The Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set

The Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set

by Brandon Sanderson

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This boxed set includes the paperback editions of the complete Mistborn Trilogy—Mistborn, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages—by #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. This wildly popular epic fantasy series is for ages 13 and up.

Once, a hero rose to save the world. He failed.

For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.

Yet somehow, hope survives and a new kind of uprising is being planned-one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine: a teenage street urchin named Vin.

Once, a hero rose to save the world and failed. This time, can a young heroine succeed?

The Mistborn Trilogy was voted onto NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books list.

"If you're a fan of fantasy and haven't read the Mistborn trilogy yet, you have no excuses. Go buy a copy." -Forbes on the Mistborn Trilogy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765365439
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Series: Mistborn Series
Edition description: Boxed Set
Sales rank: 7,898
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.80(h) x 3.80(d)

About the Author

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance; and other novels, including The Rithmatist and Steelheart. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.

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Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Demitrious More than 1 year ago
I had been reading Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time and frankly was a little bored with book #10 Crossroads of Twilight when I saw that Brandon Sanderson had just finished book #12 The Gathering Storm for Mr. Jordan. I read a few paragraphs at random and felt compelled to read more as I had Jordan's earlier books in the series. I wanted to see how Brandon Sanderson's own work compared so bought the Mistborn trilogy. Frankly it was a quick and exciting read right from the start. I have recommended it to several relatives and friends - no one has been disappointed.
Tyler_MCA_Knight More than 1 year ago
First of all, let me say that Brandon Sanderson has one of the best writing styles i have ever seen. I would nearly classify him with Raymond E. Feist, author of the Riftwar saga and the related series. All three of these books were able to capture my attention so thouroughly that sleeping was not an option. The imagery of the surroundings leaves something to be desired, but he makes up for it in plotline and character development. The first book was, in my own opinion, the best. Mr. Sanderson has created a marvellous piece of art; one that I would reccommend to any lover of science fiction and/or fantasy.
Too_Busy_Reading_To_Write More than 1 year ago
Where have I been? How come I haven't read Brandon Sanderson before? Sanderson has wonderful, rich dynamic characters. I like the balance between the external and internal struggles they face. His magic system is wonderful and unique! Wonderful plot twists and turns. I read every single word written on the page--that's how good this book is. I usually find myself skimming through sections of books that don't further the characterizations or the plot, but this book held me captive to each and every word and concept. This is a must read for the genre, and I would even reccomend it to someone interested in branching into Fantasy for the first time, though the Mistborn series might ruin all other fantasy for them as it is sooo good. How can Sanderson write such thick books that seem to whiz by? His pacing is incredible and his writing is excellent--it will endure the test of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Sanderson has written a trilogy rich in cultural relevance while still providing that escape that fantasy readers love. This is not high fantasy, but I think it has certain appeals that fans of high fantasy enjoy--like superior religious and ethnic development of peoples. I also enjoy the political development in the books. This is a very unique trilogy written by an author with the talent for new and interesting worlds and magics of L.E. Modesitt (perhaps a bit more...I do love Modesitt, though). It's no wonder Sanderson was chosen to finish Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series.
ReaderLM More than 1 year ago
My husband read it at night instead of sleeping-he could not stop. He talked me into reading to. I did not like the beginning first, but as I kept on going - it was very hard to stop and go to work. I could not wait to com back to see how story goes. It has very unique fantasy, action, battles, romance, intrigue, and characters are awesome! The third book is my least favorite, it was a bit too much pondering on right/wrong but still plenty of action. At the end I cried as usual. Highly recommend to read!
KissyFish on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm only about 1/3 of the way in on the first book and so far, I'm impressed! The novel is very well-written and the world in which the story takes place seems to be planned quite well. I often stay up late to read this book and find myself thinking about the characters throughout the day. I can't wait to see how book one ends.
bravegirl0523 More than 1 year ago
Overall a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My introduction to Brandon Sanderson was Way of Kings & Words of Radiance. I read all 2200 pages in about 8 days. I found it extraordinarily compelling, and was left thirsting for more. I've read through the first two books of this trilogy, and it shares many of the same characteristics of the Stormlight Archives 1 & 2. I.e. a well thought-out magical system, and interesting character growth and transformation. This series (at least the first 2/3) is a very fun, satisfying read. I presume we share a particular taste in books, since you're considering buying the series. Go ahead and make the purchase - you won't regret it!
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Wordworker More than 1 year ago
Sanderson can always impress with his detailed handling of new worlds, magical laws, and of course his signature (and elegant) martial fight scenes, but the Mistborn trilogy is still his greatest work so far. He leads you with secret after secret in his dark, yet enchanting, fantasy world, until you learn there's always a more incredible reveal right around the corner. Add bonus: Vin may be the best and most interesting female lead character I have ever read in fantasy.
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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 SO action packed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would rank this work up with the Tad Williams Dragon Bone series, one of my favorites. Something the whole family can read. I plan on reading more of Brandon Sanderson work.
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The_Hammocker More than 1 year ago
I honestly would have to say that this is the best series I have ever read. The first one is the the single best book but if you read the first you absolutely must read the other two to have everything answered. It is 100% worth it to read this series if not own it. It is absolutely amazing!