Tag Archive | Brandon Sanderson

The Knights Radiant

The Knights Radiant

Over the weekend I finished reading Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (Don’t worry, there will be no spoilers today) – It is the third installment in the Stormlight Archive. My summed-up review is as follows: Oathbringer continues to explore complex characters with Radiant abilities, and carries the Stormlight Archive into new territory, unraveling more and more […]

Admiration Is Not Idolatry

I have been a Billy Joel fan since I was young, probably fifth grade since that coincides with the release of An Innocent Man. The first album I bought was The Bridge. If memory my serves me correctly, $9.99 at Record Bar at Honey Creek Square in Terre Haute, IN. It might have been Disk […]

New Faces – Jessi Roberts

New Faces – Jessi Roberts

I’m excited to have another New Face this week! I met Jessi Roberts at Realm Makers this year. We compared notes on traveling to the East Coast from remote western locations. What is your name? Jessi L. Roberts What is your alter ego? Student, parent, day job, etc. or are you a full-time writer? I […]

Books I Read 2016

Books I Read 2016

  This was the year of series conclusions. I started 2016 reading the final book in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, Winter. While the character Winter’s story didn’t engage me like Cinder or Cress’s, overall the book was really good with vivid descriptions and fast-paced action. But some were more personal. NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach […]

The Power of a Hero

The Power of a Hero

I had the wonderful privilege of being asked to review Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson’s second installment of the Stormlight Archive, which releases today. The massive hardback totals out at 1080 pages and could serve as a weapon of mass destruction against the rodents who nightly invade my trash cans. And every page is worth […]

Not Really a Review

I finally did it. It only took six months, but I finally finished Brandon Sanderson’s thousand-page fat fantasy, The Way of Kings. It is the first book in Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive, though online sources claim this series will have anywhere between two and ten books. How anybody writes ten books at a quarter of […]

Massive Books Ahead!

I find it interesting as I talk with various writers of fiction – published and unpublished – that opinions vary as to just how many words should go into a novel of any kind. And I’ve found that a lot of it seems to depend on opinions based on whether or not you’re a first […]