Updated: Jan 11, 2020
“And so, does the destination matter? Or is it the path we take? I declare that no accomplishment has substance nearly as great as the road used to achieve it. We are not creatures of destinations. It is the journey that shapes us. Our callused feet, our backs strong from carrying the weight of our travels, our eyes open with the fresh delight of experiences lived.”
Epic fantasy and an epic story.
Those who say this begins slow are correct. Sanderson spent a lot of time building the story and the characters. In fact, I think he is not done as I expect some other characters to get more attention in Words of Radiance. I'll find out soon enough as I plan to read that book.
I think Sanderson is probably the master of creativity, where Rothfuss might be the master of story telling. Obviously, though, Sanderson is a great writer. By the end of this book you know the characters and you know the world they live in. And by the end, I was in love with the story itself.
If you aren't a fan of fantasy, then this book might not be for you. It was right up my alley. A very enjoyable read!