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It really is quite good. I think Elantris remains my favorite Sanderson novel, but Mistborn is my favorite series of his.

About 80 pages into Mistborn.....I see why people like it so much.

I finished reading The Face of Chaos. I read it many years ago, not long after it first came out, and it still holds up. One thing that I noticed that doesn't get talked about enough, is that the Thieves World series is probably the most concentrated collection of women writing Sword & Sorcery.

Now I'm reading another anthology, Peter Bebergal's Appendix N: The Eldritch Roots of Dungeons and Dragons.
 

KahlessNestor

Adventurer
It really is quite good. I think Elantris remains my favorite Sanderson novel, but Mistborn is my favorite series of his.

Interesting. Elantris is what got me into Sanderson, but it's usually considered his weakest novel, since it was his first published. It's usually overshadowed by Mistborn, Mistborn Era 2, and Stormlight. I definitely want the Warbreaker sequel. I think there is an Elantris sequel somewhere in the State of Sanderson...eventually.
 

ART!

Hero
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, by Matthew Dicks. It's ostensibly a first-person narrative told by the imaginary friend of a withdrawn, picked-on elementary school-aged boy. The author seems to be building a metaphor for the parts of ourselves that interact differently with the exterior world than other parts. The boy's parents and teachers wonder if he's Autistic or how much so. I'm not very far in yet, but it's really good. The imaginary friend has some great observations about the world that the boy does not actively or outwardly know or think about.

Also: The Folk Keeper, by Franny Billingsley. It's also told in first-person, by a very self-possessed teenaged girl who's job seems to be keeping the Fae and their destructive antics at bay. Wealthy houses seek out people who have the talent for this, but don't seem to treat them very well. It's YA, but not really noticeably so
 

It was my first Sanderson read as well. I dig it so much because of its introspective nature, the metaphor for chronic illness, and that it is, so far, just a stand-alone work.

Interesting. Elantris is what got me into Sanderson, but it's usually considered his weakest novel, since it was his first published. It's usually overshadowed by Mistborn, Mistborn Era 2, and Stormlight. I definitely want the Warbreaker sequel. I think there is an Elantris sequel somewhere in the State of Sanderson...eventually.
 



I finished Destroyer #139: Dream Thing and was slightly disappointed. Unlike most Destroyer books, the events were going on all over the world and the two main characters didn't play much of a role in the main plot up until the end. That's now how most of the series goes. In addition, this had world-shattering events that can't help but be noticed by the rest of the world at large, whereas Remo and Chiun are usually engaged in events that go by unnoticed by those not immediately involved. They tend to be behinds-the-scenes actors, as is appropriate for members of a secret assassination bureau.

So now I'm on to the next unread one I own: Destroyer #142: Mindblower, in which Remo and Chiun are up against a mad inventor whose weapon creates hurricane-level gusts of air. Now that's more like it!

Johnathan
 



I'm moving on to Destroyer #150: The End of the World, written by Warren Murphy, one of the original two authors of the series. It's significantly shorter than most of the books in the series: only 181 pages, and that's with overly-large print. So novella size, really. We'll see how it goes; it apparently involves a dead Mayan god returned to life.

Johnathan
 
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Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
I don't know what happened, I stopped getting notifications of this thread.
Since I last posted, I believe I have read all of Rebecca Chambers' Wayfarers series.
I started a book called Empire of Silence, and couldn't even finish the first page.

Currently reading Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, and it's costing me sleep...
 


Ryujin

Hero
Only just settling in to read the last 11 chapters of Matt Vancil's Star Trek parody "The Fatal Frontier." He completed these chapters less than two weeks ago and it should soon be going to press.
 


KahlessNestor

Adventurer
Still reading Exploring Eberron by Keith Baker.

Still reading Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson.

Finished reading Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy by Andy Ngo.

Still reading Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow.

Still reading The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan.

Still reading Night of the Hunter by R. A. Salvatore.

Still reading Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine by David Edmonds and John Eidinow.

Still reading Turn Coat by Jim Butcher.

Started reading Emma by Jane Austen.

Started reading Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire.
 

Myth Master

Villager
Getting the Vlad Taltos novels together to dive into again, a perennial favorite. That will last me a few months before I need to look for anything else. I'll probably dig into the Deryni novels after that, take me through the rest of the year, although I've had my eye on the Thieve's World anthology series.
 

Well, The Destroyer #150: The End of the World was horrifically bad - without a doubt, and with no contenders anywhere near it, it was the absolute worst in the entire series I've ever read. A stupid plot, stupid characters, nonsensical actions; the whole thing was just an embarrassment and a stain upon the series as a whole. I have since moved on to a different entry in the series: Choke Hold, in which the series is now thankfully back on track. Then the only other unread Destroyer book I have on hand is the one I lent to a coworker and have yet to get back, so it's entirely possible I'll have to read something else besides the Destroyer if I finish this book too soon. (Fortunately, I stocked up at the library book sale last week so I'm good to go on that front.)

Johnathan
 

KahlessNestor

Adventurer
Still reading Exploring Eberron by Keith Baker.

Still reading Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson.

Still reading Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow.

Still reading The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan.

Still reading Night of the Hunter by R. A. Salvatore.

Still reading Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine by David Edmonds and John Eidinow.

Still reading Turn Coat by Jim Butcher.

Still reading Emma by Jane Austen.

Still reading Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire.

Started reading The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray.
 

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