Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Book Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris (Elantris, #1)Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm so glad I finally got around to reading this. I have read three of Sanderson's books so far (Reckoners 1 and 2 and Mistborn 1) and he is a truly fabulous writer. Especially considering this was his debut novel, it is easy to see why he has such a following. He writes Fantasy, but it isn't "typical" Fantasy which may put some people off this stand-alone novel. Although set in another world where there is a magic system, the book is much more about the exploration of politics and religion and the intersection of these. There is very little magic or other elements that typically define Fantasy books.
I thought the characters were really well developed and thoroughly believable with their flaws, and their skills. The pacing kept me interested and so intrigued that I was disappointed to not have a physical copy of the book (I only had an audio) because if I had, I would have been able to read faster to find out what would happen next! Speaking of, the audio narration is fantastic and highly recommended.
Although I don't typically give books 5 stars, I really can't think of anything I didn't like about this, and so I feel like it deserves it :)

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