Mistborn Trilogy [NOOK Book]

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The New York Times bestselling series from Brandon Sanderson. This boxed set contains:
MistbornThe Well of AscensionThe Hero of Ages

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Mistborn Trilogy

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Overview


The New York Times bestselling series from Brandon Sanderson. This boxed set contains:
MistbornThe Well of AscensionThe Hero of Ages

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


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429989817
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Mistborn Series
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1712
  • Sales rank: 4,753
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Brandon Sanderson

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.
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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Terrible portrayal of women

    Well, I say 'women', but I should say 'woman', since there's only one significant female character. Vin is portrayed as being uncertain and working on instinct more than logic. This is acceptable, but slightly suspect. The core party has about eight people, and only one is female. The surrounding society doesn't seem to have any major explicit sexism to explain this disparity. The series *almost* fails the Bechdel test -- there are very rarely even two women talking together, and I made it through two whole books before seeing a conversation between two women that didn't revolve around their relationships with men. At one point, Vin proposes that the group do something about the great oncoming disaster instead of riding around beating people up. The men around her ignore her suggestion while brushing her off for a while. Then one finally gives in and agrees with her. His reason? To be a good husband. Gah! Other than that, the series is rather good. There's rather a lot of gratuitous badassery, and some unmotivated major powerups. Epic scales without seeming needlessly epic. There's some science mismatch in the chapter intro notes, though. A medieval society with knowledge of microbes? Yeah, right. I can ignore most of the issues besides the treatment of Vin.

    15 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2013

    the books are great but why is it cheaper to buy them individual

    the books are great but why is it cheaper to buy them individually then as a trilogy set?

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Interesting method for powers

    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!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    brilliant!!!

    Truly one of the best fantasy trilogies ever!! loved every page!!!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

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    Fantastic Story

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

    Bit of a cross between The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Narnia and maybe Star Wars?

    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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    I first became a Sanderson fan when he took up the mantle to co

    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

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Favorite Author, Amazing Trilogy!

    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!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    A Great series for fans of ethical conundrums!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    One of the best

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    Truly engaging

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Great imaginative story

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Great books!

    Loved these - real pageturners w/good character development and lots of fun surprises...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    the best modern fantasy has to offer

    nuff said

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2015

    4 stars

    Worth it. Do you need more?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2015

    O kay!

    I like it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2015

    Outstanding!

    I never post reviews but felt I had with this series. I literally could not put these books down. Thank you... Brandon for a an amazing read please keep your talents and gift of writing these amazing fantasies as I will continue to follow all of your works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Mistborn

    Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    This series is my favorite book series ever. I felt like you co

    This series is my favorite book series ever. I felt like you could read one book and put it down if you wanted to and feel that the story was done but believe me that you will want to read all the books. Right when you think you know where the series is going Sanderson takes a turn unexpectedly but in a way that makes so much sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2015

    Love love love love this book

    OMG this series was sooooo good!!!!!! Sanderson's ideas are truly exceptional. You MUST read this!

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