Hero of Ages

English language

Published April 14, 2010 by Orion Publishing Group, Limited.

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978-0-575-08994-5
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5 stars (40 reviews)

This book is not only the third book in a trilogy, but it’s Act Three of the the three-act structure for the Mistborn Trilogy—it’s the part of the story where the heroes have discovered that what they thought was the problem all along was not the true danger, and now they’re fighting for not only their own survival but that of the world they live in. The mists are killing people and staying out much longer than they should. The Ashmounts are spewing more and more choking ash into the sky, burying the crops that everyone needs to eat to live. And Ruin, the creature Vin was tricked into freeing from its prison of a millennium, is loose to wreak havoc upon the land. Life under the Lord Ruler is starting to look like paradise in comparison.

While the first book in the trilogy turned the standard fantasy story on …

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reviewed The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn Era One, #3)

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4 stars

This was a very satisfying series. From start to finish the characters were interesting, with real struggles, and real flaws. The things you learn about each metal, their origins, and more is-again-very satisfying.

I'm definitely going to pick up the 2 new books (new time period) to continue the exploration of the this world and its crazy tools of burning metals. I enjoyed it!

reviewed The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn Era One, #3)

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5 stars

Well, call me flabbergasted, but this final Mistborn book makes up for all shortcomings of the previous one, and catapults the series from 'good fantasy with interesting new magic system' to 'whopping epic fantasy' status. Brandon Sanderson painted a broad picture, with two books that are all entertaining prep-work to an amazing conclusion. Throughout, I was vaguely reminded of Melanie Rawn's Sunrunner books.

The Hero of Ages has none of the shortcomings I felt Well of Ascension had. From the beginning it was paced just right. The pre-chapter flavor texts by the then unknown Hero of Ages tossing us snippets of background info just want to keep you reading on and on.

I also appreciated that this book brought some growth to characters that had been there since the first book but never got much attention, like Spook. I think maybe I liked his story in Urteaux the best from …

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