Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
I do not like false advertising. I never have, and each time I am suckered in by false advertising I am left with a bad taste in my mouth.
Brandon Sanderson is the last person I would have assumed would trick me with false advertising, but after only 44 pages were done of the ‘Mitosis’ copy I had to review, I found myself at the end of the story with only a few sketches of upcoming Epics, and a preview of Firefight, the next novel in Sanderson’s recent ‘Reckoners’ series.
So let’s be very clear - buy this on your Kindle, or expect to be short-changed with a relatively uninspired, put-this-story-out-to-earn-some-more-money novella.
Mitosis is the name of the Epic that features in this little story, and even the dumbest high school student should be able to get an idea of what his power set is. In fact, if you’ve ever read X-Factor comics, or seen ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’, you’ll have met Jamie Madrox, aka, Multiple Man, aka, exactly the same power set as Mitosis has in this novella.
There’s no character development, the story is lacklustre at best, with the highlight being Abraham’s reaction to a Newcago hotdog. All I can think is that there is some factoid hinted at within this novella that will play a part in future Reckoners novels, and this was how Sanderson chose to divulge it.
All in all, I wouldn’t recommend this story to anyone. It’s alright, but definitely nothing special, and more derivative than anything I’ve ever read of Brandon Sanderson.
This Mitosis book review was written by Joshua S Hill
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