Mistborn: The Final Empire
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 Stormlight Archive
The Mistborn trilogy
Other Cosmere novels
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
The Rithmatist series
Other books by Brandon Sanderson
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Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1)User Review - Natasa Grujic - Goodreads
Book was excellent, in fact I thought it was one of best fantasy books I read. Original story, exciting, strong plot, deep characters, difficult to let go, you just want to read one more page... And ... Read full review
Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1)User Review - Jace Killan - Goodreads
The story takes place in a fantasy world with a unique magic system. I like fantasy. The curtains open on this fantasy stage to a criminal outfit running a con. Now, I like fantasy, but I love cons ... Read full review