After you've done Tolkien, Jordan, Martin, etc., where do you do? I went to the Mistborn Trilogy, and was thoroughly pleased. Sanderson is a fantastic writer and Michael Cramer brings these characters to life. Do it.
I am on the second book in this series, the Well of Ascension, but my review pertains to the series, as I know it so far. Mistborn offers a story about a collection of people that undertake more modern endeavors than one might think, if comparisons are made. Set in another time and place, but not following the exact progression of development we are used to, it does feature magic. It is not complex, or even that interesting. However, the dynamic use of the magic within the context of the story makes it compelling. It is most certainly relevant. It is a long read, but worth it, as in more for your money, to hear a tale in which you become invested in the characters and at what they have at stake.
I rate this book as 4 stars only in that not everyone likes everything. I, personally, become engrossed, intrigued, compelled, and entertained.
This series is absolutly amazing. I am not a fantasy guru but this series had me from the first page. The charactors are masterfly developed and believable. The scope of the world is very detailed and the plot is captivating. A must read.
Big mystery lover here! The picture is of my father who is suffering with dementia and my youngest daughter on her wedding day.
Loved the character development, unique and clever magical ways, and especially the mystery of who the enemy really is. I want to read more because I fell in love with the characters.
I was not familiar with Brandon before he helped to complete Robert Jordan's series, but I was interested to see what he had done. I really like this first book. I thought it was imaginative and the characters were interesting and compelling. I can't wait to get the next two books in this series.
I must say that I was a little unsure about the book when I first decided to read it. In fact the only reason that I picked up this title was because another book reviewer was comparing another book to this one. So I decided to forgo that book for Mistborn.
Now all I can say is wow. Even after all the hours of listening I didn't want the series to end. Now that it's over I'm kind of sad. I highly enjoyed the experience. I hope you do too.
After reading Towers of Midnight I needed another book, and decided to try one of Brandon Sanderson's "own" books, as I certainly didn't think he made WoT any worse, possibly better. I think it might have helped to have Michael Kramer narrate this book, as the voice was already so familiar, but I really liked this book from the start. It's perhaps one of the first fantasy books where I haven't really thought "this is pretty similar to XXXX" about some element(s). I'm not saying he's not ispired by other works, but he's managed to make a pretty unique universe. I'll certainly read, or listen to, the next book!
What starts out as your typical heist story with a new gal brought in as the apprentice to a well known and successful thief and lovable rogue turns into an epic story of learning to trust, breaking preconceptions, and learning to fight for something more then what your base desires are. I was highly impressed with this story after reading Brandon's works on the Wheel of time as well as The Way of Kings and look forward to reading more from him int he future.
I enjoyed this audio book. It is set in a unique world, and contains unique characters. The main character is not a perfect flawless person, which adds depth to her persona. Listening to this in the car to and from work made for a very enjoyable ride. This is definitely worth listening to!
I normally do not read this type of book, but took a chance at the insistence of a friend. It iwas worth it. This is a detailed and entertaining story with very real characters and a terrific plot. Well worth a credit. I will be reading Book 2 in the series.