Reading progress update: I've read 260 out of 526 pages.

The Hero of Ages  - Brandon Sanderson

Spook moved on feet made light, feeling the wind of the oncoming sword, knowing where it would pass.

 

 

ARGH. Any hope I had that the first time Sanderson said this it was an accident or just badly placed poetry has now been shot down.

 

Let me reiterate: SPOOK COULD NOT FEEL THE WIND OF THE SWORD COMING AT HIM UNLESS IT WAS AN INCH AWAY. And I don't care how magically fast he is, HE COULD NOT DODGE IT EVERY TIME.

 

Now, if Sanderson instead decided to say that Spook heard the sword swinging, that might make more sense - but dude, shut up about feeling the wind, because it's STUPID.