Sixth of the Dusk, set in a never-before-seen world, showcases a society on the brink of technological change. On the deadly island of Patji, where birds grant people magical talents and predators can sense the thoughts of their prey, a solitary trapper discovers that the island is not the only thing out to kill him. When he begins to see his own corpse at every turn, does this spell danger for his entire culture?
“You could not stop times from changing,” his mother said, “No more than you could stop the surf from rolling.”
This was a really good novella, it was super interesting. While part of the Cosmere, I’m really curious to see how this connects with the story as a whole. I was very unsure of what was going on in the beginning, the world-building took a while to to clarify.
The characters in this novella are interesting, though there are only really two of them. Mostly I just really love the world in this one. It is pretty interesting. I have many theories on what is happening with everything in this world, but nothing concrete. I’m loving the mystery.
I really don’t know what to make of this story as a whole, because there is a lot of things thrown at the reader, and not really many of them are explored fully. This is a very open world still, subject to anything Sanderson might come up with. I’m really, really looking from more from this world in the coming years. Especially since it has so many implications for the rest of the Cosmere as a whole.
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