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    As I finish this trilogy, I feel like addressing this book on two levels first, on its own strengths and weaknesses as a novel and second, as the capstone of the series and as an exposition of the Mistborn world and mythology I ll start with the latter of the two.The overwhelming impression I get from the Mistborn books is that they have been written by someone who is a fantasy fan first, a fantasy author second A pedantic geek, if you will And I mean all of this as the highest praise Sanderson clearly has a fanboy s love of internal consistency, and distaste for discontinuity, and is writing the kind of books that he would like to read In essence, he is both the author, and the slightly Aspergian fan at the fantasy convention asking that author some annoyingly penetrating questions This is a man with a proper appreciation for words like canon and retcon.Because of these qualities, Sanderson is without a doubt the most consistent, airtight world builder I have ever read As the series builds, slowly revealing and of the world, the various types of magic, and the overarching mythology, everything snaps into place perfectly And what s , it becomes obvious that everything has been perfectly laid out behind the scenes from the very start Completely absent is any feeling that the author was making things up as he went along I never once found myself having that Sure Luke and Leia were always supposed to be siblings, George feeling, nor even that You know, Jo, when Hagrid got out of Azkaban prison at the end of your second book, he acted as though it was no big deal feeling.And this is great for me, because I m a pedantic geek myself when I read fantasy and sci fi it s naturally difficult for me to suspend disbelief, and I m constantly mentally peeking around corners and poking at curtains And here, in the place of that nagging skepticism was an actual sense of wonder, as every big reveal sent me scrambling back mentally, trying to figure out how I didn t see that coming This is definitely a series that would reward a second reading That Sanderson was the one tapped to finish the late Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time series now makes all kinds of sense, as he is pretty much an iron clad guarantee that fans of that famously deep and involved fantasy universe will not be disappointed What s better is that this magnificent world is paired with an excellent story There s little of the slow though, in retrospect, necessary build that made up much of the first part of the first book Instead, The Hero of Ages comes out guns blazing not literally, though firearms are mentioned in passing The plot is fast moving, yet everything builds towards a monstrous climax that ends up taking up the last full quarter of the book The resolution of the plot is mind blowing, moving, satisfying, and it ties the entire three book story up elegantly It s impressive that Brandon Sanderson can put this neat a bow on such an epic tale, when far experienced writers like Neal Stephenson and Stephen King still occasionally hit or miss.It seems to me that Sanderson improved as a writer over the course of this series unsurprising, given how young, prolific, and obviously dedicated to the craft he is That is not to imply he s a great writer just yet, as his chops continue to catch up to his impressive imagination There are still some jarring lexical choices words like guy and tsunami, and terms like hat trick, feel out of place even in the context of Sanderson s straightforward modern American English And dialogue is still not a strong point group conversations in particular still come off kind of stilted and awkward But there is obvious, measurable improvement in the writing from the first book to the third in this series, and I m definitely looking forward to reading of Sanderson s work.Postscript Wow, I m surprised by the number of likes on this review If you enjoyed it, please feel free to check out my reviews of the first and second books in the trilogy Cheers

