Lies of the Beholder

Lies of the Beholder

Brandon Sanderson / Jul 18, 2019

Lies of the Beholder 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 Hugo Award winning The Empero

  • Title: Lies of the Beholder
  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • ISBN: Lies of the Beholder
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  • Page: 340
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Hugo Award winning The Emperor s Soul have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following In the Legion series, distinctly contemporary novellas filled with suspense, humor, and an e 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 Hugo Award winning The Emperor s Soul have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following In the Legion series, distinctly contemporary novellas filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson has revealed a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent Stephen Leeds, AKA Legion, is the series hero, 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 The third and final entry in the series, Lies of the Beholder, is perhaps the strangest, most unpredictable installment to date The story begins with two seemingly unrelated events the disappearance of Armando, one of Stephen s many aspects, and an unexpected cry for help from Sandra, the woman who, many years before, helped him learn to live with his condition These events lead Stephen, along with several of his aspects, to a sinister high tech firm specializing in advanced methods of human incarceration The result is a visionary meditation on the mysteries of the human personality Like the volumes that preceded it, Sanderson s latest is original, challenging, and utterly absorbing In Stephen Leeds, a man constantly struggling to understand and control his own divided nature, he has created one of the most compelling heroes in recent popular fiction Like the best of Sanderson s work, Lies of the Beholder is something special It is the clear product of a master storyteller, and it is not to be missed Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 148 pages Published November 30th 2018 by Subterranean Press first published September 20th 2018 More Details Original Title Lies of the Beholder ISBN 159606885X ISBN13 9781596068858 Edition Language English URL Series Legion 3 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Lies of the Beholder, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Why is the book 40 dollars with no other alternative 1 likelike 7 months ago See all 2 answers Sylvain Martel It s not a placeholder price, it s the real deal But the reason is that it s published by Subterranean Press They only make deluxe edition or It s not a placeholder price, it s the real deal But the reason is that it s published by Subterranean Press They only make deluxe edition or limited edition.As alternative, look for Legion The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds It s a compilation of the 3 stories, including this one, in ebook and hardcover format less flag Is this the conclusion to the series like 9 months ago Add your answer Calvinist Batman Yes Sanderson stated so in his last State of Sanderson post on his website flag See all 3 questions about Lies of the Beholder Lists with This Book Can t Wait Sci Fi Fantasy of 2018 541 books 1,504 voters 2019 Hugo Awards Best Novella 43 books 51 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Sep 24, 2018 Khurram rated it it was amazing review of another edition I really enjoyed the conclusion to the Legion trilogy So much so I do not want it to end, I keep trying to think of new ways he could come back, or what his future holds.Legion gets a message from his past that will definitely affect his future He is given the choice of his life, but to find peace he must first face his nightmares.It was awesome seeing these characters evolve and grow, I know Legion s pain Though the characters are not real I will miss them A great story a bit on the short I really enjoyed the conclusion to the Legion trilogy So much so I do not want it to end, I keep trying to think of new ways he could come back, or what his future holds.Legion gets a message from his past that will definitely affect his future He is given the choice of his life, but to find peace he must first face his nightmares.It was awesome seeing these characters evolve and grow, I know Legion s pain Though the characters are not real I will miss them A great story a bit on the short side with a bitter the sweet ending Legion the series might be finished but but he will be remembered flag 127 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Apr 10, 2018 Sarah former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans marked it as wishlist review of another edition Shelves too bloody shrimping expensive, favourite series, short stories novellas, science fiction, unreleased give it give it give it August 11, 2018 Excerpt from the book available here Argh, I miss Stephen Leeds hallucinations so bad view spoiler I lurves you, J.C hide spoiler , why does this book have to be so bloody shrimping expensive Our Lord Shrimp knows, Mr Sanderson and I have had our, um, differences, in the past Nothing, um, major, mind you