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Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson reveals a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent. Stephen Leeds, AKA “Legion,” is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his “aspects” are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson touches on a formidable assortment of complex questions: the nature of time, the mysteries of the human mind, the potential uses of technology, and the volatile connection between politics and faith. Resonant, intelligent, and thoroughly absorbing, Legion is a provocative entertainment from a writer of great originality and seemingly limitless gifts.


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Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson reveals a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent. Stephen Leeds, AKA “Legion,” is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his “aspects” are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson touches on a formidable assortment of complex questions: the nature of time, the mysteries of the human mind, the potential uses of technology, and the volatile connection between politics and faith. Resonant, intelligent, and thoroughly absorbing, Legion is a provocative entertainment from a writer of great originality and seemingly limitless gifts.

30 review for Legion

  1. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    I've yet to be disappointed by any Brandon Sanderson story I've picked up, and this novella continues his winning streak. This is a cool take on a detective story, and honestly, I'd be surprised if someone in LA hasn't grabbed the rights to turn this into a TV show. It's a show I'd love to watch. I only have two quibbles with this book, and it only relates to the Audio version, not with the story itself. 1. There were only two tracks on the audio version of the book, each about an hour long. Tha I've yet to be disappointed by any Brandon Sanderson story I've picked up, and this novella continues his winning streak. This is a cool take on a detective story, and honestly, I'd be surprised if someone in LA hasn't grabbed the rights to turn this into a TV show. It's a show I'd love to watch. I only have two quibbles with this book, and it only relates to the Audio version, not with the story itself. 1. There were only two tracks on the audio version of the book, each about an hour long. That makes for awkward navigation of the book. 2. (And I recognize that this is *extra* quibbly) The audio narrator sounded like Bob Newhart to me. Don't get me wrong, he did a good job. He's a pro. But I couldn't get over the fact that his voice sounded like Bob Newhart. I kept thinking, "Wow. He sounds like Bob Newhart." and it would pull me out of the story. But that's probably just my own mental damage, and shouldn't keep you from picking it up, either in print, or on audio... As I said, I really enjoyed it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Khurram

    Another great book by Brandon Sanderson as usual. Insanity, madness and genius go in hand in hand. There is a thin line between each of these and they probably more intersection between them them people want to admit. Steven Leeds has been call all three. He is a hot property to be studied as he is for his services. When a world changing price of technology goes missing he is recruited to get it back. This is a detective story with a twist on the deductive principle. I really like the clever ways Another great book by Brandon Sanderson as usual. Insanity, madness and genius go in hand in hand. There is a thin line between each of these and they probably more intersection between them them people want to admit. Steven Leeds has been call all three. He is a hot property to be studied as he is for his services. When a world changing price of technology goes missing he is recruited to get it back. This is a detective story with a twist on the deductive principle. I really like the clever ways Sanderson show the power of our subconscious mind at work in this story and perceptions as our reality. This is a great little book I can't wait to read the next one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    Reread as part of Sanderson’s upcoming Skin Deep, which will collect all three Legion novellas (the two previously published ones and a new, concluding one) under one cover. Heads up for NetGalley members: the "Read now" excerpt on NG for Skin Deep consists of this entire first novella, which is kind of nice. So if you haven't read "Legion" and are interested (or just want a copy), grab it! Upping my rating from 3.5 to 4 stars on reread, because the psychological elements in this story are just s Reread as part of Sanderson’s upcoming Skin Deep, which will collect all three Legion novellas (the two previously published ones and a new, concluding one) under one cover. Heads up for NetGalley members: the "Read now" excerpt on NG for Skin Deep consists of this entire first novella, which is kind of nice. So if you haven't read "Legion" and are interested (or just want a copy), grab it! Upping my rating from 3.5 to 4 stars on reread, because the psychological elements in this story are just so clever and enjoyable. Legion is a nifty science fiction/mystery novella, with the detective role played by Stephen Leeds and his legion of hallucinatory, brilliant alter egos. In the Skin Deep preface, Sanderson comments:Psychology-as-superpower is a recurring theme in my works. I’ve always believed that the personality traits that make us each distinctive (the way we process information, the way we motivate ourselves, the way we shelter our psyche from the bad while learning to cherish the good) can be either our greatest strengths or our most dramatic limitations… The premise was simple: What if a man’s hallucinations proved beneficial to him in his life, rather than the typical distraction?Such a fun concept! The mystery in this first story involves a search for a mysterious camera that can take pictures of people and events at any time in the past. Various shadowy groups get involved in the fight to control the camera and its inventor, pulling Stephen Leeds into the case. The time-shifting camera is a device that's been used before in at least a couple of classic SF works that I know of, Isaac Asimov's short story "The Dead Past" and "E for Effort," a novella collected in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume 2B. Legion doesn't really add anything new here, from a science fictional point of view. The story points out some of the problems with the theory of time travel (branching paths of reality; Earth not being in the same place in space as it was in the past you are traveling to, or taking pictures of) ... but it doesn't ever try answer those questions. But the real attraction of this story is the main character, Stephen, and the hilarious and colorful cast of characters hallucinations surrounding him: J.C., the trigger-happy Navy Seal and weapons expert; Armando, the trick photography expert who thinks he's the rightful emperor of Mexico; Tobias the schizophrenic historian and philosopher; Kalyani the linguist; and so on. Stephen's hallucinations all are brilliant in different fields, all have their own different mental issues, and all are utterly real to him (even though logically he realizes they aren't real, somehow Stephen is able to compartmentalize that realization). Someone points out to Stephen:"You create these delusions so that you can foist things off on them. Your brilliance, which you find a burden. Your responsibility -- they have to drag you along and make you help people. This lets you pretend, Mister Leeds. Pretend you are normal. But that's the real delusion."But real or not, Stephen's legion of invisible experts is a whole lot of fun to read about.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    (3.5?) My main problem with novellas is that too often my review consist of "way too short". I love any Brandon Sanderson's book, so I obviously enjoyed this one but it's the first time I felt like something was lacking. Super interesting premise and characters, I'm hoping that reading the second book will make it better!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dana Ilie

