Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Photography / Hobbyist Rae D'ArcFemale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 6 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 763 Deviations 2,541 Comments 22,266 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Favourites



Similar to "Alloy of Law," I don't really have any strong feelings about "Shadows of Self," by Brandon Sanderson.  I don't know, maybe once I start writing about it, I'll figure out what's going through my head. :P

The characters of Wax and Wayne are intriguing and humorous to follow, and the setting is a fascinating steam-punk city with big-city problems... but the plot seemed a bit lacking.  There were definitely more mini-climaxes and crazy subplots than "Alloy of Law," (which meant it felt more like a classic Sanderson to me).  Funny enough, you'd be MUCH more confused if you haven't read the Mistborn trilogy than if you haven't read "Alloy of Law."  It gave a few comparisons to "Mistborn," and it seemed to be following the opposite concept of "how do you stop an all-powerful person from overthrowing a human government?"  Even still, it didn't seem to grip me like his others.  Maybe because it could have explained more about what would happen if they lost, about the consequences of failure?  They felt a little vague and left a looser tensity.

Also, there didn't seem to be a lead for the next book.  The story's context tells how Sanderson couldn't finish this book until he nearly finished the next one.  I can see how a big revelation at the end of this book could influence a sequel, but from what I've read about "Bands of Mourning," it's on a completely different plot....  So, it's more like a TV detective series, where each book is an episode of a larger scheme.  There's the over-arching main villain, but each book is a different case that kind of ties into the whole series arc.

With all that in mind, I give it a proper ***3 Stars***.  It's not bad, and I might read it again, but I'm waiting to see how the rest of the series plays out.

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Street Corner Symphony, by Rob Thomas
  • Reading: Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King

deviantID

A-RaeDArc
Rae D'Arc
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Rain on Me describes me better than any profile picture ever could. This picture was taken of my English/Humanitarian building on the campus of a private school focusing on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That alone says a lot about me, I think. I'll spell it out though; I love my religion, I love learning, and I love writing. Concerning photography, (since that's why most of you are here) this demonstrates my favorite type of photos: detailed and contrasting, and though most of my photos include nature and micro scenes, I try to meet these points.
There are a thousand words to a picture and I believe it's an art to know what they're saying. :)

Since photography is more of a hobby for me, I thank you for every watch, favorite, comment, and llama! I love to capture moments that I feel would have gone unnoticed if I hadn't been there to catch them. Everyone has a different perspective, so here's mine. :) Feel Free For Feedback, I love to hear it! :D SMiLE!


Favourite genre of music: Chill, and what I like to call "spiritually intense."
Favourite style of art: Nature and city photography, and Professional-thought provoking writing
Wallpaper of choice: Sunsets, Water Scenes, and Flowers
Personal Quote: SMiLE, and "Breathe, it's the cure to dying."
Interests

Activity




Similar to "Alloy of Law," I don't really have any strong feelings about "Shadows of Self," by Brandon Sanderson.  I don't know, maybe once I start writing about it, I'll figure out what's going through my head. :P

The characters of Wax and Wayne are intriguing and humorous to follow, and the setting is a fascinating steam-punk city with big-city problems... but the plot seemed a bit lacking.  There were definitely more mini-climaxes and crazy subplots than "Alloy of Law," (which meant it felt more like a classic Sanderson to me).  Funny enough, you'd be MUCH more confused if you haven't read the Mistborn trilogy than if you haven't read "Alloy of Law."  It gave a few comparisons to "Mistborn," and it seemed to be following the opposite concept of "how do you stop an all-powerful person from overthrowing a human government?"  Even still, it didn't seem to grip me like his others.  Maybe because it could have explained more about what would happen if they lost, about the consequences of failure?  They felt a little vague and left a looser tensity.

Also, there didn't seem to be a lead for the next book.  The story's context tells how Sanderson couldn't finish this book until he nearly finished the next one.  I can see how a big revelation at the end of this book could influence a sequel, but from what I've read about "Bands of Mourning," it's on a completely different plot....  So, it's more like a TV detective series, where each book is an episode of a larger scheme.  There's the over-arching main villain, but each book is a different case that kind of ties into the whole series arc.

With all that in mind, I give it a proper ***3 Stars***.  It's not bad, and I might read it again, but I'm waiting to see how the rest of the series plays out.

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Street Corner Symphony, by Rob Thomas
  • Reading: Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconhubert61:
hubert61 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
merci pour les favs :) (Smile)
Reply
:iconxxbellcatxx:
xXBellcatXx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for fav my work "Tied in the rain"! :)
Reply
:iconhubert61:
hubert61 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
merci pour les favs :) (Smile)
Reply
:iconspiritofdarkness:
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
:wave: thank you very much for the :+fav: :sun:
Reply
:iconhubert61:
hubert61 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
merci pour les favs :) (Smile)
Reply
:iconmaresasinclair:
MaresaSinclair Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Thank you so much for the favourite!  :heart:
Reply
:iconhubert61:
hubert61 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
merci pour les favs :) (Smile)
Reply
:iconmustafasezer:
MustafaSEZER Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much my dear friend ,
Have a wonderful weekend  :wave::hug:

:iconcloudsplz::iconcloudsplz::icontiphankeplz::iconhappysunplz::icontiphankeplz::iconcloudsplz::iconcloudsplz:
:iconanim-leavesplz::iconanim-leavesplz::iconanim-leavesplz::iconanim-leavesplz::iconanim-leavesplz::iconanim-leavesplz::iconanim-leavesplz:
:iconautumncolorplz::iconfall1-plz::iconfall2-plz::iconfall3-plz::iconfall4-plz::iconfall5-plz::iconautumncolorplz:
:iconautumnleafplz1::iconautumnleafplz2::iconautumnleafplz3::iconautumnleafplz4::iconautumn-leafplz4::iconautumnleafplz6::iconautumnleafplz7:
Reply
:iconvineyard86:
Vineyard86 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav:!

:)
Reply
:iconrndmprsnlily:
rndmprsnlily Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, thank you so much for all the +fav ! Good luck with your own photos :happybounce: 
Reply
Add a Comment: