White Sand Volume 2 (White Sand, #2) by Brandon Sanderson

White Sand Volume 2 (White Sand, #2)

Following the loss of most of his colleagues in a violent ambush, Kenton has become Lord Mastrell of the few remaining Sand Masters, magicians who can manipulate sand to do their bidding. With the ruling council poised against him, the hot-headed Kenton must become a diplomat to have any hope of preventing the eradication of his people forever. However, there’s another complication: assassins are coming for him from all directions, and Kenton...

Details White Sand Volume 2 (White Sand, #2)

TitleWhite Sand Volume 2 (White Sand, #2)
Release DateFeb 21st, 2018
PublisherDynamite Entertainment
GenreFantasy, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fiction

Reviews White Sand Volume 2 (White Sand, #2)

  • Mitticus
    3.5I got problems once again with my e-arc pdf copy , the images were not clear and a number of missing letters do a very frustrasting reading of an otherwise engaging story, more complex this time. Kenton, now as Lord Mastrell of the remaining sand masters require the votes of the Lords to keep The Diem . But everywhere he turns for help or alliances found old grudges against the sand masters, religious prejudice and asassins attacks.Maybe is ti...
  • Taylor Ramirez
    “Kenton: So you’re a spy, then?”Damn, Kenton found that out quickly.“One of the professors: Perhaps, perhaps not. It sounds like what they need, duchess is a skilled diplomat on their side.”I think everyone in the cosmere needs one of these.“The proposal which your associate present has merit,”What an awkward sentence.“Khriss: Can they control other objects made of sand or just sand? If it’s just sand, why?”Just as curious as ...
  • Tina
    This instalment was even better than the first one. While that one served as an introduction to the characters and the world, things are happening in this one. Kenton is maturing in leaps and strides. He is working hard to do what he feels is right, and he has quite a lot of work ahead of himself with all the obstacles in his way.Khriss and the Darksiders are a great addition. I really enjoy seeing their prejudices and assumptions about the Daysi...
  • Danielle
    Sanderson at it again with the great magic systems and incredible characters! I do wish the comic included more of the prose, though. I felt a little lost, and I read this in about 2 hours, which is way too fast to really get all the little details and hidden cosmere Easter eggs. I'll have to do a re-read before WS3, for sure.
  • Mitch Johnson
    After the setup of the first book, we begin to see more action in this sequel. We see more of the typical Brandon Sanderson plot structure take shape, and go beyond just world-building and introducing charatcers.The characters are starting to take shape, and I found myself liking Kenton much more than in the first book.It looks to be gearing up for an excellent story in future issues. The downside the book is that the comic release format makes i...
  • Alice (thereadingnargle)
    This review can also be found here: https://thereadingnargle.wordpress.co...I honestly went into this book not expecting much from it − I was super excited, of course, but Vol. 1 didn’t entertain me that much, so I didn’t expect this one would either. I was and wasn’t right at the same time.I believe that Brandon Sanderson’s works in graphic format do not convey the same emotions as they do in written format. Having just speeches and vi...
  • Spencer
    This was interesting but a bit dull to be honest, as I said in my review for Part 1 I think this would be better as a written story instead of split in to parts and made into a graphic novel. I’m still not really a fan of the art either, that is until the last chapter where I assume a different artist took over as the quality dramatically improves. Overall I think this was lacking excitement, there's intrigue here but the story could have been ...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    I received a copy of White Sand Vol. 2 in exchange for a fair and honest review. I love the worlds that Brandon Sanderson creates, so obviously any graphic novel series he works on I’m going to be all over it. The story fits into the world of Cosmere, and the adaptation into the visual world is striking. I love the particular art style chosen for the series – it fits perfectly with the world and story being told (it even looks gritty and dese...
  • Brandon St Mark
    Well, it took forever to come out, but I really enjoyed this one! The art was really confusing at times because it was so rough looking (especially the action scenes. I kinda just gave up on them in the end). Then they changed the artist on the final "issue" (really chapter since this wasn't released as single issues but whatever), and the art style was so drastically simple that I didn't like it because lacked a lot of detail. I wish they'd trie...
  • Sarah Merrill
    I do like Khriss, but besides her I was basically not very interested with everyone and and everything else in this volume. While I do actually like the art style, I think tighter lines would definitely benefit the story. With the messy art style, a lot of dialogue, and a lot of irregular shaped panels all crammed into a single page, there was just too much visually going on on a single page. I found myself having trouble focusing on the story--w...
  • Mark
    I enjoyed this a lot more than volume 1. There is a lot more divergence from the prose version than there was in volume 1, largely just consolidation of scenes and side stories, but a few larger changes including shifting of the timelines.The story continues, moving on from the world building which took up a lot of volume 1 and diving into the politics and mysteries which are the meat of the story.There is a lot less action and violence, which is...
  • Krys
    I got to read this thanks to netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.It’s been awhile since book 1 so I had to give myself a crash course on where I left off at but felt I was able to jump back in again fairly easy.Book 2 steps a bit away from all the world building and setting that book 1 did for us and starts focusing more on the people. Not so much action packed (although Kenton does have assassins out for his head, so t...
  • Rohit Rao
    Seemed disappointingly meh to me... One thing I enjoyed about the first volume is you got a good scope of the broad world that White Sand takes place in with multiple storylines. This volume narrowly focused on Kenton's quest to persuade members of the Taisha to support him. I thought there were too many fight scenes (characters even joked about it). Maybe it is the graphic novel format, but there just did not seem to be enough character developm...
  • Nathaniel Darkish
    The story is really starting to take off in this volume of White Sand. I also felt like the characters-- their personalities and their motivations-- became a lot more clear and enjoyable in this volume. I also felt like the sociopolitical situation made a lot more sense this time around.My only problem is that the art could be a little more clear. I like the style, but I felt like (at list in the digital ARC I read) that it was a little less than...
  • Theediscerning
    I could cut and paste my review for the first book - this looks nothing special, and is far too wordy, but does offer some kind of rich fantasy world for those on a quest for such. But don't come here if you didn't read the first book first, and recently - the publishers are doing everyone a big dis-service by putting them out almost two years apart, which itself makes the jarring change in art style at the end here even more questionable.
  • Bryan
    White Sand remains mediocre with its second outing. It was good, not great. It is tough to adapt a novel by a man known for his detail and length to a shorter format work like a comic. Honestly, they do a pretty dang good job considering the enormity of the task. But the fact remains that sacrifices are made in the conversion; things happen quickly, sometimes too quickly, and occasionally motivations and actions feel forced because there wasn't e...
  • Ramiz Qudsi
    This was the second book of the series and I have been waiting for a long time for this. Partially because of that and partially because I just finished reading Absolute Sandman (the masterclass by Gaiman) that I was not impressed much by this. Specially the art of of the book. It felt constricted and shoddy at places. As places too much color when a few would have done the work. I understand that the point of it was to show the culture of the pl...
  • Shreyas
    Brandon Sanderson's White Sand Vol. 2.If it's been a while since you read the first volume, I would advice you to read that first to maintain the continuity. The second volume was comparatively better and action packed (the first one did set up the world). I had read the White Sand Prose before, and this seems like a great graphic novel adaptation of the draft so far. I knew where some of the story lines were leading too, and hence I could unders...
  • Masayuki Arai
    mad scientist :)
  • Hrishikesh
    Far better than the first volume, Thought the change of artwork style in chapter 6 was jarring.