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, Mystery

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...
  • Evgeny
    “J.C.,” she said flatly, “you’re as crazy as they come. How many gun magazine subscriptions do you have?”“… All of them,” he admitted.“In how many languages?”“… All of them.”“And how many of those languages other than English do you read?”“… None of them.” He peered through the bushes with his binoculars. “But I can read the pictures. Those aren’t in Canadian or whatever, eh.”Yes, I like J.C. People that ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    I still love Brandon Sanderson’s LEGION series and adore Stephen Leeds and his hallucinatory aspects, but “Lies of the Beholder” ... was kind of a letdown. As “Lies of the Beholder” (the third and last novella in this series) begins, Stephen Leeds is giving a private interview to Jenny Zhang, a reporter who begins displaying far more insight into Stephen’s mental state and thought processes than he’s comfortable with. This uncomfort...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    It’s all fun and games till you end up curled up in a ball crying for 10 minutes straight.My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG
  • Lo9man88
    I broke my fucking hiatus from goodreads to give my tow cents about this freaking book which is bad for me , me entering goodreads is like "Alec" entering wonderland i get lost pretty fast and for so long... Any who , i never thought i will be "dissing" a Sanderson's book in my life, but here i go: It felt so bad so shitty , near the end you have the impression that something is wrong that something is missing: it was just soo limp ,,, yes limp t...
  • Oskari
    I don't need to read a Brandon Sanderson book to know if it's going to be five stars.
  • Richard
    6/10Not much to be said about this, it was decent enough but only lasted a few hours and didn't differ all that much from the other two that came before it. The narrator is good and manages the different voices well making each distinguishable from the other and the pacing is done nicely. There just wasn't masses of substance but then again it is a short story which I can struggle with. The completionist in me made me listen to this one but I don...
  • Vignesh Ashok Kumar
    Rating - 7/10(Good) - RIP Hallucinatory friends :( This is the final novella of this insane trilogy and I am really sad to say that this novella was really disappointing. I am going to go ahead and criticize this one completely.The novel was a emotional journey for me and I felt more concerned about the aspects of Stephen Leeds (mainly Tobias :( ). The idea was avant-garde in my opinion and the psychological elements were addressed in an excellen...
  • Divine
    “Yes, it’s all in my head. But pain is ‘all in my head’ too. Love is ‘all in my head.’ All the things that matter in life are the things you can’t measure! The things our brains make up! Being made-up doesn’t make them unimportant.” SANDERSON DID IT AGAIN. I never meant to get attached with the aspects nor to actually really love this novella but why dafuq am I ugly crying????????? (Hahahah who am I kidding?)This final novella...
  • Liam Degnan
    Easily - EASILY - The best of the series. For such short novellas, these pack quite the punch. I read this following the release of Sanderson's "Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds", which is a single volume containing all three of these novellas. This conclusion really rounds it all out and brought a sense of closure to a set of circumstances and characters that I really didn't think would end impressively. Well done.These are by no means he...
  • Ezgi Tülü
    I was so tired. Tired of being a test subject. Tired of imagining a world where everyone lived—had friends, fell in love, visited family—except me.Tired of being the middle manager of my own existence. On Legion kitabı daha olsa, onunu da okurdum. Ama yok. Bitmiş olması beni üzüyor.
  • Ashley
    Well, I suppose it had to happen sometime. I'm rating a Brandon Sanderson book less than four stars. He's written about five million of them, so statistically this was a very likely outcome, eventually. And now it has, and we can all move on with our lives.I really enjoyed the first two novellas in this series. The premise is great (a genius who has schizophrenia channels his illness into the creation of imaginary people who he calls aspects, all...
  • Kira Thebookbella
    This was the third and final book of the Stephen Leeds trilogy and I loved this so much. I just wish they were longer or there was more to the series. Unlike most of Brandon Sanderson's works this is more of a contemporary mystery book. Steven Leeds manages his multiple personality disorder by externlizing them as separate personalities he interacts with. So he has a little multiple personality disorder mixed with sichzophenia. He sees and hears ...
  • Manisha
    “Yes, it’s all in my head. But pain is ‘all in my head’ too. Love is ‘all in my head.’ All the things that matter in life are the things you can’t measure! The things our brains make up! Being made-up doesn’t make them unimportant.” Lies of the Beholder is the third and final book in the Legion trilogy, a sci-fi series written by Brandon Sanderson. This is my second sci-fi series from this author, and I’m sad to say that the e...
  • 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.
  • Kerri
    Wow. Just, wow.This novella starts with a bang and then just keeps coming at you with more crazy reveals and happenings. Everything is coming apart and coming together at the same time. It was an emotional and mental roller coaster. What a fun, interesting, exciting series with awesome characters.
  • John Doyle
    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...
  • Krista Hansen
    I loved the first two novellas in this series, but I wasn’t too fond of this one. This one is much more dark and melancholy. The plot was rushed and full of plot holes. There are still so many unanswered questions. The ending was not satisfying at all. It made for a disappointing conclusion to the series.
  • 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 aut...
  • Paul
    Not a case like the previous books but an interesting imaginative ending to the series
  • Siobhan
    Lies of the Beholder is the final novella in Brandon Sanderson’s Legion series, and it was an interesting end to the story. Although this wasn’t my favourite of the three stories, it was an interesting end.In truth, Lies of the Beholder isn’t quite a full three-star rating. However, I enjoyed it so much it was close enough to round up. Of the three stories, this one sits in the middle of my favourites list – Skin Deep was my favourite, fo...
  • 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...
  • Sam Gor
    I wonder how this novella trilogy would be if it was a novel trilogy.Again, things and characters are expanded and fleshed out. This time there's much more risk.As Leeds is an unreliable narrator, it makes things much more interesting but I felt like due to its length, there was so much you could do with it. I wish there was more.I wish there was another book. Maybe not a new trilogy as the concept is getting lacklustre as this is not a case of t...
  • Zaz
    Is it the end? I'd like sequels!If I enjoyed very much the previous 2 books, this one was the most satisfying and fun. Sanderson delivered some needed answers and, as usual, did well with the aspects. I enjoyed spending time with them and found Stephen as interesting as in the previous books. The interactions inside the team were good, even if maybe less deep than before. The secondary plot was compelling, with action, mystery and challenges. It ...
  • Trelawn
    A sad but fitting end. Truly sad in parts but beautifully written.