Still love this. Neat to see the pieces set up beforehand.
I will be honest with you. I do not want to write this review. Sometimes you just don’t want to make thoughts about the things you love. But I have to write this review, at least 250 words, because of made up commitments that I could totally ignore if I really wanted to (hello, CBR, I cross-posted this to Goodreads!), but instead hold myself to anyway, because apparently doing that is something my subconscious enjoys.
This book, as theorized, was even better on re-read. Michael Kramer continues to be a great narrator. (P.S. Did y’all know he and Kate Reading are married?? Audiobook power couple!!! The next time I listen to a Stormlight Archive or Wheel of Time book I will feel so in-the-know. I can’t believe I just now am finding this out!)
Almost 250 words yet? No.
The book. The only thing I really want to talk about is a spoiler, so you know what, FUCK IT. SPOILERS Lessie! The real reason I was looking forward so much to re-reading this one is that I wanted to see how Sanderson laid out the clues and Wax’s emotional arc in preparation for reveal that Lessie is not dead, that in fact she is a kandra, and was sent to Wax to keep an eye on him by Harmony, aka Sazed. And then Wax has to kill her all over again, to keep her from harming others. It. Is. So. GUTWRENCHING. I didn’t remember how devastated he was there at the end for some reason, but it is palpable. In hindsight, this is also the perfect set-up for Steris to make her romantic entrance. I love their relationship so much and can’t wait to experience it again when I re-read Bands of Mourning later this month END SPOILERS.
So there you go, a re-read review where the only talk of substance about the book is under spoiler tags. (I don’t know why I’m being so aggressive and spiteful right now, and I apologize.) (These books are awesome, it’s just the review I’m resenting atm.)