White Sand, Volume 3 (White Sand, #3)

White Sand, Volume 3 (White Sand, #3) Details

TitleWhite Sand, Volume 3 (White Sand, #3)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 18th, 2019
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
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GenreFantasy, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics

White Sand, Volume 3 (White Sand, #3) Review

  • Etienne
    January 1, 1970
    This was the better on of the three. Even if not that good, there was more action, some characters finally grow a personality and the story evolve a bit more. Unfortunately the art was not able to pass the action scene at a high enough level and some parts of the story just seem very repetitive. I thoughts it was suppose to be a third volume series but the ending seem to have place for a continuity, which if it happens, I won't continue with, I've seen what I want to see with this series...
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  • Emily Scott
    January 1, 1970
    Not hyped about the art style change
  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    I've heard so much about this author and when given the opportunity to read this graphic novel I jumped at the chance to sample some of his work. I'm honestly disappointed as I just didn't really connect with any of the characters although I will admit its not the first instalment in this series so it's possible that affected my judgment. To be blunt I'd expected a lot more action. I do realise the plot of this book revolves around Kenton learning how to master his powers over sand but it's bogg I've heard so much about this author and when given the opportunity to read this graphic novel I jumped at the chance to sample some of his work. I'm honestly disappointed as I just didn't really connect with any of the characters although I will admit its not the first instalment in this series so it's possible that affected my judgment. To be blunt I'd expected a lot more action. I do realise the plot of this book revolves around Kenton learning how to master his powers over sand but it's bogged down a lot by all the political machinations around him. I think I just found Kenton wanting and the only character I even half liked was Ais because she's capable and loyal. As for the artwork I thought it was stylized and quite stark. It was colourful but at times I struggled to connect the dialogue with which character was saying it. That all having been said I thought the vibrant use of ochre tones went exceedingly well with this world with magic controlling sand. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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  • John Ross
    January 1, 1970
    Check out the cover of White Sand, Volume 3 by Brandon Sanderson:White Sand, Volume 3 by Brandon Sanderson will be released on June 25, 2019.
  • Spencer
    January 1, 1970
    I don’t know if this was badly adapted or if Sanderson’s work doesn’t translate well to this format but this series has been disappointing. It’s not terrible but it’s not half as good as I was expecting it to be.Sanderson’s books are packed with imagination, style and character – White Sands feels lacklustre in comparison. As the final volume in the series it tied everything up and parts of it were entertaining, but overall it wasn’t particularly engaging and the pacing was off. It’s a shame as I don’t know if this was badly adapted or if Sanderson’s work doesn’t translate well to this format but this series has been disappointing. It’s not terrible but it’s not half as good as I was expecting it to be.Sanderson’s books are packed with imagination, style and character – White Sands feels lacklustre in comparison. As the final volume in the series it tied everything up and parts of it were entertaining, but overall it wasn’t particularly engaging and the pacing was off. It’s a shame as there are some great ideas here!I probably wouldn’t recommend this unless you’re a die-hard Sanderson fan.Thanks to Netgalley and Dynamite for providing this book in return for an honest review.
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  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.RTC
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of White Sand Vol. 3 through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. White Sand Vol. 3 is the third novel following the Sand Masters series written by Brandon Sanderson. The series has been a dramatic one so far, following Kenton on his progressing quest to bring the Sand Masters back to their full power. And of course, he’s going to try and do the right thing along the way. Which is turning out to be easier said than done. Kenton had to grow up being looked down u I received a copy of White Sand Vol. 3 through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. White Sand Vol. 3 is the third novel following the Sand Masters series written by Brandon Sanderson. The series has been a dramatic one so far, following Kenton on his progressing quest to bring the Sand Masters back to their full power. And of course, he’s going to try and do the right thing along the way. Which is turning out to be easier said than done. Kenton had to grow up being looked down upon; thanks to his inability to control sand like his father or his fellow Sand Masters. And even now, when that has changed, Kenton finds himself fighting for respect. He may be the new leader, but he’s got a long way to go before he can bring his people back up to where they once had been. This task would be much simpler if there weren’t assassins hunting him, or if he didn’t have to face politicians biased against the Sand Masters. But Kenton has faced worse, so while they may delay him, they certainly won’t stop him. Side note: I saw Brandon Sanderson in person a couple of years back, and I asked him about the White Sand series. He promised that he wasn’t done (that was before this volume had been started, mind you), and that he was open to working on more projects like this. I’ve been anxiously looking forward to any and all news since then. White Sand Vol. 3 is perhaps one of the slower volumes in the series, but it progresses the story in leaps and bounds – despite how it may feel. And there are even a couple of fights fitted into the pages, just for us readers. White Sand Vol. 3 spent a lot of time pushing forward all of the subplots that have been running through the series this whole time. And there were several of them to deal with. The Sand Masters and Kenton faced several changes, as did many of his allies – some new, some old. On the whole, I found this volume to be extremely informative. There were a lot of conversations to be had, and even more politicking to be done. I know that this resulted in a slower first half of a novel, but it does pick up towards the end. I promise. I loved the extra attention spent on the secondary characters in this volume, though to be honest I wouldn’t have minded a little bit more time spent on them. Some of the changes and revelations felt a bit sudden (likely because so much had to be covered in such a small amount of time). There is one quirk in the artwork I would like to mention as well. Every time a cloud is shown in the background, a woman’s face is hidden within the fluff. It’s an interesting touch, and I’m sure it’s a stylistic choice, but it does leave me wondering about if there’s any hidden meaning I should be looking for. I personally love little touches like that. On the whole, I really enjoyed reading White Sand Vol. 3, though naturally I want to see how the story continues from here. I almost wish I hadn’t read this one so quickly, as I’m sure there’s going to be a wait for the next volume (I’m assuming the series isn’t over, but I can’t find any news about a fourth volume yet). For more reviews check out Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks
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  • Tristram Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    Great Ending BradonesqueIt's taken some getting used to, a graphic novel for a Brandon story. This has been my favourite part by far! The art style is better and every story line gets its payoff. Fantastic surprises and build up to a great series of climaxes its true Brandon Avalanche fashion. Can't wait for these stories to overlap with the rest of the Cosmere now we know so much more.Great job Brandon and of course the whole White Sand Team.
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