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Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in...

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  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Publish Date: 2007-07-31
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    Best Fantasy Books(Ranked 6 out of 425)

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    Best Fantasy Series(Ranked 6 out of 250)

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    Books That Will Blow Your Mind(Ranked 6 out of 92)

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    Best Fantasy Books for Women(Ranked 1 out of 101)

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    Jon Snow's Top 20(Ranked 4 out of 20)

    Hard to choose and order a Top 20. Definitely the Top 12 could change at any given day

    Best fantasy series ever written(Ranked 6 out of 10)

    Kaladin's Top 10 series(Ranked 7 out of 11)

    The most touching, exciting, "intelligent" and story driven fantasy series I've ever read. With a focus on "coming-to-age" books containing (a) clear protagonists that can easily be sympathized with

    winter is coming(Ranked 3 out of 7)

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    Reviews/Comments On Mistborn


    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2012-10-09 01:02:42

    Ome of the best Fantasy writers out there, period.

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    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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    By: Lion
    2012-11-02 03:35:52

    Great books, just great.
    I read all four books in one rush and was really disappointed when I found out that there was no fifth book to the series. I searched quite some time for further books to the series, but apparently Brandon Sanderson has given up upon the series. I can't recall any scenes that bored me and the story itself is also quite good.
    I really recommend reading the Mistborn novels.

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    By: Anonymous
    2012-11-29 06:48:26

    Alloy of Law (the 4th book) is now out.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-09-23 10:56:49

    There are more coming, don't worry : )(one to be released next month)

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2012-12-05 12:25:31

    A decent series, but way too highly ranked IMHO. The writing style is great, and the plot development is solid, but I never really found myself thinking "this world is AMAZING" like I have in some other series (ie. WOT or ASoIaF or even The Night Angel Trilogy). Decent read though, and a solid author. I look forward to his new series, and commend him for doing an amazing job so far finishing up WOT).

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2013-01-20 07:55:29

    Loved this series although initially I found it quite slow but once the characters developed I was hooked! Awesome author...

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    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2014-10-03 07:59:29

    One of the best magic systems out there

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2015-04-01 10:20:47

    This series caught me off guard. Mistborn being my first experience reading Brandon Sanderson, my mind was blown. The characters are interesting, the narrative tight and the action scenes quite satisfying. There are definite moments where things drag a little as the author builds builds up the tension and it works most of the time. The Epilogue wrapped things up perfectly as well.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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    By: Rizlatnar
    2015-04-23 12:14:41

    Okay, I love this book.
    Mistborn (in my opinion) is brilliant. It has a solid, interesting and intuitive magic system, mixed with a fascinating world. Okay, maybe it's plot is not that original (Brandon himself says his characters are archetypical), but it's still extremely well done and the characters feel real despite being pretty big tropes.
    It's just a ton of fun.
    My suggestion is that you should really, really read this if you want to see a good solid magic system not just done well, but excellently. It gives the world more depth.

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2015-05-05 12:45:17

    Well, it's not that bad, but it's not that good either. Some characters are interesting, though a little static, others are rushed away and I couldn't remember much about them as I was reading. And there are a lot of boring pages with people pushing and pulling coins, jumping left and right that I could do without. The magic system has little magic in it, and the plot is plain.
    As you can see, it was not my cup of tea, but it has its strength and could definetely please other readers.

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    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2015-09-09 01:59:32

    I just don't get it. Terrible writing of women, no romance whatsoever, flat and uninteresting. Why do people like this?

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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    By: Nennorwe
    2015-09-23 06:43:34

    Absolutely fantastic! Great characters, plot, story-telling, mythos - this series has the great elements of Fantasy and also brings his unique ideas to the story. Another series that left me feeling wistful after the end. I am looking forward to finishing the rest of his books set in this world (in different time periods - another great concept)! The fifth one comes out soon :)

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