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The Rithmatist

Sanderson, Brandon. Book - 2013 Teen Fiction, Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy / Sanderson, Brandon None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.


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Another fantastic Sanderson book submitted by sueij on June 17, 2014, 8:26pm Way too scary for my turning-10-year-old (just for reference), this book is fantastic. Then again, is there any Sanderson book that isn't? I haven't met one yet.

Sanderson creates absolutely dynamic, fascinating new universes complete from the political and theological realms all the way down to how coinage works and student groups snub each other. There are layers of mysteries, characters with depth, and interactions that make so much SENSE between who the characters are. Sanderson is brilliant at "showing not telling" in his stories. The unfolding of the plot and how the characters respond teaches us who they are and gives us the chance to learn their traits.

He's simply brilliant at it.

Excellent choice for tweens and teens submitted by jmb.mlis on June 21, 2014, 2:13pm We listened to the audiobook - SO SO Great! Excellent world-building, great character development, interesting plot. This one has it all.

Strange premise turns into a great story submitted by steveiew on June 22, 2018, 9:48am The idea of people who have the ability to bring chalk drawings to life seems a little strange, but Brandon Sanderson makes it work. Sanderson creates a different world with an unexpected magical system. This is a great YA book that adult fans of Sanderson will enjoy as well. Though with all his writing projects currently going on it might be awhile until this story is finished.

Great Book for Older Readers submitted by gwenyth on August 6, 2019, 6:58am I've always loved Brandon Sanderson but this is one of my absolute favorites. The premise is extremely unique (people performing magic using chalk and geometry) but that doesn't stop it from having fantastic world-building, a surprisingly dark mystery, and interesting characters. I just wish that there was more to the series, but given the length of Brandon Sanderson's other books I wouldn't be surprised if it takes a while!

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New York : Tor Teen, 2013.
Year Published: 2013
Description: 378 p.
Language: English
Format: Book


Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Drawing -- Fiction.