02402: Into the Mists

So I'm finally getting started on Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series given repeated recommendations by friends and its prevalence in various top fantasy novel lists. I saturated myself in science fiction through the Fate of the Jedi Star Wars novels before diving into this new fantasy world. Beyond wanting to find out what the fuss is about, I've also been curious about Sanderson's reputation for releasing books in a fairly quick manner that speaks of impressive dedication to writing.

It's always tricky getting into a new genre series of books since world-building is a steady process that requires patience both on the part of the reader and the author. I didn't survive my first attempt to get into Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time novels and I'm feeling a bit of that struggle at the very beginning of the first Mistborn book. But I'd like to think I'm a more patient reader now, especially given how I have tried reading books solely for review purposes over the years regardless of what they ended up being about. But I remain optimistic about this one - too many geeky friends speak highly of the series, so there has to be a good reason for that, right?

And this is considering I still haven't felt ready to ready the last book of Lev Grossman's Magicians books because that series got pretty tedious quite quickly, especially in contrast with the TV show.