So firstly, hello once again TFF for those who may remember. So whilst on my hiatus from TFF I came across a very intruiging piece of work by none other than Brandon Sanderson; the writer who helped finished off the WoT books after RJ passed away. Low and behold I was very much please with this piece of work. Lengthy yes, but ever so satisfying. I really liked his characters, not overly traditional in good or bad, but neither do they subject themselves to the grim-dark ways of aSoIaF with the overall scenario not being a stroll through a golden field, nor a miasma of depressing and savage culture; all in all a good balance. I enjoyed their viewpoints and found them to be unique from each other. I particularly liked the handing of magic in this universe, the defining of magical boundaries and the extent to which it can be harnessed was good limit on preventing near godlike powers that you can usually find. What surprised me most was that I was not put off by the exposition in the flashbacks, and actually quite enjoyed reading them. So here I am hoping to garner discussion on this book/series of which I am quite eagerly waiting for the second installment.