Just slight, um, disagreements, about the, um, quality, of his writing abilities and stuff Ever wonder why the whole world members of the Sanderson Cult put a boun August 11, 2018 Excerpt from the book available here Argh, I miss Stephen Leeds hallucinations so bad view spoiler I lurves you, J.C hide spoiler , why does this book have to be so bloody shrimping expensive Our Lord Shrimp knows, Mr Sanderson and I have had our, um, differences, in the past Nothing, um, major, mind you Just slight, um, disagreements, about the, um, quality, of his writing abilities and stuff Ever wonder why the whole world members of the Sanderson Cult put a bounty on my head, or why they eat shrimps for breakfast Because they re a heartless, intolerant bunch There is that, yes But I think it mostly has to do with the fact that they start convulsing whenever someone DNFs gives a 2 star rating rates one of Mr Sanderson s wonderful books anything less than 5 stars Told you they were heartless.Anyway, my point is because yes, there is a point , if you see me actually adding one of Mr S s creations to my to read shelf, it should tell you something Yes, it should What should it tell you, you ask That said creation might perhaps possibly not be entirely crappy unlike the rest the stuff Mr S usually writes As it happens, this little series right here may or may not be one of my mostest favoritest ever but don t tell the Sanderson Freaks Cult, or I ll never hear the end of it So when I saw that we were finally getting a new instalment in this series, I went all like I know that losing one s lower jaw in public isn t very polite, but you have to understand, I ve been waiting for this story to be published for three bloody shrimping years So off I went to pre order my copy please refrain from mentioning this to the Sanderson Freaks Cult, too I m afraid it wouldn t be good for their heart pressure and stuff And I saw the price And I went all like 10 bloody stinking euros for a 128 page novella You know what this is called, in technical terms A bloody fishing rip off, that s what Stephen Leeds, I lurves you and stuff, but not THAT much Also, I have plenty of harem slaves boarders to take care of entertain me while waiting for your overly overpriced price to dramatically go down, so I m sure time will fly in the meantime and stuff Book 1 Legion Book 2 Skin Deep flag 53 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Oct 10, 2018 Tadiana Night Owl rated it liked it Shelves science fiction I still love Brandon Sanderson s LEGION series and adore Stephen Leeds and his hallucinatory aspects, but Lies of the Beholder was kind of a letdown.As Lies of the Beholder the third and last novella in this series begins, Stephen Leeds is giving a private interview to Jenny Zhang, a reporter who begins displaying far insight into Stephen s mental state and thought processes than he s comfortable with This uncomfortable interview is interrupted by a text from the long missing San I still love Brandon Sanderson s LEGION series and adore Stephen Leeds and his hallucinatory aspects, but Lies of the Beholder was kind of a letdown.As Lies of the Beholder the third and last novella in this series begins, Stephen Leeds is giving a private interview to Jenny Zhang, a reporter who begins displaying far insight into Stephen s mental state and thought processes than he s comfortable with This uncomfortable interview is interrupted by a text from the long missing Sandra that says, simply, HELP Stephen is desperate to find Sandra, but her trail is elusive and some of Stephen s aspects are becoming alarmingly unreliable Legion and Skin Deep are both fun, fairly light reads with some intriguing psychological aspects Lies of the Beholder is significantly different in tone Without getting into spoiler territory, I admire Sanderson s decision to take the final Legion story in a different, darker direction, but the final story felt like it needed fine tuning.The concept and basic plot of Lies of the Beholder is a strong one and had several truly surprising even shocking moments However, there are some significant plot holes here, and I didn t think the various elements tied together in a way that was sufficiently logical within the framework of this universe As a result, I was left feeling vaguely dissatisfied with the resolution of Stephen s story That dissatisfaction was underscored by a final wrap up that suggested a far too simple answer to the problem of Stephen s schizophrenia.I m still enthusiastic about the LEGION series as a whole Stephen and his aspects are both original and appealing This last story was almost great, but didn t quite hold water for me flag 50 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Nov 18, 2018 Iryna Book and Sword rated it it was amazing Shelves sci fi It s all fun and games till you end up curled up in a ball crying for 10 minutes straight.My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG flag 23 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Oct 03, 2018 Lo9man88 rated it it was ok review of another edition I broke my fucking hiatus from to give my tow cents about this freaking book which is bad for me , me entering is like Alec entering wonderland i get lost pretty fast and for so long Any who , i never thought i will be dissing a Sanderson s book in my life, but here i go It felt so bad so shitty , near the end you have the impression that something is wrong that something is missing it was just soo limp ,,, yes limp that s the exact word I m looking for , it s like w I broke my fucking hiatus from to give my tow cents about this freaking book which is bad for me , me entering is like Alec entering wonderland i get lost pretty fast and for so long Any who , i never thought i will be dissing a Sanderson s book in my life, but here i go It felt so bad so shitty , near the end you have the impression that something is wrong that something is missing it was just soo limp ,,, yes limp that s the exact word I m looking for , it s like when someone is having sex and near the end his dick falls off or deflate or whatever WTF I m saying , i don know any, it s just that i liked this series so much, and to have it end in this pathetic manner is very awful AAAAGHh flag 26 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Oct 10, 2018 Niki Hawkes The Obsessive Bookseller added it I m not sure I liked this one Ima have to think about it for a couple of days flag 14 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 23, 2017 Oskari rated it it was amazing I don t need to read a Brandon Sanderson book to know if it s going to be five stars flag 13 likesLike see review Sep 30, 2018 Vignesh Ashok Kumar rated it liked it Shelves psychological, mystery thriller, scifi Rating 7 10 Good RIP Hallucinatory friends This is the final novella of this insane trilogy and I am really sad to say that this novella was really disappointing I am going to go ahead and criticize this one completely.The novel was a emotional journey for me and I felt concerned about the aspects of Stephen Leeds mainly Tobias The idea was avant garde in my opinion and the psychological elements were addressed in an excellent manner But other than that the novel was not a Rating 7 10 Good RIP Hallucinatory friends This is the final novella of this insane trilogy and I am really sad to say that this novella was really disappointing I am going to go ahead and criticize this one completely.The novel was a emotional journey for me and I felt concerned about the aspects of Stephen Leeds mainly Tobias The idea was avant garde in my opinion and the psychological elements were addressed in an excellent manner But other than that the novel was not a great ending to this trilogy There were many plot holes that were not addressed properly by the author The ending of the novel was awful and bland The main antagonist was annoying and Sandra was a complete jerk If she hadn t been the plot element, this series would have gone smoother But this is not the worst The worst of all is the killing of the characters Damn The author had to kill off all the aspects and just bring them back by typing on a computer not clear if all the aspects are brought back to life though Seriously That was not cool man I get that the author was exploring different aspects of hallucination and it s psychology But not providing a fine ending is just making me lukewarm flag 10 likesLike see review Nov 10, 2018 Divine rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for Sense8 fans and uhmm EVERYONE Shelves 2018 reads, amazeballs covers, endearing mc, favorites, best of 2018 Yes, it s all in my head But pain is all in my head too Love is all in my head All the things that matter in life are the things you can t measure The things our brains make up Being made up doesn t make them unimportant SANDERSON DID IT AGAIN I never meant to get attached with the aspects nor to actually really love this novella but why dafuq am I ugly crying Hahahah who am I kidding This final novella was truly an emotional and turbulent read and to say that my hear Yes, it s all in my head But pain is all in my head too Love is all in my head All the things that matter in life are the things you can t measure The things our brains make up Being made up doesn t make them unimportant SANDERSON DID IT AGAIN I never meant to get attached with the aspects nor to actually really love this novella but why dafuq am I ugly crying Hahahah who am I kidding This final novella was truly an emotional and turbulent read and to say that my heart is obliterated to a million shards in the ether is a fcking understatement This was just so good especially the last parts I do think that it s a Sanderson thing to spill all the fckload of emotions and plot twists by the end Lies of the Beholder is the culmination of the inevitability of it all This was painful and I LOVED IT flag 9 likesLike see review Oct 06, 2018 Liam Degnan rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites Easily EASILY The best of the series For such short novellas, these pack quite the punch I read this following the release of Sanderson s Legion The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds , which is a single volume containing all three of these novellas This conclusion really rounds it all out and brought a sense of closure to a set of circumstances and characters that I really didn t think would end impressively Well done.These are by no means hefty, but they do require a good deal of attention Easily EASILY The best