The few first sentences of this short novel made me rate it 5 stars right away.
The day had finally arrived, a day I'd been awaiting for ten years. A glorious day, a momentous day, a day of import and distinction.
It was time to buy a hot dog.
Okay I was kidding, obviously there are a lot more reasons why this short novel was pretty amazing.
Brandon Sanderson is the only author (as of right now) who could write an amazing SHORT NOVEL
I mean, you have to admit that most
short novels are either mediocre, or just good. Most would receive 3-4 stars, and only a few had the privilege to earn that 5 stars. Mitosis is one of the few worthy of that 5 stars.
I read this weeks after I've read Steelheart, so the Steelheart book hangover was over already. Steelheart was really good, so I was expecting a lot from this short story.
So this is basically about Mitosis, an epic who can mutate himself. Obviously an enemy who could mutate himself would be a huge problem to any superhero out there. So David and the Reckoners had to find the weakness of Mitosis to defeat him, and keep Newcago safe, once again.
Don't worry, I'm not going to state Mitosis' weakness, just because I don't want to use a spoiler tag, and because it was really shocking for me. Didn't expect it at all, and I want you guys to experience the same thing.
One of the few things that I really liked about this series was the weaknesses of the Epics. It made me ponder upon it a lot. I tend to pause from reading because of all the speculations going on in my mind of what the weaknesses could be. There are literally thousands if not millions of possibilities, and Brandon Sanderson always has a pack of witty ones right up his sleeves. I can't wait for the second book, and I might not have to wait that long anymore. (Fall of 2014), and I still have millions of books to read anyway, and some of them are of Brandon Sanderson too.
To wrap things up, this was an amazing short story. This was my first time writing a review for a short story, and clearly I had a good reason to do so. Buy this, and you'll surely get your money's worth. 5/5 stars, another amazing piece of treasure from the master of Fantasy, Brandon Sanderson.