Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
Ok, I picked up this book as the continuation of the original Mistborn trilogy that was FANTASTIC. Knowing that this story picks up generations later, I was still hoping for some real ties to the world of Vin and Kelsier. Well....there really wasn't any. I mean, it was the same world, and Sanderson kept the overall feel of the previous books, but the story line was not nearly as grand and epic. There were a few hints and throwbacks to the original story, but they were very few.
The new characters are good. It took me quite a while to really connect with them, but at about the 75% mark I finally did. Wax and Wayne are likable heroes, and the antagonists are really bad, but I couldn't help just feeling a little let down. Great book, but not quite the same as the first 3. Not quite the same level. Maybe it was just a case of elevated expectations, as I will absolutely be picking up the 5th book.
Michael Kramer does a masterful job with the narration as well, and contributes as much as anything to the continuity and enjoyment of this installment.
I love the Mistborn Series, This series is starting out great. Can't wait to start the next book.
Michael Kramer is the best Narrator I've ever heard.
La historia te sorprende y clava sus dientes rápidamente, y no te suelta. Fantástica serie secuela a la primer trilogía. Necesito saber que sigue. Ya.
I have read almost all of Sanderson's novels and was eager to continue the Mistborn trilogy, but comparatively, this installment struggled to do it for me.
The narration was good. The plot wasn't terrible, but it wasn't as enthralling as his earlier works and not even close to the majesty of the Way of Kings. I didn't love the modern setting, although the magic system worked well. I found the characters hard to relate to. Wayne was likable, but I felt like his character would fit better in a YA book, it was too corny. I can't even remember the main character's name to write about him, or the female lead... And I just finished the audiobook five minutes ago. The most interesting part of the book was at the very end and that would be the only reason I would return to this series.