    Another story that is too short... Damn!!! I enjoyed Legion. As always, I thought Sanderson’s writing was top notch and not boring. The imagination involved and the detail that went into each of the characters — Stephen Leeds as well as his aspects were astounding. Not only does Legion have a cool plot, but it also has fascinating, multi-faceted characters. Typical Sanderson though, and I definitely mean that in the best possible way.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

    2015 reads : Give me a flood of crazy people, 'kay? Now, that was pretty awesome. Wow. Stephen Leeds is the most intriguing and fascinating character I've read about for a very long time. Slightly disturbing - but in a good way, if that's possible, as he kept my interest with his multi-layered personality that we can't easily simplify. Now that I think about it, he gives a whole new meaning to the word multi-layered. "The thing is, I'm really only the reclusive part. And maybe, admittedly, the 2015 reads : Give me a flood of crazy people, 'kay? Now, that was pretty awesome. Wow. Stephen Leeds is the most intriguing and fascinating character I've read about for a very long time. Slightly disturbing - but in a good way, if that's possible, as he kept my interest with his multi-layered personality that we can't easily simplify. Now that I think about it, he gives a whole new meaning to the word multi-layered. "The thing is, I'm really only the reclusive part. And maybe, admittedly, the jerk part. When you have that mix, people generally assume you don't have morals either." I was hooked at this : "I didn't know what would happen if one of my hallucinations shot me." Oh, yeah, that's on page two. That was that striking. *nods vigorously* Moreover, that was fast-paced, and the thriller kept me enthralled, despite the fact that what enraptured me the most was definitely his hallucinations. Can I have some hallucinations too? What? I'm so jealous right now. I totally want : - Ivy to tell me if my pupils are lying - Tobias to help me remember of all the books I read - and to help me during some dinners, yes, that would be great. Oh, and he could totally be useful as a travel guide. - Audrey to run writing investigations. - Kalyani or any translator to - well, The possibilities are endless, right? - Armando because. Hum. Not sure I want him actually. I don't think that I have room for Megalomania in my life. "Can I shoot him?" JC asked me softly. "You know, in a place that's not important? A foot, maybe?" - Sigh. Yeah, JC, you can come too because you cracked me up. But NO GUNS IN THE HOUSE. No, I don't know how we'll deal with intruders. No, even not that little one. I said no gun. End of story. You can have darts if you want. I know that's not the same thing, I - Oh, whatever. "I'm not going more mad, " I said. "I've stabilized. I'm practically normal. Even my non-hallucinatory psychiatrist acknowledges that." Basically, it is a short story which does not fall into the traps of the lack of characterization or others shortcuts, and that's why I loved it. Oh, and because that was deliciously funny. What is it that decides you're insane by the way? Edit : For all the French readers out there who want to read in French for a change, I ordered the French version for my BF and you know what? The translation is pretty good (yeah, because that's not always the case, by far). So no excuses. Read it. For more of my reviews, please visit:

