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ISBN13: 9781596064850
ISBN10: 1596064854
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"Reality and illusion, sanity and insanity, are but subjective labels in this thought-provoking foray into a world where visions abound like the biblical demons the title evokes. Narrator Stephen Leeds, also known as 'Master Legion,' alternately describes himself as schizophrenic and asserts his own sanity, even though his 'hallucinations... are all quite mad.' Sanderson (the Mistborn series) sends them all to Jerusalem on a mission to retrieve a camera that may be able to photograph past events. Its inventor, Balubal Razon, has stolen it to photograph the resurrected Jesus. The engaging if madcap events of this outré narrative unobtrusively prompt the reader to reflect on the nature of reality. Complications pile on to expand the divergence from normality ('Your hallucination has hallucinations') even as mainstream philosophical issues are addressed in an Alice's Tea Party atmosphere. The conclusion is left clouded in ambiguity, and Sanderson suggests that the big questions may be beyond our ability to resolve. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Tim Lewis, March 14, 2013 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
Legion takes everything that Brandon Sanderson is good at: creating cool plot devices, adding twists, and then infusing them with interesting characters. Each hallucination ran the risk of becoming a caricature, and I think a couple of them did, but there was enough to them to make a mostly complete story. Sanderson could have made Legion into a full novel, if not a series, but in it he plays with some interesting concepts. I purchased the limited edition from Subterranean Press and it came with a free ebook, both of which were perfectly edited and formatted. If you are on the fence, the ebook is fairly inexpensive and is a fun, quick read. The limited edition is probably more for devoted Brandon Sanderson fans.
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nrlymrtl, October 12, 2012 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
I’m not going to say too much here about the plot, because you need to read or listen to this yourself. The 2+ hours spent on this book was worth my time, and I will probably do it again within the year. I am used to Sanderson’s marathon-length novels, enjoying each one I have delved into. So I was curious to see how he would craft a much shorter piece of fiction. This tale put to bed any concerns I may have had; the balance of humor, action, plot and character development was well done. I really hope Sanderson makes this into a series or a full-length novel.
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ISBN:
9781596064850
Publisher:
Subterranean Press
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Author:
Sanderson, Brandon
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Reality and illusion, sanity and insanity, are but subjective labels in this thought-provoking foray into a world where visions abound like the biblical demons the title evokes. Narrator Stephen Leeds, also known as 'Master Legion,' alternately describes himself as schizophrenic and asserts his own sanity, even though his 'hallucinations... are all quite mad.' Sanderson (the Mistborn series) sends them all to Jerusalem on a mission to retrieve a camera that may be able to photograph past events. Its inventor, Balubal Razon, has stolen it to photograph the resurrected Jesus. The engaging if madcap events of this outré narrative unobtrusively prompt the reader to reflect on the nature of reality. Complications pile on to expand the divergence from normality ('Your hallucination has hallucinations') even as mainstream philosophical issues are addressed in an Alice's Tea Party atmosphere. The conclusion is left clouded in ambiguity, and Sanderson suggests that the big questions may be beyond our ability to resolve. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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