Title: Mistborn: The Final Empire
Series: Mistborn #1
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Published: 2006 by Tor Books (Macmillan)
Synopsis: In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with color once more?
In Brandon Sanderson's intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage - Allomancy, a magic of the metals.
This is one of the most highly recommended books I have ever come across. It is almost impossible ti find a person who has read this book who thinks "meh, it's alright." This book is beloved! So many book blogger friends have recommended this series. Having read my first Brandon Sanderson recently (Steelheart) and being completely blown away by the world, characters, and plot on top of being recommended it so many times I caved and decided to read it and my adult book(s) for High Fantasy month.
This book was not at all a disappointment. I saw almost instantly why everyone loves this series. I am incapable of describing or explaining exactly why this book is so fantastic. I wouldn't be able to do it justice and that's not fair to you or this book. It is without a doubt one of the most creative and enthralling books that I have read.
Finally the plot of this book is exactly what I adore in High Fantasy. As a fan of the genre I can usually categorize or even pigeonhole books into one subgenre but the best kinds of books defy all of that. Mistborn is one of those books. Of course it had thrilling action scenes with allomantic battles that had me enthralled and entertained with so much magic and amazing fantastical elements (see section on Allomancy). But it was also full of mystery. There were mind-blowing twists that caught me completely off guard and even some revelations that I was able to solve around the same time as the characters, which are both my favorite type of mysteries and revelations in the books I read. And it had political intrigue with characters who were plotting and scheming for themselves and the betterment of others. And don't get me started on the heart-wrenching feels. Everything throughout the book built to something truly amazing. Every time I thought it couldn't get any crazier, I was proven wrong. Mistborn kept me entertained and surprised to the very last page.
I give Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson a 10 out of 10
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