  7. 4 out of 5

    edge of bubble

    My first Brandon Sanderson book -if we don't count WoT- and I was expecting to be thrown into an epic fantasy world, for some reason. I hadn't read anything about it beforehand. It went more along the lines of this; And caused me to start the story, feeling disoriented. It was different, well written and didn't feel rushed despite being a novella. I loved the interactions between the hero and his imaginary friends. But... I didn't enjoy the story. *it's not you book, it's me* I am left with with no My first Brandon Sanderson book -if we don't count WoT- and I was expecting to be thrown into an epic fantasy world, for some reason. I hadn't read anything about it beforehand. It went more along the lines of this; And caused me to start the story, feeling disoriented. It was different, well written and didn't feel rushed despite being a novella. I loved the interactions between the hero and his imaginary friends. But... I didn't enjoy the story. *it's not you book, it's me* I am left with with no wonder, no anger, no feelies. Narrator didn't help either. While he had a lovely voice and he did good job with the nuances of different characters, he mostly sounded lifeless to me. Just droning on...

  8. 4 out of 5

    ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

    "My name is Stephen Leeds, and I'm perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad." Brilliant. This is just brilliant. And cool. Very cool. Do I really have to review this story? It's too awesome for words. You really should just read it. “Your hallucination . . .” “Yes?” “Your hallucination has hallucinations.” “Yes.” She settled back, looking disturbed. Brandon Sanderson I love you. The premise of this story is pure genius. “I’m not a hallucination,” J.C. snapped. “I have state "My name is Stephen Leeds, and I'm perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad." Brilliant. This is just brilliant. And cool. Very cool. Do I really have to review this story? It's too awesome for words. You really should just read it. “Your hallucination . . .” “Yes?” “Your hallucination has hallucinations.” “Yes.” She settled back, looking disturbed. Brandon Sanderson I love you. The premise of this story is pure genius. “I’m not a hallucination,” J.C. snapped. “I have state-of-the-art stealthing equipment.” Legion is about insanity, religion, science, faith… and a very special camera. Mix it all up, shake well, add a good dose of humour, a dash of action and voilà! “The truth is, Monica, I don’t want any of this. I’d gladly be free of it, so that I could live a more simple life. I sometimes think the lot of them will drive me insane.” “You . . . aren’t insane, then?” “Heavens no,” I said. The "lot of them"? The aspects! J.C. the trigger-happy navy seal (I think I'm in love), Ivy the trypophobic therapist, Tobias the schizophrenic historian, Armando the megalomaniac emperor… I love them all. “I'm not going more mad,” I said. “I've stabilized. I'm practically normal. Even my non-hallucinatory psychiatrist acknowledges that.” This was good. Really good. So do yourself a favour and read it. · Book 2: Skin Deep ★★★★★ · Book 3: Lies of the Beholder - to be released Sept. 20, 2018

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    I've been a big fan of Brandon Sanderson for a number of reasons. His excellent Mistborn (he really knows how to develop a magic system and kick off a story with a bang). His participation with readers (such as him stopping in on reddit), his desire to bundle print and ebooks, and for his excellent writing classes (which have been video taped and posted). So when I heard about this short story I picked it up immediately and read it in a single sitting. It was nice seeing the humor of this piece a I've been a big fan of Brandon Sanderson for a number of reasons. His excellent Mistborn (he really knows how to develop a magic system and kick off a story with a bang). His participation with readers (such as him stopping in on reddit), his desire to bundle print and ebooks, and for his excellent writing classes (which have been video taped and posted). So when I heard about this short story I picked it up immediately and read it in a single sitting. It was nice seeing the humor of this piece and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Plus it has one of the best opening lines ever..."My name is Stephen Leeds, and I'm perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad." Some have complained it was too short, I disagree. I think it was the perfect morsel and I look forward for more tidbits in the future.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Deborah Obida

