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Disappointing after The Gathering Storm,
This review is from: The Final Empire: Mistborn Book One (Paperback)
I'm pretty much in agreement with L. Ferguson on this, although actually I don't think that the Final Empire is a terribly convincing place either. Although there are descriptions of the depressing landscape and harsh regime that the nobles inflict upon the Skaa, this does not truly seem to influence the way that the central characters live or go about their daily lives. The premise is certainly intriguing, but poorly realised.
On the plus side, the magic system is certainly interesting, but as of well over half way through the (hefty) book, it just hasn't been used enough to keep up my interest. There is certainly a lot of filler, and overall I'm really struggling to get to the end of the book. If only there wasn't such an obsession with producing trilogies!
Unlike some other reviewers I sought out this book after, rather than before, reading The Gathering Storm (WoT book 12) and really enjoying it. I'm now slightly confused about how much of this was Brandon Sanderson and how much Robert Jordan, and am keeping my fingers crossed that Towers of Midnight is not a disappointment.