Review: Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson

Posted September 23, 2015 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon SandersonLegion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson
Series: Legion #2
Published by Gollancz on September 24, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Novella, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Pages: 199
Format: Hardback
Source: Publisher
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Following the success of Legion, Legion: Skin Deep charts another fast moving and gripping adventure for Stephen Leeds, AKA Legion. Leeds is a genius, his mind contains too much information. And to cope it his split his skills off into individual personalities. They crowd his head and he lives with them in a vast empty mansion. While he can call on any one of them to solve a problem he also walks a line across an all-consuming madness. In development for television Brandon Sanderson's Legion stories are gripping psychological thrillers, perfect for any fan of speculative fiction. They will resonate particularly strongly with fans of stories about that other tortured crime-fighting genius: Sherlock Holmes. Legion: Skin Deep is an all-new, action-packed novella starring one of the most fascinating and charismatic heroes ever.

Thank goodness, Legion Skin Deep is longer than Legion! Perhaps, next time we will have a full book to delve into this fabulous character.  I couldn’t stop reading this book and would happily delve straight back in.

I loved this story although I did keep making comments in my head that the story was ludicrous and silly as Legion was looking for a corpse who was basically a computer, forgetting that the people who populate this story are aspects  and not real. It was all terrible confusing, but in a delightful, joyous way.

I enjoyed all the twists and turns in this book, and it was great that despite being short, it felt like a full story, rather than a part of a story or an excuse for background information. Instead there was a story that could easily fitted into a couple of hundred more pages, but somehow did not lack for detail. To be honest it was brilliantly written, light and funny when required and serious at the appropriate moments.

And there are so many secrets left to explore so much more to find out about Legion and his aspects that I’m hopeful of another book, as frustratingly, but in a good way, it left me wanting more. 

Legion Skin Deep was a fabulous book, and one that I couldn’t put down once I started reading. One that I cannot recommend enough. Please go read.

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