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Publisher Description

Now with over 10 million copies sold, The Mistborn Series has the thrills of a heist story, the twistiness of political intrigue, and the epic scale of a landmark fantasy saga.

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.

This saga dares to ask a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails?

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners

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191 Reviews

Surprised Face with Open Mouth“If I could rate this book a 10/10, I would! It took me a while to read it cause of how busy I was, but I’ve already bought the remaining books in the series. I am so thrilled to be starting in the Cosmere and can’t wait! I don’t usually read male authors because of how they write women, but Brandon Sanderson writes women so well and they aren’t stereotypical at all. The universe he creates is stunning.”
Multi-layered charactersDescriptive writingAddictiveMagical settingDark
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“Wow wow wow! This was the first Brandon Sanderson book I ever read and it left me speechless! Before reading this, I saw it recommended everywhere. Therefore, I went into it with incredibly high expectations and it still exceeded them! This book was incredible in every way, shape, and form. The characters are some of the best I’ve ever read and the magic system is so refreshingly original! I can’t wait to continue with this series.”
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveUnpredictableImmersive settingMagical setting
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“ця книга була вау! я плакала вкінці, я дивувалась напочатку. дуже рада, що купила її і прочитала, бо вона мене трохи освіжила і вивела з читацького слампу”
Characters change and growHeroic figuresMorally ambiguousMulti-layered charactersEasy to readAction-packedComplexDark settingDarkPolitical
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“A brilliant ode to revolution, set in a world that looks a lot like ours. I cared so much for each characters…”
Relatable charactersAction-packedTragicDark settingHeartbreakingMeaningful
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I loved the characters so much. The plot was insane and complex. While it wasn’t the most fast paced I still wanted to be in the world and know what was going on and what was going to happen next. The magic system is very interesting and the different metals and how vin learned each one from someone new. The lord ruler being someone else and not who we thought the whole time! Kelsiers brother becoming something else. Kelsier dying. I loved Elena with my whole heart. Hopefully he is a good king.”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenComplexImmersive settingThought-provoking

About Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance; and other novels, including The Rithmatist and Steelheart. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.

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