Never has there been a fantasy writer to be as great as to compare to J.R.R. Tolkien. I have read many authors that I love, and are phenomenal writers, but Sanderson's style is one-of-a-kind. Even though the story is over 1,000 pages, never once does it get boring. And just when you think you've figured it out, Sanderson surprises you with something new! It is a must read for serious Fantasy readers!!!