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Herrscher des Lichts (Mistborn #3)

4.46  ·  Rating Details ·  156,855 Ratings  ·  8,883 Reviews
Wer ist der Held am Ende der Zeit? Einst töteten Rebellen den Obersten Herrscher des Reiches, um endlich Frieden zu schaffen. Doch nun kehren auch die dunklen Nebel zurück und bedrohen die Menschen. Nur wer das Rätsel der Vergangenheit zu lösen vermag, wird den Untergang der Welt noch verhindern können… Nach "Kinder des Nebels" und "Krieger des Feuers" führt Brandon Sander ...more
Paperback, 992 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Heyne (first published October 14th 2008)
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Benjamin Duffy
Sep 10, 2011 Benjamin Duffy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I finish this trilogy, I feel like addressing this book on two levels: first, on its own strengths and weaknesses as a novel; and second, as the capstone of the series and as an exposition of the Mistborn world and mythology. I’ll start with the latter of the two.

The overwhelming impression I get from the Mistborn books is that they have been written by someone who is a fantasy fan first, a fantasy author second. A pedantic geek, if you will. And I mean all of this as the highest praise – San
Kat O'Keeffe
Jan 13, 2015 Kat O'Keeffe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic conclusion to a truly amazing trilogy! Brandon Sanderson is a masterful storyteller.

Jul 10, 2016 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites-2016
This was the most perfect series finale I can remember reading... I cannot... I just........ A review will be on my channel when I can form words.
Erica (daydreamer)
This ‘review’ is not a review of the book, but more of my emotional journey through reading it and upon finishing. For those of you who have read the Mistborn trilogy, I think you can empathize with what I felt. For those of you who haven’t, I ask that you do yourself a favor, and feast upon these books. For they are truly the most amazing books I’ve ever read.

Before the end, I was going to write an absolutely glowing review full of caps lock and exclamations points and gifs and pictures and my
"I am, unfortunately, the Hero of Ages."

Books like this are the reason I am so harsh on shitty books, is all i have to say right now

Review to come.

Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
Well, that ending . . . I cried =(

I finally got to find out all of the mysteries behind the mysteries in the book.

I loved how Spook's character grew so much in this book, although some of it wasn't from a good place. But sometimes you have to go to a bad place to get to the good place. I fell in love with his character a lot in this book.

I got to find out more about TenSoon and the Kandra. I loved learning about that, although I wanted to vaporize some of them. TenSoon won my heart in the seco
Bookdragon Sean
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. With Sanderson it feels like I’m reading something completely new and completely exciting. 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 ...more
Jan 31, 2015 Maureen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cry but I'm also so happy. WHAT AN ENDING. I've never been so happy to be so sad.
Mar 11, 2014 Regan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hasham Rasool
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.

'The Hero of Ages' was a lot quicker. 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
Robin (Bridge Four)
Re-reading because:

1 - It is Brandon Sanderson and he is always better the second time through
2 - Shadows of Self comes out next month
3 - I just can't fight this feeling anymore

Buddy Read of the Mistborn series with some friends at Sanctum of Fantasy and it was worth it. 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
*Grabs mic*

*Clears throat and begins to scream*







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:




*Drops Mic*
Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
I love how everything tied in at the end - I'm usually good at guessing everything but I kept being shocked by this book. The characters' growth was enjoyable to watch, the magic system and the world building became more and more complex which I adored!

I didn't 100% love the ending but I still loved this book.

I can't wait to continue with the next ones!
Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
So this was BY FAR my favorite installment in the first Mistborn trilogy.

I cannot even begin to sum up how great this was. LIKE DAMN.

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
Jun 02, 2017 Caitlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have 3 thoughts

1) I hate you Brandon Sanderson. You better pay for some therapy sessions because my heart can't take anymore.


3) Why did I take so long to read these books?

And now I shall resume my rocking back and forth and crying in the fetal position. Goodbye
Shannon (leaninglights)
*sobs* What an ending to a fantastic trilogy. Just wow.
Jul 12, 2014 Markus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2014, cosmere
3.5 stars

"Ash cloaks the land in a mantle of black. The mists come during the day, killing both crops and people. Men march to war. Ruin has returned."

The divine power hidden at the mythical Well of Ascension has been released. A dark force bent on the utter destruction of the world has been freed from the invisible shackles that once bound it. The mists are engulfing the outer dominances, murdering people in the darkness. But in the centre of it all stand Vin, recognised in the Final Empire as
God, my emotions are all over the place. I've never read a book with an ending that made me so sad, but also so satisfied at the same time.

