Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere?

I have written about this before and I am sure I will write about it again in response to the question, ‘What is the best book in Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere?’… The Way of Kings! The first book in Brandon Sanderson‘s epic fantasy series, The Stormlight Archive, is consistently the best Cosmere book to date. That

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Ranking the Cosmere Books

I have read all of the main cosmere books, so they are the ones that I’m listing below. The system for the cosmere books ranked here is based purely on my enjoyment of the book, rather than looking at the individual novels in a literary sense – but of course those opinions often overlap! Although

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Cosmere Reading Order – Where to Start Reading Brandon Sanderson – (2020 Update)

Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere books are some of the most talked about tomes in the fantasy genre – and for good reason. New readers may need a cosmere reading order for Sanderson’s books as the list can feel a little overwhelming. There are, after all, around 20 books and several series, all intermingling in one way

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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 4/5 SPOILER FREE It’s so hard to review epic fantasy books like Oathbringer, especially when they’re not the first in the series, but I’ll try! I rated The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance 5/5. They were essentially perfect. Yes, there were a few things I mentioned in my reviews,

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Why I’ve Stopped Reading The Wheel of Time (for now)

Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time series has been a part of my reading life for almost three years now. I’ve stopped reading at 37% into The Fires of Heaven (#5) and I can’t bring myself to keep reading right now. I thought I would write a post to explain how I am feeling about this

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Why You Should Read Mistborn Era 2, The Alloy Era

I recently finished reading The Bands of Mourning which is the third book in Mistborn Era 2. This is something I was not sure I would do when I finished The Alloy of Law (The Alloy Era #1). The first book in this series bored me. I was high on the incredible ending of the

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The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 4/5 I’m not a big reader of mystery books. I’m picky – I like some crime writers like Val McDermid, but mostly I don’t pick those books up. Era 2 of Mistborn is a mystery series; there may be a lot of fantasy elements and links to the more classic-fantasy trilogy

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Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 I’ll be honest. I thought that I would never rate Brandon Sanderson‘s Mistborn Era 2 books nearly as highly as the original Mistborn Trilogy (Era 1 books). I was wrong. VERY wrong. These books hold their own against the tidal wave that was their predecessors. They are different, being more

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October Wrap-Up – 2019

October has been a good reading month for me. Overall I read 6 books and DNF’d two. Below I have listed the books, the rating I gave, and a link to the reviews on this site. The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss (Rating: 4/5) The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller

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Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 4/5 I was told to read this before reading Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive #3) so I picked up Arcanum Unbounded and jumped to the final ‘short’ story. Lift is a wonderful character in Edgedancer. I remember her POV standing out in the Interludes of Words of Radiance. Lift is going to be

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The Hope of Elantris by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3/5 I read The Hope of Elantris Brandon Sanderson in the collection, Arcanum Unbounded. The postscript to this short story is beautiful – don’t skip it. Brandon Sanderson’s heart is the size of his Cosmere – every writer should aspire to be this amazing with their fans. Anyway, I’ll stop gushing!

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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 4/5 As always, the last 50-100 pages in Warbreaker wouldn’t let me put it down! Brandon Sanderson had me hooked and he knew it! This was told from the POV of a few characters so I will review Warbreaker by talking about them. Lightsong is the God who doesn’t believe in

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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3/5 Firstly, if you are a Brandon Sanderson fan, you should read Elantris. There are two main reasons for this: Elantris is set in the Cosmere so there is the odd hint or two at the wider universe any fan would love to see! You can see how much a writer

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Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 There will probably be some spoilers in this review of Words of Radiance, as it’s for the second book in The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson. Sanderson has a way of making his huge books incredibly easy to read. From the outset, over 1000 pages looks and feels like

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Why You Should Read Mistborn (Era 1)

The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson is often suggested to new readers of fantasy and fans of the genre alike. It always appears on my suggested reading lists, and this is why. 1. Originality It is so hard to bring original ideas to the table, within all art forms, but especially with fantasy books. There

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