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The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist, #1) by…

The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist, #1) (edition 2014)

by Brandon Sanderson

Series: The Rithmatist (1)

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As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.
Title:The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist, #1)
Authors:Brandon Sanderson
Info:Tor UK, Kindle Edition, 353 pages
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Clever, fun, exciting, and unpredictable. Can't wait for the sequel. ( )
  Elna_McIntosh | Sep 29, 2021 |
This is another YA book well worth reading. Great setting, great characters, a unique historical milieu and magical system. Recommended! ( )
  MarcHutchison | Jul 11, 2021 |
Brandon Sanderson, once again, has created an exciting world to sink our teeth into, a good story, and slightly more questions than answers. Looking forward to more stories in this universe. ( )
  Teuthex | Jun 24, 2021 |
Very much a young adult book, but still a lot of fun. This one reminded me of a cross between Elantris and Steelheart in a Harry Potter setting. The magic mechanic for this one focuses around a world where "Rithmatists" (think wizards) fight the worlds battles against a vague evil. Rithmatists fight by drawing figures in chalk that are effectively wards against evil, or offensive. The somewhat short story was entertaining all the way through, with great characters, a good magic system and just overall fun. Not the amazing, tell everyone you know fun, but an entertaining story. I'll surely read the next one in the series when it comes out. ( )
  adamfortuna | May 28, 2021 |
Sanderson is one of the only authors who surprises me through consistency. Every time I pick up one of his books I'm prepared for disappointment and he delivers a creative actiony little romp instead. As this is YA I kept expecting a hard turn towards clich��, and never found it. ( )
  wishanem | May 27, 2021 |
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Gibbs, ChristopherCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kramer, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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