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The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson #[email protected] best_audiobooks · #[email protected]_audiobooks. Tricked into releasing the evil. The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn [Brandon Sanderson] on yazik.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From #1 New York Times bestselling. Introduction: The following is a chapter from Brandon Sanderson's novel MISTBORN: THE HERO OF AGES. This is the third and final book of the trilogy, so if you.

Ruin wanted the world to be destroyed in the blink of an eye but his power was too weakened by his body having been taken and hidden by Preservation. Ruin became obsessed with finding his hidden body. Freedom from the Well of Ascension enabled Ruin to directly affect the world more, with the most destructive results in the form of increased ashfall from the ashmounts and growing earthquakes breaking the world apart; Ruin focused most of his energy in the last days to geological decay, while also influencing more people and controlling entire koloss armies.

He used his thousand years of imprisonment to strategize the timing of the Lord Ruler's downfall to occur when Preservation's power returned to the Well of Ascension, followed by his being freed a few years later. The Lord Ruler, in preparation of such an event, created storage caches containing valuables such as food and water in cave complexes beneath certain cities, each one providing directions to the next. As Vin and Elend struggle to consolidate the remaining outposts of humanity, they search in the storage caches for hints left by the Lord Ruler and for the atium stash.

Journeying from cache to cache, the world itself begins to crumble, ash spewing forth in greater quantities and the mists claiming more and more people. The last two unconquered cities are Fadrex City, which has reverted to the Lord Ruler's old structure of mass oppression, and Urteau, the rebel city where the Skaa are free, the nobility overpowered, and a former commoner titled the Citizen rules with increasing violence.

Sazed tries to establish diplomatic relations with the people of Urteau, while continuing to struggle with the death of his love, the Terriswoman Keeper Tindwyl. He studies religions, but has no faith and yearns to find a religion that makes sense to him. He and Breeze try to help Elend secretly take over Urteau, where Spook has developed strange abilities, and started a new revolution.

TenSoon is imprisoned and sentenced to death by the kandra elders, while still trying to convince them that the kandra prophecies of the world ending are now happening, and that they must work together with the humans to save the world. Vin and Elend try to conquer the city of Fadrex and discover more about how their world works. They discover patterns in the numbers of people dying after being exposed to the mists, as well as secrets regarding the koloss, the kandra, and the Inquisitors, but fearing that Ruin will discover their plans, are unable to discuss their plans with each other.

As the days grow hotter and the mists stronger, Vin and Elend encounter more and more dangers. Yomen, the King of Fadrex City, captures Vin. Elend, left without any choice, takes another koloss army under his control, but the last remnants of Preservation appear to him, warning him to not attack the city, using mime.

On the verge of the attack, Vin escapes, as Ruin reveals his ultimate control over the koloss. They attack Elend and Yomen's human armies, but before he can destroy them, Vin leads Ruin away to Luthadel.

There, Marsh and the final Inquisitors battle Vin, and on the verge of her death, she ascends to become Preservation, trapped with Ruin to watch the world.

The kandra finally accept their doom, and Sazed finds his faith in the Hero of the Ages. Elend leads the last of humanity to the Kandra homeland, the Pits of Hathsin, where Ruin's body is stored.

Ruin has been fooling them into leading him to his body, which turns out to be the atium stash, hidden in the Kandra homeland all along. Surrounded, and outnumbered, Elend, having worked this out, and Preservation's plan to give him an army of Atium Mistings by using the mists to snap them, prepares to fight.

He leads a desperate battle against the koloss, in vain. Marsh appears again, and is directly controlled by Ruin, his powers immense. Elend faces him nonetheless, and Vin aids him, giving him unlimited metals and another power to match Marsh, all that she can break through Ruin's control to pass on. Elend battles Marsh in a fierce duel, ending when he realizes he can't win, and burns atium with duralumin, dealing Marsh a blow which strikes a spike in his back but does not dislodge it.

