The Mistborn Trilogy

The Mistborn Trilogy

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by Brandon Sanderson
     
 

The New York Times bestselling series from Brandon Sanderson.

This boxed set contains:
Mistborn
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages



At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Overview

The New York Times bestselling series from Brandon Sanderson.

This boxed set contains:
Mistborn
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages



At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429989817
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Mistborn Series
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1712
Sales rank:
4,654
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and lives in Utah with his wife and children. He has been chosen to complete the concluding volumes of Robert Jordan's bestselling Wheel of Time® series.


Brandon Sanderson is the bestselling author of books including Warbreaker, Elantris, The Stormlight Archive series, starting with The Way of Kings, and The Mistborn series-Mistborn, The Well of Ascension, The Hero of Ages and The Alloy of Law. He has also written Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, a book for middle-grade readers, and the young adult novel, The Rithmatist. He also completed the final books in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® series-The Gathering Storm, Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light-based on Jordan's notes and material. Sanderson teaches writing at Brigham Young University. He lives in Utah.

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Mistborn Trilogy 4.6 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 219 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of all the books I have read, I definitely think that Sanderson invented quite a useful way to deal with powers and create good restrictions. I love his style if writing and because if this, Sanderson is one if two authors I will readily recommend to most anyone. The other being Jim Butcher , but another style all together!
ZachH More than 1 year ago
the books are great but why is it cheaper to buy them individually then as a trilogy set?
Sowy More than 1 year ago
WOW! I'm impressed. I'm generally a fast reader but there is so much detail and information you can't just breeze through it. I wouldn't recommend this book for a young age; maybe early teens? The fight scenes are awesome and intense but graphic. It is hard to give another series as a comparison. There is this great Power/Ruler that exists and that made me think of Lord of the Rings. The setting reminded me of Harry Potter's; cobblestone streets, old cities: some with walls around them, no guns and a type of "magic" is used that we have ever seen. Nothing hocus pocus here, it is all about the use of metals. I threw Narnia in because this series gives characters something to believe in, though it isn't really religious. I think what reminded me of Star Wars is the fact that the battles are epic and intense; no light sabers, swords are used. That and there are a couple groups of "people" this writer created that made me think they would fit in at the Star Wars bar. But they aren't so out there that it is silly. If you like fantasy books then you will love this! If you're not a fan of one of the series I compared this to, still give it a try. It is very original and action packed.
Heather Carlisle More than 1 year ago
Truly one of the best fantasy trilogies ever!! loved every page!!!
Maytushe_Tempoka More than 1 year ago
I Read Elantris and found it very enjoyable so I decided to take a chance on the Mistborn series and was not disappointed. Mr.Sanderson has a way of weaving stories that draw you into his world. His character development is also to be admired. I would highly recommend this or any other book by this author and look forward to ready any future stories he may write.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book(s) I ever read of Sanderson and this story was more than captivating! Excellent modernized twist to magic and a constant need to read more! The plot twists are very tasteful and his writing is very easy to follow. Flows from word to word beautifully. After this trilogy, I have made it a point to read all of his books! He has won me over as my favorite author with this trilogy. An absolute MUST read for any fantasy lovers!!
Epicurus_Diogenius More than 1 year ago
Sanderson, as is par for the course, delivers with colorful characters and an interesting magical system; but what really shines is his exploration of the ethics and morals of necessity and the lengths to which one will go in order to attain their grandest objectives. Whether seen through the lens of the softening of Kelsier's vitriol against the cruel and overbearing nobility or Elend Venture compromising his political ideals to serve the greater good of his empire, the theme of evolving ethics in response to changing circumstances is an interesting spin for fantasy. The only reason this series doesn't get a perfect 5/5 is the sometimes slogging pace and text heavy meditations of the second-tier characters.
AuthorTLGray More than 1 year ago
