Oathbringer Review

Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oathbringer is huge. It took me months to get through. And part of the reason is that the middle dragged on and probably could have been cut down, which is why this book only gets 4 out of 5 stars. Other than that, it was great. I’m still trying to process everything, although my lingering question is how Brandon Sanderson plans to have seven more books in the series. Like the first two, this book culminates in a big battle, so I assume that the rest will have something like that as well at each climax, but can he keep making each book feel fresh? If each book is the equivalent of a trilogy, then the rest of the series is about 21 books long. That’s a lot.
But as to this book, it was good. I liked how the world building grew and we found out what led to the Recreance, although it wasn’t quite as earth shattering as promised, although I’m not sure it ever could have lived up to it. It was also interesting to see Dalinar’s past and how much he has changed, as well as how it came back to haunt him. Odium’s presence was different than I expected, but made more interesting than a pure evil being.
Brandon Sanderson has so many interesting ideas for world building, it’s hard not to feel jealous of him, but it is easy to enjoy his books. I remain a fan.

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