The Hero of Ages
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Now with over 10 million copies sold, The Mistborn Series has the thrills of a heist story, the twistiness of political intrigue, and the epic scale of a landmark fantasy saga.Who is the Hero of Ages?To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness--the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists--is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer 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 Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker 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 Steelheart Firefight CalamityAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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"Hmm. I’m not sure. In Hero of Ages I enjoyed when Elend Venture talks to the coloss, in reference to where their women come from. It reminds me of that part of Hellfire Peninsula with the collosus, over on the western end, right? I also liked the Well of Ascension, when the spectre simply “points”. It is just vivid in my imagination."
"The books in this series grew increasingly plot driven and Hero of Ages was the greatest culprit. It became very evident that the story being told was not as important as the story the author really wanted to tell. The characters -<br/> and eventually the narrative details themselves - were incrementally reduced to foils in service of the author's imperative an epic that, unfortunately, started to lose its import in the sacrifice.<br/><br/>Still, Sanderson's writing makes it a worthwhile read despite the sometimes frustrating or inconsistent character development. There are a few shining spots; indeed, some character struggles were beautifully depicted.<br/><br/>In conclusion, I think it safe to say that rough work by Sanderson arguably outshines the polished renderings of other authors. The final pages are as fulfilling as their predecessors were perturbing.<br/><br/>3.8 stars"