The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn Trilogy, #1)

I FINALLY got to pick up the Mistborn trilogy after getting the box set way back in August and it was more than worth it.

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It looks like a beautiful winter doesn’t it?

Goodreads/Amazon

Rating- 5/5 stars

Publisher- Gollancz

Pages- 647 (Paperback)

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 colour 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.

Review

If there’s one thing that I noticed and loved, it’s that it felt like Ocean’s Eleven and Pirates of the Caribbean combined and thrown into a gorgeous fantastical word. The size of the book might be intimidating, but you fly through faster than most easy to read contemporaries.

The POVs are majorly divided into those of Kelsier, the head of the skaa thieving crew, and Vin, a lowly thief discovered by chance during a con. Other than these there’s a host of others and I loved all of them. It’s a lot like reading a fantasy version of Sons of Anarchy.

The story itself was fairly simple with more than a few surprises around. My favorite parts were when Vin and Kelsier would push off into the mists in their cloaks and use Allomancy to jump from place to place and infiltrate the Great Houses to start a fight or just help Vin practice.

This was me, during the entire book. There are literally no words.

Or that. Seriously. I have no words how to explain how good it was.

Out of the entire crew, Hammond and Breeze were my favorites. For some reason, I imagined them as Tom Hardy and Mark Gatiss and it worked perfectly. The banter between these two characters was so awesome and brilliant and I loved all of it.

This review is basically full of ‘I loved it so much’ and I feel like if I talk about it too much it might spoil a few things for those who haven’t read it.

If you really want to read a good fantasy book, pick up this series because it sure as hell doesn’t feel like you’re reading epic fantasy. You’ll be too eager to get to the next page and by the end you’ll be like this-

It’s stunning, fast paced and absolutely delicious. Read. It.

Rating- 5/5 stars.

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