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Mistborn Trilogy [Kindle Edition]

Brandon Sanderson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (797 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The New York Times bestselling series from Brandon Sanderson.
 
This boxed set contains:
Mistborn
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.



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About the Author

Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. Since then he has written the Mistborn series, amongst others, become a New York Times bestselling author and been hailed as the natural successor to Robert Jordan. He lives in Utah.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5419 KB
  • Print Length: 1000 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (February 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004H1TQBW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #826 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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469 of 486 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars new fan of Sanderson, after Gathering Storm November 18, 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am a new fan of Brandon Sanderson; I never heard of him until I read book 12 from WOT, the Gathering Storm. After that book, I just had to go find out more about this author. I enjoyed his writing style in the Gathering Storm; it was very engaging. Then, I read Elantris, and really enjoyed it as well. After that book, I found out about Mistborn. I picked up this trilogy and I was hooked!

It is hard for me, in retrospect, to believe how good this series was, especially considering how fast Sanderson writes (how many large books ~700pg can one man write in one year??). To me, this is one of my favorite fantasy series I've read. And I hadn't heard of him two months ago! This series has something for everyone: a well developed and very well thought out, and original, magic system; the characters are complex and have different personalities; the story line itself is epic and gives scope to everything hanging in the balance; there is romance, lots of action; it was honestly hard to do anything else in my spare time while I was reading this series...

Some of the traps other fantasy authors tend to fall into -- dragging out climactic events over too many books -- did not plague this series. This trilogy was very well put together and the events were obviously preplanned. I have to give him credit because he did not shy away from not only killing off major characters, but he also had a powerful conclusion to each book. I kept waiting to be let down, but never was. This book series is quite tremendous. It should be a model for how to write a fantasy series.
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270 of 281 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy Them All, and Do it Now! January 5, 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ordinarily, I will buy the first book of a series and then, depending on how it was, either buy the next book or abandon the series for dead. My advice to you, prospective Mistborn readers, is to cast that mindset aside and save yourself a few dollars by buying all three books in a box set. You will NOT regret it.

I will step out on a limb here: Mistborn: The Final Empire is, with the possible exception of A Game of Thrones, the best opener to a fantasy series I have EVER read (Particular apologies to The Blade Itself, The Lies of Locke Lamora, The Name of the Wind, Fellowship of the Ring and Assassin's Apprentice). Here's why.

No exceptions this time, Mistborn has the best, most well-thought-out, most original magic system ever written. Nothing comes anywhere close to rivaling its intricacy and intelligence. Despite its complexity, Sanderson has such a firm grasp on his magic system and is so clearly enjoying himself when he writes in it that it comes off the page so beautifully, so fluidly. Even if said magic system were in a stereotypical, recycled fantasy story, it would make for great reading, but the story is original and enrapturing, too. Sanderson has said that he meant to turn the fantasy genre on its head with the story - the dark, evil lord WON **this is not a spoiler; it's the setup for the story** - with Mistborn, and he does it oh so effectively. Character development is strong, the world - a land of dismal browns and greys where ash regularly falls from the sky - is fascinating, plot twists are many times absolutely unexpected (NOTHING is obvious) and the characters are both lovable (Kelsier is one of the coolest characters ever written) and hatable. Not to mention, each book has an extremely satisfying ending - no cliff-hangers here.
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189 of 201 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Milestone in Fantasy January 22, 2010
By Dustin
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the most entertaining fantasy series I've read to date. When I picked this book up I was really was just trying to be supportive since I had been listening to the podcast Brandon is involved in (Writing Excuses, a must listen even if you like writing for fun.). He made a few minor mentions of Mistborn so I put it on my shopping list.

I probably wouldn't have picked these books up on my own (the girl on the the cover looked like an elf to me and as soon as I saw dark lord I may have cringed.) but halfway through Mistborn : Final Empire Series (Book #1) (Mistborn, Book 1) I ordered the box set and the next two books only got better. Each book is intertwined with a sub-story that occurred 1000 years in the past which could have been its own book. A list will make my point more easily since I'm not the kind of person to write a thought out review.

-----------------------What you get---------------------

1. Three well thought out and imaginative magic systems. (Ex. The ability to manipulate the emotions of others, and being able to magnetize yourself by using different metals as fuel.)

2. A mysterious world of ash and mist which is just as interesting a character as any of others and such a wide range of characters that you're almost guaranteed to find one you'll grow attached to.

3. Epic battles and assassins that make ninjas look like cripples. (No offense to cripples, you're just not known for your skills in hand to hand combat.)

4. A god emperor that can have a name like "Lord Ruler" and still be terrible.(I thought the name was hilarious at first but it grew on me.)

There is a bit of character time (Thinking and talking about nothing of great importance to the plot.) So this series isn't for those who want to see development over a few minutes of reading.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Mistborn is worth reading
It started off slow but it picked up quite well. Great read! The characters all hold their own in the story
Published 4 hours ago by Samuel Kuilan
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun, interesting read!
The Mistborn Trilogy evokes a truly interesting, and unique world. The 'magic' system is quite fascinating and creative, the characters are compelling, and the story overall... Read more
Published 7 hours ago by ajlaine
3.0 out of 5 stars long . . . but worth the read
good detail.

A few twists towards the end that were unexpected.

well worth the time invested.

good author in his own right. Read more
Published 3 days ago by usmcgy
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing!
This is a fabulous trilogy. There are no loose threads left hanging. All questions are answered. I couldn't put it down!
Published 4 days ago by Patricia Z.
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down. LOVED ITTT
I could not put this series down!!!Buy it buy it,you will not regret it.Im a huge fan of reading and know what I'm talking about lol. Read more
Published 4 days ago by charlie j delafosse
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
A great read. Characters with heart and lots of surprises. Had to try a real Brandon Sanderson work after the great job he did finishing The Wheel of Time for Robert Jordan and I... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Jeffrey Zwadlo
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheers!
I love the way "magic" is made in this innovative series! The characters are engaging, the baddies are... bad, and the story line is captivating. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Tricia L Blosser
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.
I read a lot of fantasy. The scope and scale here was great. Jumped the shark a bit toward the end of book 3, but awesome story.
Published 8 days ago by Hamilton E Pridgen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Awesome character development results in personalities you can love and enjoy the adventure with. Really good fantasy, tough battles and tougher politics.
Published 9 days ago by Allen Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Very very good read.
this was a very hard to put down series. I highly recommend it. great ideas and thoroughly entertaining from start to finish.
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More About the Author

I'm Brandon Sanderson, and I write stories of the fantastic: fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers.

My newest book is Words of Radiance, written as a love letter of sorts to the epic fantasy genre. It continues the story of the Stormlight Archive that began in The Way of Kings, and it's the type of book I always dreamed epic fantasy could be.

In September 2013 I also released Steelheart, set in a near-future Chicago ruled by a ruthless villain with no heroes to oppose him. There is a free 5-chapter preview ebook here on Amazon that you should check out, with a corresponding sampler audiobook on Audible.

Mistborn and The Way of Kings are among my most popular works, as are my concluding volumes to Robert Jordan's epic series The Wheel of Time. My novella The Emperor's Soul won a Hugo Award in 2013. That year also marked the release of my first young adult fantasy, The Rithmatist.

Sample chapters from all of my books are available at brandonsanderson.com/library -- and check out the rest of my site for chapter-by-chapter annotations, deleted scenes, and more.

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