I've just finished The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson. It's a great new take on fantasy, with a strong magic system. But, sadly, it fall into a few cliches. And I wish the book had like 50 more pages, to show better the character development. It isn't bad, but I felt it happened too fast. Either way, it's an interesting book - way better than the ones I've read about the same topic.
I love the magic system in this series, and look forward to reading about your impressions of the remaining two books.
I hope it's better than Cell by Stephen King. I love King, but that book was awful.
I've tried to read cell 2 times. It always loses me before the halfway point. Which is too bad because I thought the beginning was fantastic.
Stephen King does a great job creating settings and characters, but he sucks at leading these components to a satisfactory conclusion. Under the Dome
was fantastic until he decided to kill off everyone rather than resolve the far more interesting politcal and personal conflicts. Even with this, I would have left the book with a good impression if the last few pages had been altered.
The only King book I can think of that had a great ending was It
, which also happens to be my favorite book of his.
As for Cell
, the beginning was great, it steadily got worse, and ended with one of King's worst conclusions to date.
Has anyone read his book about time travel? I do not remember the exact title, though it was a date. If so, is it any good, and more importanly, does it have a decent ending?