I first became a Sanderson fan when he took up the mantle to complete The Wheel of Time series by the late Robert Jordan. I liked Sanderson’s writing style, but had no idea what his true imagination contained, what stories he could produce on his own, and so I was a bit hesitant to read his successful series, Mistborn. Not because I didn’t believe he was a good writer, but because I did believe, and feared being disappointed. After reading Mistborn, I’m now very relieved. Sanderson not only lived up to my expectations, but surpassed them. As a reader and as a fellow writer, I’m beginning to discover what I truly love most about a story. I love adventure, I love action, but most of all …I love characters – good, flawed and complex characters. Mistborn had a great story premise, but it didn’t’ take long before the storyline took a backseat to the characters, and I’m quite happy about that. The first character to really grab my attention, and my heart, was the young, scared and vulnerable Vin – street urchin, orphan and skittish loner. I found myself quickly rooting for her and wanting to see her rise to greatness. Then, it wasn’t long before, like Vin, I found myself LOVING the company of Kelsier and his Crew. Perhaps I have a soft spot for a little rebellion, who knows. I can probably blame that on my Star Wars geek side, where the oppressed come together to fight against the Empire. Then of course, I instantly fell in love with the bookworm and prince charming-in-disguise, Elend Venture. However, when I first met this last character, I rolled my eyes, because of the obvious Cinderella motif, but at the same time I had to smile, because there’s a reason to use this formula (poor, abused waif becomes the belle of the ball and catches the eye of the dashing prince) - it WORKS! It’s something ingrained into the psyche of every young girl, even if we don’t recognize it. That was a smart move on Sanderson’s part. Then, of course, there are all those other supporting characters that I also fell in love with – including the hero of ages. The genius I found in the Mistborn series Sanderson displayed came in the simple fact that he took the ultimate bad guy, and transformed him into one of the heroes. I have to again use Star Wars as another reference – in the way Lucas took the ultimate bad guy (Darth Vadar/The Lord Ruler) and turned him into a good guy (Anakin Skywalker/Rashek the Terrisman), to reveal the ultimate bad guy (the Sith Lord Palpatine/Ruin), and bring ‘balance’ to the Force/balance of Ruin & Preservation. Whether or not these similarities are intentioned or not, they worked! Combine those attributes mentioned above, and then mix them with magical elements of allomancy and feruchemistry, with political elements of a democracy vs. imperial rule, and religious overtones and the struggle and evidence of faith through the Terris Keepers and the battle of Ruin & Preservation, you’ve got a perfect mix for epic greatness. However, I will also place Sanderson into the Evil Author’s Guild for his flair in killing many beloved characters and revealing a hidden, but pleasantly surprising, hero in the end. Till next time, ~T.L. Gray
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not any sort of full length reviee but this was one of the most enjoyable reads I've had. The entire series was carefully plotted and the writing really surperb. I look forward to moving on with some more of his work.
Lev_Darom More than 1 year ago
Iamgine a whole new world with a different type of "magic." Sanderson created this impossibility yet makes it subject to understandable laws, actions and foibles. The "elements" of the book contain the secrets of the magic, yet there is character development, love stories and a history to be enjoyed and savoured.
Janine Pierce More than 1 year ago
Loved these - real pageturners w/good character development and lots of fun surprises...
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Great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. If you want to read it,watch out for your favorite characters dying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would give the first two books 5 stars and the last a 3. So together a solid 4-4.5. Big fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picked up the Mistborn series, my first Brandon Sanderson books, when it was announced he was selected to finish out The Wheel Of Time series. I've since read all of the published works and never been disappointed.
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Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kept me hooked the entire time. For some reason these books remind me a lot of Laura Resnicks "In legend born series" which I also loved. Most definitely worth the money and time to read this entire trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of surpriding turns and good character development
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting premise to the world where metals and magic mix. Well-written, fast-paced, hard to put down.
Kiti More than 1 year ago
I had heard about the series before, but hadn't had a chance to check it out. WOW! Really well written and it kept me on the edge until the end.
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Worth it. Do you need more?