The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)
by Brandon Sanderson
Summary: Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.
Source: I purchased a paperback box set of the Mistborn trilogy
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The Hero of Ages was a stunning and epic conclusion to an amazing fantasy trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the way everything came to an end. I was surprised by the events and the way some things came around full circle. The Mistborn trilogy was a brilliant fantasy story!
It's quite difficult to review the Mistborn trilogy as a whole or even The Hero of Ages as the third and final book. It was so amazing, brilliant, well written, and fascinating. It explored so many facets of leadership and doing the right thing, as well as the importance of history, faith, and truth for the human race. I'm stunned by the ending and the brilliance of it all.
I highly recommend reading this trilogy. It doesn't drag like many fantasy series and is pleasantly only three books as opposed to the 5+ span of some popular fantasy series. It's a complete series, which is amazing. Any fantasy fan knows the agony of waiting years for the next books to come out in a beloved series. The Mistborn trilogy being 3 books that complete an entire story arc while also being easy to read makes it a far better choice for anyone interested in the concept of fantasy who hasn't quite been introduced to the genre yet. It's less dry and outdated as many classic fantasy trilogies. While parts of the book drag a bit, the novels were easy to get through while also being complex.
I wish I could praise the trilogy more, but I'm rendered almost speechless by the story. It was so incredible. I was unprepared for the way things would evolve throughout the novel. I wasn't expecting such closure and brilliance. I cannot gush enough about it and I'm so glad that I read this trilogy. I am also incredibly happy that I continued reading after the first book because the story has to be read as a whole in order for it to have the same mind blowing effect.
Read this trilogy! It is awesome!
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