    Another great book by Brandon Sanderson, I love it and am not surprise because he is yet to disappoint me, I love all his books that I've read so far. The world building and writing is amazing, perfect depictions of everything, The characters are cool too, both Steven and his hallucinations, can't wait to see what they do in the next book. My name is Stephen Leeds, and I am perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad. So he says, He thinks he is normal which is so not true. “You Another great book by Brandon Sanderson, I love it and am not surprise because he is yet to disappoint me, I love all his books that I've read so far. The world building and writing is amazing, perfect depictions of everything, The characters are cool too, both Steven and his hallucinations, can't wait to see what they do in the next book. My name is Stephen Leeds, and I am perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad. So he says, He thinks he is normal which is so not true. “You accept that the things you see aren’t real?” Monica said, turning to me. “Yes.” “Yet you talk to them.” “I wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings. Besides, they can be useful.” “Thanks,” J.C. said. “Some of them can be useful,” I corrected.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Armina

    Buddy reading book #2: Legion: Skin Deep tomorrow November 25th with the usual suspects. :) If you still haven't read this one, now is the time! 4.5 STARS One of the best opening lines ever: "My name is Stephen Leeds, and I'm perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad." This was a hilarious read not less amusing than Steelheart hence the rating I'm giving it. Stephen Leeds, a.k.a. "Legion", is a genius whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personali Buddy reading book #2: Legion: Skin Deep tomorrow November 25th with the usual suspects. :) If you still haven't read this one, now is the time! 4.5 STARS One of the best opening lines ever: "My name is Stephen Leeds, and I'm perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad." This was a hilarious read not less amusing than Steelheart hence the rating I'm giving it. Stephen Leeds, a.k.a. "Legion", is a genius whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personalities or aspects as he calls them: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills(we have an ex-Navy seal /not a marine!:)/ who gives him military action, weapons and strategy advice; a scholar who knows more than any (net) encyclopedia; an Indian linguist and several others no less fascinating ones). As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. I very much loved the concept behind this story. I'm always fascinated by the way Sanderson ties religion, or rather faith with science into his books. And this means a lot coming from an atheist like me. I highly recommend the audio. Oliver Wyman did a fantastic job with the different voices and accents for all the characters.

  12. 4 out of 5

    seak

    With Brandon Sanderson, you can always expect something unique and well thought out. It's not even a question. Well, maybe a bit because of that whole finishing the Wheel of Time thing...but otherwise, you can expect what I just said. That's one of the best parts about reading Sanderson. Yeah, he's got great characters, compelling plot twists and stuff. But what makes him a pleasure to read is the way he makes something like epic fantasy vibrant and new. His unique ideas and magic systems become With Brandon Sanderson, you can always expect something unique and well thought out. It's not even a question. Well, maybe a bit because of that whole finishing the Wheel of Time thing...but otherwise, you can expect what I just said. That's one of the best parts about reading Sanderson. Yeah, he's got great characters, compelling plot twists and stuff. But what makes him a pleasure to read is the way he makes something like epic fantasy vibrant and new. His unique ideas and magic systems become characters of their own and half the reason I continue to read is because I want to experience more of it. Legion is no exception. As the novella begins, "My Name is Stephen Leeds, and I am perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad." Leeds lives in a 47 bedroom mansion inhabited by himself...and his hallucinations. They are each unique, we're lead to believe, but we only deal with a few of them for this story. His hallucinations tend to specialize in different things that help Leeds to be quite the problem solver, which lends well to detective work, not to mention the desire for every shrink in the world to want to study him. The uniqueness to this story is that the hallucinations essentially make Leeds a genius. In some way that is not explained, as long as Leeds takes some time (a very short time actually) to familiarize himself with a particular discipline (such as weapons or linguistics), he will immediately create a hallucination that is an expert in that subject. Having recently read The Hollow City, I can't help but wonder who had the idea first. I know Wells and Sanderson are friends. Not that they're exactly the same conept, they just both deal with a protagonist who has hallucinations. This one's much more Sandersonized (of course) with the well thought-out system whereas Wells' seems to be closer to actual schizophrenia. In the end, it's a really fun concept and tons of fun to read, especially when for instance the hallucinations are tied up along with Leeds and one of them frees himself up to untie the rest. Or, when they drive, each of the hallucinations needs their own seat. As if you needed any impetus to read this novella, just do it, have fun, be happy. :) 4 out of 5 Stars Note on Rating: While a fun concept (I know, I can't stop saying "fun"), it's not my favorite of his. I can see this concept expanding into more, but I think it really worked well with this shortened format. I think I would have tired of it were it any more. I'm sure I'll have the opportunity to find out.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Robin (Bridge Four)

