Of the three Mistborn books, this one is the most intellectually and philosophically interesting.
Because of the Gilgamesh inspiration, I decided to attempt to write the story in the same style as the Epic of Gilgamesh, and though I do not know for certain, I suspect that is where I lost my readers.
It was in this pursuit that I came across John Milton's Areopagitica, which is considered by many amongst the first, cogent defenses of the right to freedom of speech.
You hopefully saw September's Blood Magic episode, Drive On, go live this past Friday. I also finished revising Dragon's Hoard and submitted that story to September's Elegant Literature contest earlier this week.
The human mind is an astonishingly, perhaps incomprehensibly complicated entity, and there is absolutely a capacity for it to malfunction; however, the only tool we have to diagnose it is...the human mind, which is as fallible as it is amazing.
Nothing truly Earth-shattering happens in this story. Oh, there’s the magic Gruordvwrold rocks, which might show up again, and we get to see some of Evry’s scheming, but this episode is meant to stand alone and just be an adventure that happens.
As my wife and I noted while I was reading this, it's a good thing that my voice has a magical ability to put people to sleep, because otherwise my tendency to engage in Socratic-style arguments would probably have people force-feeding me hemlock.
In school, you were probably taught three types of essays: narrative essays, expository essays, and persuasive essays.
I made some progress on revisions to Principles, which I intend to finish next week (that’s October’s episode), and I did a preliminary revision on Dragon’s Hoard, which I will be submitting to a contest next week.
If you haven’t already ready Mistborn: The Final Empire, then I suggest that you read that book before reading this review for its sequel, since I’m not sure that I can completely avoid spoilers for the first book in my review for the second.