Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

It's taken me 3 years to complete this series. Don't tell me there are other books in the series, I know, I'm just counting ...

It's taken me 3 years to complete this series. Don't tell me there are other books in the series, I know, I'm just counting this as a series as it was the original 3 that all linked together - let me have my happiness, haha! But yeah, I've FINALLY done it - HURRAH!

(This will be a spoiler free review of my thoughts)

In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the lands and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with colour once more?

Oh my freaking god, this is newly my all time favourite series and possibly favourite books at the moment. Everything about these books screams AMAZING! I've never read a series where I like every single one of the books as individual articles as well as the series as a whole, but now I have found one and I just want to read it all anew.

The plot line was incredible, and although the series has a total of around 2100 pages, at no point did I ever get bored or want the story to go anywhere other than where it was going. Obviously there were times where I wanted to find out what happened to a certain character, and then it switched, but that's all part of the suspense of the novels. It was fast paced at the same time as being ridiculously in depth, as weird as that sounds, as there always seemed to be something going on at all times. Even when a character was going through a personal epiphany about themselves, it was more interesting on a character development side than boring.

Talking about character development in this series - just wow! Pretty much every single character in the Mistborn trilogy was worked upon; you saw their background, why they acted the way they did, their change with the current situation and what they learnt along the way. It was all brilliantly worked out and there wasn't a single character that I disliked, they all had reason and were all unique in their own ways. The thing that makes this development fantastic is the fact that there were so many characters with intertwining plot lines to cater for in all this, and there was never any confusion whatsoever over who anyone was or what their role in the books was.

One thing that I'm absolutely in love with in these books is the magic system - I've read other Sanderson books, and he just has a way with them, it's unreal. It was just so cleverly thought out and explained to the reader, you learnt as the characters learnt. It wasn't just explained to you in an information block like other books, it was intertwined with the plot line so it always felt natural and never forced. Even the world itself was explained in the same way with the politics, the way of life, the bartering system, etc.

Last, but by a country mile, not least - the plot twists. OH MY FREAKING GOD!!! In every individual book there were unpredictable plot twists that, as expected, made you gasp. However, on top of this there are plot twists that work their way through ALL of the books to make a grand finale in the third instalment. They're so subtle, that they will make you want to reread all of the books again just to figure everything out for a second time. Now, that is planning in it's rawest state in my opinion.

I don't think I can explain enough how much I absolutely adored this series with all my heart, and at no point in my reading did I just want the book to end - if anything I didn't want it to stop. If you are after something mind-blowing to read then I will always always always recommend this trilogy. Please read it if you haven't already as I cannot sing its praises enough.

Bravo Mr Brandon Sanderson, bravo!

Have you read the Mistborn trilogy, and if so what did you think of it?

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