The Reckoners Trilogy

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  1. Ephrem Elpidius

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    I just saw this series had no thread here under Brandon Sanderson forums... really shocked me. This is a great series imo. Did anyone else read it? I really loved the "what a hero would really be like" theme.

    Do you think that theme is accurate? I don't know really, but this is some fan fiction I intend to right myself someday based on this trilogy. Create my own hero with specific powers, and see where I can take it. Really could act as a great writing point for any amateur interested in exploring their own imagination. There is a good variety in the books themselves, but I think there were a few missed opportunities for character development.
     
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    I love this series. Especially the first book :) So many twists, and yet so straight forward. It is a refreshing change from his other, more complex books :)
     
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    This is a great observation and I agree. I remember when I first read it I felt the same way, it's so easy to just relax to and read before sleep. Lot of books make me think quite a bit, or get so convoluted I really need to be alert to know what is going on. For some reason these three books just flowed very smoothly.

    I think when people have to explain complex magic systems, it can slow things down. I loved Mistborn, but I do remember having to go back a few times and being like wait... what metal burns what... causes what... and then I would be like well I will finish this tomorrow I just want to hug my pillows lol
     
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    I've read the first book, and I have the other two. Even got them all signed by Sanderson at a book event he did for the last book.

    I really enjoyed the concept for the book. I should read the other two, but I literally just packed them up in a box last night.
     
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    I haven't heard of them! I will check them out from the library. ^^
     
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    Also read Mitosis which is a short story that's inbetween the first and second book. Gives some better exposition for the 2nd book, I hear.
     
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    Why are you boxing up your stuff???

    If this is the only thing this thread accomplished, you have made me immensely happy! Yehu! Enjoy!
     
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    I'm not moving or anything. I just box up stuff and put it in my closet or attic if it sits out long enough, which a lot of books did. I also don't really have a lot of shelf space in my place so stuff rotates like this.
     
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    Now I am imagining Thad's house like a library where they do curated book displays. "Editor's Picks of November..."
     
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    Book one came in today from the library! Starting it tonight. :D
     
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    I didn't like them very much, it's not like his other stuff. The suspence was mostly nice though, I give him that :D But the ending was meh for me :look
    Didn't the first one seem to you like an exact version of The Final Empire though? :look
     
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    Yeah, I had to read the last book at least two times to even understand what on earth happened at the end there...
     
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    Keep in mind a lot of series struggle to end... never forget -fren's-... it's about the journey first and foremost, did you like the journey? For me that answer is yes. It's one of the few series where I want to write fan-fiction just for my own enjoyment.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalTextGifs/comments/dvapd9/pupper_just_trying_to_get_a_sip/

    Look at this -fren-, is all our -fren-!? yeeeee


    don't mind me... :$

    yehu!!!! enjoy the read with a -fren-! like that pupper!

    I don't know what is wrong with me tonight, dang sub-reddits have caused me a -heckt- malfunction!
     
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    Reddit. Not even once.
     
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    I never said reddit, I said sub-reddit... stay away from animaltextwithgif's subreddit, you will spend hours their going -hekt- -fren-, and gif's that go boop boop on puppers!

    I see you have never been down the rabbit hole!!! That's a shame, cause the rabbit talks -fren-
     
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    David is seriously giving me Izuku Midoriya vibes from My Hero Academia. :lol Well not all of the character obviously - Midoriya is younger and different personality. But the whole powerless but obsessed with Epics with extensive research thing. :p
     
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    I'm looking forward to your thoughts when you finish. ^^

    I only recently got into anime, so I have not seen that one yet. I am currently watching Code Geass. I have only completed two series in full, Death Note and ReZero, I loved both.
     
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    It's a really fun series! I like it a lot. Midoriya is a great protagonist. :D