At the same time, Marsh has struck Elend in the chest with his axe, which proves fatal. Defeated, Elend reveals that his soldiers burnt all of Ruin's body, the Atium, in the battle, so now, he can never win. When something terrible happened to someone I loved, I cried, my heart raging inside, aching and furious at what was happening. But oh how wonderful they are, how glorious their stalwartness and love and self-discovery over the course of their lives.

One such person, whom I love and respect and praise, was Sazed.

Dear Sazed. Your soul searching quest was perhaps the most riveting and saddening. I ached watching you despair and lose your hope that you had held onto the whole of your life until something devastating sent your doubts flying, your faith failing. But it all paid off! Therein was the faith you needed, you just had to look at them with a new light, a different perspective.

And I loved what you became. It was so perfect for you, and made my soul soar with happiness. And then Vin and Elend. Their characters were brilliant. Their outcome, their destiny, jaw dropping, and… I cannot say more on them. You need to discover this on your own. You will come to love them, and you will ache deeply when terrible things happen to them.

But the pain is not all for naught. You have to feel pain for them to connect you to them, to make them real, to make the story and their characters believable and entrancing.

And even though thinking that disheartens me, it was remarkable in its execution, and ended with a perfect brush of the light and new found joy that I was so desperate to find. With the ever present mist and ash and red sunlight, I yearned for the characters to find their blue sky, and yellow sun, and green grass.

They never knew of those things. With a thousand years of red sky and brown landscape, such things were preposterous, laughable. Vin believed in it though, because Kelsier did. And this vague image of a better, brighter, lively world full of color, brought them a measure of hope and desire that fueled them in their desperate actions to find this better world, where Inquisitors and Ruin cannot abound, and where peace and light reign.

One last character whom I thought was brilliantly crafted, even more so after his death, was The Lord Ruler. I never could have imagined his role in the story, his true intentions that were misunderstood by those seeking to overthrow him. Sanderson created the most unbelievably cruel, good villian. He is not what he seems, and is only a pawn of something even more devious and cunning and ruthless than he ever could be. The whole plot, how everything came together, the realization of what certain things meant, was utterly brilliant.

Sanderson is a mastermind genius. I could never be as superb as he is, but I hope I could be half, or a fourth, or a hundredth so brilliant with storytelling and drawing people in. I almost forgot Spook. Erica, what are you thinking? Ah, Spook, you captured my heart. You became the man I was hoping you would be. You never lost yourself, but you became so much more. And I loved it.

I loved your growth and love you had and strength. You, with Elend and Sazed, are my hero. I sincerely urge you, plead you, to read the Mistborn Trilogy.

It is so outstanding and perfect and thrilling, you will find you cannot stay away from the world once you enter, and will dread leaving it. What truly, is more amazing than these books?

Though I have read them just this year, and there are still thousands of books out there to read, I have a feeling I will not find another read more brilliant. And this is why I wish everyone on earth would read these books. I will recommend it to everyone I can. And you must. You must if you want a book that arrests you completely, and leaves you with such deep emotion and love and wanting more. You will not regret it, trust me. View all 30 comments.

View all 60 comments. What a heart wrenching, but beautiful ending to this fantastic series. View all 9 comments. Oct 23, Adina rated it really liked it Shelves: The Hero of Ages is undeniably a satisfying ending to the Mistborn series which answered all my questions and more. I was left with a bitter sweet feeling after I swiped to the last page but satisfied that it could not have ended any other way.

I loved the first volume, the 2nd was a decent transition to this big boy which almost was as excellent as the first. He really is a master in this respect. I also enjoyed the way the characters grew and the development of Spook, who was almost inexistent in the other two books. Tensoon and Sazed remained my favorite heroes and I am delighted with the way their storyline developed.

The development of the main two characters, Vin and Elend, seemed less important that some of the secondary characters which I am not sure it was the intended result. Why only 4 stars? Also, the dialogues were a bit flat and I love powerful words exchanges. Even the thought battle between Ruin and Vin seemed lifeless.

How did one rationalize belief with no proof? Food for thought.

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It is a series worth reading, I loved most of it and I will definitely read more Sanderson in the near future. View all 29 comments. See this review and more like it on www.

