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Postby Artukka » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:32 pm

A while back after reading a few Joe Abercrombie books (fairly gritty and soul-crushing stuff) and following some depressing real world news, I was in the mood for some more uplifting escapism. I've found that the works of Brandon Sanderson pretty well fit that pretty well -- over the past several months I've read most of his catalog. My favorite series of his so far is his most ambitious one, the Stormlight Archives, which starts with The Way of Kings.

Sanderson's main shtick is creating well-developed, fair and coherent supernatural elements and incorporating them effectively in the progression of the characters and plot. His prose and dialogue is straight forward and contemporary. Most of his books tend to be coming of age stories of some variety, particularly in the early part of a series. One great thing about Sanderson is that he actually finishes books (and regularly updates fans as to the progress he's making on them), unlike a few great fantasy authors with ongoing series that one could name.
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Postby wags83 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:26 pm

Artukka wrote:Source of the post unlike a few great fantasy authors with ongoing series that one could name.

Hmmm....doesn't ring a bell
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Postby DannyFanny » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:27 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post
Artukka wrote:Source of the post unlike a few great fantasy authors with ongoing series that one could name.

Hmmm....doesn't ring a bell


Which reminds me. When are we going to see your next book, Chris?
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Postby wags83 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:34 pm

DannyFanny wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post
Artukka wrote:Source of the post unlike a few great fantasy authors with ongoing series that one could name.

Hmmm....doesn't ring a bell


Which reminds me. When are we going to see your next book, Chris?

My fans have been impatiently waiting ever since I won that short story award in 3rd grade.

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