I finished reading Elantris by Brandon Sanderson today. Review: Good, but a few flaws (some big). I hope his novels get better—this is his first published work—otherwise I might stop reading.

I picked up this book because Mr. Sanderson was picked to finish the Wheel of Time (WOT) series in place of the late Robert Jordan. This situation merits some examination of his novels to see what kind of writing we can expect out of the last WOT book. According to Tor, we’re about a year away from the last novel and everyone who is a WOT groupie is anxiously awaiting it.

I’ll get the another novel by Sanderson and see how it goes. As I said, hopefully it will be a bit better, although I have no real complaints about Elantris.

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One Response to Elantris

  1. Jeff says:

    Finishing someone else’s novel has to be a very difficult thing, especially when you have such a famous author. Spider Robinson “finished” one of Robert A. Heinlein’s books and although he did a decent job there were a few things in there that RAH would NEVER have written and they stick out.

    Oh well, it will be interesting to see. I can’t say I’ve read that series, perhaps worth a gander.

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