Best magic system
I have spent a lot of time reading some of the great fantasy novels of the past decade. I have been noticing, within these series, some innovative new magic systems. I want to hear your favorite system and why it is your favorite.
To get things started, I’ll share my favorite.
In the book series, Mistborn, the main magic is used by burning metals like a forge within one’s body. This allows the character to push or pull an ability. This was such an interesting power to learn about. Brandon Sanderson has a way of explaining the powers to make them seem plausible. For every metal that pushes, a counter metal pulls. The physics and geometry that you see while reading this book pulls you into the Mistborn world. You may wonder about metals, like lead and mercury, that can cause health problems. The author explains that too, by adding that those who do not have the ability could die by ingesting metals and even those with the power can become sick or die as well.
Share your favorite system and let’s start a discussion.