Last week I mentioned that I was reading the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. Well, this week I finished the second book in the trilogy and oh my, things stepped up a notch. I can highly recommend giving this series a read. The characters develop really well over the books and you can see how the things they have to go through change them, which does not always happen in fantasy books.

They also have the kind of endings when you know you are near the end and you cannot put the book down. I had to go the opticians right after a chapter that ended on a cliffhanger and it was very difficult to get myself to put the book down and leave the house.

Here are some of the bits that I liked:

A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them.

 

Some men were blind, others had poor tempers. Still others heard voices. It was all the same, in the end. A man was defined not by his flaws, but by how he overcame them.

 

Every scholar knew that one of the greatest dangers in research was the desire to find a specific answer.

 

A man can only stumble for so long before he either falls or stands up straight.