Knacked and Marked (Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan review)

 Promise of Blood was promising… I loved the concept, I loved the gunpowder usage.  I loved the sorcery.  I even loved the names!  Marked gunpowder mages, Knacked commoners, and Privileged sorcerers.  I could think of so many uses for all the components of this story, that I still feel compelled to at least attempt a fan fiction of this world. Essentially, Promise of Blood is about Field Marshall Tamas.  He is the military leader of Adro, and leads a coup to execute the nobility and…Continue Reading “Knacked and Marked (Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan review)”

I kinda like the Stormlight Archive… Okay, so I’m a huge fan of Brandon Sanderson.  And I love the Stormlight Archive.  I know that’s a bit obvious, but I really do.  And as such, I love to think about the different nuances of Sanderson’s worlds.  One huge part of the social structure in the Stormlight Archive is eye color.  Lighteyes being the nobility, and darkeyes being of the lower class would actually make sense. The idea of eye color determining your social status really isn’t…Continue Reading “Eye Color = Social Status? (A Stormlight Archive Post)”

Brandon Sanderson’s Crazy Amazing Hero: Kaladin Stormblessed

Kaladin’s Strength… (Brandon Sanderson: Stormlight Archive Spoilers) Kaladin has internal struggles.  He bonds with his men.  He lays his life on the line.  Kaladin Stormblessed.  After two very long and very enjoyable novels, we all still love him.  Brandon Sanderson completely mastered the art of world building and character building, and it shows. He puts Kaladin through so many hard times.  I think that when Stormblessed first won my heart, was when he survived the Great Storm.  Sure, he had been through hard times for…Continue Reading “Brandon Sanderson’s Crazy Amazing Hero: Kaladin Stormblessed”