I've read some reviews complaining that they were lost and confused because they hadn't played the game, but I thought it was very clear. And fabulous. Infinity Blade #1 ended magnificently, and the sequel has a great climax. I'd forgotten that Sanderson can really end a book well.
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on Tor.com
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