Top positive review
on 20 July 2017
Compared to other books by Sanderson i found it a little difficult to get into this book as at first i didn't really like or understand the characters. However, as the story progressed i learned more about the world and how the magic of breath works and found myself eventually wanting to know more. Similar to the method of writing in elantris it switches characters between chapters and while this can get frustrating as you might not like a particular character so when it leaves the story in a climatic situation only for you to spend the next 30 pages reading about other characters it can sometimes remove that feeling of drama as it's been a while since you were last in the situation. Non the less as the story progressed the characters do become more interesting and so does the plot this eventually allowed Me to finish the book.
The magic system is amazing, at first it I'd difficult to imagine but as the story progresses the use of breath is amazing and the use of the magic system is unique at first when comparing it to the magics of other systems the magic seemed fun and colourful but i couldnt imagine it being used in intricate actions sets. This eventually was proven i correct as we see vasher fight in some pretty cool ways.
Overall it is an enjoyable read which i wish there was more written and cannot await more adventures to take place in this system