Friday, March 13, 2009

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Awesome Fantasy book! New world with creative history's, traditions and interesting characters. Also mystery, magic, romance, political wrangling, religious conflict, fights for equality...I loved it!

This book from from the viewpoint of three different characters. At first it is hard to keep track of it all but I eventually got it mostly figured out. Aerlon is a city built next to Elantris the city of Gods but the Gods have all died or are dead (in a way) They are actually just not complete...and that is what needs to be figured out...how the Gods fell. Luckily there are some pretty awesome characters that come together (fate?) and help a whole nation pull through a hard time.

Princess Sarene is my favorite. She is brave and smart and knows politics! She takes on the forces of evil and out wits a few men along the way. She also finds what she really wants all along...to be accepted and loved.

It was a huge book but it was worth the time to read...almost better then a Anne McCafferey book...only no dragons...sorry.

Whole and Healing Book

4 comments:

elesa said...

I loved it too. Now i need to read something else by him.

The Bec-ster said...

There is a new book that goes with Elantris. It is a short version of the ending from different point of veiws. The Hope Of Elantris, I haven't been able to find it yet in our library.

Also I hope to read the Mistborn Series by Sanderson. I heard they were really good too!

bug girl said...

Funny, but I thought you read a book called Elephants and I couldn't tell from your summary that it had anything to do with elephants whatsoever.

Cadina Family said...

Wow...awesome book and movie evals. Thanks for sharing all this great info! :0) I just finished a book called The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. She also wrote The Hero and the Crown. My husband recommended it, and it was good. :0)

And...I will definitely have to check out the books by Pamela Aiden...that sounds just up my alley! :0)