Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

“To love the journey is to accept no such end. I have found, through painful experience, that the most important step a person can take is always the next one.”


Mariah Rose

8/16/20211 min read

The sheer genius of the magic system and world building is so overwhelming.
I can now truly appreaciate why it takes him so long to write these, even with years of planning beforehand.
The intricacies. The little nods and nudges sprinkled here and there. The references to other Cosmere stories and systems.
The very flawed and very real characters. The ugly humanity of it.

I continue to struggle to really get attatched to the characters, but I have long stopped seeing that as a shortcoming when it comes to Sanderson.
His characters are too much like real people we have all met for me to really form the sort of attatchments I'm used forming from books.

This story is a complete excalation of everything we've been seeing build up to this point.
By chapter 118 I was breathing heavily, exhausted by the fight, awed by revelation on top of realization.

Following The Cosmere pub order has really been the best way for me to enjoy this series, even if there were some low points for me.
Sanderson never disappoints on the High Fantasy aspect, I also appreciate his effort to include more diverse characters in his more recent work, and I can see how their story lines are pacedly becoming more prominent.