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    This is not a review This is a story, a story about a man who opened the first pages of Mistborn The Final Empire.Back in August 2016, there was a man who lived in emptiness He was probably clinically depressed, but he would never know he didn t get himself checked His heart didn t ache, his smile was freely given, but he was never happy he felt empty every day Damages were added when he realized his hobbies didn t interest him that much any, which resulted in reluctant social interaction with his friends His insomnia was so acute that he couldn t sleep without alcohol so he drowned in it every night These symptoms were most likely the aftermath of cumulative mental damage afflicted by those closest to him His best friend spread lies about him, his closest cousin stole tons of money from him, and then he lost his job and his then girlfriend dumped him He was alone He told himself, this can t be it There s always a way to come back stronger He decided to do something new he decided to fully immerse himself in reading novels There were countless choices out there and he didn t know what to choose first, but on the 1st of September 2016, he dived into the mist and hope was born.He was completely addicted By the end of the trilogy, reading fiction, especially fantasy, became a drug for him Amazed by the five year struggle, the characters in the book became incredibly real to him and he lived through every single event with them He knew that the end of this trilogy was the beginning of what he hoped would be an everlasting adventure He knew that he had become deeply entrenched by the power of words.This is not a review this is a story A story about a renewed man who closed the last page on The Hero of Ages as a different person from the one who first picked up the book A story about me, rising out of the mist a better man I am, unfortunately, the Hero of Ages Picture The Hero of Ages by breath artI ve read and reviewed than 200 novels within the past two and a half years I won t lie during that journey, I ve read series that I think are better than this trilogy However, when it comes to a matter of importance, this trilogy stands at the utmost top and there will never exist another that could change that situation for me Finishing this trilogy watered the flower of hope in my garden I found a lot of friends who have the same hobby as me, I found a new job, I found a new girlfriend who loves to read and understand my passions I m not empty any.Some readers will consider Brandon Sanderson a weak author who doesn t deserve his success Some will consider his books or characters to be poorly written Some will envy Sanderson because he s successful than their favorite authors All of these are views they have every right to hold after all, we re all entitled to our opinions For me, he s none of these things Sometimes I wonder if I would have become the man I am today if I had picked a different series to start my literary adventure Maybe I wouldn t have fallen in love with fantasy novels so deeply maybe all the blessings I mentioned before would not have aligned with my stars However, that s a question I can t answer.I know that I haven t talked about this concluding installment and what made the book superb But thinking about it, when a book has managed to change the core of my lifestyle, I doubt I need to fully explain what made this trilogy amazing Like I said, I won t claim this trilogy is the best series out there, because it s not It s one of my favorites but I ve encountered plenty that are definitely better However, nothing can change the fact that the Mistborn trilogy will always be the most important novels in my life It sparked my love for reading fantasy novels it s an alpha in my endless journey to find omega I haven t met Sanderson and I don t know if I ever will he most likely won t ever read these words and that s okay A reader and author are connected most of the time by a monetary relationship I pay to read their story, and they need money to keep on making stories I m content with doing that It s time for me to put an end to this portion of my story adventure awaits Brandon Sanderson, here are my closing sentences for you No matter what anyone else says about you, your works are responsible for changing my life for the better For that, no words will ever be enough to express my gratitude.This is not a review this is a story A story about me, and I d like to thank Brandon Sanderson for sparking my love for reading novels You are, fortunately, my hero of ages Petrik Picture Mistborn trilogy by Marc Simonetti Series Review Mistborn The Final Empire 5 5 stars The Well of Ascension 5 5 stars The Hero of Ages 5 5 stars Mistborn trilogy 15 15 stars You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions

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    Re read on AudioWell, that ending I cried I finally got to find out all of the mysteries behind the mysteries in the book I loved how Spook s character grew so much in this book, although some of it wasn t from a good place But sometimes you have to go to a bad place to get to the good place I fell in love with his character a lot in this book I got to find out about TenSoon and the Kandra I loved learning about that, although I wanted to vaporize some of them TenSoon won my heart in the second book, but so in this book I still love Sazed and he had such an important part in all the books I m so happy for his ending in the book That s all, short and sweet I love Brandon Sanderson, even though he breaks my heart Vin Elend I will always love you both You ve led us to die Fatren yelled He was covered in koloss blood, though a patch on his shoulder looked to be his own Why Fatren demanded Elend simply pointed as the speck grew larger What is is Fatren asked over the chaos of battle Elend smiled The first of those armies I promised you Vin fell from the sky in a tempest of horseshoes, landing directly at the center of the koloss army. MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List

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    This was the most perfect series finale I can remember reading I cannot I just. A review will be on my channel when I can form words.

