Not Brandons best book but really good. His books make you expect so much becouse of how good a writer he is. He didnt disapoint on this one. Worth every penny.
I did not know how Sanderson was going to bring back the Mistborns, but he did it. And he did it in a way that that welcomes new listeners / readers without having to go back to the original series. I strongly suggest the first series, but it is not necessary. This book is well worth the credit. I can’t wait for him to get to the next one in the series. Thank you Mr. Sanderson.
Brandon Sanderson did a great job of creating a sort of western/gun-slinging feel mixed with the Mistborn world. The Narrator does a great job of bringing this book to life.
Described in terms of other books/authors this book is like an Orson Scott card novel, X-men, a Louis L'amour western, and Sherlock Holmes. :D Keep it up Brandon Sanderson!
I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.
I wanted more of the Mistborn universe, but this book had none of the charm of the original trilogy.
It was okay as a thought experiment to see what the mistborn magic system would look like in a different technological era... but the value of the book begins and ends right there.
If you finished the Mistborn trilogy and you want more Sanderson, I'd point you away from this book and towards either The Stormlight Archives, or for something lighter, The Rithmatist.
I waited over a year after finishing the mistborn series to read this. I should have rushed to it. It is a great extension of the series.
It is a different time period, but it has a similar feel to the series. While I think it'd be enjoyable on its own, because of the illusions and other references, I'd say you'd want to read the trilogy first. And honestly, you should read it.
Brandon brings this new story in about 350 years after then end of the original trilogy. I wasn't so sure how I was going to take to what is essentially a Western with the Mistborn magic system on top of it. Yet, it works. As usual, Sanderson quickly creates a compelling new set of characters and proceeds to put them through the ringer.
The end brings an interesting twist and I presume we'll be seeing more of this story line in the future.
Definitely a strong recommend. While it will certainly add to your experience if you've already read the first trilogy, this new book is far enough removed from it and a strong enough stand alone story that you can comfortably start with this one.
The mistborn trilogy is one of my all time favorites. I didn't really realize he had planned to continue with the setting. The background of how this book came to be published made me worried, but I wasn't disappointed. The characters are just as interesting and fun as the ones in the original trilogy. The plot, while not as epic as the previous books, was just as engrossing. I also really like the way it ended. I'm happy to know that the author is planning a sequel to this story as well as a new trilogy (in modern times).
Definitely don't read as a stand alone book, but if you've already read original mistborn trilogy, this will remind you how good that was and make you excited for future books.
I loved mistborn, but was unsure how the world would translate into a more modern-ish setting. Sanderson does a great job and I really enjoyed the book dispite my hesitation.
I would say the audio compliments the print
how he incorporated the old west style time period to the pre-modern time
Yes I have! and it was stellar as always.
Oh yea i laughed like mad at the sidekick reminded me alot of Mat from WoT
Look forward to another I hope to come.
I've read most of Brandon Sanderson's books People who enjoyed the Mistborn trilogy will like this book. That being said, someone who hasn't read the Mistborn books will still understand this book. This book is really good for people who like magic and logic at the same time. A lot of fantasy books have magic that has undefined boundaries or limitations. The author combines a magic system that is detailed and works with physics. The author does a good job of not getting too caught up in details so that the story moves along though. This is mystery book set in a western time frame where a lawman tries to track down the ringleaders of gang of robbers and kidnappers.
Yes. He does an okay job in some of the other books I've listened to. I think he did a pretty good job in this book though.
Yes, but I listened to it in 2 or 3
This would be a good book to listen to in a long car ride with a group of people. It's fun, interesting, and you don't have to worry about bad language or sexually explicit content. It is a little violent in some places, but its not gory. Mostly gunfights and such.