Mitosis Novellla Review

Friday, January 22nd 2016

A few days ago I finished Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson, and it continues after the death of Steelheart from . . . well Steelheart the first book lol. There are times, when novellas are published that I feel that they don’t connect to the plot points of the main books, I didn’t feel that way after reading Mitosis.

Brandon Sanderson truly creates a bridge that brings all the plot points together along with a strong surge of questions, that can only be answered in the next book. I have to admit when I saw the book I really wasn’t sure how serious the information could be seeing that it’s the size of a child’s picture book, it’s practically tiny when compared to his other works.

The really amazing feature about the book is that it has a graphic novel part that’s actually three characters from Firefight that we become very familiar with as the story continues. To me this is Brandon Sanderson way of saying:

Hint! Major Plot HINT!

I never understand any of Brandon Sanderson plot hints. No matter how many times I “think” I’m clever enough to know the answers, by the time I get to the last chapter, the book says:


Which leaves me feeling like this:

or like this:

I give up trying to “figure out” what exactly is the plot twist before it happens.

I was confused initially after reading this novel of why Sanderson felt it was important that this tiny novella be published. Then I started reading Firefight and my mind is blown away. If you are reading the Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderosn please make sure that you are not leaving out this tiny novel, or else you WILL be confused once you read Firefight!

Mitosis is really a hint towards the plot of Firefight, which I’m reading now.
Sweet  adorably strange metaphor David, has to  figure out a way of defeating all the Epics while protecting Newcago. Since the Reckoners killed Steelheart they have a target on their backs like never before.
However, every Epic has a weakness, it’s now up to David to figure out what exactly creatures an Epics weakness.
Why was Mitosis, an Epic that has the ability to duplicate himself a thousand times over, weakness a specific song he produced when he was a human musician. That seems like a very specific weakness to have for an Epic.

Perhaps there is a link to an Epics past before Calamity that creatures their weakness? These are the questions David continues to ponders within book two of the Reckoners Firefight!

My favorite scene from Mitosis, is how the citizens of Newcago who were to scared to even take David’s offer for FREE CHICAGO STYLE HOTDOGS!

1> What’s  Chicago style Hotdog?

According to Google Images this is your answer.
Hopefully when I got to BEA2016 I’ll try one for myself
Wish me Luck!

They were so afraid to even step out of Steelheart’s rules despite the fact that he was dead because they believe it was only a matter of seconds before Newcago was under another dangerous Epics control. It was a great moment when asked the Citizens of Newcago would be the ones to save David in the end! For that Newcago gets 5 stars!five-stars

Yeay! Good job citizens, I would have been pretty upset if my redorkable David were killed!
I have to say this is such a great series! I’m really happy I stumbled upon it while waiting for the Mistborn Series to continue!
I would recommend this to anyone one loves comic books or manga! This is a great series for you guys to enjoy! Tell me if you do!

P.s. Does anyone else hungry after looking at Chicago Style Hotdog? I am!

About Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.

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