The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, #2)

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Pub­lisher: Gollancz
Pages: Paperback, 643 pages
Series: Mistborn
Pub­li­ca­tion date: July 25th 2006

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.

Imagine finding the one book that seems like it was created just for you. This book can bring you happiness, sadness, despair. It can make you want to leave your daily routine behind just to read one more chapter of it. This book invades your thoughts before you sleep. It makes you want to share it with everyone you know so that you could have someone else to share your joy with.

I have an extremely few number of books that make me feel this way. It’s been months since I’ve last read one of these books. The last one I’ve read was The Kingmakers in September, if I’m correct. And just when I thought that I won’t be finding another one of these wonderbooks anytime soon, The Final Empire hit me square in the head.

I ordered The Final Empire for two reasons. One, half of my Goodreads friends gave it five stars, and two, I had a good feeling about it. The summary and the cover felt right. Lucky for me my Spidey sense didn’t let me down, and now I have another wonderbook to add to my absolute madness, aka super epicness, shelf.

The Final Empire is perfection transmuted into 643 pages of mind-blowing text that blows your mind like a mind-blowing tornado blowing the minds of fantasy lovers like me. This book rocks. It’s awesome. Brandon Sanderson should get his statue placed in the Hall of Badass Authors who will blow your mind like a mind-blowing tornado that blows minds.

Blow. Your. Mind. People!

The characters, the story, the UNPREDICTABILITY! Goddammit, I’m gonna be broke but I need all the damn books Brandon Sanderson wrote. Right now!

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