of the series For such short novellas, these pack quite the punch I read this following the release of Sanderson s Legion The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds , which is a single volume containing all three of these novellas This conclusion really rounds it all out and brought a sense of closure to a set of circumstances and characters that I really didn t think would end impressively Well done.These are by no means hefty, but they do require a good deal of attention to really appreciate the nuances and developments that Brandon makes throughout the series Highly, highly recommend if you re in the mood for something quick to chew through in a day or two flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 27, 2018 Kira Thebookbella rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 releases, adult, brandon sanderson, contemporary, read in 2018 This was the third and final book of the Stephen Leeds trilogy and I loved this so much I just wish they were longer or there was to the series Unlike most of Brandon Sanderson s works this is of a contemporary mystery book Steven Leeds manages his multiple personality disorder by externlizing them as separate personalities he interacts with So he has a little multiple personality disorder mixed with sichzophenia He sees and hears his personalities and interacts with them Each pe This was the third and final book of the Stephen Leeds trilogy and I loved this so much I just wish they were longer or there was to the series Unlike most of Brandon Sanderson s works this is of a contemporary mystery book Steven Leeds manages his multiple personality disorder by externlizing them as separate personalities he interacts with So he has a little multiple personality disorder mixed with sichzophenia He sees and hears his personalities and interacts with them Each personality has a different set of skills that Stephen Leeds can utilize at any time just by interacting with those particular entities This is so unlike anything I ve ever read and it was such a pleasure to read flag 6 likesLike see review Sep 27, 2018 Karishma rated it liked it review of another edition A great book but a very disappointing and flawed ending flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 28, 2018 Olga rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018, digital 4.5 flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Ashley rated it liked it Shelves novellas, psychology, ridiculously prolific authors, speculative, wibbly wobbly timey wimey Well, I suppose it had to happen sometime I m rating a Brandon Sanderson book less than four stars He s written about five million of them, so statistically this was a very likely outcome, eventually And now it has, and we can all move on with our lives.I really enjoyed the first two novellas in this series The premise is great a genius who has schizophrenia channels his illness into the creation of imaginary people who he calls aspects, all of whom are experts in one field or another And Well, I suppose it had to happen sometime I m rating a Brandon Sanderson book less than four stars He s written about five million of them, so statistically this was a very likely outcome, eventually And now it has, and we can all move on with our lives.I really enjoyed the first two novellas in this series The premise is great a genius who has schizophrenia channels his illness into the creation of imaginary people who he calls aspects, all of whom are experts in one field or another And it was so fun seeing it in action in the first two books But here, everything starts to fall apart There were hints that Stephen was losing control of his aspects in the first two books, it was intriguing to see where Sanderson took it, and even while he s falling apart here, it remains interesting My problem was with the ending.I did not feel like the ending worked as a resolution to the story I was reading Sanderson has said that this series, and especially this third novella, are really personal to him And I get that But sometimes when you make it really personal for yourself, it doesn t always translate to other people I wasn t reading a story that had anything to do with paralleling Stephen and his aspects with the way a writer thinks about his characters It s just not something that resonates with me in relation to this story So the fact that the ending was keyed towards resolving something I didn t need resolved, just made me feel like the story I was reading doesn t have any resolution at all Oh, well I guess you can t win them all I m sure I will again in the near future enjoy a Sanderson book I have high hopes for Skyward 3.5 stars flag 5 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Sep 18, 2018 Kelsea rated it liked it Shelves audiobook, owned audio, reviewed This is a review for the third novella only the audiobook and bound hardcover of Legion released today includes all three novellas, but I ve read the other two previously, so I skipped to Lies of the Beholder AHHHHHH finally an end to this novella series And therein lies both the exciting part and the part that didn t quite work for me.I think if I had read all three novellas at once, my feelings may have differed But since I waited so long for this book