Very intriguing premise. Unfortunately the story, especially the ending, was not up to the level of the original trilogy. Worth reading if you liked the first three.
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CAN NOT WAIT TILL THE NEXT BOOK IN THE INSTALLMENT. IT WAS A GOOD BOOK AND WORTH IT.
Hopefully the beginning of a great new sub-set of Mistborn novels..please please please let us get a whole new trilogy (or more) based on this great premise
Think victorian steampunk Sherlock with a cowboy shooter. The start drags a little but the action starts soon enough. The main charater has an interesting mix of powers which he uses to his full advantage and making a few epic fight scenes that wouldn't be out of place in a movie. The sidekick is entertaining and makes me laugh everytime he's present.
This book made me like the ending of the original 3 better. I like the idea of this world and I like the author's style. Michael Kramer is great I just wish he had done all Brandon Sanderson's books. It is an easy listen and I highly recommend it if you liked the first 3 mistborn books. You would probably be better off listening to the beginning of the series first. This books stands alone pretty well but there is so much detail in the first three about the world that might make this book a richer experience.
I've seen a lot of people complain that this was not as long as one of Sandersons mistborn books, but the thing to keep in mind there is those books were damned long. This book has a more feel and length of a Terry Pratchett book and in my opinion that is a good thing. I am rather eagerly awaiting his next one of these books. He has a real world to work with here.
I was excited to see this new book as a sort of follow up on the Alloy series. I am looking forward to the next in the series. Great narrator. The characters are better than the Alloy series - a little easier to imagine even though their powers are incredible.
This is a great story set in the Mistborn world that takes all of the qualities of that series and places them in a Industrializing world with guns and trains and electricity. Brandon Sanderson and outdone himself again. The only complaint that I have about this book is the fact that it is so short. I listened to it in less then two days of casual listening and was thirsty for more.
Another thing that I liked about this was that it reminded me of a Sherlock Holmes story, but with a Sanderson twist.
I like, and I want more!
I was really sorry to see Sanderson took a break from his fantasy epic and from completing robert jordan's series to write a book. I told myself if it was not amazing, that Sanderson had just wasted a lot of time. I was NOT DISAPPOINTED!!! The book was fast paced from the beginning and humorous throughout. If you have a credit burning a hole in your pocket I guarantee you won't be disappointed either (if you enjoy the fantasy genre).
If you loved the Mistborn Trilogy, then this is a must read (listen) for you. Enter into a familiar, but different world, and enjoy a hint of the magical world you fell in love with. This is not on-par with the original three books, but kind of a guilty jaunt into what came after. I would liken this more to a serial novel than to a primary work, but it was fun nonetheless.
Michael Kramer did a wonderful job, as always. It's worth the listen just to hear him tell it. By far one of my favorite readers!