The Final Empire (Mistborn, Book 1)

The Final Empire (Mistborn, Book 1) (Mass Market Paperback, 2007, Tor Fantasy)

Mass Market Paperback, 672 pages

English language

Published July 31, 2007 by Tor Fantasy.

ISBN:
9780765350381

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5 stars (24 reviews)

Experiencing an epiphany within the most daunting prison of the monstrous Lord Ruler, half-Skaa Kelsier finds himself taking on the powers of a Mistborn, and teams up with ragged orphan Vin in a desperate plot to save their world.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action. 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 …

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2 stars

I came rather close to giving up, but my protestant work ethic apparently required me to finish the book.While I certainly liked the characters, with their various flaws, and surprisingly concrete magic system (a Sanderson staple, from what I understand), the dialogue and exposition in general was cringe-worthy. Yes, I get that Vin is traumatized and has trust issues, but maybe we can show some of the consequences without continuously pointing out the causality?Or just give Ham more screen time, although I suspect there's a reason the novel doesn't try following up on any of the moral questions he poses.
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