By Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's latest grasp story spinner, writer of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to show a style on its head by way of asking an easy query: What if the hero of prophecy fails? what sort of international effects while the darkish Lord is dependable? the reply may be present in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts motion that starts off in Mistborn.
For one thousand years the ash fell and no plants bloomed. For 1000 years the Skaa slaved in distress and lived in worry. For 1000 years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute energy and supreme terror, divinely invincible. Then, whilst desire was once goodbye misplaced that now not even its reminiscence remained, a very scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it within the depths of the Lord Ruler's such a lot hellish felony. Kelsier "snapped" and located in himself the powers of a Mistborn. an excellent thief and usual chief, he grew to become his abilities to the final word caper, with the Lord Ruler himself because the mark.
Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the neatest and such a lot reliable allomancers, every one of whom stocks one in every of his many powers, and all of whom take pleasure in a high-stakes problem. basically then does he display his final dream, not only the best heist in heritage, however the downfall of the divine despot.
But in spite of the simplest felony workforce ever assembled, Kel's plan appears to be like extra just like the final lengthy shot, till good fortune brings a ragged lady named Vin into his lifestyles. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, yet she's lived a miles harsher lifestyles. Vin has realized to anticipate betrayal from every person she meets, and gotten it. she's going to need to learn how to belief, if Kel is to assist her grasp powers of which she by no means dreamed.
Readers of Elantris inspiration they'd came across somebody distinctive in Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn proves they have been correct.
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And reliance like that could be exploited. In the distance, the “farmers” on the fields tossed aside their tools and pulled bows from hidden clefts in the ground. The gates to the city opened, revealing the soldiers hiding inside—soldiers that the Seanchan raken scouts had claimed were a four-day ride away. Ituralde raised his looking glass. The battle began. The Prophet’s fingers bit dirt, tearing trenches in the soil as he scrambled up to the top of the forested hillside. His followers straggled behind.
Min’s dark eyes were so worried he had to turn away. Alivia—who had watched the exchange about Semirhage with those penetrating eyes of hers—seemed too knowing. Nynaeve finally gave in and tugged on her braid. For once, Cadsuane didn’t chastise him for his outburst. Instead she just sipped her wine. How could she stand the stuff? The thought was trivial. Ridiculous. He wanted to laugh. Only, the sound wouldn’t come out. He couldn’t summon even a wry humor, not anymore. Light! I can’t keep this up.
Egwene would never—” “She’s Amyrlin,” he said, downing his cup of wine in one gulp. It was as putrid as he recalled. “Aes Sedai to the core. ” Yes, Lews Therin said. We need to stay away from all of them. They refused to help us, you know. Refused! Said my plan was too reckless. That left me with 51 T EARS FROM S TEEL only the Hundred Companions, no women to form a circle. Traitors! This is their fault. But. . but I’m the one who killed Ilyena. Why? Nynaeve said something, but Rand ignored her.
The Final Empire (Mistborn, Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson