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 ...
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Lies of the Beholder Reviews
I broke my fucking hiatus from goodreads to give my tow cents about this freaking book which is bad for me , me entering goodreads 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 ...more
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 more 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 ...more
This is read ok but honestly kinda let down by an otherwise good series.
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 ...more
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 ...more
A very fitting ending to a fantastic novella trilogy. Stephen sees his condition come to a climax, as he’s faced with his own eroding health. Overall, it was incredibly well done, as Sanderson navigated the pretty complicated psychology parameters and technology advances he had introduced to bring about an unpredictable, extreme, yet rational conclusion. I’m typically a fan of “And he lived happily ever after” kinda stories, and this certainly doesn’t qualify for that to me, but it’s not a compl ...more
By far the best of the trilogy. I'm a Sanderson fan and have often wondered how he keeps all his characters, worlds, and ideas straight. I imagine this series of novellas is very telling as to how it feels to be inside his head.
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 ...more