Reviews of Elantris (2005)
Review by StefanY (2007-08-24)
What an amazing debut fantasy novel!
I've got to admit, I'm impressed. From the first page to the last, I greatly enjoyed this novel. It is populated by rich, vibrant characters; has a quick-paced plot; twists and turns throughout and is totally unique in it's scope. I would be hard pressed to find more than a couple of fantasy novels in recent years to come up to this level.
I think that the plot has been sufficiently covered in the synopsis for this book already. Suffice it to say that I was enchanted with the fresh slant that Mr. Sanderson has taken with the genre. He has created heroes (and heroines) that we can truly root for and villains to despise and hate. A world of magic and chaos and good and evil can be found within these pages. Be warned though, once you pick it up, you won't be able to set it down for long!!