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The Final Empire : Mistborn Book One

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Brandon Sanderson - the international phenomenon who finished the Wheel of Time sequence - introduces a fantasy trilogy which overturns the expectations of readers and goes on to tell the epic story of evil overturned in a richly imagined world.

A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields.

But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt. A revolt that depends on a criminal no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy - the magic that lies in all metals.

A New York Times bestseller and a international smash-hit trilogy from the author who wrote the final books in The Wheel of Time sequence.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 200 x 132 x 42mm | 465g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780575089914
  • 1,953

About Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and lives, with his wife, in Utah. His Mistborn trilogy has become an international publishing success.
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Rating details

490,473 ratings
4.45 out of 5 stars
5 59% (288,732)
4 30% (149,333)
3 8% (39,096)
2 2% (8,604)
1 1% (4,708)

Our customer reviews

In 'The Final Empire', Sanderson has undoubtedly written one of the best opening books to a debut fantasy trilogy that you're ever likely to read. The action packed, rip-roaring plot is fantastically crafted into a story of intrigue, betrayal, suffering, love and Mistborn. Through the protagonists of Vin and Kelsier, Sanderson delves into the wonderfully original magic system of Allomancy, the power to manipulate metals in order to enhance aspects of ones physical being. The characterisation of not only the protagonists, but the ensemble cast aswell, is superb and really plays on the reader's emotions. Sanderson's world building is vivid and imaginative, and quickly establishes a sense of history. In relation, the city of Luthadel is so finely detailed that it becomes a character of its own, one that immerses the reader's imagination. In a genre of ever increasing popularity and quality, due to the likes of Rothfuss, Lynch and Tchaikovsky, it is a testament to his writing that Sanderson is able to shine out like in beacon in the nightshow more
by T.Eveleigh
For a book that i bought on mere whim, i must say this is a great choice!I simply couldn't put the book down and after finishing it, i wanted to zoom out there and grab the second book (which I couldn't). After reading it, i can only ever say that it is superb, epic, fantastic and masterful. Sanderson is a master storyteller. The story itself comes alive under his hand, riveting and addictive. So readers, I have two things to say: Firstly, if you are an avid reader of fantasy or are in fact open to a range of genres, i highly recommend that this book be read. There is simply no excuses. Secondly, if you have a little collection of novels at home, this one is a must have.show more
by Selina Quach
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