Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1)
written by Brandon Sanderson
published by Tor Books
Why did I pick this book: I received this trilogy as a gift.
Did I enjoy this book: Let’s just say I gave up both sleep AND personal hygiene so I could keep reading. It’s fantastic. It’s a superpower driven fantasy that, for once, involves a bit of actual science (well, if you can call people who eat metal “science”). At any rate, it’s a nice switch from the usual magic found in fantasy novels, and although you’ll find many of the Usual Suspects (snarky hero with a dark past, youngling who doesn’t understand her power, corrupt politicians, etc), I guarantee you’ll be hooked well before you finish the first hundred pages.
This isn’t the first book of Sanderson’s I’ve read – I reviewed Elantris in 2013 (read my review here), so while I was expecting to enjoy Mistborn, I wasn’t expecting to be quite so obsessed. It’s brilliant. It’s awesome. I haven’t showered in two days, but I’m going to crack open The Well of Ascension (book two in the series) just as soon as I finish typing this anyway. I’ll just tell my Husband to sit on the other side of the room.
Would I recommend it: Yes. Go. Read it. Just be careful where you wear your metal.
Will I read it again: Almost certainly.
About the book – from Goodreads: A thousand years ago evil came to the land. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk labor as slaves in volcanic ash fields. A troublemaker arrives. A rumored revolt depends on an untrustworthy criminal and a young girl who must master Allomancy, metal magic.