Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Mistborn #1
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Rating: 7 thumbs up!
Brandon Sanderson's epic fantasy trilogy overturns the expectations of readers and then goes on to tell the epic story of evil overturned in a richly imagined world.
A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields.
But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt. A revolt that depends on criminal that no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy - the magic that lies in all metals.
A word of mouth success in the states the Mistborn trilogy has, this year, broken onto the New York Times Bestseller list. The time is ripe for its success to cross the Atlantic.
This book hit all the right places for me, the page turning action, the magic system, the romance, the great characters, the plot driven story. There is so much going on in these pages that it is just great! I loved this book and can't wait to pick up the second book. Sanderson is one of my only 3 auto buy authors! Pick this up if you are in the mood for some great fantasy world building with a killer magic system and a little bit of time, it is quite large!