Book Review: Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson

 My book review on Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson.

Title: Tress of the Emerald Sea

By: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 483

Release Date: January 10th, 2023

Publisher: Dragonsteel Entertainment

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

Author Brandon Sanderson expands his Cosmere universe shared by The Stormlight Archive and Mistborn with a new standalone novel for everyone who loved The Princess Bride.

The only life Tress has known on her island home in an emerald-green ocean has been a simple one, with the simple pleasures of collecting cups brought by sailors from faraway lands and listening to stories told by her friend Charlie. But when his father takes him on a voyage to find a bride and disaster strikes, Tress must stow away on a ship and seek the Sorceress of the deadly Midnight Sea. Amid the spore oceans where pirates abound, can Tress leave her simple life behind and make her own place sailing a sea where a single drop of water can mean instant death?


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Brandon Sanderson is a genius.

I loved this book from start to finish. It was an adventure through and through with a strong protagonist who threw herself to the wolves wholeheartedly for love.

Tress is an amazing character. She is methodical, strong, level headed and smart, but at the same time would sale across an unknown sea for the one she loves. Deep down in my soul, I wish I was like Tress. 

Sanderson has a wonderful way of building a world. I wasn't overwhelmed with description, but had just enough color at my fingertips to want more. The world Tress sailed through was magical and unique. I would have never dreamed of an ocean full of spores that could kill a person and yet, here it is. 

Favorite Quote:

“Enjoy memories, yes, but don't be a slave to who you wish you once had been.”

I could have only given this read 5 out of 5 stars. It was magical and fantastic, a Brandon Sanderson masterpiece.

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