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Not flawless, but the world he is creating is fascinating and original, and can't wait for the next one.,
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This review is from: The Way of Kings Part Two: 1 (The Stormlight Archive Book One) (Paperback)
First off, I should say what would get 5 stars so you know if I am a good comparitor: "name of the wind" and the first "game of thrones" both get a 5 from me. I liked his first 'mistborn' trilogy, which would also get a 5. If you haven't read it, check it out, it's great, and although this looks more epic, the 'Mistborn' trilogy was largely flawless in my opinion.
This is a very different world, and a very very original one. The landscape, plants, magic all unique to this series. The books are not flawless: on a couple of occasions the dialogue jarred, and one of the characters annoyed me to such an extent I skipped her chapters and then when back to them at the end ( seperate storyline so can do this). Was glad i did as the extra dimension this character opens up at the end is huge (but still a highly annoying character). But the actual story and way the world and its history is created step by step kept me going and I will most definitely buy the next installment when its out (i sometimes cant be bothered to carry on a series if it doesnt grab me).
It looks like this will be far larger than a trilogy - no bad thing but it will mean a long wait till the end if you catch this series early.
In conclusion: highly recommended. In parts it would have benefitted from a bit of a polish, but the story is just too intriguing, and the world and magic too fascinating to give this anything less than a solid 4 stars.