I don't think that there would be a better way to end this series than this. It was just so epic. The whole series was.
Apr 17, 2017 Camille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I'm so heartbroken and happy, I don't think a more perfect ending could have happened. This series was a masterpiece.

The world-building was just breathtaking. The world was perfected to the finest details and seeing all the pieces of the puzzle being carefully reassembled, the creation of this world, Preservation and Ruin, Allomancy, Inquisitors, kandra and everything else was so satisfying and amazing to watch. There are no questions left unanswered
“Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.”

The Hero of Ages isn't my favorite in the series, Actually it swung between 4 and 4.5 Stars throughout mostly the whole book, it was slower than the first two, and not as action-packed, BUT, it picked the FUCK up at the last 150 Pages, which is something to be expected from a Mistborn book.
but after this e
Natalie Monroe
"Vin was not fury. She was not terror. She had grown beyond those things."

I've been waiting two books for Vin to woman up and be the kind of heroine epic fantasy deserves. She's matured so much since the mistrustful creature Kelsier welcomed into the fold four years ago. While she doesn't come close to cracking my top 20 favorite female characters, she's finally a character I can respect.

And the plot. Excuse me while I swoon. Gone are the linear plotlines of The Final Empire. The twists are in
Jun 02, 2014 Ivan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Well it's time for a bit of winter cleaning. I reworked my ratings a bit (I removed most of those books from my feed so I don't spam), I been 2 and a half year on GR and my read list has grown 6 times since my first year here. books don't looks as good as they initially did and Mistborn is one of those series so I decided to reduce it's overall rating from 4 to 3 stars.Actualy most of Sanderon's books have rating reduced except Stormlight Archives which remains on my favorite shelf I knwo I will ...more
molly ♛
Nov 30, 2016 molly ♛ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
that ending, omg.
Oct 26, 2008 Sean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The last half of this book dragged terribly for me, and there were three or four false climaxes before the real climax happened, which I found annoying. The ending was extremely religious in a peculiarly Mormon way, which also irritated me. As it is, I am even more skeptical now of Sanderson's ability to credibly write the end of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time.
Kelly's ( Next Best Read )
The mists are our friend. They hide us. Protect us. Give us Power

Um....I...Ummm.....can't even form words to speak after reading this book. This sums up my emotions right about now:
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Brandon Sanderson has done it again people, everytime I thing I figure out what direction the plot is going in, he sends a Freaking curve ball at me that leaves me blindsided. Everything about this installation was beautiful. I laughed cried and was constantly left at the edge of my seat in anticipation of what was g
Feb 04, 2016 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#1.) The Final Empire ★★★★★
#2.) The Well of Ascension ★★★

This review is going to have mild spoilers from the previous books. I'm sorry, but it becomes too difficult to write a review without tapping into what has happened in the previous two installments. So read with caution!

Well, the last 10% of this book completely gutted me. I didn't just cry, I ugly cried (view spoiler)
Paige  Bookdragon

After months of trying to write the right review for this book, I realized that I can't justify the heartaches, hopes and happiness that I felt while reading this book. So here's my review:


Thank you toodrunktofindaurl for this post. It was perfect for this book.

That ending though....not what I was expecting. I definitely cried. And, I don't cry. I basically have no feelings.


Re-read. Rating: all of the stars in the sky.

After barely recovering from this ending the first time, I fear after a second, I may never recover again.

Review to actually come, this time.
Becky Marie
Apr 24, 2017 Becky Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am just going to sit here and cry some more. This was a beautiful and perfect ending. Sazed was always my favorite and the last page had me instantly in tears. So amazing, and complete.
Kat  Hooper
Jun 02, 2009 Kat Hooper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

I'm extremely impressed with Brandon Sanderson's first fantasy trilogy. The entire story was carefully thought out, well-plotted, and well-paced. What impresses me most is that in this last installment, The Hero of Ages, there are plenty of wonderful surprises left. But these surprises aren't little add-ons that Sanderson lately thought up and decided to throw in just to keep up the interest and excitement. These are major pieces of the puzzle that have pu
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Other Books in the Series

Mistborn (7 books)
  • The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
  • The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
  • The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
  • Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)
  • The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)
  • The Lost Metal (Mistborn, #7)

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