Review: Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection
Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It took me a while to work through this book. I’ve rarely read novelette compilations before and I found it difficult to just want to read end-to-end. After each minisode I had to think about it. Take a night or two off and enjoy the flavor as it were.

I saw this book in the store and thought about picking it up in print–I think I will have to eventually as the comic within is impossible to read in epub format but I read at night, and in a bed with a dear lady who likes the lights off so by the glow of my iphone+ I slipped into the many skins that were offered here.

Finally, the curtain was pulled back. Hints laid open, suppositions made real. Gobblegobblegobble. A multiverse based off of some large deity’s power broken? Gobblegobblegobble.. Planets that both have new forms of deities, have manifestations of deification? Gobblegobblegobble!

I thought about reviewing each section but I can’t. If you have read Sanderson’s work you have an expectation of what, how, and just about why he writes and this book personifies much of those knowns. The stories are great to read and the behind-the-scenes to each book telling why he did what he did is such a win for the reader/audience.

Always amazed at what he has crafted. Deeply addicted to what the Cosmere is summing up to be. I think he will be next to my collection of Moorcock and the diaspora of Elric/The Eternal Champion. My only wish is that he had clones which could write all his stories faster. Hah!

If you have finished his current titles and are ready to see something substantial about the universe the Cosmere inhabits read on!

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