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    This review is not a review of the book, but of my emotional journey through reading it and upon finishing For those of you who have read the Mistborn trilogy, I think you can empathize with what I felt For those of you who haven t, I ask that you do yourself a favor, and feast upon these books For they are truly the most amazing books I ve ever read Before the end, I was going to write an absolutely glowing review full of caps lock and exclamations points and gifs and pictures and my singing glorious praising to high heaven to clearly show my ultimate love and devotion for this book But I just can t, I can t I am hurting I m in so much pain Never before has a book put me through such emotional turmoil, rendering me to a sobbing, terrible mess, with my heart ripped to pieces, bleeding on the floor, my chest aching, my mind, near in shock I didn t want this to happen I didn t even consider something like this, especially of this magnitude, happening Sanderson put me through hell But I cannot hate him I cannot hate his prowess in making me go through all of this pain, and yet leaving me with feelings of indescribable joy and breathless wonder I closed the book with such a wonderful feeling of satisfaction and completion, not wanting in anything save for that I didn t want it to end It was a difficult journey, yes, but any journey worth making is worth the trials And this particular journey, was most possibly, the most rewarding journey I ve ever been on in the literary world I thrive on.When a novel really makes me feel, it becomes dear and precious to me than any other book It shines brighter, dark as the tale may be, tearful as it may make me But that is what readers are looking for A story that speaks to their heart and soul, pours emotion into them, making them feel everything the characters are feeling, and lingers well after the last page And this is what I treasure Any novel that can do this to me, even though it may not be the best written or executed, is one to be cherished dearly This novel stands out though Not only does it make you feel deeply, it has outstanding world building, an incredible cast of characters that you love dearly, and a brilliant execution of a story that leaves you in breathless awe.I knew this series wasn t all happy endings and rainbows and light It is a terrible, dying world with an unknown force beating upon it Horrible ramifications will happen, there is no escaping them There is no hope of creating a happily ever after for everyone, and creating a world anew without some type of destruction and loss People die, thousands of people People you care about My heart was torn out and trampled on And it s still trying to put itself together again This is a dark tale Sanderson doesn t paint it light He shows you what becomes of a world destroyed, what happens after its thousand years of relentless abuse But, even then, even through all those dark moments, there are moments of light, of love and joy and laughter And hope Faith and hope, I believe, is the core of the novel, what makes all the characters press onward in hopes of a brighter future The mists, the darkness are ever pressing on them, but they never give up hope They never stop believing that all could be well if they but fight to secure it.I can t write this review and not talk about the characters I can t talk specifically about what they did that I loved, or their personal thoughts and journey, lest I spoil the book But I can say that I adore these people with every fiber of my being They are not just characters moving a story forward, they live and breathe and are REAL When they were in pain, I was in pain When something terrible happened to someone I loved, I cried, my heart raging inside, aching and furious at what was happening But oh how wonderful they are, how glorious their stalwartness and love and self discovery over the course of their lives One such person, whom I love and respect and praise, was Sazed Dear Sazed Your soul searching quest was perhaps the most riveting and saddening I ached watching you despair and lose your hope that you had held onto the whole of your life until something devastating sent your doubts flying, your faith failing But it all paid off Everything you learned, discovered about your life s devotion of studying religions Therein was the faith you needed, you just had to look at them with a new light, a different perspective And I loved what you became It was so perfect for you, and made my soul soar with happiness And then Vin and Elend Their characters were brilliant Their outcome, their destiny, jaw dropping, and I cannot say on them You need to discover this on your own You will come to love them, and you will ache deeply when terrible things happen to them But the pain is not all for naught You have to feel pain for them to connect you to them, to make them real, to make the story and their characters believable and entrancing The ending was heartbreaking, but so perfect, it couldn t shouldn t have happened any other way And even though thinking that disheartens me, it was remarkable in its execution, and ended with a perfect brush of the light and new found joy that I was so desperate to find With the ever present mist and ash and red sunlight, I yearned for the characters to find their blue sky, and yellow sun, and green grass They never knew of those things With a thousand years of red sky and brown landscape, such things were preposterous, laughable Vin believed in it though, because Kelsier did And this vague image of a better, brighter, lively world full of color, brought them a measure of hope and desire that fueled them in their desperate actions to find this better world, where Inquisitors and Ruin cannot abound, and where peace and light reign.One last character whom I thought was brilliantly crafted, even so after his death, was The Lord Ruler I never could have imagined his role in the story, his true intentions that were misunderstood by those seeking to overthrow him Sanderson created the most unbelievably cruel, good villian He is not what he seems, and is only a pawn of something even devious and cunning and ruthless than he ever could be The whole plot, how everything came together, the realization of what certain things meant, was utterly brilliant It s mindboggling to think that someone could concoct such a story, such a world, being so attentive to every single little last detail that is essential in making the world work and have no problems in its making and telling Sanderson is a mastermind genius I could never be as superb as he is, but I hope I could be half, or a fourth, or a hundredth so brilliant with storytelling and drawing people in.I almost forgot Spook Erica, what are you thinking Ah, Spook, you captured my heart You became the man I was hoping you would be You never lost yourself, but you became so much And I loved it I loved your growth and love you had and strength You, with Elend and Sazed, are my hero.I sincerely urge you, plead you, to read the Mistborn Trilogy It is so outstanding and perfect and thrilling, you will find you cannot stay away from the world once you enter, and will dread leaving it What truly, is amazing than these books Though I have read them just this year, and there are still thousands of books out there to read, I have a feeling I will not find another read brilliant And though I don t read much epic fantasy which I think will change soon , I believe the Mistborn trilogy stands out in this genre, and is than worth reading and loving They have become my favorite books ever nothing I ve read comes even close And this is why I wish everyone on earth would read these books I will recommend it to everyone I can When I love a book so deeply and desperately, I can t not tell everyone of its brilliance, and that they MUST read it And you must You must if you want a book that arrests you completely, and leaves you with such deep emotion and love and wanting I can t praise these books enough, and I hope I have been able to sway you to read them You will not regret it, trust me.

