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message 1: by Stefan, Group Founder + Moderator (Retired) (new)

Stefan (sraets) | 1671 comments Mod
Let us know if you finished reading the book! This thread may contain spoilers for the book (but NOT for the other books in the series).

message 2: by Sandi (new)

Sandi (sandikal) | 338 comments I read it a few months ago and was really impressed. I read The Well of Ascension almost right away and picked up The Hero of Ages as soon as it came out in paperback. I haven't read the last one yet though.

message 3: by Shanon (new)

Shanon (boban) I finished Mistborn a couple of days ago and can't wait to read The Well of Ascension. I was actually surprised how much I liked it.

I loved watching Vin play the part of a royal. I think some of my favorite scenes where her friendly banter with Elend.

message 4: by Jon (new)

Jon (jonmoss) I read this book over a year ago, but it still remains one of my top five books read in the past five to ten years.

message 5: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (kathry) I finished last night and was surprised, right from the start, with how much I enjoyed this book. I haven't read a solid epic-fantasy in years. Honestly, I only read this to gain a feeling for Sanderson's style considering that I love Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time Series and now I have another wonderful author to enjoy. I am really looking forward to the last WofT book now, as well as continuing this series.

message 6: by Jim (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) I read it a month or so ago.

message 7: by Janny (new)

Janny (jannywurts) | 1003 comments This was a last year's read for me - and my second read, of Sanderson's work. Be interesting to see this book discussed, I'll join in if I've something to add.

message 8: by Pepper (last edited Aug 02, 2009 07:46AM) (new)

Pepper | 7 comments Well I finished it a month ago and I allready forgot alot again (doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it).

But what I strongly remember is when Kelsier died. It was a really strange experience for me as a reader. At those pages when he died I didn't feel anything or care that much... not that I didn't like Kelsier but somehow well he was dead and that was it. But later on when OreSour reveals everything... I just thought "Kelsier you bastard!" That he should have planned everything from the beginning... I don't know it seldom happens that I'm so emotionally touched by a book.

On another note when I read Mistborn I felt that compared to "Warbreaker" there was a lot less intrigue. For example I allways waited for one of Kelsiers crew to betray them in some way, but as far as I can remember it didn't happen. Everything went pretty smooth.

message 9: by Staci (new)

Staci | 47 comments I read this book last summer. I don't remember a lot of the specific details, but I do remember thoroughly enjoying this book. I rated it 5 stars. I thought the world and magic system that Sanderson had created were interesting. And I especially like the charcter of Vin. I have the second book in the trilogy, but haven't read it yet, maybe after the discussion here of the first one.

message 10: by Chris (new)

Chris  Haught (haughtc) I loved this book. It was a 5-star review for me:

I'm reading the sequel now...

message 11: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) I just finished the book. What I liked most about it is that if felt complete. I don't feel compelled to go on and read the next book, though I would be interesting to see what happens next, the plot of this book is concluded.

message 12: by Kathi, Moderator & Book Lover (last edited Aug 19, 2009 10:31AM) (new)

Kathi | 3651 comments Mod
Finished it last night... will write a review soon, but off the top of my head, here are a few comments.
I loved the magic systems of Allomancy and Feruchemy--to me they were unique and well-thought-out.
Vin/Valette was an engaging character and I enjoyed watching her develop. I thought the revelation that her brother Reen ultimately protected her and did not betray her was a surprise, as was the long-range, convoluted plot of Kelsier. (That did make his questions about religion much more relevant.) And speaking of surprises, the revelation of who the Lord Ruler really was completely took me by surprise.
This did feel like a relatively complete story, but I will be reading parts 2 & 3 later this fall before this story becomes too fuzzy in my memory.

message 13: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (sisimka) SPOILER ALERT!!

I really thought it was a shame Kelsier died. So much of the book is spent building his character, only to have him not last the series. I wish Sanderson had handled it a different way - some kind of subterfuge.

message 14: by Janny (new)

Janny (jannywurts) | 1003 comments Sisimka wrote: "SPOILER ALERT!!

I really thought it was a shame Kelsier died. So much of the book is spent building his character, only to have him not last the series. I wish Sanderson had handled it..."

Sisimka - oh, that is BRILLIANT....what a different experience this book would have been for me, if your idea had played...if Kelsior's sacrificial "death" was a caper (like the rest!) and the character lives - with the start premise forward, that the religion is loose in the mix, and maybe even, no one knows Kelsior had movies have played this sort of ending and it has such piquant spice.

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