Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson


By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,616 Ratings


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.

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 Ruler's 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.

Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot.

But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's 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.

This saga dares to ask a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails?

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners

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  • Mistborn

    By btystx
    Good book but too long.
  • Amazing!

    By LissaBerry
    This has been one of my favorite books ever. I fell in love within the first few pages. It’s a must read, it’s spectacular, unique and has me rereading every page like it’s the first time.
  • Five out of Five

    By Hairier benn
    The first book of the mistborn trilogy is a great way to see all that Brandon Sanderson has to offer. The world building and magic is are just some of his skills. If you give mistborn a chance, you won't regret it.
  • Great story, images low resolution

    By Bartzumbari
    Great, fun story. I look forward to read the other books in the series. It's a shame the creator of this e-book couldn't be bothered to include maps with readable resolution.
  • Freaking Awesome!

    By MatrixVoom
    I can't believe I just now discovered this book. Seriously one of the best fantasy novels. Entertaining, funny, great characters, a fully realized and detailed world. I had so much fun reading this book! And it packs a surprisingly emotional punch. Read this, don't hesitate. This sat in my queue for a long time and I can't believe I deprived myself of such an enjoyable book.
  • Best book I've ever read

    By That one Peson
    Just finished this for the second time before moving on to 'shadows of self' and 'bands of mourning', and it was even better this time around. There's always another secret!
  • Awesome!

    By Jonesy0807
    This trilogy is the best I've read. Mr Sanderson does an amazing job building the characters and telling the story. I recommend purchasing the whole trilogy, once you start reading this, you won't want to stop.
  • Mistborn Magic

    By Teddy2putt
    An amazing trilogy that keeps you turning pages. Sanderson builds your investment in all the characters throughout the series. A great ready with some unpredictable plot twists.
  • The best

    By MinorT 69
    Can easily say this is my favorite book of all time. Have read it twice in 1 year. Now listening to audio.
  • Highly recommend Mistborn!

    By Smith2cents
    Brandon Sanderson has "rioted" my love for the fantastic, magical characters of Mistborn. This was my first epic fantasy novel and I suspect it will be a hard act for any other franchise to follow. Just good story telling. My emotions were "pushed", and "pulled" along with the characters' struggles and triumphs. For me, Vin, Kel, Saze, Dox, Marsh, Ham, and Breeze became living, breathing people who I cared about. If you come to epic fantasy for the world building then this too will not disappoint as The Final Empire is given the full treatment from its ash stained cityscapes, depressing "skaa" slums, immaculate Noblemen's keeps, to the things that creep in the misty night. It's easy to see how Brandon Sanderson has earned such a strong reputation as a story teller.