We all can agree that Brandon Sanderson is magic. I can't even bring myself to finish one work in progress, yet he's constantly in the middle of multiple projects at the same time and is slowly building a greater shared universe for his novels that will See this review and more like it on www. I can't even bring myself to finish one work in progress, yet he's constantly in the middle of multiple projects at the same time and is slowly building a greater shared universe for his novels that will probably one day equal the book equivalent of Marvel and DC's own universes of heroes.

I also recognize that he has slowly and deservedly amassed a very vocal fanbase who absolutely adore the way he writes and the stories he tells. Also, I can't argue against his creativity. I've read 4 books by Sanderson at this point this series, and The Way of Kings and each has managed to surprise me and astound me in the way Sanderson showcases his ability to craft worlds that feel real, alive and full of history.

His magic systems are wildly creative and well thought out and are exactly what the best of fantasy should be. So why didn't I love this book? Maybe this was a case of too much of a good thing? Yes, the worldbuilding and magic is creative, but the amount of information Sanderson packs into this trilogy was more than a little bit exhausting, especially when reading all three books pretty much in a row. I think if I had put a year between reading each book, I might have enjoyed it a little bit more because if I'm being totally honest, Brandon Sanderson has a habit of over-delivering information that drives me crazy.

Sanderson opens each chapter in all 3 books with italicized passages that are essentially his worldbuilding notes. In books 1 and 2 I didn't so much mind them as they directly connect to research Sazed and Vin were conducting over the course of the story.

In this book, they're straight up infodumps, pertaining to a new magic system that he clearly couldn't find another way to work into the story. I was left wondering what the point of all this information was, and like an english major taking a math course, wondering why I needed to know it. Each chapter starts with a character performing a simple action. Vin Pushing and Pulling herself through the mists. Sazed arriving at a town. Spook or another ancillary character entering a building.

This sets the scene for action the characters will get to The characters endlessly ruminate over past events in what I became certain was an attempt to pad the page count to ensure each of these books reached epic proportions. Vin's inner monologue was still revisiting when she first met Kelsier, or when she dressed as Valette in numerous chapters - and those events happened over 5 years ago in book time! Elend's inner monologue reminds us constantly that he used to be a scholar, and is now a king.

Oh, and in case you've forgotten what metal does what, it's repeated basically in every chapter too. You seriously could play a drinking game based on the repeated information alone - though I hope you have a hearty liver and an ability to hold your alcohol if you try.

If I was rating this book on the last chunk of the story, it would get all the stars. The ending was spectacular and appropriately epic for fantasy.


However, a novel is a sum of its parts and there's about pages in this book that I had hoped to enjoy a lot more than I did. Also, I'm just going to say it: Elend and Vin are boring. They're boring characters. They're an even more boring couple. They're too powerful when they're together, and Sanderson doesn't so much show them in love and romantically connected as he does tell the audience repeatedly that they're husband and wife, and in love.

Their connection to each other seemed another casualty of Sanderson's compulsive need to sanitize this story of any sort of adult element that might arise. There is even a scene where Sanderson goes out of his way to explain that Kandra remove their visible genitals, so when a few of them are walking around naked they're walking like barbie dolls or crewmembers of the USS Callister.

It doesn't make sense. They're not even human - though they use human form. So why would they worry about removing their genitals? It's stuff like this that pulled me out of the story and honestly, makes me cringe a little. Furthermore, 3 books in and the only decent female character Sanderson bothered to put in this trilogy was Vin. There are more than a half dozen supporting male characters in this series, and the majority of them all survive to the end of the story.

Surely one or two other awesome female characters could have found something important to do in this book? Don't even get me started on Beldre, who I think was a terrible character with unrealistic motivations from start to finish. She only exists to ensure that every character gets neatly paired off with a romantic and heterosexual interest of their own at the end of the book.

Before I started this series, I had plans on prioritizing Words of Radiance and Oathbringer this year, but after this experience I've moved them to the bottom of my to-be-read list.

Humphrey and Scrill! These ladies are wonderful, and if you're not following them - you should be! View all 19 comments. Katie Shepley I agree with so many of your points. Mar 04, Trong Tran Let me preface this huge comment by saying this: I'm simply countering your points with my own view, and not you as a person, but what you said in you Let me preface this huge comment by saying this: I'm simply countering your points with my own view, and not you as a person, but what you said in your review.

