Legion (Legion, #1-3) by Brandon Sanderson

Legion (Legion, #1-3)

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are mad.A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people—Stephen calls them aspects—to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve pr...


Details Legion (Legion, #1-3)

TitleLegion (Legion, #1-3)
ISBN9781250297792
Author
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherTor Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
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Reviews Legion (Legion, #1-3)

  • Claudia
    2018-09-08
    Mr. Sanderson’ writing is great when it comes to fantasy, especially to his Stormlight Archive series. However, he should stay away from science fiction, as this is not a genre for everyone to write. The science part is missing completely from this novella, there is no worldbuilding; this is just a work of fiction with lots of gaps between events, with a preposterous plot and an unconvincing and unrealistic main character – he has 46 alter-eg...
  • Susan
    2018-08-10
    NetGalley provided a Preview ARC for this book. This collection will be released in September and will include the science fiction novellas Legion and Legion: Skin Deep, published together for the first time, as well as a brand new Stephen Leeds novella, Lies of the Beholder.Another hit by the brilliant write Brandon Sanderson! Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hall...
  • Tessa
    2018-07-31
    I have read several of Brandon Sandersons books & short stories and the Legion ones are among my favorites. The concept peeked my interest and Sandersons fast-paced writing style pulled me in. I am looking forward to reading the new story in this series.Thanks to Macmillan-Tor/Forge and NetGalley for the preview excerpt.
  • Patrick
    2018-07-31
    This is a pretty solid novella. I have a hard time really enjoying the shorter format of a novella as even a succinct story always seems to lack the quick punchy satisfaction of a short story while not providing the draw of a longer more extensive treatment of the characters and premise. Of the novellas I've read however, this is probably one of the best ones and in some ways overcomes those qualms. As I've come to expect from Sanderson, the prem...
  • Navdha
    2018-09-08
    I think we have all established that Brandon Sanderson's writing acumen makes his every story stand out. So it should come as no surprise that I love this book and would recommend it to anyone and everyone who likes to read. That being said, what makes these novellas stand out even more is his absolutely fantastic execution of such a complex idea that I feel like some authors have tried to tackle in the past but shied away from fully exploring. O...
  • Literary Soirée
    2018-07-30
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds - Preview Excerpt is a brilliant peek at the intriguing work of an author, Brandon Sanderson, I’ve not read before. His fans are rabidly loyal and now I understand! Includes the not-to-be missed novellas Legion and Legion: Skin Deep, published together for the first time, as well as a brand new explosive finale to Stephen Leeds' story, Lies of the Beholder. 5/5Pub Date 18 Sep 2018 Thanks to...
  • Lex
    2018-09-10
    My friends says it's a bittersweet ending. But I'm just bitter 😂 I'm like 80% bitter about it and 20% happy for Stephen. Kinda. Okay, fine. Make it like 99% bitter 😂I loved this because the topic was so awesome. My words can't even bring it to justice. Sanderson is really a great writer. I love the concept of this so much because human brain is so fascinating. The character development of this novellas are really superb. It's sad that these...
  • Michelle
    2018-07-17
    Pub date: Sept 2018♥♥♥ I love love LOVE Stephen Leeds and his many aspects! This was original and fun, as I've never read a Brandon Sanderson story set in the present world. Stephen, aka Legion, might be schizophrenic with over 40 imaginary friends, but he's not crazy. He's sought after to solve mysteries and helped by his aspects who each bring different skills to the table. The three stories reminded me of BBC's Sherlock Holmes mysteries,...
  • Sense361
    2018-07-22
    Brilliant as always. I have read the preview version. I would be waiting for a real thing to come out. This is a detective sci-fi trilogy that centers around a person whose hallucinations actually help him in a real life.
  • Rosie Rizk
    2018-09-08
    Seeing that Sanderson was the author, I grabbed the book before realizing that this seems to be very different from his usual fantasy genre. I'm glad I gave it a try. Sometimes authors aren't as good in different fields, but Sanderson kept up his witty banter and fantastic plot, and managed to sneak lots of fantasy ideas into our mundane type of life.It reminds me a bit of BBC's Sherlock Holmes. Stephen solves mysteries, has his own brand of craz...
  • Helenasghost
    2018-08-13
    I received a review copy of a sneak peek of the sneak peek of this from the publisher and netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Any opinions may change on reading the full publication I have previously read many of Sanderson's work and enjoyed his fantasy narratives. When I saw this I read thoroughly excited and requested it straight away. I found however that this felt a little like I had read something similar previously. While it was an ...
  • Ide
    2018-07-31
    Great read. I found Stephen's outlook refreshing and am curious to find out more about the mystery woman he's looking for. I'll be reading more Stephen Leeds stories from this author.
  • Lily Sharp
    2018-08-07
    I'm a massive Sanderson fan, and I've enjoyed basically everything Sanderson has put out. While Sanderson's main strengths are in his slow-burning, world-building fantasy books (Mistborn and Stormlight Archive), his novellas contain the same vigour and dedication to the craft. His writing style is not flowerly, but functional. I love how all his characters, including Stephen in this novella, are complicated, flawed, yet still, try their hardest t...
  • Sue Blanchard
    2018-08-16
    Thankyou to NetGalley, Macmillan-Tor/Forge, Tor Books and Brandon Sanderson for the opportunity to read a preview excerpt from the upcoming book Legion: The Many Lives Of Stephen Leeds.I am hooked. I loved reading this preview and certainly cannot wait to read the rest of the book.
  • Anna Szabó
    2018-09-07
    Every time I start a Brandon Sanderson book I know it' s going to be amazing. And Legjobb: the many lövés of Stephen Leeds is truly an amazing book. It contains three novellas about Stephen. When I started reading the first two sentence pulled meg right ín. " My name is Stephen Leeds, and I am perfectly sane. My hallucinations, however, are all quite mad." The stories show us what this first two sentences mean.The greatest thing about the book...
  • Eden
    2018-08-29
    This preview was really intriguing, I wanted to read the rest of the book! The story line was a little meh - a camera that can take photos of the past and every group wanting and willing to kill for the technology. Steven more than made up for the lack of interest in the plot though. I really enjoyed all of the different personalities and skills of his familiars. Perhaps the plot line gets better, it's hard to tell in the first few chapters how t...
  • Jenni
    2018-09-03
    I knew this book seemed incredibly familiar, and it was, because this sample is simply the first Legion novella that was released a few years back. That said, I wanted to reread so I could give an honest review since Net Galley and Tor were nice enough to do samples.Looking back at my GoodReads, I adored this novella when it first released. This time around I wasn't quiet as enthusiastic, but I'll still be picking up the collection when it gets a...