Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson


By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,942 Ratings


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.

Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot.

But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

This saga dares to ask a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails?

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners

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  • Excellent book

    By Kylem80
    Kept me glued from beginning to end.
  • A good read

    By Aknightwing
    Slow start but picks up later on. Good read. Magic system is complex and characters are amazing.
  • Out of words.

    By ForPipo
    This has been the book that has dragged me for hours every day. Couldn’t put it down and don’t regret it. An excellent work.
  • My personal favorite book series

    By rameneater12
    While one can argue stormlight is better, this book is undoubtedly incredible. A must read without a doubt
  • Slow to start but hard to put down

    By mouse milk
    Had a hard time getting through the first few pages but by the early middle and especially the end, I was consistently looking for times I could pull up my book app. Insanely unique world building and magic system that had me asking questions but never got the wrong reasons. Bought the second book right after I finished this one!!
  • Sanderson at his best

    By Shiva champ
    Although Stormlight is my favorite of his series, this is my favorite individual book. Incredible magic system and storytelling throughout, highly recommend to any fantasy fan!
  • Best fantasy book written

    By kunal00
    They are long and the World building is fantastic. I believe this book is 800 pages long and I could not put it down. I finished it in days. I like how this was not a cookie-cutter book not everyone is good or just bad the characters have layers to them
  • Perfecto!

    By Daphadil42
    I was really hesitant about this book at first. Re-reading it makes you realize things you wouldn’t have noticed the first time. Kel seems more like a father after re-reading it. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone. After all, that would be one less secret, although, and I quote, “There’s always another secret.” Two words for anyone who’s read the WHOLE trilogy. Book three. I do NOT regret reading this book.
  • Mistborn

    By btystx
    Good book but too long.
  • Amazing!

    By LissaBerry
    This has been one of my favorite books ever. I fell in love within the first few pages. It’s a must read, it’s spectacular, unique and has me rereading every page like it’s the first time.