    4 I see Imaginary People Stars. Quick Re-read before Legion: Skin Deepis released. My name is Stephen Leeds, and I am perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad. If that isn’t a great opening line to a story I don’t know what is. Brandon Sanderson is great at thinking outside of the box and congratulations again on coming up with an incredibly unusual premise to write a story on. I really like that the main character is a functional crazy person. Sure he has hallucinations bu 4 I see Imaginary People Stars. Quick Re-read before Legion: Skin Deepis released. My name is Stephen Leeds, and I am perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad. If that isn’t a great opening line to a story I don’t know what is. Brandon Sanderson is great at thinking outside of the box and congratulations again on coming up with an incredibly unusual premise to write a story on. I really like that the main character is a functional crazy person. Sure he has hallucinations but at least he knows they are hallucinations, so how crazy can he actually be. It seems more like he is a genius that has just found a creative way to make compartments for all his knowledge. “Believe what you will,” I said. “But I’m not a genius. My hallucinations are.” “Thanks,” J.C. said. “Some of my hallucinations are,” I corrected. “You accept that the things you see aren’t real?” Monica said, turning to me. “Yes.” “Yet you talk to them.” “I wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings. Besides, they can be useful.” This was just a quick mystery of sorts to figure out and a nice introduction into Stephan’s world. The actual mystery was only so/so for me although how much can you pack into less than 100 pages. But, I loved the characters and the weirdness that was Stephan’s mind. I’m intrigued by some hints about his Stephen’s backstory and how perhaps he wasn’t as well adjusted with his hallucinations as he is today. There seems to be a deeper mystery there that I’m hoping Legion: Skin Deep might delve into a little. P.S. The audio version of this was great!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Montzalee Wittmann

    Legion By: Brandon Sanderson Narrated by: Oliver Wyman Series: Legion, Book 1 This is a fascinating book about a man with multiple personalities, who is rich, and extremely intelligent. He is asked to help with a special project that is super awesome...to find it and the man who made it. Super intriguing! The narrator does a wonderful job with this short novel!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 4 Stars! I am quickly becoming a HUGE Brandon Sanderson fan. I only recently become introduced to Sanderson a couple of months ago when I read Steelheart and I am starting to realize that I have really been missing out. This story was completely unique and entertaining. I love how different this story was from anything I have ever encountered before. This story is short but it is highly complex and detailed. I decided to read this story becaus This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life. 4 Stars! I am quickly becoming a HUGE Brandon Sanderson fan. I only recently become introduced to Sanderson a couple of months ago when I read Steelheart and I am starting to realize that I have really been missing out. This story was completely unique and entertaining. I love how different this story was from anything I have ever encountered before. This story is short but it is highly complex and detailed. I decided to read this story because I thought I had the audiobook already in my audible account, I discovered that I actually had the second book in the series so I quickly remedied that situation and started listening right away. I think that the narrator did a fantastic job with this story. He voice was soothing to listen to and he did such a fantastic job with a wide range of characters. Steven Leeds is probably one of the most interesting characters that I have encountered in a book. He is never alone. He lives with his aspects, otherwise known as his hallucinations. Each one of his aspects is an expert in a certain area. Steven claims that he is not a genius and that his aspects are the intelligent one. Of course, he also claims that he isn't crazy and to be honest he acts completely sane if you ignore the fact that he spends most of his time talking to his hallucinations. Steven is quickly enlisted to help locate a missing camera. This isn't just any camera. This camera takes photos that should not exist. When he thinks about what this camera means to society, he feels he has no choice but to try to find it. Steven and his aspects make quite the formidable team as they work to achieve their goal. There are moments in the story when I just need to stop and think for a bit, moments I laughed a little, and other times where I could find out what was going to happen next fast enough. The characters in this story are unbelievably good. Sanderson was able to create a man with a mansion full of hallucinations who appears to be completely sane. Every single aspect that were involved in the story had a distinct personality. While everyone around Steven saw a man talking to nobody, we, the reader, got to see exactly what Steven saw and it was amazing. I never experienced a moment of boredom during the story. Of course, how could I? J.C was running around with guns and hallucinations having hallucinations - I simply had no idea what could possibly be next. I would highly recommend this story to others. I cannot wait to spend more time with Steven and his aspects. I will definitely be reading more from Brandon Sanderson in the not too distant future.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kaya Dimitrova

