Brandon Sanderson never disappoints. Like Rithmatist, or Alloy of Law, this has a lighter touch to it than did Mistborn or Stormlight, but it's equal..Show More »ly engaging. MacLeod Andrews' narration for this was just right - his accent fitting perfectly with the lead character's dialogue and attitude.
I think one other reviewer has written that they are always waiting for the "raspberry" from Sanderson, but it never turns out that way - I agree. Even when his style changes, and the story takes on more of a sci-fi twist, it's still a great bit of entertainment, and his characters and plots never disappoint.
I seldom seek anything excessively "deep and meaningful" when I listen to audiobooks (there's too much reality in real life!) - instead I like escapism and entertainment - and this is what Sanderson delivers in buckets.
I probably shouldn't be giving these books 5 stars, they aren't deep and meaningful or anything like that, but they are just such fun and great entert..Show More »ainment that I can't help myself (and besides, it's another Sanderson!).
Seamlessly rolling on from Steelheart and Mitosis. David's character is developing nicely (tho' his metaphors are still as chaotic as ever, fortunately). This book is set in a different city, with a new reckoners team, so lots of new ideas and Epic adventures, and no sense at all that its the same stuff just being reworked.
In order to avoid any spoilers, I'll just say that although I guessed at where it was all headed, and what the outcome would be, it didn't take the route I thought it would - a few little twists and turns, as is Sanderson's way.
Definitely a young adults series rather than an intense or adult series, but still comfortably enjoyable. (Despite the deaths and violence, I have allowed my 9 year old to read this series - she's hooked!!! She now rates Sanderson amongst her favourite authors too. As she is an advanced reader - reading age 15 despite being only 9 - it's always a challenge to find her books that she finds exciting and challenging, but which don't have too many overtly adult themes. Fortunately this series is good, clean, well-written action and entertainment - a real winner for her. Now the challenge will be for me to get to next book in the series before she does!)
If you enjoyed Steelheart then you won't be disappointed in this one (note: although I'm glad I've read Mitosis, it's not a need-to-read prior to this one). Looking forward to book three- it promises to be a big finale!
What can I say..... it's a good wrap up to the trilogy. Nothing hugely "epic", but everything is in keeping with the previous books, and the o..Show More »utcome is satisfying if not unexpected. Some good character development, and all's well that ends well. (naturally, a little twist towards the end that is typical of Sanderson, but it all still hangs together appropriately).
Not sure how much more there was to develop in this series, so probably right that it ends here.