Sunday, August 19, 2018

Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive

Oathbringer is a long book, even by Brandon Sanderson standards. The story centers around the arrival of the voidbringers, and the negative implications on society. The world consists of humans as well as other living beings with different attributes. In this universe, eye color determines social class. Even after a great upheaval that would negate any previous social standings, people would still revert back to their old ways.
I was confused with the various characters in the story. There seemed to be a few different groups that were fighting against each other, along with a few competing religions, with some magical deities. Despite being in some fantasy world, many concerns of modern society are displayed. Some people discover that a woman may in fact be the best leader. People eventually find out that their homeland was actually taken from another people. There are questions over what is right and ethical based on the their current situation. (There is a ton of violence, ranging form the destruction of a town to the "end of the world".)

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