That being said, I'd like to know your thoughts on my points in regards to yours. I felt as if, the reason you had these "info dumps" in the beginnings were the very essence of what the passages were like in the first two books. These were Sayzed's words after he became a god, the words Spook would later read as well as everyone else. It was a loose history of what had happened, and therefore as the knowledge had been gained at the end, it was relevant to give it in pieces as the story unfolding.

That's my interpretation anyway. Eh, I felt like Sanderson doesn't focus on Romance as making out and holding hands and instead focuses on how Romance changes people.

Elend and Vin go through trials of love through the whole series. Courting, flirting and "dates" in the first. Love-Triangly feelings, how being too busy could ruin a relationship, and sacrifice in the second, and finally understanding, trust, and teamwork in the end. They were subtle, yet each relationship changed or motivated whoever was their holder in the book. The reason Kandra remove their genitals when they don't have clothes is because of innate human instincts.

At the end, it is revealed they used to be human. It is noted the curiosity Tensoon felt that despite "hating" humans, they always built their constructs from humans, spoke in human language, and even enjoyed human comforts. That is, because they used to be human. That conditioning, much like everything else, probably is to why they hide their genitals. Cause it's human decency, ingrained in their ancestry.

Also, because it's not our world, whatever our logic systems are shouldn't apply to theirs. There were plenty of important female characters, though their role was not as densely cataloged.

Other than Zane and Kel, Shan was the only other named Mistborn, who ruled the court and wanted to kill Elend simply for refuting her. Tindwyl was an important and scarred Keeper, stronger than most men in mind and spirit. She is the reason Sayzed was so powerful wrought and taught Elend to be the man he was.

Allrianne saved Breezes' mind, made Set a good man in the second book, saving many people by forcing Set to charge, and manipulated the scenes from the background.

Belldre was important as she helped Spook stabilize Urteau, and become the prominent figure he needed to be. She wasn't just a romantic figure, she was the only reason Spook figured out that Ruin was manipulating them both. If not for her, Spook would have killed Quellion and then still have been under Ruin's influence. I felt though there could have been more women surely, there wasn't a blatant lack of them, as you can clearly see.

Jul 05, Sean Barrs the Bookdragon rated it really liked it Shelves: I think Sanderson is a really impressive author of the fantasy genre. It must be incredibly hard to insert originality into books of this type; so much has been done before and then done again. His books and his characters are, simply put, cool.

He just knows what his readership wants to see, and he gives it to them. The action scenes have an almost cinematic quality too them; they remind me of the combat I think Sanderson is a really impressive author of the fantasy genre.

The action scenes have an almost cinematic quality too them; they remind me of the combat from The Matrix and Resident Evil movie franchises. The images of people flying through the air and kicking arse are vivid and plain awesome.


Well, anyway, this book takes place a year after the previous one, and Elend is forced to take upon the role of Emperor. Previously, he has an idealistic approach to ruling; he was soft and morally righteous.

Elend has hardened his heart and become what necessity demanded him to be. The situation calls for a ruler not a diplomat; he has opened his eyes and seen the approaching threat of destruction. It was just in time too because his weakness could have got everyone killed. His personality is now drastically different. The threat to the Final Empire transcends the capabilities of a normal man; he had to become much more.


Together, him and Vin can reap destruction on their countless enemies. So, essentially, he has become the leader he needed to be form the start. A doubt inevitably begins to burn within his soul see what I did there? I love the way Sanderson does this; he captures internal conflict really well, as Elend questions morality and the necessary nature of being a strong leader.

Exciting new point of view chracters Initially, I thought his was a bad idea. I though adding new point of views in such a late stage of a trilogy would be quite detrimental. Spook and Ken-Soon had some of the most exciting chapters in the book. It also allowed for character development in characters that have been relatively ignored. Spook went on a massive personal journey. If I was to rate this book just on its action then I would give it five stars. I think the ending of the series was superb, but there was also another six hundred or pages or so to contend with.

