Book Review: The Final Empire
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson is a high-fantasy novel that explores the consequences of “the prophesied hero failing to defeat the Dark Lord.” The world-building is absolutely brilliant and I admire Mr. Sanderson for easing us so well into the workings of this high fantasy world. The book is so unique; the world different from any other, the powers unbelievable and imaginative (they get their power from consuming metals!), the three-dimensional characters quite lovable and the writing, while not my preferred lyrical prose for Fantasy, still suits the novel well. After reading as much as Fantasy as I do, things can become a bit repetitive and this was a welcome change.