I began my journey in the Cosmere (Brandon Sanderson’s connected universe of fantasy and magic) three years ago when I picked up the Way of Kings on something of a drunken whim. I devoured it in a matter of days and moved on to Words of Radiance and Edgedancer before waiting with bated breath for Oathbringer that same year. I’ve since moved backwards(ish) through the Cosmere, reading both Mistborn trilogies and a bunch of short stories only now finally getting to the book that started it all—Sanderson’s debut Elantris.
Skyward was an explosive whirlwind of action, quick dialogue and quirky characters that went immensely deep by the time I reached its closing chapter. Little surprise here, as this is Brandon Sanderson we’re talking about. Starsight, meanwhile, is a different beast altogether, delving into the complexities of the galaxy outside of the human settlement/prison that is Detritus.