Hey everyone! Yep, I just posted some pictures, continuing my sights from Kew Gardens, in England! I have several more so keep on the lookout!
Also, I finished Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson, yesterday! (or technically this morning at 2:00AM). I've read other stories by Sanderson, including The Way of Kings, Warbreaker, Elantris, and "The Sixth of Dusk" in the Shadows Beneath anthology. I'll recommend any of them, though so far, Way of Kings and Mistborn are actually my favorites.
Brandon Sanderson's main idea for writing Mistborn was to go into the details of a heist in a fictitious world, against a tyrannical God/King. Alright, I watched White Collar, I like fantasy, I'm interested. Oh, and of course Sanderson's personal forte is magic systems, so we learn about abilities to push and pull on objects and emotions using different metals. It's definitely a new style and form of magic, but he explains the limitations and capabilities very well through his characters.
Though it's another world, I felt in a setting of urban regency. You have the thievery and gangs of slums and con-artists, but you also have the infiltrated aristocratic balls and politics.
Overall, I'd give it ****4 Stars****. I'm tempted to throw in a .5 since he brought out SO MANY questions about the world and satisfied almost all of them (leaving just a few holes for the rest of the trilogy).
I'm looking forward to reading the sequel Well of Ascension, though will probably finish reading Prisoner of the Mole People and Silence before then.