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    See this review and like it on www.bookbastion.net ________I ve been avoiding writing this review for a week or so now, both because I know it s going to be difficult to write, and difficult to share what I recognize is an unpopular opinion We all can agree that Brandon Sanderson is magic I can t even bring myself to finish one work in progress, yet he s constantly in the middle of multiple projects at the same time and is slowly building a greater shared universe for his novels that will probably one day equal the book equivalent of Marvel and DC s own universes of heroes I also recognize that he has slowly and deservedly amassed a very vocal fanbase who absolutely adore the way he writes and the stories he tells.Also, I can t argue against his creativity I ve read 4 books by Sanderson at this point this series, and The Way of Kings and each has managed to surprise me and astound me in the way Sanderson showcases his ability to craft worlds that feel real, alive and full of history His magic systems are wildly creative and well thought out and are exactly what the best of fantasy should be So why didn t I love this book Maybe this was a case of too much of a good thing Yes, the worldbuilding and magic is creative, but the amount of information Sanderson packs into this trilogy was than a little bit exhausting, especially when reading all three books pretty much in a row I think if I had put a year between reading each book, I might have enjoyed it a little bit because if I m being totally honest, Brandon Sanderson has a habit of over delivering information that drives me crazy.Sanderson opens each chapter in all 3 books with italicized passages that are essentially his worldbuilding notes In books 1 and 2 I didn t so much mind them as they directly connect to research Sazed and Vin were conducting over the course of the story In this book, they re straight up infodumps, pertaining to a new magic system that he clearly couldn t find another way to work into the story.I was left wondering what the point of all this information was, and like an english major taking a math course, wondering why I needed to know it Each chapter starts with a character performing a simple action Vin Pushing and Pulling herself through the mists Sazed arriving at a town Spook or another ancillary character entering a building This sets the scene for action the characters will get to eventuallyThe characters endlessly ruminate over past events in what I became certain was an attempt to pad the page count to ensure each of these books reached epic proportions If you take out all of the pointless trips down memory lane, this 700 page book could have achieved the same ends in probably 300 pages Vin s inner monologue was still revisiting when she first met Kelsier, or when she dressed as Valette in numerous chapters and those events happened over 5 years ago in book time Elend s inner monologue reminds us constantly that he used to be a scholar, and is now a king Oh, and in case you ve forgotten what metal does what, it s repeated basically in every chapter too You seriously could play a drinking game based on the repeated information alone though I hope you have a hearty liver and an ability to hold your alcohol if you try.The story finally creeps forward in slowly increasing steps until the final 20% of the book or so, when Sanderson abandons the earlier slow pace in favor of a frenetic end If I was rating this book on the last chunk of the story, it would get all the stars The ending was spectacular and appropriately epic for fantasy However, a novel is a sum of its parts and there s about 500 pages in this book that I had hoped to enjoy a lot than I did Also, I m just going to say it Elend and Vin are boring They re boring characters They re an even boring couple They re too powerful when they re together, and Sanderson doesn t so much show them in love and romantically connected as he does tell the audience repeatedly that they re husband and wife, and in love Their connection to each other seemed another casualty of Sanderson s compulsive need to sanitize this story of any sort of adult element that might arise There is even a scene where Sanderson goes out of his way to explain that Kandra remove their visible genitals, so when a few of them are walking around naked they re walking like barbie dolls or crewmembers of the USS Callister.It doesn t make sense They re not even human though they use human form So why would they worry about removing their genitals It s stuff like this that pulled me out of the story and honestly, makes me cringe a little Further, 3 books in and the only decent female character Sanderson bothered to put in this trilogy was Vin There are than a half dozen supporting male characters in this series, and the majority of them all survive to the end of the story Surely one or two other awesome female characters could have found something important to do in this book Don t even get me started on Beldre, who I think was a terrible character with unrealistic motivations from start to finish She only exists to ensure that every character gets neatly paired off with a romantic and heterosexual interest of their own at the end of the book Before I started this series, I had plans on prioritizing Words of Radiance and Oathbringer this year, but after this experience I ve moved them to the bottom of my to be read list I enjoyed The Way of Kings when I read it, but I ve also read 100 great books since then and I think my standards might be a bit higher than they used to be, and I m no longer sure I d enjoy the sequels 3 out of 5 stars___________Thank you to my buddy read partners, href Humphrey and Scrill These ladies are wonderful, and if you re not following them you should be

