The author kept yu interested all the way thru and made yu want to continue reading the series
It reminded me of the wheels of time series.
A GREAT READ...
Many family and friends encouraged me to read this book although fantasy isn't really my thing. I'm so glad I listened. And the audiobook version was such a great way to go. With all the weird names it really helped to have an expert narrator keep me straight and very interested in the story. What a great "read!" Didn't want to stop listening!
It took a little while to get into this book. Though it starts off with a bang, it's still a brand new world and you don't really understand what's going on. Mistborn turns out to be such an incredible, fulfilling, detailed world with an amazing narrator you simply can't put it down. I have now read this book repeatedly. The rest of this series is just amiable.
This is a new series for me, first time getting into such fantasy, very male and yet not, interesting and aroused my curiosity to read the next book, good read!
"The Lord Ruler"? Seriously?? May as well have named him "The Bad Guy". I thought surely it must have been a placeholder, until the author came up with a good name for him. But I guess that never happened, so he just went with it.
It took me a long time to really get into the story. The narrator didn't help, often sounding like an exaggerated dramatic parody. And kind of monotone, as if his range was rather limited so he just cycled through the different inflections over and over.
The characters were written rather well I think. Not too painfully silly or nonsensical in their thinking, as so often happens in YA fiction. The two leads were both great characters. This writer shows some promise. However, one glaring flaw was that, except for the main character, women barely existed. An exception was one noblewoman who, like our protagonist, was only noteworthy via providence. It wasn't because half the population of this fictional world were female, so there would naturally be many women players. No, they just happened to be exceptional, so they got to be in the story.
I'm glad he wrapped up the story arc, as I'm not sure I want to read the next one. And an actual kiss would have improved the ending. Just saying.
Overall a good story with some great characters. Certainly worth a read if you can see past these issues.
Unfortunately the story is riddled with holes and problems. I also found the writing very dry, simple and repetitive. Kramer does a decent job with the narration but it does not redeem this book. I really really enjoyed other Sanderson works, especially the stormlight archives series. I found it very difficult to get through Mistborn. Would not recommend this one.
I love Fiction. Magic, Dragons, Wizards, and Spies!
I feel like this book was VERY well written and performed even BETTER!!
This book hit all my fantasy needs. I look forward to reading the next one!