    За първи път се срещам със стила на писане на Брандън Сандерсън и смея да твърдя, че няма да е за последен! Мистериозна камера, заснемаща личности от миналото, чийто собственик и изобретател е в неизвестност? Със сигурност случая, който Стивън Лийдс и „хората” му искат да поемат. Книгата беше напрегната, имаше достатъчно обрати, а за малкото страници действието се развиваше бързичко. Допадна ми и откачената нотка, която усещах, в следствие на шизофренията на главния герой и интересните и колорит За първи път се срещам със стила на писане на Брандън Сандерсън и смея да твърдя, че няма да е за последен! Мистериозна камера, заснемаща личности от миналото, чийто собственик и изобретател е в неизвестност? Със сигурност случая, който Стивън Лийдс и „хората” му искат да поемат. Книгата беше напрегната, имаше достатъчно обрати, а за малкото страници действието се развиваше бързичко. Допадна ми и откачената нотка, която усещах, в следствие на шизофренията на главния герой и интересните и колоритни личности, плод на въображението му. Единствената причина да отнема една звезда на книгата е, че ми се стори твърде кратка, а исках още, и още от Стивън Лийдс и образите, които живееха в главата му. За щастие, разбрах, че има продължение, почти три пъти по-обемно от предшественика си, което ми вдъхва надежда, че ще си отговоря на многото въпроси, останали отворени след тази книга (новелка).

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kells Next Read

    "Your hallucinations has Hallucinations" Well, Well, Well, this was such an intriguing read. It goes without saying that I love legion and his band of weird but loving personalities/aspects, that comes along with him. JC I must admit was my favorite. He had me in stitches. This concept is amazing. The only downfall was that this was way too too short. I'm speeding off too read Skin Deep. I want more from these characters and Mr Leeds. ~~Sanderson Never Fails~~

  18. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Sagan

    Haha. Sanderson, you never cease to amaze me. There isn't much to be said about Legion- it's just a short, funny, fast and interesting read. It's not mindblowing and it doesn't change your life, but it will refresh your mind. I think the best word to describe it is "cute". You can read it on a train or on a short flight and you'll be done with it in two hours easily. (view spoiler)[ Oh, and the fact that He was looking right in the camera... (hide spoiler)] It was such a good idea. But we're talk Haha. Sanderson, you never cease to amaze me. There isn't much to be said about Legion- it's just a short, funny, fast and interesting read. It's not mindblowing and it doesn't change your life, but it will refresh your mind. I think the best word to describe it is "cute". You can read it on a train or on a short flight and you'll be done with it in two hours easily. (view spoiler)[ Oh, and the fact that He was looking right in the camera... (hide spoiler)] It was such a good idea. But we're talking about Sanderson so it doesn't surprise me.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tessy Ijachi

    I've wondered for days and nights, trying to figure out where Brandon Sanderson gets his ideas from. He took a simple thing and turned it into a master piece that's actually less than a hundred pages. The first line I read from this novella was enough to make me very interested. This is by far the best novella I've ever read in my entire life.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Paige Bookdragon

    Why so shoooort? Legion is a short story about Stephen Leeds who has multiple aspects. My name is Stephen Leeds, and I am perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad. I’m a Sandersonitis for life and when I saw this book in a book sale, I immediately grabbed it. (Of course I paid for it.) I know this book wouldn’t disappoint because it’s A BRANDON SANDERSON BOOK . His name alone is guarantee. Although this book is only 88 pages (sooo shoooort), it’s still as awesome the way a S Why so shoooort? Legion is a short story about Stephen Leeds who has multiple aspects. My name is Stephen Leeds, and I am perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad. I’m a Sandersonitis for life and when I saw this book in a book sale, I immediately grabbed it. (Of course I paid for it.) I know this book wouldn’t disappoint because it’s A BRANDON SANDERSON BOOK . His name alone is guarantee. Although this book is only 88 pages (sooo shoooort), it’s still as awesome the way a Sanderson book goes. The banter between Stephen’s hallucinations are hilarious. ” You may approach His Majesty,” Armando said. He stood at his window. Which was triangular-he occupied one of the peaks of the mansion. He’d demanded the position. “Can I shoot him?” J.C asked me softly. “You know, in a place that’s not so important?A foot, maybe?” “His Majesty head that,” Armando said in his soft Spanish accent, turning unamused eyes our direction. And… ”Can I shoot her?” J.C asked. Ivy rolled her eyes. “Remind me why we keep him around?” “Rugged good looks,” J.C. said. Really, I love everything about this book. The mystery, the characters (even if some are just hallucinations) and just pure old Sanderson. Time for book 2..

