Genre: Fantasy, Graphic novel
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: September 18, 2019
Underpowered and overwhelmed, Kenton tries to hold the Sand Masters together as forces political and personal conspire against them. Now, in one final push, Kenton must tap the most dangerous depths of his own abilities to combat the enemies within his own guild, and discover the truth behind the ambush that killed his father and almost destroyed the Sand Masters for good.
White Sand Volume 3 is the third and final instalment in the White Sand trilogy. I flipped back and forth between rating Volume 3 four or five stars. After writing this review, I settled on four star.
The reason I rated Volume 3 four stars instead of five is that the story is tied up too quickly and conveniently. Though it leaves the door open for future stories, the political obstacles Kenton had to overcome were set up too high to be brought down that quickly believably.
However, I enjoyed the political obstacles Kenton had to overcome immensely. They were difficult and forced Kenton to think differently and grow as a character.
One of the reasons I enjoyed White Sand so much was seeing a new world in the Cosmere. Taldain is a tidally locked planet, meaning that half of the planet is constantly dark while the other light. I wish we could have explored more of the planet since we never see Dark Side, but because of the nature of the story and format there was no space or time for such exploration.
As for the artwork, it grew on me. When the art changed in the second volume, I was incredibly disappointed. However, in this volume I enjoyed its simplicity, especially in the action heavy scenes. I honestly forgot the artwork changed, even having reread it the day before.
Overall, White Sand is another great addition to Sanderson’s Cosmere. I hope we get more from this world in the future because there is still a lot to unpack.