I remember finishing Mistborn at 2am one morning a few years back, and nearly re-reading it on the spot, I enjoyed it that much. Maybe ‘nearly’ doesn’t sound like a big deal – but I’ve never re-read a book on the spot and only felt like doing so a handful of times, so I’m standing by my ‘nearly’ :D
What really engaged me about the book was its hybrid feel. On one hand it’s a heist story where a small band of heroes go up against a seemingly unstoppable enemy, but Mistborn also has a dystopian setting along with its high fantasy concepts, so for me, there was a lot to love about the mix.
The whole trilogy is pretty ace but this one, the first, is the best for me and it probably had a lot to do with two things – the mentor-like relationship between main characters Kelsier and Vin and the great magic system. The idea of ‘burning’ ingested metals to activate different skills was fun and it also created an interesting economic set of issues.
In short, my favourite of all the Brandon Sanderson stories I’ve read!
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Ashley Capes is an Australian writer of fiction, poetry and very occasional non-fiction.
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