Mistborn review.

Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.

Other than the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, this book was my first deep dive into fantasy. My fiancé enjoys Brandon Sanderson so he recommended I take a shot at Mistborn. I must say, overall I’m impressed.

This story is filled with a crazy epic adventure and action packed madness.

Allomancy. The mystical power held by the nobility, granted to them by the Lord Ruler some thousand years before as a reward for their loyalty.

In the Mistborn world, magic systems are based on metals, which are used to grant specific strengths. Sanderson designed a very complex and innovative world. It’s truly a unique fantasy book. And the tale is far from predictable. The character development, captivating world-building, and complex magic system made the story so unique.

At times I felt that the book needed to be edited down because certain scenes go on with description f-o-r-e-v-e-r. But, if I had to choose, I would always pick overly descriptive text over the lack there-of. I really found myself sucked into the world Sanderson built and lately that is exactly what I’ve been looking for in a book.

This is a series, which I’m sure I will get to reading eventually, because I really am curious to see where this story is headed.

Belief isn’t simply a thing for fair times and bright days…What is belief – what is faith – if you don’t continue in it after failure?…Anyone can believe in someone, or something that always succeeds…But failure…ah, now, that is hard to believe in, certainly and truly. Difficult enough to have value. Sometimes we just have to wait long enough…then we find out why exactly it was that we kept believing…There’s always another secret.

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