Five Reasons to Read Brandon Sanderson
Outside the Reviews / November 10, 2017

By Bernadette and Marietta Oathbringer, the third book in the Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson, is coming out in just a few days! ​Because we just can’t wait in honor of the occasion, we’ve compiled a list of five reasons to read Brandon Sanderson’s books. If you’ve never read his books, I hope this can convince you to remedy that situation, as well as explaining why I’m such a huge fan of his. 1. All The Shattered Characters. Wait, what? No, I meant it. Sanderson’s books are full of characters with tragic backstories; but instead of being a pity-point, these backgrounds are critical to the formation of said characters, shaping complex, often conflicted people with real issues that will affect the story and their part in it. There’s Kelsier, a former-slave who came into his powers when he ‘snapped’, both magically and almost mentally, after losing everything; he will literally change the world he lives in, and the course he chooses remains one of a man who will give everything up to save the world. There’s Vin, street-urchin and thief, a girl who grew up with betrayal and death; and it will take thousands and thousands of pages of the long series…