By Brandon Sanderson.
In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with color once more?
In Brandon Sanderson’s intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage — Allomancy, a magic of the metals.
I was hesitant to start this trilogy, even though I’d heard so many good things about it, mostly because the books are a bit longer than what I’ve been reading lately. If anyone had told me this book revolved around a heist I would have read it a lot sooner because, as it turns out, I’m a pretty big fan of great heist books (Six of Crows, I’m looking at you).
This world was so interesting to me. The whole mythology behind it, which we still don’t fully know and understand, was fairly complex and it really drew me in. Allomancy was a bit confusing at first, but when I started to get into it I found it was easy for me to see all the Pushing and Pulling in my mind. This had a huge impact in the fight scenes, which were so gripping and creative precisely because they were happening in this world that has different rules.
I wasn’t expecting a lot of the things that happened, which is always great. And I really did not see the final twist with the logbook coming, it was so well done. I’m very curious to read the rest of the trilogy, because I’m truly captivated by this world. I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble they’re in now that the Lord Ruler is out of the way.
So now, on to the next.
3 hearts out of 5