Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson Review

I’ve been interested in starting Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere after loving Skyward. I heard Mistborn was the perfect place to start, so I did. And I’m glad I did. Let’s get to it.

For a thousand years the Lord Ruler has reigned and the skaa have lived in misery. But then Kelsier did the unthinkable. He escaped a hellish prison and started a rebellion. He assembled a team of the best allomancers. The he meets Vin, a half-skaa orphan, who adds the perfect distraction to his high-stakes plan.

While I loved Mistborn, it did start slow. It took me a bit to get into it. It’s also one of those books where you learn the magic system with the character. So it’s a bit confusing at first, but I’m glad I stuck with it.

The main character, Vin, took some warming up to as well. She started out very timid, but developed into this awesome magic user. I loved her development throughout. I also loved the little found family she had with Kelsier’s crew.

Once the world, magic system, and characters developed the action began. If you like political intrigue this is for you.

While the politics build there is a ton of mystery surrounding the Lord Ruler. He’s definitely an ominous presence but there isn’t much about him. But at the end the veil of mystery is torn. All of a sudden there are all of these earth shattering answers. The execution was beautiful. Mistborn was the perfect set up from the rest of the series. I can’t wait to see where this goes.

My Rating: 4/5


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