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Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
Elantris
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Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten... show more
Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling.Arelon's new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden, hoping -- based on their correspondence -- to also find love. She finds instead that Raoden has died and she is considered his widow. Both Teod and Arelon are under threat as the last remaining holdouts against the imperial ambitions of the ruthless religious fanatics of Fjordell. So Sarene decides to use her new status to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell high priest who has come to Kae to convert Arelon and claim it for his emperor and his god. But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the truth about Prince Raoden. Stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was secretly exiled by his father to the dark city. His struggle to help the wretches trapped there begins a series of events that will bring hope to Arelon, and perhaps reveal the secret of Elantris itself.A rare epic fantasy that doesn't recycle the classics and that is a complete and satisfying story in one volume, Elantris is fleet and fun, full of surprises and characters to care about. It's also the wonderful debut of a welcome new star in the constellation of fantasy.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780765350374 (0765350378)
ASIN: 765350378
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Pages no: 638
Edition language: English
Series: Elantris (#1)
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Thoughts of a nerdy feminist
Thoughts of a nerdy feminist rated it
2.0 I think this one was really overrated
This is definitely my least favorite book by Brandon Sanderson. I'm probably not going to read any of the others in the series, nor recommend this to anybody. I will stick with the Stormlight Archive instead.The premise was very interesting and the story was engaging enough to keep me interested, so...
Wśród marzeń
Wśród marzeń rated it
4.0 Czym jest ból? Czym jest cierpienie?
Byłam ciekawa: czym jest Elantris, kim są Elantrianie, kim byli i dlaczego ich status się tak odmienił. I się dowiedziałam, iż posiadali moce, aż pewno dnia je stracili. Od tej chwili każdy Elantrianin czuł nieustający ból. Ból, który się nie kończy. "Znalazłem cel", przeczytał. "Przedtem żyłem, lec...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it
3.5 List of Thoughts: Elantris
Elantris -- Brandon Sanderson Book 1 of Elantris **Elantris is also part of The Cosmere universe where a select few of Brandon Sanderson's high fantasies take place. All of these books may not be interconnected, story-wise, but they all share a single creation myth and cosmology. (source: Goodread...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it
5.0 Elantris
This man seems to be able to do no wrong with me. I can't even explain why I love everything he has written so much, but I think I am fangirling over him at this point. This was a beautiful book. It had a kind of power that I can't really explain. The characters were not all good or all bad, ther...
Face of Book
Face of Book rated it
4.0 Jak Brandon szlifuje swe Aony
Nooo, to jest to, co Face-of-booki lubią najbardziej! A przynajmniej jedna z tych rzeczy:) Brandon Sanderson zaskakuje nas w swoim debiucie świeżością spojrzenia na magiczny świat, połączoną z tak lubianą przeze mnie spektakularnością wydarzeń i losów bohaterów. Koncept upadłego miasta, którego mi...
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