Really Really Short Reviews: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Really Really Short ReviewsWelcome to Really Really Short Reviews were the name is long and the reviews are short! Because sometimes short is that much sweeter. (Also, because I’m really lazy!) And there might be quotes too (lots and lots)! (Because everyone loves quotes, right?) – KIM IS HIJACKING THIS ONE!

Mistborn by Brandon SandersonPublisher: TOR Fantasy (July 17, 2006)
Paperback: 657 pages
Series: Mistborn trilogy #1
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Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once, a hero arose to save the world. A young man with a mysterious heritage courageously challenged the darkness that strangled the land.

He failed.

For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.

Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and even the Lord Ruler himself. A new kind of uprising is being planned, one built around the ultimate caper, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine, a street urchin who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a Mistborn.


I don’t know why it came as a surprise to me, but the main character is female. A smart street urchin & thief, Vin is a very paranoid and talented young lady. She manages to portray her strength and fragility so beautifully, it is mesmerizing to watch her grow as a person. Sanderson creates this rich world  world and magic system that was different enough to keep my attention even if the premise of the story isn’t all that original . For anyone who hasn’t read him before, give this book a try. You need to, because it will undoubtedly be one of the greatest high fantasy novels you ever try.


Kill the Lord Ruler? Vin thought. The Lord Ruler was such a force, like the winds or the mists. One did not kill such things. They didn’t live, really. They simply were.


“In noble society, Mistress, a handkerchief is the traditional gift a young man gives a lady that he wishes to seriously court.”

Vin pause, regarding the handkerchief wiht shock. “What? Is that boy crazy?”

“Most young men his age are somewhat crazy, I think,” Sazed said with a smile. “However, this is hardly unexpected. Haven’t you noticed how he stares at you when you enter the room?”

“I just thought he was creepy.”

Author: Kim

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0 Replies to “Really Really Short Reviews: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson”

  1. Haven’t read any Sanderson novels before but it’s never too late to start! his characters sound really wonderful and rich! Great short review Kim 🙂

    1. Nope! Never too late! 😀 He also has an amazing YA series that was a much lighter read than Mistborn, if you don’t feel like embarking on a big epic journey anytime soon. Lol. But definitely check him out sometime!

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