Monday, 23 June 2014

Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)
By Brandon Sanderson
Reviewed by Jeff
Published: October 14th 2008
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: 572
ISBN: 0765316897

Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness---the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists---is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.

Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can’t even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave readers rubbing their eyes in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream. (Goodreads)

Holy Santa Claus shit that was perfect. DAMN YOU BRANDON FOR BEING SO IMMACULATE! (yes the capitalization was necessary). I just can't even coherently express how good and justifiable that ending was, it was perfect...and to be honest somewhat unexpected. Sanderson is seriously a brilliant storyteller, and his innate ability to sum up this trilogy is proof of that. This series is a masterpiece, and this moment so bittersweet. So utterly appreciative that I got to enjoy Mistborn, but so sad that the main plot line is over. I understand that he has more novels coming out within the Mistborn world, and I will obviously read them, but It just won't be the same.....nothing will, it was too perfect. It just continues to amaze me that Sanderson has so many of these unique and breathtaking worlds that are filled with intricate and complex characters. His ability to engulf the individual and make them feel like not just a reader, but a spectator within his world is inspiring to say the least. You honestly have not lived if you haven't read this trilogy, GET INTO IT! NOW! are and forever will be my "Hero of Ages." (see what I did there?)

5/5 Carls

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