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“This spectacular conclusion to the Mistborn trilogy -- in which emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, try to forge critical alliances -- will keep any reader entranced and shocked when the end finally reveals itself. The series is unique and far from the formulaic structure of most modern fantasy.”
— April Gosling, Horizon Books, Petoskey, MI
"The Hero of Ages" is the thrilling conclusion to the epic fantasy Mistborn Trilogy for ages 13 and up by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author, Brandon Sanderson. This epic fantasy adventure begins with "Mistborn."
To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness---the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists---is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.
Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans
The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave readers rubbing their eyes in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.
“Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters.” —Booklist on Mistborn
“This entertaining read will especially please those who always wanted to know what happened after the good guys won.” —Publishers Weekly on The Well of Ascension
“Sanderson is an evil genius. There is simply no other way to describe what he’s managed to pull off in this transcendent final volume of his Mistborn trilogy.” —RT Book Reviews, Gold Medal, Top Pick, on The Hero of Ages