1. Julie D says:

    I really want to read this, but none of the libraries in my local system (including interlibrary-loan)  have this.

  2. notleia says:

    Yet IIRC, this was one that bored now-official-review-dude Austin. Clearly we need a cage fight to resolve everything, though it sounds like Austin has the advantage because he has never mentioned grandkids.

  3. Julie, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this book is not available in libraries. It was a difficult choice, and would not have been my preference.

    NotLeia, yes, this one was the one that bored Austin (all the more alarming when you consider that he breezes through a Sanderson book).  However, we had a lovely discussion based on his review, and he is a kind and gracious person who has generously agreed to be a beta reader on the sequel. As you will see on Amazon and Goodreads, the reviews always reflect a reader’s biases, and everyone will come away with something different from the experience.  You may be interested in  http://www.speculativefaith.com/reviews/bid-the-gods-arise-but-prepare-for-doom/ (which I believe Austin was subtly lampooning in the title of his own), or in http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Arise-Wells-Worlds-Volume/product-reviews/0615730787/ to give you an idea of the book’s general reception.

  4. dmdutcher says:

    I keep seeing good reviews for this book, and I need to get around to reading it. 

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