Mistborn: The Final Empire
by Brandon Sanderson
Review by Steve Sawicki
Tor Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 076531178x
Date: 25 July, 2006 List Price $27.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
This new entry into the fantasy trilogy arena delves into the consequences that ensue when the prophesied hero fails in the quest. It will be interesting to see how the story unfolds as the players deal with the tale's departure from archetype. From official release/information:
Book Description: For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the Sliver of Infinity, reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Rulers most hellish prison. Kelsier snapped and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Kels plan looks like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, shes a half-Skaa orphan, but shes lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.