  21. 4 out of 5

    Connor

    My Video Review: https://youtu.be/xOI3CQZFfyo [3.5 Stars] I really enjoyed this! I love meeting the different hallucinations and learning what their specialties are. I liked that this very lightly touches on holding yourself back and being in your own way preventing you from greatness. I thought that the plot suffered from the story being so short. There is hardly any struggle for the main character, so I wished we had seen him have to work a bit harder. We'll see how I feel about Skin Deep when I My Video Review: https://youtu.be/xOI3CQZFfyo [3.5 Stars] I really enjoyed this! I love meeting the different hallucinations and learning what their specialties are. I liked that this very lightly touches on holding yourself back and being in your own way preventing you from greatness. I thought that the plot suffered from the story being so short. There is hardly any struggle for the main character, so I wished we had seen him have to work a bit harder. We'll see how I feel about Skin Deep when I read that soon!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Larnacouer de SH

    1088 sayfa yaz okuyalım Sanderson bașgan.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Gavin

    I've read this short contemporary fantasy novella multiple times and it is always an entertaining read. In this story Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,'and his multitude of 'aspects' are hired to track down the missing inventor of a potentially magical camera, which has the ability to take photos of the past. Stephen is a very likable character and he uses the knowledge gleaned from his various aspects to help him solve the case. The best part of this has to be the witty banter between Stephen and his I've read this short contemporary fantasy novella multiple times and it is always an entertaining read. In this story Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,'and his multitude of 'aspects' are hired to track down the missing inventor of a potentially magical camera, which has the ability to take photos of the past. Stephen is a very likable character and he uses the knowledge gleaned from his various aspects to help him solve the case. The best part of this has to be the witty banter between Stephen and his various aspects. I loved the mystery, humor, and fast pace of the story. The ending was very intriguing and has left me eager to read the sequel. Rating: 4 stars. Audio Note: Oliver Wyman is a fantastic narrator who has no problems providing distinct voices Stephen and all his aspects.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Evgeny

    Stephen Leeds also known as Legion has multiple personality disorder. He would be a schizophrenic, but actually he is a genius, most probably the smartest currently living person. People ask him for help in two cases: either to study him, or to solve a very difficult problem - like an inventor disappearing with his invention and all related notes. It is Brandon Sanderson. What else needs to be said? Good writing, interesting story. My only problem is that I could swear I read about exactly the sa Stephen Leeds also known as Legion has multiple personality disorder. He would be a schizophrenic, but actually he is a genius, most probably the smartest currently living person. People ask him for help in two cases: either to study him, or to solve a very difficult problem - like an inventor disappearing with his invention and all related notes. It is Brandon Sanderson. What else needs to be said? Good writing, interesting story. My only problem is that I could swear I read about exactly the same invention (and its ramifications) before in a short science fiction story. For the life of mine I cannot recall its name, or author. Solid 4 stars.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Phrynne

    Only eighty pages long but they are eighty pages of sheer genius! Brandon Sanderson is a truly remarkable author and to be able to include so much in such a short novella is amazing. Luckily there is a sequel already in print which I believe is a bit longer. I will be searching it out immediately to find out what happens to Stephen Leeds and his multiple personae.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sh3lly (grumpybookgrrrl.com)

    Legion reminds me of Sherlock. Legion has a "mental condition" and creates hallucinations - imaginary people with specialized abilities that help him solve things. This was a pretty good short story. I'm not sure I'd want to read a full-length novel about Legion, but this was an entertaining, quick read. There were a few really good one-liners. One of his hallucinations has hallucinations. It was fun.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Miche

    Once again Mr Sanderson crafted a fascinating read!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Filiz

