Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.
I know above in the post it says that this is a review for The Hero of Ages but this is also my death certificate because I am dead. You are all officially invited to my funeral.
“Faith means that it doesn't matter what happens. You can trust that somebody is watching. Trust that somebody will make it all right.”
I can now say that this is one of my favorite series of all time. Seriously.
With this book, I kind of went with the flow. From the last two books, I kept on becoming surprised over some plot points. But with this one, I kind of knew everything that was going to happen. THIS MADE THE BOOK EVEN BETTER.
“There has to be a balance, Vin," Elend said. "Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be." He sighed. "But for now," he said, nodding to the side, "we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.”
I do admit, in the beginning, I assumed the thing about Vin being able to understand Ruin, I thought it was because she releases Ruin from the last book. NO. It was from—never mind, I’ll just say it might be a spoiler. But, I’d predicted at a certain point why it happened and I was right!
“Breeze turned to look out the window. "You were always the best of us, Sazed," he said quietly. "Because you believed in something.”
From the point of the way this book started, a lot of character change happened with Sazed! OMG! And with Elend, it was kind of hard to read in the beginning because obviously Elend was a changed person, but once we kind of see the entry of the King of Fadrax, Yomen in this book, I could see the old Elend coming out! The whole philosophical discussion was great to read about.
I thought that the concept of the world building was done greatly. It was, and I don’t think it could’ve been done better. Brandon Sanderson has a way of expanding things so perfectly, that you don’t get confused. Whenever Brandon Sanderson would explain a new concept, then there was really never a confusion for me. INSTEAD, I would immediately understand everything because there are so many clues!
I never realized how closely linked the titles of these books are. It sounds stupid when I say it but I’m being serious. VERY serious.
There’s a lot I want to say about this book, but since they are spoilers, I will put them briefly (as not to bore you) in the spoilery section.
Overall, The Hero of Ages is probably one of the best books I’ve read this year. The world-building was expanded and done so perfectly, and the characters grew so perfectly! No character is the same from beginning to end of this journey! If you HAVE NOT read this series and are a fantasy reader then PLEASE PLEASE read this series! It’s become one of my all time favorites!
Thanks for reading my review guys, and until the next one!