Sixth of the Dusk (Cosmere Novella)

Sixth of the Dusk - Brandon Sanderson

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Title: Sixth of the Dusk

Series: Cosmere

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Rating: of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: SF

Pages: 65

 

 

 

Synopsis:

A low tech world has been contacted by a space faring race. But what can one anti-social trapper do, especially when his own people are against him?

 

My Thoughts:

A  thoroughly enjoyable story [it is listed as novella, but to be honest, it doesn't seem that long to me, more like a long "short story". Ha]

 

I could sympathize with the main character,  in his attitude and his outlook on the passing of what he knew. I also think Sanderson did an excellent job of giving us a full story without falling into the trap of trying to tell us everything. This was an exercise in precision and he performed perfectly.

 

I think that the whole Cosmere thing [Sanderson has his own multi-uni-verse and every story takes place in it, even if they aren't connected] is just a marketing ploy but since it doesn't adversely affect anything, I don't have any problems with it.

 

And getting a short dose of Sanderson is always a good thing. Sometimes one doesn't want 500-900 pages, just a taste.