    Hep derim ya Brandon Sanderson alışveriş listesi yazsa okurum diye yine diyesim geldi😍 muhteşemdi. Bu kez Cosmere ya da Reckoner Evrenlerinde değil de bildiğin günümüzde geçen bir hikayeydi. Onun dışında şizofreniyi bu kadar başarılı yansıtmasına da bayıldım. Tüm hayali karakterler harikaydı. Hayali karakterin de hayali karakteri olmasına diyecek söz bulamıyorum 😂 daha bir sürü bayıldığım nokta vardı Fakat kısacık kitap yahu okuyun bi zahmet😬 PS: Ayrıca şizofreni, çoklu kişilik bozukluğu ile fark Hep derim ya Brandon Sanderson alışveriş listesi yazsa okurum diye yine diyesim geldi😍 muhteşemdi. Bu kez Cosmere ya da Reckoner Evrenlerinde değil de bildiğin günümüzde geçen bir hikayeydi. Onun dışında şizofreniyi bu kadar başarılı yansıtmasına da bayıldım. Tüm hayali karakterler harikaydı. Hayali karakterin de hayali karakteri olmasına diyecek söz bulamıyorum 😂 daha bir sürü bayıldığım nokta vardı Fakat kısacık kitap yahu okuyun bi zahmet😬 PS: Ayrıca şizofreni, çoklu kişilik bozukluğu ile farklı bir durum ama “Kill Me, Heal Me” dizisi aklıma geldi orada da bu tarz karakterler vardı 😍

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shayan

    داستان بشدت گیرایی داشت بطوری که من همه ی کتاب رو توی یک نشست و برخواست خوندم کتاب حرفای جالبی برای زدن داشت و با یک ایده فانتزی و علمی تخیلی به بحث های هیجان انگیزی راجع به مذهب و دین پرداخت ولی خوب میشد خیلی طولانی تر و جالب تر باشه که موضوعات هم عمیق تر پرداخت بشن درباره ی سبک کتاب هم میشه جزو دسته ی فانتزی حساب بشه هم حساب نشه ولی بخاطر ایده اش مجبوریم تگ فانتزی رو بزنیم

  30. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    I scooped this one up quicker than lightning when I heard it was available for free on Audible. I love me some BSands. And this story did not disappoint, though it wasn't at all what I expected. In fact, the first little while of the story reminded me a lot of a Joe Hill story. I love both authors, and both are men I'd gladly leg-hump in a flicker of a heartbeat were I to run into either of them on the street... or in a bar... or in their kitchens. But I digress. I love both authors, but they ha I scooped this one up quicker than lightning when I heard it was available for free on Audible. I love me some BSands. And this story did not disappoint, though it wasn't at all what I expected. In fact, the first little while of the story reminded me a lot of a Joe Hill story. I love both authors, and both are men I'd gladly leg-hump in a flicker of a heartbeat were I to run into either of them on the street... or in a bar... or in their kitchens. But I digress. I love both authors, but they have very different styles. Yet the beginning of this story felt like the opening lines of a Joe Hill story, and that was exciting to me. Joe Hill takes the everyday world and turns it on its head and then shows us the fantastical in the everyday. You never know just where he's going to take a story, but getting there is so worth it. And that's pretty much exactly what BSands did here. Well, what he does all the time, only this was a real-world setting rather than a fantasy-world one. Which is why it reminded me of Hill. But, I think I said that. I absolutely LOVED the concept of this story, and the way that it was different than one would expect. I loved the way that the Aspects and Leeds... interacted. I loved the theory behind his particular division of mind, and the ways in which it benefited him. It was fascinating, and I would not at all mind a novel length story based around this character, err, I mean these characters. I also really loved the concept of the mission that Monica brings to Leeds, and the ramifications that could arise because of it. (I'm trying to be vague here, if you hadn't noticed. It's kinda hard. LOL I want to go all rambly raving leg-hump, but I will restrain myself.) Finally, I loved, once again, the way that Sanderson ties religion, or rather faith, into his stories. It's kind of a big deal for me to say that, being of an atheist-leaning agnostic persuasion. I just really like the way that Sanderson gets to the heart of a matter, and lets the story be, without leaning on it with his own opinions, even though we're able to see what his opinions are. He's a believer, clearly, and his stories deal with that - but never in the way I'd predict, and never in a way that feels preachy. And I appreciate and respect that. Fantastic little story, and I highly recommend the audio.

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