Perfect State, by Brandon Sanderson
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Another novella, and it’s far from perfect.
After two hellish weeks swarmed by work and a sick kid, I was in desperate need of a good read and was confident a Brandon Sanderson would do the trick. I’ve read most of his epic series, and decided to give this short story a shot.
I was disappointed.
The story had an interesting premise, but cramming the ideas into a thin novella hardly did it justice. I would have loved to read something with the ideas (and characters) more developed. For one, the reason that the protagonist’s nemesis became a nemesis simply because the former walked away from a fight seemed rather weak. And I couldn’t feel enough from the conversation between the protagonist Kai and his date to believe that the meeting would change Kai’s perspectives and mindset so drastically.
But then I’m not a fan of novellas, so I come with my own biases.
Arghhh….. I need a really good book! NOW!
VERDICT: This novella is definitely not for folks who like their fantasy stories in the good old epic format.