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Gift: Elantris or Final Empire
« on: February 03, 2010, 05:16:35 AM »
So I know this girl (in fact I'm going to a dance with her next week, don't ask me why a college has a Valentine's Dance idk) and she likes fantasy mixed with romance, my understanding is she prefers semi-light reads (not hardcore stuff BSG likes i.e. Erickson which is so complex it can become muddled) and I think she would like Brandon's work. Should I get her Elantris or Final Empire.
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Re: Gift: Elantris or Final Empire
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 06:22:08 AM »

Elantris.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 09:37:44 AM »
Elantris is more upbeat than Mistborn, which probably fits a bit better to the idea of a "light read", even though neither is really the short, humourous type of novel she may be referring to by that term.

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Re: Gift: Elantris or Final Empire
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 05:09:31 PM »
I honestly think Warbreaker is a better introductory Brandon work, as its prose is a notch above Mistborn (and Mistborn was itself an improvement on Elantris). So from that standpoint, Warbreaker would be good. Though I can't notch Elantris, considering that's what hooked me on Brandon's work.
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Re: Gift: Elantris or Final Empire
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 08:23:48 PM »
For the person you describe, I would recommend Warbreaker as well.
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Re: Gift: Elantris or Final Empire
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 08:27:25 PM »
Out of the two choices I would recommend Elantris(though I agree with you guys on Warbreaker).

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Re: Gift: Elantris or Final Empire
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 08:51:41 PM »
I didn't put Warbreaker as an option b/c it isn't in paperback. Also she didn't say light read but she from what she reads (Harry Potter etc.) it's what I consider a light read, but then again i read Erickson and his ilk.
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Re: Gift: Elantris or Final Empire
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 09:22:32 PM »
Warbreaker comes out in paperback in March... (don't know if you can wait until then, but just a heads up... I marked it in my planner.  ;D)

I would recommend Elantris... and then in a couple of months, if she likes Elantris, you can pick up that Warbreaker paperback for her and she'll know you're still thinking about her.  ;)
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