The Hero Of Ages

The Hero Of Ages

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.

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!

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

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

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

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008.
ISBN: 9780765316899
Characteristics: 572 pages : maps.


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Apr 25, 2019

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Oct 29, 2018

The genuinely epic Mistborn Trilogy draws to a profoundly satisfying close. It is clear that the author put in a massive amount of work before he even started writing, as the world-building, various systems of superpowers, and dramatic reveals seems genuinely airtight. After so many massive bombshells, changing so much about what you initially thought was going on in the first 2 books, I was compelled to go back and listen to the entire series a second time. The number of subtle moments of foreshadowing, the number of details from the beginning of book one that seamlessly fit into everything revealed in the final book, show this author to be a master of his craft. Fully worth listening to twice, despite the deep complexity and enormous length, this series has established itself as one of my absolute favorites.

The only part I didn't enjoy (and to be fair, the reader is not SUPPOSED to enjoy this part), was the profound and painful crisis of faith and deep depression that a beloved character struggles with throughout. But, as with the rest of the story, the end of this painful but important subplot is deeply satisfying. This story is massive, often brutal, and quite dark, but like the characters the reader needs to forge ahead.

Jun 21, 2017

I can't believe I waited so long to read this series. I can see why so many people consider Sanderson the best science fiction author of the last 2 decades. The ending was bittersweet, but not depressing. All the loose ends were tied up, all the important questions were answered, and none of it was in done in a quick patch-up way. The few unanswered questions are undoubtedly covered in the other books in this 'Cosmere' universe.

And on top of that, there is a follow up series that takes place 300 years after the events in the Mistborn trilogy. With all this amazing content written in a span of 10 years, it's difficult not to question how authors like G.R.R.Martin can take so long getting from one book to another.

Sep 06, 2016

The ending is fantastic, and didn't disappoint at all (as often happens with other good series).

May 07, 2016

I liked this book, there were a lot of twist and unexpected events. The ending felt a bit rushed though.

Sep 30, 2015

Brandon Sanderson hasn't disappointed me yet, and The Hero of Ages is another win-win to add to his resume.

Sep 30, 2014

Generally a worthwhile read but thought it got a bit too far beyond being credulous. Wasn't too keen on the ending.

Apr 26, 2014

Wow. What an end to a vast, complex series. Few authors can pull off such an ending, but Sanderson certainly is one of them. If you haven't read the first two in the Mistborn series — The Final Empire and The Well of Ascension — you must before you dive into this book, but if you have, be prepared fora surprising, yet satisfying ending. I am amazed at how he ties everything together, weaving all the loose ends, questions, prophesies, and characters together for a fitting conclusion that will last long in your mind. If you call yourself a fantasy lover, you must read this series. From the phenomenal magic system to the incredible characters to the meaningful moral dilemmas, this series is a masterpiece, with the Hero of Ages it's crowning jewel.

Feb 14, 2013

Mistborn is what I think one of the very best yet most underread book series. It's worth reading just for the third book, if not more! Totally blew my mind. Epic.

Jan 21, 2011

I love this book. It has a shocking and sad, yet powerful, meaningful and fulfilling ending.

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