I always thought doing a graphic novel for one of Sanderson’s books would be amazing. I’m not sure whether it’s the story itself I found lacking but White Sand was more underwhelming than I thought it would be.
I don’t usually expect much from first volumes, mainly because they focus on world building and introducing readers to the characters. As first volumes go, White Sand was okay. We have the characters, we have the world, and we have a mini introduction to the magic system. I didn’t find any of the characters interesting or likable. The world was average and the magic system wasn’t anything special.
The art style also bothered me. I appreciate the amount of work and detail the artist put into it but I found it very distracting. The lines were messy, making the art look like a coloured draft.
Overall there are things that happen, but it really just scratches the surface. There was nothing new about White Sand and I found that so disappointing. I’m curious enough to see where the story goes but I won’t be going in with high expectations.