“The problem with being clever, Serene thought with a sigh, is that everyone assumes you're always planning something.” What a fun book. A stand-alone fantasy book (which is hard to come by) that caught my attention by having a female heroine on the cover. The story of a fallen empire Elantris where immortal humans reigned as Gods, sharing their magic with the world. Now Elantris is a all-but deserted city, a prison for those "Gods" who have suddenly lost all of their power and humanity. This book was a non-stop roller coaster of laughs and action-filled scenes. Cunning writing by Sanderson moved the story along swiftly, without extra fluff or nonsense. I enjoyed this book immensely, and am looking forward to reading some of his other novels!!