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
I am so excited to discover Brandon Sanderson. This book was well written, the plot complex but not confusing, the characters had depth and were well developed. It was geared toward adults, but I didn't have to worry about language or explicit content if my kids wandered in while it was playing. I already bought the next two books in the series and can't wait to start listening.
I loved this book. The characters were engaging and while the plot was robust, it was fast moving as well. I liked the original way that magic was used in this book as well. Can't wait to start the next one!
well executed. very satisfying. a perfect 5. I loved this book. I was happy to discover only minutes ago theft there is a second installment!!
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Yes, I would. The story is entertaining. Unfortunately I did find my mind wandering. But, I will be listening to the 2nd book to find out what happens to the characters.
He has pretty distinctive voices that match the characters. I like that in his performance.
Yes. That's all I am going to say about that.
I started with the Stormlight chronicles and needed more, so I came back to the older books. In a way, I feel proud of Sanderson because I can see the framework of the writer he will grow to be. This was a fun story. It's not overly cerebral and it goes in a predictable direction, but there were enough twists to keep it interesting. My only real complaint were a few word choices that kept catching my attention. I love it when I get so lost in a story I forget it isn't real but then an awkward phrase snatches me out. If it weren't for the repetitive uses of "maladroitly" I would have given this book a full 5 stars, but I couldn't get past those jerks back to reality by cumbersome phrases. Luckily, having started with his later work, I know Sanderson will grow out of those diction debacles as he learns.
No. It is a fantastic book but I have too many other books waiting to invest another 24 hours.
Slow and deliberate character development. The plots were thick with intrigue and left me looking forward to my daily listening time. The character depth was amazing and yet, there were still things that did not become apparent some characters until the very end.
No. With that said, I am already listening to book two.
There is a battle that takes place towards the end that really drew me in. I don't want to reveal any more than that.
I am a huge Star Wars fan. This series reminds me of Star Wars in some ways. I have found my new favorite series of books.
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