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Friday, 10 June 2005 10:54 PM MDT
I finished reading Elantris by Brandon Sanderson.
After reading Orson Scott Card's review of Elantris back in November before the book came out, and after discovering that the author had put sample chapters online, I hopped over to his web site and devoured the first three chapters. I was hooked. I had to have the book.
It was mighty annoying to have to be patient, to wait over five months until May, 2005 to buy the book. By the time May rolled around, Elantris was lurking in the dusty back corners of my mind, so I didn't get around to ordering a copy from Amazon.com until the last part of May.
It's a good book. No, a really, really good book. While there wasn't a lot of physical action at first, by the ending scenes, things were hopping all over the place. And the unique, fantastic system of magic in the world Brandon Sanderson invented was intriguing from the start. And I enjoyed the characters, their development, and liked watching the choices made by both protagonists and their enemies and the consequences of those choices.
It's a keeper, and a re-reader.