Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson

In this alternate history, North America is a series of isles called New Britannia. King Gregory of England fled to North America to create a new country and discovered the science of Rithmatists – the ability for certain people to create life in chalk drawings called “chalklings.” Joel wants nothing more than to be a Rithmatist. However, he missed his inception ceremony at age eight and now is content to study the art and science of being a Rithmatist. When Rithmatist students at Armedius Academy start going missing in the middle of the night, Joel and his fellow student Melody assist Professor Fitch to uncover the mystery. Follow Joel, Melody and Professor Fitch as they discover the truth behind these kidnappings and learn more about the secrets from Nebrask.

Sanderson has created such a rich and resplendent world in The Rithmatist. He has made his world come alive and pop out of the pages of the story. The characters are wonderfully crafted and it is difficult not to care about them or what happens to them. In the audio version, the tale is skillfully read by Michael Kramer. Each character has its own voice and all emotions are wonderfully expressed. This action-packed tale is so wondrously crafted that no one will be able to put it down or stop listening until it has completed. I sincerely cannot wait for the next book in the series.

You can find The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson on the NNPLS Catalog. If you enjoyed The Rithmatist, you may want to try Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa or Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

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