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The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn (edition 2009)

by Brandon Sanderson (Author)

Series: Mistborn Era 1 (3), Cosmere (4), Mistborn (3)

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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
Calamity
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied
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Title:The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn
Authors:Brandon Sanderson (Author)
Info:Tor Fantasy (2009), Edition: First, 760 pages
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There are a lot of things I could say about this book, but there are two that I think are important. First, this book had the best resolution of any book I have ever read. Second, this book (and the other two, though I never mentioned it earlier) makes fantastic use of the "quote" section at the beginning of each chapter. Overall, a fantastic novel, and a great series: in all honesty, my favorite fantasy series to date.

EDIT - Reread on November 30, 2011

In keeping with my reread of the Mistborn series, I finished this book today after procrastinating on it for thanksgiving, and I have to say it's as good as I remembered. As always, my favorite part of the book was the use of the Hero of Ages' writing at the beginning of chapters as a literary device for Sanderson to explain parts of what were going on that were not immediately clear. The tone of these, and the way that each one solved a little mystery that Sanderson had planted earlier in the story was pretty amazing. Perhaps my only issue with this book is that the plot itself is slightly lacking - definitely less detailed than the plot of the first two books. This is because Sanderson needed time to fit the series' conclusion into the story (which is, of course, fantastic), but it made the whole issue with Fadrex and whatnot seem a bit underdeveloped. Overall though, a great series, and one that I will continue to recommend as much as I have in the past.

EDIT - Reread June 16, 2022

Still really enjoyed this. First half is a bit scattered and Elend’s story really peters out a bit, but the wrap up of the series is still good fun. Reading now with a bit more of a memory of what happens, I found it startling how much TenSoon knows (he probably could have just solved the whole puzzle on his own?). The kandra in general are a cool surprise in the story, but generally don’t make too much sense on the logical consistency side compared to how much Sanderson tries to tie everything else neatly together. ( )
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  beskamiltar | Apr 10, 2024 |
I think the speed at which I finished this book, despite being on holiday for half the period, goes to show how much I enjoyed it.

It's hard to think that this is Brandon Sanderson's debut trilogy. The worldbuilding and magic system are amazing, the characters are unique and well developed, and the plot is engaging. Though people seem generally to have issues with the first part of the books being 'slow', as usual I didn't really find this to be a problem, and largely felt the additional information added to the character development, continuity and immersion in the world, even if there was indeed some repeated informarion. As is the overall consensus though, the climaxes are definitely the shining points in each of the books, and the final one provided these in spades.

I particularly enjoyed the elements of the trilogy that dealt with politics and religion in ways that I feel I haven’t really seen in other fantasy series, including the birth of a religious icon, the ideological impacts of a regime change, and the difficulties of reshaping an empire instead of conquering or inheriting it. The way that these considerations integrated rather seamlessly into the overall plot and contributed both to character development as well as worldbuilding was extremely well done.

Of course, it wasn’t a perfect book or trilogy, and my main complaint (if it can be considered one) is that, as others have pointed out, the prose isn’t the prettiest and some of the dialogue is a bit clunky. However, there is also something refreshing about having straight uncomplicated language that only serves to be highlight the strengths of the books and made the read itself largely effortless. Sanderson also certainly improves as the series goes on, and there are passages in The Hero of Ages that show his potential to exploit the emotive impact of his words.

And when it comes to continuation, there's still plenty more to unpack about the world of the Final Empire, especially given how the trilogy concludes. While there are things to read before grappling with the next era of the Mistborn books, this first taste of Sanderson's own work has definitely whetted my appetite for more, and I'm looking forward to dive deeper into his Cosmere universe. ( )
  XavierDragnesi | Mar 31, 2024 |
Hacia mucho que no me enganchaba tanto una saga de libros. Los temas que trata Sanderson, el modo en que hace fluir la trama y los personajes que crea hacen que viajes al propio mundo de Mistborn.

No tengo palabras para explicar lo que me ha gustado esta trilogía de libros. Y todo lo que queda por descubrir y leer. ( )
  Cabask | Mar 27, 2024 |
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Sanderson's conclusion to the epic that began with Mistborn and continued in Well of Ascension resonates with all the elements of classic heroic fantasy, along with unusual forms of magic and strong, believable characters.
added by Katya0133 | editLibrary Journal, Jackie Cassada (Oct 15, 2008)
 
Sanderson pulls loose ends together, explains vague prophecies, and produces the Hero of Ages, and the Mistborn trilogy concludes satisfactorily.
added by Katya0133 | editBooklist, Regina Schroeder (Oct 1, 2008)
 
Sanderson's saga of consequences offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.
added by Katya0133 | editPublishers Weekly (Aug 18, 2008)
 

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Brandon Sandersonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Feder, MosheEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, IsaacIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Foster, JonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Green, SamCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kramer, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McGrath, ChristianCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Fantasy. Fiction. HTML:

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
Calamity
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied

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