There were a few pacing issues. I felt like unnecessary things were drawn out, and what I considered to be important was rushed over. The ending was too fast; it needed more build up. The conflict at the beginning of the book had much more time devoted to it than the crux of the plot. However, these are minor issues, which make me sound very picky. The ending was superb and sad. This series has so much going for it. Go read it! The Mistborn Series 1. The Final Empire - A misty four stars 2.

The Well of Acsension - A suprising four stars 3. The Hero of Ages - An awesome four stars I'm just going to go kindly check myself into the hospital. I suffered multiple cardiac arrests over these endless plot twists.

Sanderson has ZERO mercy. Let me repeat that: View all 24 comments. Jan 31, Maureen rated it it was amazing. I cry but I'm also so happy. I've never been so happy to be so sad. Nov 2nd read: April 3rd read: November I mean, it was perfect obviously. As glorious and bittersweet and fulfilling as the first time I read it. I'm in awe of Sanderson! I'm amazed by his skill as an author. As someone who designed a world from scratch and connected the plot lines in such a god-like way almost.

Even though, I've read it 4 times, I still cannot fathom the scale of epicness. Forever my favourite trilogy. View all 6 comments. I cannot even begin to sum up how great this was. I've mentioned before how much I appreciate Sanderson's heavy inclusion of religion and religious characters in his work. He somehow is able to ask those big questions, taking his characters through hell and back, without making the reader feel at all criticized or alienated.

The character developments in this one especially for my precious Spook were just beyo So this was BY FAR my favorite installment in the first Mistborn trilogy.

The character developments in this one especially for my precious Spook were just beyond anything I could've imagined. I am thrilled with how each character grew to be so much more than what they were when we began this journey in The Final Empire.

Now that I'm sitting at the end of this series, I believe wholeheartedly that this book is responsible for tying together the first two into what became this brilliant high fantasy epic. A beautifully crafted ending. View all 45 comments. I have a little time to read this book because of Ramadan. The Hero of Ages genres are fantasy and sci-fi. This book has focused on the characters of Vin and Elend. I love this book so much Alhamdulillah! This is the best trilogy!

I have ever read Alhamdulillah! Oh, wow you have changed, Spook my dear man! I love the conclusion of the 'Mistborn' trilogy so much Alhamdulillah. It is very sad. I cry a lot in the end of this book. The end of this book are happy and s I have a little time to read this book because of Ramadan.

The end of this book are happy and sad. Lists of 'Misborn' trilogy unforgettable characters: View all 7 comments. Apr 18, Robin Bridge Four rated it it was amazing Shelves: Re-reading because: A well thought out trilogy that ended as strong as it began. I forgot to mention Spook in my original review but his role in this was key.

He has grown up so much from the boy he was in Mistborn and has come to the forefront of Re-reading because: He has grown up so much from the boy he was in Mistborn and has come to the forefront of the story. I love his journey and how he used what he learned from Kelsier and Vin together in playing his role. There are so many characters I love in this series and I'm sad to leave them behind again.

I didn't start out loving Breeze but he became one of my favorite characters His wit reminds me of Wit in the Stormlight Archives. Elend and Vin remain one of my favorite couples in Fantasy. Kelsier is still such a strong force in the story.

Sazed and his journey and part in the story made sense when we finally got there and I always love how he is humble and genuine with everyone. His journey couldn't have ended any other way I think. Stronger even the second time through.

Original Review 4. He signed my book with the following I thought while reading Mistborn that he put that inscription in the wrong book. Boy was I wrong because The Hero of Ages had more secrets revealed than the other two books.

In true Sanderson fashion this story builds slowly until it bursts and all you can do is hold on for the ride. I laughed and cried and loved so many moments. My heart might be a little battered by the journey but it is all the better for it as well. There are some fantasy series you read and you know that the author is just sorta making it all up as he goes along.

Later in the series stuff from earlier books starts to fall apart and holes in prior world building become a little obvious. I never feel that way in a Sanderson book. I always feel like he had every part of the magic system and world building figured out before he ever started the first book. That with every layer he adds it is like a picture coming more fully into focus until you can see all the details more clearly and at the end of Hero of Ages I thought OF COURSE how could it have ended any differently.