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    I am, unfortunately, the Hero of Ages Books like this are the reason I am so harsh on shitty books, is all i have to say right nowReview to come.

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    What a heart wrenching, but beautiful ending to this fantastic series.

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    Grabs mic Clears throat and begins to scream FUCK YOUFUCK MEFUCK THISFUCK THATFUCK EVERYTHINGI SALUTE YOU, BRANDON SANDERSON I m just going to go kindly check myself into the hospital I suffered multiple cardiac arrests over these endless plot twists Sanderson has ZERO mercy Let me repeat that ZERO MOTHERFUCKING MERCY. Drops Mic

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The Hero of Ages download The Hero of Ages, read online The Hero of Ages, kindle ebook The Hero of Ages, The Hero of Ages 94ee9a7989f7 Who Is The Hero Of Ages To End The Final Empire And Restore Freedom, Vin Killed The Lord Ruler But As A Result, The Deepness The Lethal Form Of The Ubiquitous Mists Is Back, Along With Increasingly Heavy Ashfalls And Ever Powerful Earthquakes Humanity Appears To Be DoomedHaving Escaped Death At The Climax Of The Well Of Ascension Only By Becoming A Mistborn Himself, Emperor Elend Venture Hopes To Find Clues Left Behind By The Lord Ruler That Will Allow Him To Save The World Vin Is Consumed With Guilt At Having Been Tricked Into Releasing The Mystic Force Known As Ruin From The Well Ruin Wants To End The World, And Its Near Omniscience And Ability To Warp Reality Make Stopping It Seem Impossible She Can T Even Discuss It With Elend Lest Ruin Learn Their Plans