>>7330291 I enjoyed a lot, book two is a big step up, I feel. Both books follow a similar pattern in that they're slow in building and then the endings are chock full of twists turns and revelations with implications that are resolved or will be resolved in the next book.
I mean, it's a bit obvious, isn't it? His characters are cardboard cutouts, his prose is bad, even by fantasy standards, he thrives on cliche and he allows his staunch Mormonism to fuck with his stories. His books are always about 200 pages too long.
Compare him to one of his peers, like Joe Abercrombie or Scott Lynch and his deficits are very clear.
But I need to fill 40 hours each week while I work, and the audiobook for these is well produced and long as fuck.
>>7331733 Very inaccurate. In the second Mistborn book the main character slaughters an entire battalion with magic. She later cuts a dude and his horse in half with a fuckhuge anime sword. About a third of Stormlight is just a protracted campaign of the main characters participating in genocide for money.
His first book Elantris has a main character who is on the side of the antagonist country, and Stormlight has a bunch of characters doing bad things for what they think are good reasons.
All his books so far do have a heavy dose of religion, but they are all religions made for the world and as far as I know aren't overtly similar to Mormonism. I don't claim to know much about Mormonism though.
>>7331792 I agree with you pretty much 100%. He almost never talks about mornonism or anything related in the books. My only real complaint is that he takes himself (bad curse words) and most of his early books had meh prose. Oh yeah, and he is close friends with some sjw types... It fucking shows at his book signings and on his podcast (writing excuses). A lot of that: "equality in gender for equality sake" and cultural appropriation nonsense
>>7331733 His mormonism only hows when he never writes any sex or swear words. Otherwise he does decent fantasy. Hell, it's quite good to be completely honest. Finished the Mistborn trilogy in a couple weeks. I literally couldn't put the book down at times.
Interesting that I never got into Stormlight.
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