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!

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave readers rubbing their eyes in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.


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October 14, 2008  |  772 pages
(Read from Dec 11, 2013 to Jan 10, 2014)
Grade: A+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 60% Entertainment, 40% Literature
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Comment:
The final installment of the mistborn trilogy blew me away. This was a great conclusion to an epic series. The plot, the characters, the pace were all excellent. This book kept me on my toes. There was never a dull moment. Everything felt so real and the concepts of Ruin and Preservation, the Terris religion and Hemalurgy were brilliant. All the characters developed beautifully but I loved how Spook transformed. I cannot recommend this enough.   (+2 votes)