Mitosis (2013) by Brandon Sanderson

A fun little short story in the Reckoners series. Like Steelheart, it’s short and sweet; very efficient writing by Brandon. There’s an Epic with an interesting power, there are some character issues being worked through, there’s a clear throughline for the plot…everything is cohesive and it all works neatly. The dorky metaphors, which I found…

Steelheart (2013) by Brandon Sanderson

I’ve had mixed feelings on Sanderson’s earlier YA offerings, not able to engage with the Alcatraz books, and finding The Rithmatist a messy effort, but “Steelheart” worked really well for me. Compared to Sanderson’s adult offerings, it’s much more juvenile, shorter in length, less ambitious, thinner, and ultimately less interesting, but it didn’t feel intentionally…