02 April, 2011

Hero of Ages

Title:The Hero of Ages
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Series: Mistborn
Audience: Adult
Format: Kindle

Synopsis: Tricked into releasing the force known as Ruin, Vin and Elend face the end of the world. Ruin works towards ending the world as Vin and Elend battle to just survive and find a way to stop him. But he is every where and controlling a lot more than they thought. Have the finally picked the battle they can't win?

What I thought: What a brilliant end to the Mistborn series! It take a truly exceptional fantasy book to get me to read one these days and this is by far one of the best I have ever read. Hero of Ages is long. 724 pages to be exact, but you don't realise it. The characters are flawed, but unlike many hero characters in fantasy books, they aren't whiny. I cannot remember the amount of times I have yelled at a character to just get over it, accept they are the one to save the world and just do it! Vin, Elend and the rest of the crew have their doubts and dark moments, but they accept they are the best chance the world has. The ending was perfect! Loved it! Lose ends tied up, but not in a rushed knot, but a pretty bow, that made sense and allowed me to close the book (or turn it off since it was on the kindle!) with a sigh of satisfaction and a smile on my face.

Recommended for: those who are looking for good quality fantasy fiction!

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