This year I made it a goal to read through Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere. And one of the things that I love about Sanderson’s writing is his character development. All of his characters are fully fleshed out and have their own distinct personalities. So, I wanted to take a second and share a few of my favorite Cosmere characters. Now keep in mind when I’m writing this I’ve only completed Mistborn Era 1 and Elantris. I’m working my way through The Stormlight Archives. I’m just about finished with Words of Radiance. So, I know my thoughts on these characters will probably change with the series, but please don’t spoil anything. These are my favorites so far.
I adore Shallan! She is so witty. I love her fascination with the natural world because it gives an interesting perspective to the world building. I’ve loved her storyline from the very beginning. And I love the fact that as the story goes along, she has developed into a force to be reckoned with. I’m not sure about her current love interest though.
Oh, Kelsier. This one hurts my heart a little. I loved Kelsier. And I loved the crew that he put together. He was so kind to Vin. But he definitely had his flaws. He was a little frustrating if I’m being honest. But overall, Mistborn wouldn’t have been Mistborn without Kelsier.
Kaladin has had such a rough storyline so far. He’s been through so much in just the first two books. I also love the ambiguity of his character. In his core he is a kind, selfless person, but he’s currently at a crossroads where he could become hateful. He’s been hurt so many times that he’s just shutting down. I’m interested to see which way he goes.
Roaden is a character in Elantris, which is a standalone. So, I didn’t get as much time with him as other characters, but I still really liked him. He was in a crappy situation, but he made the best of it. He was a natural leader and that created a change in not only his world, but the government as well.
You would have to be an “airsick lowlander” to not like Numuhukumakiaki’aialunamor. He’s also lovingly known as Rock. I just love everything about him. I hope he continues to become an even bigger part of The Stormlight Archives.
So those are a few on my favorite Cosmere characters (so far). Who is your favorite?
5 thoughts on “My Favorite Cosmere Characters (so far)”
Like you, I just loved Shallan right from the beginning. I really like how her character is developing.
I do too! I’m about two hundred pages away from finish Words of Radiance and I’m obsessed. I’m also starting to really enjoy Adolin’s character as well.
Kaladin is definitely my favorite Cosmere character – there’s something about his depressed and altruistic nature that I just couldn’t help but fall for, I guess 😂 But I’m a huge fan of Kelsier, too, and Vin! And I’m super intrigued by Hoid, even if I haven’t completely figured him out yet…
Also, any companion characters – like the Spren or OreSeur – always have me smiling, too. I especially love Pattern’s sense of humor 😁
The companion characters are amazing!