From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson: his debut novel for the young adult audienceMore than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as... show more
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson: his debut novel for the young adult audienceMore than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings—merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles. As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson brings his unique brand of epic storytelling to the teen audience with an engrossing tale of danger and suspense—the first of a series. With his trademark skills in world-building, Sanderson has created a magic system that is so inventive and detailed that that readers who appreciate games of strategy and tactics just may want to bring Rithmatics to life in our world.
Publish date: May 14th 2013
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages no: 374
Edition language: English
Series: Rithmatist (#1)
Great concept, liked the characters. Loved the worldbuilding (at which Sanderson always excels) and the system of magic. Eager for a sequel.
Now, how can I put this nicely.... it's an easy entertaining read. I certainly enjoy most things about the book... all except for the chalkling things. The writing is brilliant. And honestly, I loved the story as a whole, just when it came to the chalklings being these big scary things that have ter...
I finished The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson tonight.I thought this book was good,not just good but really good.Yes it is a YA,that being said,there was no sex scenes which I'm fine with.I thought the character development was good as well as the creativity of the steampunkish world.But the magic ...
Interesting story of a boy who wants to be a Rithmatist, those people who fight against creatures who appear to be determined to kill humans. He knows all the theory, he just can't do the magic. He gets caught up in trying to discover what is going on as his classmates start disappearing, what he ...
Probably the weirdest concept I've ever heard of, and yet so successful. Really enjoyed this!