Male, 32 years old. Big fan of Fantasy books! Wheel of time, Lord of the rings, The Hobbit and Game of thrones are listed high!
Got to know Sanderson through the last of the Wheel of time books. So i gave this book a chance! And a absolutte surprise! highly recomended !
I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.
George R .R. Martin got me into the fantasy genre, and Brandon Sanderson kept me there.
This book has likable characters and really interesting and well thought out system of magic, something which I didn't realize existed until Sanderson came along. Even Martin's Game of Thrones suffers from the deficit that magic unexplained and unbounded is just a wide open door to deus ex machina crutches.
This book had me hooked instantly, entertained thoroughly, and I rushed right onto the other two in the series.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great adventure epic. It was incredibly fun and satisfying.
It was an enjoyable listen for the most part. There were times when the narrator sounded really bored with the subject. There are a lot of detailed passages to describe how the characters were using the different metals and the narrator just phoned it in during those times.
I enjoyed Vin and her evolution as a character.
Understandable, even and mellow
There was but I don't want to give any of the story away.
Although the book takes some time to get going (a pattern I've noticed with Sanderson's work) it's worth a listen. I became more invested in the characters as the book continued and I'm looking forward to listening to the next two in the series.
I love when I get lost in a book. That is one of the best feelings ever. I'm not much of a fantasy reader, but totally enjoyed book #1 of the Mistborn series. It seems everywhere I turn, someone is talking about Brandon Sanderson and what an excellent author he is. I would now add my voice to that crowd.
The Mistborn series is about a group of slaves trying to defeat the lord ruler. Engaging, well-written, with good characters. All in all, a very fun read. And I'm very glad that there are more books in this series!
I started this once and abandoned it. Having run out of other things I gave it another try. I think it will be a good series, but I had a really hard time getting in to it until almost 2/3 the way in.
The story was good, the narration was well done, and yet with every passing moment i felt myself disliking the book more and more.
First the parts i liked:
I enjoyed how the author didnt just have the character do "magic" but rather gave a "scientific" explanation of how their bodies have the ability to burn specific metals which give them unique powers. To many books have protaganists that can use "magic" which seems to have no limits. I liked that there were specific things these characters could and couldnt do.
The story was good as well, i was constantly wondering how they were going to overthrow the empire and who/if anyone was going to die, betray them, or quit the mission. The story had its issues (see below), but it was still interesting.
Now for what i didnt like:
The story was to organized. At the beginning of the book they laid out their plan for how they were going to overthrow the lord commander, and except for a few minor hiccups, the plan was followed. While listening they made it seem that some of the issues that popped up were going to stop their plan, but after thinking back, everything was executed nearly perfectly. Other than being curious about characters, were they actually good, or were they bad, the story was to straightforward. I knew what was coming. I kept on expecting something to happen that was going to throw the story in a spiral but it never happened, which disappointed me.
Overall not a bad book, but i have definitely listened to better.
The vivid and detailed world he created! It encompassed politics, economics, social order, religion, mysticism, and fantasy.
Lady Vin. Her transformation from a street urchin to noble woman/ assassin was epic.
He brings the characters to life!
Can't say it would be a spoiler!
What a great story! I am halfway through the second book. This would make a great TV series!
This story is very unique, and although at first it was not that interesting (it was very slow building) the books picks up as you read along and the genius ideas of the writer about the world, the powers and the characters are very unique and help create an amazing story.
The best evidence for my love of the book is buying the second and third books (which by now are far form disappointing).
The narrator I think could have been a little less dreary, mellow and cynical but that is an interpretation some people might relate to. Nevertheless, he is acting the characters uniquely and beautifully.
Loved reading the book and keep reading the sequels :)
Always after books that read well in the tractor!
You know when a story makes your heart hurt, it is one of the greats. I dearly felt it when one of the characters died; couldn't believe it in fact. Wanted to wrench out my ipod and crush it. But, the plan was so very brilliant...
a wonderful book, overall. Not sure if I can handle the second. I loved the magical system, loved the narrator. Love brandon sanderson in general.
Worth a listen, definitely.
I would listen to this over and over for the quick wit, believable characters, and engrossing plot.
Kelsier in this first book is strong, smart, and haunted. His heroics and wily attitude make him lovable.
I really can't choose just one scene, I enjoyed the whole thing.
Yes, although as with moth Sanderson books you have to take a break to sleep and such. :)