The follow up to Brandon Sanderson's White Sands graphic novel rel ...
The follow up to Brandon Sanderson's White Sands graphic novel release is absolutely brilliant. The characters I so appreciated reading about are back for a new adventure and battles against monsters and men! Kenton has stayed the hand of the Taisha ruling council for now. He has to persuade members to vote to keep the Sand Masters' Diem around, but he discovers hidden debts and the arrogance of the previous Sand Master leaders are not all he has to worry about. Assassins are coming after him left and right and his so-called protector Ais rejects the notion of sand mastery as anything other than heretical. Duchess Khriss has finally found the Diem and realizes that Kenton is the leader of the very people she's been searching for. I know this story is just a drop in the bucket of the Cosmere universe as a whole, but as someone who hasn't read anything other than the White Sand graphic novel, I'm taken in by how much more complex the story has become. The levels of plot that emerge as the story continues gives me no doubt that this story in novel form would be just as engrossing. I have to say that it's a great introduction to the Cosmere universe especially because it's a graphic representation of the world these characters live, die, and fight in. With each chapter the state of Kenton's world becomes clearer. There's upheaval and the Sand Masters are just a little cog in a big wheel. Change is afoot for the Sand Masters as Lord Mastrell Kenton does his best to undo the harm their legacy has caused. Duchess Khrissalla has to determine whether or not learning the secrets of sand mastery is worth the lifelong commitment to the Diem. I am more than excited for the third volume! *ARC provided in consideration for review*
March 12, 2018