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The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
The Final Empire
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Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn... show more
Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn. For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed. Readers of Elantris thought they'd discovered someone special in Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn proves they were right. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781429914567 (1429914564)
ASIN: B002GYI9C4
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 571
Edition language: English
Series: Mistborn (#1)
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SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews rated it
5.0
Following on the heels of Sanderson’s successful launch into the YA market with the New York Times bestselling Rithmatist comes Mistborn, now repackaged for the teen audience Once, a hero rose to save the world. He failed. For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ru...
Uniquely Portable Magic
Uniquely Portable Magic rated it
5.0 The Final Empire
Heist story that puts the epic in epic fantasy. Loved it!
Bridget's Book Ramblings
Bridget's Book Ramblings rated it
3.5 Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
For my rambles on Mistborn, go to Bridget's Book Ramblings (3.25/5 rounded up to 3.5/5 on here)
pkgonzales7
pkgonzales7 rated it
I debated between four and five stars, but decided on five because this book is so COOL. Intricate world-building. The main magical power system in the book is fully fleshed out. Furthermore, while it takes just a little while to get going, once it does, it just doesn't stop. There are so many wo...
Dreamer and Daydreamer
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4.0 Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Final Empire follows a girl named Vin, an orphan street urchin who discovers she has the powers of a Mistborn, and Kelsier, a Mistborn half-skaa who wants to overthrow the Lord Ruler.I read this over the span of two days, faster than I usually do, probably because it's pretty fast-paced and it h...
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