The Hero of Ages, Mistborn Book Three by Brandon Sanderson
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It’s finally over! And boy, was it a roller coaster ride!
Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy. They simply blew my mind away.
While this third installment of the series is packed with explanations and answers to all the questions in the first two books, Sanderson did not let the theories overwhelm the narration. Instead, he used them to his advantage by keeping up the pace and increasing the reader’s compulsion to continue reading till answers are found.
Character-wise, I actually like the transformation of Elend Venture as he struggled with his political ideals in the face of necessity. And I couldn’t help feeling for TenSoon, the kandra who was loyal to Vin till the end. It probably helped that he took the form of a wolfhound most of the time.
I was sorry when the story came to an end, and you bet I will be re-reading it again in the near future.
VERDICT: If you’re a fantasy buff, BUY THE SERIES!
For those who want to know a little about the story line, here’s an overview from bookdepository.com:
Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world. This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson’s saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.