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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… 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 includes all the Mistborn books, the standalones, and even Mistborn Era 2. I may

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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. This ranking is based purely on my enjoyment of the book, rather than looking at the individual books in a literary sense – but of course those opinions often overlap! Although I have ranked these books in

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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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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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The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3.5/5 The Alloy of Law was the perfect book to jump back into Brandon Sanderson‘s cosmere. I loved all the little hints at the ‘beings’ working behind the scenes. Also, seeing how history affects the present was wonderful – a huge amount of thought went into that and I appreciated it.

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Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 WARNING: This review contains SPOILERS for the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson SPOILERS (For Mistborn Era 1) I started this novella, Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson an hour before I was supposed to go to sleep… and finished it. I woke tired but my mind is still whirring away

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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 Took me long enough to get round to The Way of Kings. I had to read Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn Trilogy before The Stormlight Archive though, as I wanted to complete something Sanderson had written before starting this monster! Firstly, I would like to say that the characters in The Way

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The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson has to be the best final book of a fantasy series I have ever read. I will admit that it was a little irritating being given loads of clues as the reader but having to wait for ages while the characters worked it

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The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson is the best sequel I have ever read – and this is especially surprising considering it is the middle book of a trilogy. The political intrigue was great – I love a fantasy book with a large amount of politics. Much like A

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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

My Review Rating 5/5 As a series written by Brandon Sanderson it was supposed to be exciting; it was supposed to be entertaining; it was supposed to be impossible to put down; and it was supposed to make me fall in love with fantasy all over again… It did not disappoint. We are thrust into

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