including a teaser at ECCC seven mon This is a review for the third novella only the audiobook and bound hardcover of Legion released today includes all three novellas, but I ve read the other two previously, so I skipped to Lies of the Beholder AHHHHHH finally an end to this novella series And therein lies both the exciting part and the part that didn t quite work for me.I think if I had read all three novellas at once, my feelings may have differed But since I waited so long for this book including a teaser at ECCC seven months ago , it was a little hard for me to accept the ending I wanted there to be a little to it all.BUT, I also recognize that this is one of the difficulties with novellas in general the pacing often feels rushed thanks to the lower word count.I d definitely still recommend the series, but I d point fellow readers to my favorite Sanderson novellas before this one Snapshot and Perfect State flag 5 likesLike see review Apr 09, 2018 Mitticus marked it as to read kind of odd that is expected in september, and the novella in november flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 26, 2018 Bob Reiss rated it it was amazing review of another edition In the final novella of the trilogy, Stephen Leeds confronts his past and future and questions the very nature of reality It s a fitting final chapter for one if the most unique characters in modern fiction Fast paced and head trippy, Sanderson manages a finale that is both fun and emotionally satisfying Oliver Wyman is perfectly cast, since he has many voices living in his head as well, all pulls out all the stops in this finale flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 20, 2018 John Doyle rated it did not like it A flat note in an otherwise good series.Spoilers view spoiler When I went in to Lies of the Beholder, I had no idea it was the finale to the series I was expecting adventures with the likable characters that only the main character could see instead I got a seemingly slapped together short where most of the characters die, with almost 50 characters dying off screen.The mystery of Sandra, the woman in the main character s life who had taught him how to control his abilities and make as A flat note in an otherwise good series.Spoilers view spoiler When I went in to Lies of the Beholder, I had no idea it was the finale to the series I was expecting adventures with the likable characters that only the main character could see instead I got a seemingly slapped together short where most of the characters die, with almost 50 characters dying off screen.The mystery of Sandra, the woman in the main character s life who had taught him how to control his abilities and make aspects was all dumped at once She apparently had aspects of her own, but they kept becoming nightmares , zombie like aspects that killed other aspects and ignored the regular rules of aspects, such as having to walk through doors or walk around people, caused by someone with aspects taxing their brain too far.The ending involves Stephen, now down to a single aspect he didn t make on purpose, writing stories involving his aspects that had died so that they could live on outside his mind I like corny endings, but this was too far.Several plot threads introduced in the previous books were left unanswered, mainly the ability of his aspects to manipulate his body to perform tasks he otherwise couldn t do in his own, such as aiming his hand while it was holding a gun or pushing him out of a car They were brought up, but went unexplained.I really like the other books, but this one is probably the worst book of Brandon Sanderson that I ve read I ll still keep reading Cosmere novels, but I probably won t scramble to read everything he s ever done any hide spoiler flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 26, 2018 Paul rated it really liked it Not a case like the previous books but an interesting imaginative ending to the series flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 26, 2018 Stefano G rated it liked it review of another edition 3 Stars A very confusing ending to one of Brandon s worst series The whole concept of the series is very interesting, but I don t think it works as well as intended The plot is very confusing and in the end I still don t really understand what happened I feel this story simply falls short of the greatness that Brandon is There are some Deus Ex Machina moments without the correct build up nor set up needed that characterizes this authors style The main plot driver is the mysteriou 3 Stars A very confusing ending to one of Brandon s worst series The whole concept of the series is very interesting, but I don t think it works as well as intended The plot is very confusing and in the end I still don t really understand what happened I feel this story simply falls short of the greatness that Brandon is There are some Deus Ex Machina moments without the correct build up nor set up needed that characterizes this authors style The main plot driver is the mysterious Sandra, the lost lover of Mr Leeds, whom he has talked about since the series start, but to be honest with you I couldn t care less if he finds her Brandon really fails in making me feel anything for her and this is the novellas biggest flaw