|Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson|
But I have to say I am extremely happy that he introduced me to this world.. I cannot believe how quickly I got attached to these books. It took me a while to get started with them (I had to get through the Hunger Games first) but once I started, I couldn't put them down.
I'm currently on the third, and sadly, last book in the trilogy, and I secretly wish it would never end. Couldn't Brandon Sanderson have been more like Robert Jordan, and written 14 books, instead of 3? I'd read every one of them. Vin, Elend, Kelsier, TenSoon, Sazed... they are all such wonderful and imaginative characters that I can't help but love hearing all their separate stories and wishing there were more to read.
The world that Sanderson creates is imaginative and very original, with the deadly mists that cover the world, and the omnipotent "Lord Ruler" who destroyed the world while trying to save it. He brings in such unexpected elements into the Fantasy world that I never would have thought possible - for instance, the strongest Allomancer could have the power to physically move the planet closer or farther away from the sun.
I guess it's too late now to tell you not to read this, if you don't want to ruin the books. But I guarantee that if you pick up these books, the decrepit wasteland of the earth with its blood red sun the smoking ash that falls like rain will leave you reeling unlike any other book has.
|Kedrik Shaw, in Luthadel|