Fantastic ending to a thrilling trilogy. I want to talk about my thoughts for the trilogy as a whole in this review, but first – a few things about the book itself.
Sanderson takes about half the book to build up for what is bound to be a spectacular finish. This is something that actually started to bother me a bit in this book because it’s hard work to restrain the impulse to look ahead in the book and figure out how it all works out!
As I read this third installment of the Mistborn trilogy I could hear the clicks in my mind, checking off each confusing element, fusing together bits and pieces given in the first two books – basically making the story one that was very plausible and fantastic. The ONLY real complaint I had was I thought it was completely unnecessary to give a name to the final being – especially a name that holds so many meanings for many people. But in a way, I guess it makes sense. It just took away the fantasy element for me and made me go “hrm”. Read the book – you’ll understand (possibly!). If not, then just ignore this!
So on the trilogy as a whole – it’s fantastic. I’d heard of Sanderson only when I learned he was to finish the Wheel of Time series started by Robert Jordan. So I decided to check him out. I now know that those final two books should be pretty damn good and.. dangit I’m going to have to go through some of the boring ones again and get caught up when they come out.
Sanderson creates a very intricate, very believable and VERY fascinating set of magic rules. His world is incredibly immersive – to the point where I felt as if I was watching a movie; my imagination was stimulated that much. I blew through these books and was unable to put them down, I even walked around the house with my nose buried in them.
I am already making plans to own the trilogy and I plan to recommend it to fellow fantasy lovers – my dad included. If you are a fantasy lover and have not read these books put them on your list!