in my view.Really some good ideas in here, but simply didn t work out for me Sometimes I really feel Brandon just experiments too much, and rushes through things In my view this was a whole sequence of stories that could have also been left in the closet 3 Stars is solely for my absolute adoration of Mr Sanderson flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 24, 2018 Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves kindle This was by far the best Legion story in terms of plot and character development, but the ending left me confused Well, the ending per se was very clear, I just can t make up how to feel about it Underwhelmed might not be the best word to describe the feeling Rushed up Vague Empty Open Dissatisfying I feel like there isn t a precise word to describe it Like bad, but in a good way Oh well The Legion trilogy is over and I never thought I was going to say this, but I m actually slightl This was by far the best Legion story in terms of plot and character development, but the ending left me confused Well, the ending per se was very clear, I just can t make up how to feel about it Underwhelmed might not be the best word to describe the feeling Rushed up Vague Empty Open Dissatisfying I feel like there isn t a precise word to describe it Like bad, but in a good way Oh well The Legion trilogy is over and I never thought I was going to say this, but I m actually slightly sad that we re not going to get any of Stephen Leeds stories flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 26, 2018 Sam Gor rated it really liked it I wonder how this novella trilogy would be if it was a novel trilogy.Again, things and characters are expanded and fleshed out This time there s much risk.As Leeds is an unreliable narrator, it makes things much interesting but I felt like due to its length, there was so much you could do with it I wish there was.I wish there was another book Maybe not a new trilogy as the concept is getting lacklustre as this is not a case of the book type of narrative but rather its an explor I wonder how this novella trilogy would be if it was a novel trilogy.Again, things and characters are expanded and fleshed out This time there s much risk.As Leeds is an unreliable narrator, it makes things much interesting but I felt like due to its length, there was so much you could do with it I wish there was.I wish there was another book Maybe not a new trilogy as the concept is getting lacklustre as this is not a case of the book type of narrative but rather its an exploration of his growth with his aspects and that makes things much organic rather than oh let s solve the next case now Granted if the narrative was so like the Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross in which the first few books were case of the day, the narrative expanded immensely.Anyway, let s stop comparing There was much emotion from Leeds this time around than the first two books Granted I don t have the first book in clear memory, but book 3 and book 2, there s emotion in 3 for sure The concept near the end to combat his aspects was definately interesting So overall, the narrative styles throughout the trilogy has been different enough that it keeps your attention and you would to see how things unfold.So it s now done Wonder when Sanderson will write a new novella series flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 28, 2018 Zaz rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 0 250p, paranormal, zz 2018 releases, series, zz novels read in 2018 Is it the end I d like sequels If I enjoyed very much the previous 2 books, this one was the most satisfying and fun Sanderson delivered some needed answers and, as usual, did well with the aspects I enjoyed spending time with them and found Stephen as interesting as in the previous books The interactions inside the team were good, even if maybe less deep than before The secondary plot was compelling, with action, mystery and challenges It wasn t religious or as dark as in the previous boo Is it the end I d like sequels If I enjoyed very much the previous 2 books, this one was the most satisfying and fun Sanderson delivered some needed answers and, as usual, did well with the aspects I enjoyed spending time with them and found Stephen as interesting as in the previous books The interactions inside the team were good, even if maybe less deep than before The secondary plot was compelling, with action, mystery and challenges It wasn t religious or as dark as in the previous books, which suited better my tastes and was very welcome I liked how Stephen dealt with the various events and how the aspects helped, and also appreciated Stephen s journey through doubt, love, madness and loss Good conclusion to an original series and a good ending too flag 2 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 07, 2018 Kirsty Cabot rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves read 2018 A great addition to the Stephen Leeds books, I could happily read stories in his crazy world flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 27, 2018 Anish Kohli rated it it was amazing review of another edition 27 12 18 RTC flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 01, 2018 Trelawn rated it really liked it