At the moment I am reading a really interesting paper: Acclaiming the Future: A Critical Analysis of the Contemporary Value of High Fantasy Literature. In it, A van der Zee is comparing 'The Lord of the Rings' to Brandon Sanderson's fantasy series 'Mistborn'.
Mistborn is an epic fantasy trilogy and a heist story of political intrigue, surprises and magical martial-arts action. The saga dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge?I think it sounds really interesting, especially because it challenges the more stereotypical storyline that many modern fantasy novels follow. One of the main reasons I love Star Wars so much (I know, not fantasy) is because the hero is not really a hero. So I am looking forward to this series, even though the novels have been published for years.
So, how about you? Have you stuck to the rules and found an upcoming release?