For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.
Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life.
Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.
©2006 Brandon Sanderson; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
it was different but I can see where he got his idea for his new series. over all good, bought books one and two for the price of one... Soo I guess I'm along for the ride..
Sanderson is an expert in the craft of great story telling. I was blown away by a VERY original universe with a unique magic system. The plot was great and came full circle very well.
this story was well executed and fun to listen to. The plot and story progression was fast and exciting but some predictability in the character development and overall conclusion.
So totally unbelievable that I couldn't listen.
I'm trying to figure that out. Sure seems to be a lot of crap in audiobooks. Then I find some real gems, then back to crap trying to find my next read.
Every one of them
Torture, pure torture
The characters are well thought-out, the system(s) of magic likewise, but it's the politics which will keep you listening.
a thoughtful and enjoyable experience the whole way through. an amazing story, wonderfully presented. kept me thinking while I enjoyed the ride. will be adding more from this author to my collection!
Really enjoyed listening to this story. Great narration. The characters came to life. A few twists here and there keep you guessing. Looking forward to the next book!
This is one of the best books I've ever read. Brandon Sanderson has a gift. The captivating world, charecters and story he created was brought to life even more by the talented voice talents. Thank you!
Brandon Sanderson has created an amazing world with a new magic based on metals. You will not be disappointed with this audio book, as both the story and performance are well worth your time. This is my first time listening, but I guarantee it will not be my last. I plan to listen to all of the books in this series and re-read them again if they are as good as this one.
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