A sad but fitting end Truly sad in parts but beautifully written flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Siobhan rated it liked it Lies of the Beholder is the final novella in Brandon Sanderson s Legion series, and it was an interesting end to the story Although this wasn t my favourite of the three stories, it was an interesting end.In truth, Lies of the Beholder isn t quite a full three star rating However, I enjoyed it so much it was close enough to round up Of the three stories, this one sits in the middle of my favourites list Skin Deep was my favourite, followed by Lies of the Beholder, with Legion being my least Lies of the Beholder is the final novella in Brandon Sanderson s Legion series, and it was an interesting end to the story Although this wasn t my favourite of the three stories, it was an interesting end.In truth, Lies of the Beholder isn t quite a full three star rating However, I enjoyed it so much it was close enough to round up Of the three stories, this one sits in the middle of my favourites list Skin Deep was my favourite, followed by Lies of the Beholder, with Legion being my least favourite.The reason I didn t enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed the prior book is because I feel as though there was a bit less action with this one Things developed really well, the way things played out was interesting, but I feel as though it didn t quite pack the same punch as Skin Deep Overall, though, this was a great ending to an interesting series flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 18, 2018 Gareth Otton rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves novella, dissapointing Maybe this story was a little too ambitious for such a small word count I loved the premise but I felt that it just wasn t explored to a point I was satisfied with and therefore the ending kind of felt hollow There are just so many questions left unanswered and as I was reading the book, I kept feeling like the story was missing the necessary depth to cover this subject matter In the previous two books, this wasn t an issue because those books were almost side adventures that didn t need to d Maybe this story was a little too ambitious for such a small word count I loved the premise but I felt that it just wasn t explored to a point I was satisfied with and therefore the ending kind of felt hollow There are just so many questions left unanswered and as I was reading the book, I kept feeling like the story was missing the necessary depth to cover this subject matter In the previous two books, this wasn t an issue because those books were almost side adventures that didn t need to deal with the overarching story too much This book did away with the side adventure and went straight into the kind of subject matter full size novels multiple would struggle to deal with I applaud Mr Sanderson for taking on such an ambitious project, but overall I felt like this one just fell short of the mark.2.5 stars for the story itself rounded up to 3 for an author who s willing to take risks and keep pushing the envelope flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 30, 2018 Pj Zoulias rated it it was ok review of another edition A rare miss for this great author.Brandon Sanderson is in my opinion the greatest living fantasy author Rather than milk a single work as most authors do, he has multiple sets of books with distinct characters, concepts, magic systems and worldbuilding Any one of these could serve as a normal author s greatest work His consistency of quality is startling.This is an exception This trilogy should have been a single book It is an interesting thought experiment, repeated three times Unlike eve A rare miss for this great author.Brandon Sanderson is in my opinion the greatest living fantasy author Rather than milk a single work as most authors do, he has multiple sets of books with distinct characters, concepts, magic systems and worldbuilding Any one of these could serve as a normal author s greatest work His consistency of quality is startling.This is an exception This trilogy should have been a single book It is an interesting thought experiment, repeated three times Unlike every other series, there is negligible development of setting, character, time, scenario or story arc between the books For the first time ever, two of these three books feel to me like wasted time Greatly dissatisfying This last of them also feels as if it is undeveloped with a rushed ending and not in a good gaps that leave a pleasing thought inducing ambiguity kind of way flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 19, 2018 Mark rated it really liked it Woof.This was a good, but very difficult to read ending to the Legion series.I was a little disappointed by the structure of the book, as it removed much of the veneer of the previous two books and dove headlong into what makes Stephen Leeds tick and what happens when those gears stop catching This is very good, but it is a marked change in tone from the prior two works, and reading them in quick succession felt a bit abrupt It may work better for others, but I found it a little difficult.The Woof.This was a good, but very difficult to read ending to the Legion series.I was a little disappointed