Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson reveals a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent, read by Audie Award-winning narrator Oliver Wyman.
Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson touches on a formidable assortment of complex questions: the nature of time, the mysteries of the human mind, the potential uses of technology, and the volatile connection between politics and faith. Resonant, intelligent, and thoroughly absorbing, Legion is a provocative entertainment from a writer of great originality and seemingly limitless gifts.
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Good Sample of Sanderson's Skills
A quick and entertaining listen. Sanderson's strengths are shown here, even though the short format demands a simpler story. The best part are the original characters and magic/super powers systems that he creates. A very memorable main character as well, with plenty of room to expand upon in the future
Hopefully this is a new trend for iTunes.
Instead of junky little previews I'm stoked to see a full book for free. It's a well welcomed rarity.
Really enjoyed it
I was really impressed by this book. Short, but very entertaining. Interesting and original story and concept, exciting, humorous at points, engaging. Excellent! I hope to eventually see more from Steve "Legion" and his adventures.