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manton
manton

Finished reading: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. Discovering the Mistborn series and reading the first 3 books mostly back to back reminded me of how I felt when I was younger, reading every book I could get my hands on. 📚

ridwan
ridwan

@manton This Brandon Sanderson dude keeps popping up in my timeline quite often. I guess it's a sign to check his books out. Any recommendations from where I should start?

manton
manton

@ridwan He was new to me too until a couple months ago, but I really enjoyed starting with Mistborn: The Final Empire. He also has a YouTube video where he tries to answer exactly that question.

ridwan
ridwan

@manton Thanks Manton. I shall check it out!

joelmearig
joelmearig

@manton I think I found the first of the Mistborn series free in Apple Books. I enjoyed but haven’t ponied up the money to finish the series.

msroest
msroest

@manton You're lucky finding them relatively late so that there are lots of books available. I was stuck reading them as they were written and it was torture. Once you run out you should checkout the Stormlight Archive series as well.

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@ridwan solo book fave is Warkbreaker. The Mistborn trilogy @manton mentioned is really good too. The new ginormous Stormlight Archive series is a bit of a slog if you aren't familiar with the worlds already.

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@ridwan One note of warning: many of the books have some allegorical tie to Latter-Day Saints/Mormonism. Just wanted you to know in case that would be a concern for you.

manton
manton

@msroest I was thinking about jumping to Stormlight Archive next, and then go back to Mistborn after the final book in the 2nd trilogy has been written. Does that make sense, or are they related enough that it would feel out of order?

msroest
msroest

@manton you'll be fine doing that Stormlight is separate enough, I never even realized they're supposed to all be in the same over arching universe.

Bruce
Bruce

@toddgrotenhuis @ridwan As a Ashkenazi Quaker atheist, I never felt the Mormon-influences to be heavy handed. I did stop reading The Stormlight Archive in the middle of book 2 but that had far more to do with my change in taste around fantasy tropes than anything to do with the writing, which was still excellent. //@manton

ridwan
ridwan

@toddgrotenhuis I love books that challenge my views and opinions. I don't know much about Mormonism so it could be of help.

ridwan
ridwan

@toddgrotenhuis Thanks for the reco's. I'm adding them to my Wishlist.

ridwan
ridwan

@Bruce @toddgrotenhuis @manton I just went into a rabbit hole on Brandon Sanderson's YouTube channel. The bloke is brilliant!

chriskrycho
chriskrycho

@manton I think you’d be well-served to read Mistborn Era 2 first. Especially by the time you get to Rhythm of War, there are lots of things going on in the broader universe that it touches on, including things that I WILL NOT SPOIL from the end of the most recent Mistborn book.

odd
odd

@chriskrycho On the (side-)topic of spoilers; I can’t get the markdown for hidden text to display on Micro.Blog. There seem to be different ways to markdown this. How is(?) it handled in Micro.Blog? @help @manton

manton
manton

@chriskrycho Thanks! I think I’ll read the first Stormlight because I’m curious how it compares, but then go back and finish the later Mistborn series. Also have some non-fiction to read in the meantime… Plenty of books!

manton
manton

@odd I didn’t realize there was Markdown for that… I’ll look into it but it’s probably not supported by our current Markdown processing.

odd
odd

@manton Thanks! There has been a couple of times that I wish I had unseen details, so it would be great if this could be implemented in a future update.

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odd
odd

@odd It’s not official markdown, but the example that I found is this. @manton

colinwalker
colinwalker

@odd @manton Reddit does something similar

dgreene196
dgreene196

@manton Have you read Warbreaker, yet? I don't feel as strongly about the need to read Elantris, but many feel reading Warbreaker before The Stormlight Archive is a good plan. I don't think it's essential, though. There's really not a bad choice, because the stories are all good, and Brandon Sanderson gets better as a writer with each book.

chriskrycho
chriskrycho

@manton I will neither confirm nor deny reports that my bedstand currently has over a dozen non-fiction books piled up on it, at least four of which are actively in progress.📚