by the structure of the book, as it removed much of the veneer of the previous two books and dove headlong into what makes Stephen Leeds tick and what happens when those gears stop catching This is very good, but it is a marked change in tone from the prior two works, and reading them in quick succession felt a bit abrupt It may work better for others, but I found it a little difficult.The ending is bittersweet and the entire work is utterly, painfully honest in the way it handles mental health issues flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Fantasy Buddy Reads Lies of the Beholder Oct 8, 2018 34 14 Oct 15, 2018 09 59AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Brandon s major books for the second half of 2016 are The Dark Talent, the final volume in Alcatraz Smedry s autobiographical account of his battle against the Evil Librarians who secretly rule our world, and Arcanum Unbounded, the collection of short fiction in the Cosmere universe that includes the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive, among others This collection features The Emperor s S Brandon s major books for the second half of 2016 are The Dark Talent, the final volume in Alcatraz Smedry s autobiographical account of his battle against the Evil Librarians who secretly rule our world, and Arcanum Unbounded, the collection of short fiction in the Cosmere universe that includes the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive, among others This collection features The Emperor s Soul, Mistborn Secret History, and a brand new Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer.Earlier this year he released Calamity, the finale of the 1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners trilogy that began with Steelheart .Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written Tor has published Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy and its followup The Alloy of Law, Warbreaker, and The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten volume series The Stormlight Archive He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time series 2009 s The Gathering Storm and 2010 s Towers of Midnight were followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in January 2013 Four books in his middle grade Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians series have been released in new editions by Starscape, and his novella Infinity Blade Awakening was an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series Two novellas, Legion and The Emperor s Soul, were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in 2012, and 2013 brought two young adult novels, The Rithmatist from Tor and Steelheart from Delacorte.The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings The Emperor s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella He has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the 1 spot.Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University


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    1. I really enjoyed the conclusion to the Legion trilogy So much so I do not want it to end, I keep trying to think of new ways he could come back, or what his future holds.Legion gets a message from his past that will definitely affect his future He is given the choice of his life, but to find peace he must first face his nightmares.It was awesome seeing these characters evolve and grow, I know Legion s pain Though the characters are not real I will miss them A great story a bit on the short I rea [...]


    2. August 11, 2018 Excerpt from the book available here Argh, I miss Stephen Leeds hallucinations so bad view spoiler I lurves you, J.C hide spoiler , why does this book have to be so bloody shrimping expensive Our Lord Shrimp knows, Mr Sanderson and I have had our, um, differences, in the past Nothing, um, major, mind you Just slight, um, disagreements, about the, um, quality, of his writing abilities and stuff Ever wonder why the whole world members of the Sanderson Cult pu [...]


    3. I still love Brandon Sanderson s LEGION series and adore Stephen Leeds and his hallucinatory aspects, but Lies of the Beholder was kind of a letdown.As Lies of the Beholder the third and last novella in this series begins, Stephen Leeds is giving a private interview to Jenny Zhang, a reporter who begins displaying far insight into Stephen s mental state and thought processes than he s comfortable with This uncomfortable interview is interrupted by a text from the long missing San I still love B [...]


    4. It s all fun and games till you end up curled up in a ball crying for 10 minutes straight.My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG


    5. I broke my fucking hiatus from to give my tow cents about this freaking book which is bad for me , me entering is like Alec entering wonderland i get lost pretty fast and for so long Any who , i never thought i will be dissing a Sanderson s book in my life, but here i go It felt so bad so shitty , near the end you have the impression that something is wrong that something is missing it was just soo limp ,,, yes limp that s the exact word I m looking for , it s like w I broke my fucking hiatus [...]




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