He’s doing what no writer should have been able to do with Robert Jordan’s life work – take it and make it his own while keeping all of the same nuances and essential bits that made it so engaging. I have always found Robert Jordan to be a bit rambling, but he was just so darn readable… Sanderson has captured that and made it so very much more un-put-down-able.
I am also reading his Mistborn trilogy, about halfway through Hero of Ages, the third and concluding piece. It really is a tribute to this guy’s imagination how he comes up with a world and magic structure that is so compelling and wonderful.
I am looking forward to Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light!
More later – Joel.