Lies of the Beholder (Legion, #3) by Brandon Sanderson

Lies of the Beholder (Legion, #3)

Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and Hugo Award-winning The Emperor's Soul have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In the Legion series, distinctly contemporary novellas filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson has revealed a startling new facet of h...

Details Lies of the Beholder (Legion, #3)

TitleLies of the Beholder (Legion, #3)
Release DateNov 30th, 2018
PublisherSubterranean Press
GenreFantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Lies of the Beholder (Legion, #3)

  • Khurram
    I really enjoyed the conclusion to the Legion trilogy. So much so I do not want it to end, I keep trying to think of new ways he could come back, or what his future holds.Legion gets a message from his past that will definitely affect his future. He is given the choice of his life, but to find peace he must first face his nightmares.It was awesome seeing these characters evolve and grow, I know Legion' s pain. Though the characters are not real I...
  • Oskari
    I don't need to read a Brandon Sanderson book to know if it's going to be five stars.
  • Karishma
    A great book but a very disappointing and flawed ending.
  • Kelsea
    (This is a review for the third novella only; the audiobook and bound hardcover of Legion released today includes all three novellas, but I've read the other two previously, so I skipped to Lies of the Beholder.)AHHHHHH finally an end to this novella series!And therein lies both the exciting part and the part that didn’t quite work for me.I think if I had read all three novellas at once, my feelings may have differed? But since I waited so long...
  • Bob Reiss
    In the final novella of the trilogy, Stephen Leeds confronts his past and future and questions the very nature of reality. It’s a fitting final chapter for one if the most unique characters in modern fiction. Fast paced and head trippy, Sanderson manages a finale that is both fun and emotionally satisfying. Oliver Wyman is perfectly cast, since he has many voices living in his head as well, all pulls out all the stops in this finale.
  • Paul
    Not a case like the previous books but an interesting imaginative ending to the series
  • John
    A flat note in an otherwise good series.Spoilers.(view spoiler)[When I went in to Lies of the Beholder, I had no idea it was the finale to the series. I was expecting more adventures with the likable characters that only the main character could see; instead I got a seemingly slapped together short where most of the characters die, with almost 50 characters "dying" off screen.The mystery of Sandra, the woman in the main character's life who had t...
  • Gareth Otton
    Maybe this story was a little too ambitious for such a small word count. I loved the premise but I felt that it just wasn't explored to a point I was satisfied with and therefore the ending kind of felt hollow. There are just so many questions left unanswered and as I was reading the book, I kept feeling like the story was missing the necessary depth to cover this subject matter. In the previous two books, this wasn't an issue because those books...
  • Mark
    Woof.This was a good, but very difficult to read ending to the Legion series.I was a little disappointed by the structure of the book, as it removed much of the veneer of the previous two books and dove headlong into what makes Stephen Leeds tick and what happens when those gears stop catching. This is very good, but it is a marked change in tone from the prior two works, and reading them in quick succession felt a bit abrupt. It may work better ...
  • Matt Davenport
    A very fitting ending to a fantastic novella trilogy. Stephen sees his condition come to a climax, as he’s faced with his own eroding health. Overall, it was incredibly well done, as Sanderson navigated the pretty complicated psychology parameters and technology advances he had introduced to bring about an unpredictable, extreme, yet rational conclusion. I’m typically a fan of “And he lived happily ever after” kinda stories, and this cert...
  • Melanie
    This was by far the best Legion story in terms of plot and character development, but the ending left me confused. Well, the ending per se was very clear, I just can't make up how to feel about it. Underwhelmed might not be the best word to describe the feeling. Rushed up? Vague? Empty? Open? Dissatisfying? I feel like there isn't a precise word to describe it. Like... bad, but in a good way?Oh well. The Legion trilogy is over and I never thought...
  • Ka’leneReads
    This is read ok but honestly kinda let down by an otherwise good series.
  • Graham Bradley
    Good ending, tragic through most of it but it felt organic.
  • Minorca
    This story is living proof that Brandon Sanderson's usual word counts exists for a reason.TOO SHORT.I can feel the ambition but there were just too little words 🤷🏻♀ This story is living proof that Brandon Sanderson's usual word counts exists for a reason.TOO SHORT.I can feel the ambition but there were just too little words 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Dianna
    I was a little bit disappointed by this book, honestly. As the last book in the the Legion universe, it tries to wrap up some of the open questions left from the previous two novellas, but I felt like there was too much material to cram inside a short novella.**Warning: spoilers ahead**Instead of jumping into a fun detective adventure story like its predecessors, the story starts out by following through with a thread mentioned in the second nove...
  • Stefano G.
    *3 Stars* A very confusing ending to one of Brandon's worst series. The whole concept of the series is very interesting, but I don't think it works as well as intended. The plot is very confusing and in the end I still don't really understand what happened... I feel this story simply falls short of the greatness that Brandon is... There are some Deus Ex Machina moments without the correct build up nor set up needed that characterizes this authors...
  • Jeffrey
    It was all leading up to this. Every character, every open plot point from the first two instalments, they're all here, and it was more than I expected.Books 1 and 2 got us to love the characters and understand that the world we're in is more advanced than our own. It also introduced us to Sandra, who is a major plot point in this story.Unlike the first two books, this one is less fun, which is a good thing. It's no longer just a mystery thriller...
  • Josh
    The only way to read this installment so far is in the compilation album. It closes out one of Sanderson’s most unique story concepts amongst a huge body of interesting and unique works.Overall this is a solid and grippingly interesting world, and the way that the third volume brings it to a conclusion is satisfying in a genre of series that go and on on forever. Honestly I didn’t expect to wrap things up, since this series has been very epis...
  • Jimmit Shah
    Not the best of Sanderson's books. A little too mushy and not the kind of end that Leeds deservesI read the previous two books again before reading this one and the end just feels rushed. Legion has great potential in world building and in the kind of character(s) he is. Legion could be a long running TV series (like Castle) or Detective Fiction books (similar to Poirot) and there can be many cases solved by him. However, all we get is two not-th...
  • Noah
    Minor, minor trivial developmental spoilers.This completely blew me away! The finale of Sanderson's Legion trilogy was packed with action, plot character development, and oh-so-many feels. I don't know why, but Stephen Leeds is the character that always feels the most real to me out of everything I've ever read. I'm so glad we finally got some more backstory! Sanderson's classic 'not what I expected would happen but still somehow better' ending c...
  • Foster Bridget
    I’m not ready for this series to end yet. The first was so amazing, and the third and final is almost as good. Bittersweet and emotional, I loved this story. I just really wish there would be more adventures with Stephen and his aspects. I enjoy them all SO much!
  • Amelia
    This is the ending to the legion books and it was a good short story it tied really well into the mythos of the first two legion books and finished out the story on a happy note. My only issue is that I read the entire story in like 30 minutes so it was short.
  • Dirtyfox
    Wow i did not see that coming it was sad and heartbreaking i love ivy jc and tobias. When they died i wanted to cry but at least he rescued them at last by setting them free .it was a bittersweet ending.!?’
  • J. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    A fascinating addition to the Legion series, but probably my least favorite of the three. I hope Sanderson revisits the Legion universe.
  • Belen
    Last installment of one of the best characters I've come across deserved a longer book. That's why I cannot give the 5 stars.I'm gonna miss Stephen Leeds.
  • Cyrielle Jeanne
    OMG. I cried. THE PAIN.If you thought the first two books were amazing, just wait until you read this one!!Daaaaaah
  • Ray
    Good ending to the trilogy. An interesting story, but not my favorite of Sanderson's stories. Loved the chapter art.