Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson

Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon SandersonThis book is better than the first one of the series in almost every way. It feels like another episode of a long running TV show rather than a series of books, though. The story is amusing and the dialogue is quite funny on occasion. There are also some very scary moments and several clues for later stories and situations that Sanderson is so good at throwing in there.

I wasn’t sure what to think of this book at first. I didn’t love the first book, though it was fun, the ending was confused and abrupt. This one doesn’t entirely avoid that but it is a little better. I think the problem is that Sanderson is used to writing much longer works, he’s used to building it up and letting it grow and then having hundreds of pages of avalanching ending. This book isn’t even hundreds of pages long.

I enjoyed both Legion books. I felt like they had weak endings. I felt like this one was much more entertaining from beginning to end than the first one. Sanderson just keeps getting better. Even the things that he writes that I don’t like as much are still better than things he wrote a few years ago. This makes me very excited for what he will be able to do in another ten years.


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