The Hero Of Ages
Author : Brandon Sanderson
Series : Mistborn
Genres : Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : February 11th 2010 by Gollancz (first published October 2008)
This is the last book in the Mistborn trilogy. If you haven’t read the previous books (what are you waiting for ?!), this review will spoil you.
Goodreads’ synopsis : Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson’s saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.
Oh boy this book. This trilogy.
It takes place two years after The Well Of Ascension’s ending. The world is dying, Ruin is killing it.
Elend and his wife Vin are doing their best to save the world, helped by their friends.
All of them have been damaged by what happened. Sazed is dealing with a severe depression. Vin is feeling responsible for what happened. Spook is feeling kind of useless. Elend has become a true leader and an incredible allomancer.
Faith means that it doesn’t matter what happens. You can trust that somebody is watching. Trust that somebody will make it all right.
This book concludes perfectly this awesome trilogy. It brings so many explanations, such as why Vin is able to pierce copperclouds.
After Allomancy and feruchemy, we get learn about hemalurgy. The darkest of them all. It’s such an interesting topic. I loved to learn more about it at the beginning of each chapter. Brandon Sanderson managed to create a whole new universe, with new magic system. To be honest, I really enjoy fantasy, but it’s hard to find fantasy books that have an “original” aspect. Or maybe I don’t know where to find them haha !
It was also fabulous to see how everything was linked. It’s incredible to see how Brandon Sanderson managed to connect everything.
I also enjoyed the multiple point of views. It brings a lot of information and allows the action to be located in different places. It’s much more interesting.
KenSoon’s point of view fascinated me. We discovered the Kandra’s world, protected and unchangeable.
The plot was fantastic. There were so many plot twists, it’s impossible to guess what will happen next.
The ending was a little too fast in my opinion. However, it was a superb ending which let me with “mixed” feelings. It was an awesome ending, don’t get me wrong. But I wasn’t expecting something like this. I was hoping for a different ending haha !
You’ve managed– in our short three years together– to kill not only my god, but my father, my brother, and my fiance. That’s kind of like a homicidal hat trick. It’s a strange foundation for a relationship, wouldn’t you say?
The characters are all very well written. They are intricate, full of flaws, human flaws, and yet they are heroes. They are humans who are willing to die trying to save the world.*
This will stay one of my favorite fantasy trilogy for a long long time I think ! A must read for all fantasy lovers out there !
About the author
Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written. Tor has published Elantris , the Mistborn trilogy and its followup The Alloy of Law , Warbreaker , and The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance , the first two in the planned ten-volume series The Stormlight Archive. He was chosen to complete Robert Jor
dan’s Wheel of Time series; 2009’s The Gathering Storm and 2010’s Towers of Midnight were followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light , in January 2013. Four books in his middle-grade Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians series were released by Scholastic, and his novella Infinity Blade Awakening was an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series. Two more novellas, Legion and The Emperor s Soul , were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in 2012, and 2013 brings two young adult novels, The Rithmatist from Tor and Steelheart from Delacorte.
The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings. The Emperor’s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella. He has appeared on the New York Times Best-Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the #1 spot.
Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.