Id say good ending to the first series trilogy (there is now a second trilogy that takes place hundreds of years later) Slow start, weak middle, and a strong finish. Again, like the second book, there is a lot of re-explaining of key terms, and basic principles of the world, often more than necessary and sometimes annoying. The only thing I can relate this to is filler of an anime that keeps replaying the same character backstory, every few episodes or so. Otherwise, there is a logical conclusion that is both interesting and satisfying. Not much is left to ponder after the final page is turned. Leading up to that, however, can drone on a bit. The character progression is present and feels natural. No one is immune based off of importance, which is something ive enjoyed throughout the series. Overall 8/10. Otherwise, 4/5 :)
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I have no words. This book was pretty interesting, cool plot, cool challenges, like the previous ones. Then suddenly the last 5-10 chapters happened. I had to pause in awe 3 distinct times when reading those last chapters. I'm crying slightly right now. Read this book. It's amazing. I think I might be convinced to believe in God because of this book. Sanderson may just have been a more effective conversion tool than 8 years of religious education. Read this series, you won't regret it.
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I have the trilogy as audio books. While I got hooked on the first book, the interest dropped sharply after each sequel. Sarenson 's writing suffers from tedious repetitions of the same ideas over and over again. In the trilogy I probably heard the same phrases over and over again. The same simple ideas drilled a dozen times, as if Sarenson assumed his readers are too stupid to remember something they were told a couple of chapters earlier. Truly exasperating.
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