Review: The Hope for Elantris

2019

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Date Started: 08-09-2019
Date Finished:08-09-2019
Pages: 25
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪

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Synopsis from Goodreads

The following is a short story I wrote in the Elantris world back in January of 2006. At that point, Elantris had only been out in stores for about seven or eight months, but I actually hadn’t written anything new on the story or world since 2000, when I’d finished the first draft of the original book. This story was originally posted for sale on Amazon.com; once the contract with them ran out, I posted it on my website.

There were always a few holes in the manuscript where I decided not to include viewpoints or sections of explanation in the name of streamlining, particularly at the end. In the back of my mind, I knew what happened. This story talks about one of those holes; it is meant to be read after you’ve finished the novel and takes place during the events of the climax. In the annotation, I’ve written a further explanation of why I wrote this piece. Some of you may find it interesting to read this ahead of time; I put it in the annotation, however, as I know others would rather enjoy the story without bias beforehand, then read my thoughts afterwards.

Either way, if you haven’t read the novel Elantris, this contains major spoilers. Might I suggest reading the book first? This story won’t work at all for you if you haven’t.

My thoughts

Not going to be a very long review as it was only 25 pages, I thought this was a heartwarming story. I loved reading this and it was a little part of the story I didn’t realise I needed. I am so glad that I read this.

 

 

 

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