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no spoilers: these books showcase a really interesting, detailed, tightly plotted (SO TIGHTLY PLOTTED) world. at the beginning, it seems like a bit of a retread (dystopian world where nobility have magic and use it to hold the slave class down, members of slave class who have a bit of magic themselves rebel) but it’s SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. i have a few minor complaints (the shifting points-of-view were a bit jarring, the addition of new points-of-view was annoying at first although i understood why it was necessary) and one not-so-minor complaint (needs more ladies) but all in all it’s a great trilogy. also seriously the plotting is SO TIGHT it is unreal.
spoilers:my only other complaint isn’t really about the books, but more about how the internet led me to believe that these books would break me, which they did not! you guys, IT HAS A HAPPY ENDING! which in and of itself doesn’t mean it won’t break me (see also: deathly hallows, tigana, queen of the darkness, the book thief) but since vin and elend are both okay with their deaths and tensoon sacrifices himself the way he wanted and marsh wanted to die more than anything… basically it didn’t get dark enough before the proverbial dawn for me. there were some sad bits but mostly with more minor characters (or earlier in the book, like marsh struggling against himself :( or saze’s depression or ruin impersonating kelsier and being nasty to spook) so i was not left a weeping mess like i had planned.
(which isn’t to say that i didn’t really like them and didn’t spend the last quarter or so yelling “OHHHH OH MY GOD” a lot or whatever. so good! such perfect plotting! sazed would be such a good god!)
(also, i REALLY want to reread the first one. i’ve basically wanted to reread it since i finished it because i loved kelsier and the group dynamics and the simpler (hah) struggles so much.)