He is for the fantasy reader that loves all the details and respects the world building as well as the story. Sure some parts might seem a little slower at times but that is just because the world is so rich and it takes time to line everything up so you can knock it down perfectly. There are so many characters that I loved throughout the entire series and thankfully I got to spend time with all of them.

Everything that has been put for about this world is action and consequence or push and pull.

Balance has been the driving factor and this remained true to the very end. With Ruin released a new balance had to be found to counteract his destruction and the possible end of the world. Ruin has been waiting millennia for this chance and is a master manipulator of men. Vin, Elend and the gang have their work cut out for them if they have a chance to win this war.

This isn't about good or evil. Morality doesn't even enter into it. Good men will kill as quickly for what they want as evil men—only the things they want are different. She has grown into a great hero and woman she has become more than Kelsier every thought she could be.

I loved her and Elend in this book. They overcame their histories and became such a strong pair together. They have become more comfortable with the people they are and accept themselves. They had difficult times with the enemy but I enjoyed the tender moments when they were just together being the young couple in love that they are.

You have to admit that you're unusual, Vin. You're like some strange mixture of a noblewoman, a street urchin, and a cat. That's kind of like a homicidal hat trick. My favorite PoV was TenSoon. The Kandra culture was such an interesting addition to the story just one more in depth facet.

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Spook also played such an interesting role as he has grown up and now plays a much bigger part. Sazed is a little lost and still in morning after losing the woman he loved and has lost faith. In searching through all the religions he has carried all these years he hopes to find answers but it seems that not one of them is perfect. Some of his ponderings of religions and faith were so interesting. I usually zone out at stuff like this as it can sometimes be preachy but I never felt like that and some of his discussions about religions and faith were the parts I loved in this book.

The struggles that he had with himself and what he has become. View all 39 comments. The world building is just ecstatic and I love it, I felt like I was part of the world whilst reading this series, I have a clear picture of Luthadel,Fadrex, Urthea and the other towns in my head. We get to know how Inquisitors,Koloss and Kandra are made in this book. Now that I know more about Rashek the Lord Ruler I no longer hate him I just feel bad for him but still that is no excuse for all he did.

She made her way to the top and became my favourite female protagonist, Vin grew and changed from the scared paranoid girl we met in the first book to this confident woman, She is not arrogant nor selfish and I adore that part of her. She loves Elend a lot and their relationship always makes me smile like an idiot. I love that they trust each other even when they could not talk about their plans view spoiler [ Cause Ruin is ominipresent and can hear them and will know how they want to stop him hide spoiler ].

She smiled, then kissed him. I'm not that bad. A Tineye would pick you out in seconds. And, don't you possess an imperial scent as well? Either way, you're not good enough to go with me, Elend. I'm sorry.

Dear blunt Vin. Is by far my best character development in this book. He is so badass now and I just could not believe it.

He changed from the slovenly nobleman to this guy that is ruling and fight amongst his soldiers like who would have thought Elend Venture will be great at that.

Spoiler if you are yet to read the first two books. It's a strange foundation for a relationship, wouldn't you say?

Then, he eyed her. I love his honesty a lot and the way he cares for Vin and rescued her in the first book. He is the only one that did not change, The only change in him is that he is just less selfish view spoiler [ and has a girlfriend, Arilanne who is also a soother like him. The philosopher who is also a thug a person who burns pewter and has super strength.

He really is selfless he left his wife and children to fight in the war. I felt so bad when he said that he knows Vin and Elend more than his own children. Remember the crazy guy that died in book two, apparently he is not mad view spoiler [ It was Ruin that was in his head,controlling him and telling him what to do hide spoiler ]. I feel so sad for him now that I know what actually happened to him. The rest of the characters are also important but discussing about them will only make this review longer than it is now.During early outlining of the Mistborn trilogy, I realized that there was going to be a bad break between books two and three.

It almost seems too cold for snow, though. The mists were finally beginning to burn away. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it.

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