By: Brandon Sanderson
Location: FIC SAN
Genre: Who cares- Sanderson wrote it!!!
Rithmatists are people who draw with chalk. The cool thing in this story is the chalk drawings come to life- there are goodies and baddies. This book is based on art, maths, geometry and calculations- not my cup of tea, which I wont be having many of over the weekend as I just chipped my tooth! But maybe I could draw a dentist in chalk and hire a Rithmatist and make the dentist come alive and fix my tooth for free. Only problem is I cant draw.
But Joel, the pragmatist in this book can draw, and he has studies the ways of Rithmatists and he cant be one, but he wants to be.
More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings — merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake.
As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing — kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery — one that will change Rithmatics — and their world — forever.
With his trademark skills in world-building, Sanderson has created a magic system that is so inventive and detailed that that readers who appreciate games of strategy and tactics just may want to bring Rithmatics to life in our world.
Now for that dentist appointment, unless any of you know a Rithmatist that is handy!!