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Elantris was built on magic and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade and Elantris began to rot. And now its shattered citizens face ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.667
Maryken

elantris

by Maryken on Feb 2, 2008

Excellent read; Very exciting ending. Recommend totally to all readers especially SF fans. Read ASAP!

mbunce

My opinion you understand

by mbunce on Jan 8, 2008

I took several days to think about what I was going to write in this review. I finished the book over a week ago so the story is still fresh but I've hopefully left some feelings behind. To sum up I didn't like this book. I know it's a debut novel and Orson Scott Card gave it a glowing preview review. I was exited to read this book after hearing Mr. Sanderson was picked to write the final book of the immense Robert Jordan saga. I know breathing new life into fantasy can be difficult but Elantris goes too far off of my traditional fantasy likes. By traditional I mean Tolkien and the like. Boring of me, I know, but it's what I like. The story never grabbed me and by the end I was just wanting the story to be over. I didn't particularly like any of the characters except Lord Shuden and he was a minor character. I'm having a real difficult time writing something that just isn't my negative feelings. To finish I really wanted to like this book but didn't. As I said, it's not my brand of fantasy. But for those looking for a different form of magic, non-traditional fantasy (which I know many are seeking), and a self contained story I would recommend this book.

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Matthew

New twist on epic fantasy

by Matthew on Aug 1, 2007

Sanderson's excellent debut novel demonstrates his flair for exciting and innovative magic systems, as well as political intrigue. I enjoy the characters, but some may find them a little over done and exaggerated.

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