Brandon Sanderson - the international phenomenon who finished the Wheel of Time sequence - introduces a fantasy trilogy which overturns the expectations of readers and goes on to tell the epic story of evil overturned in a richly imagined world.
A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields.
But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt. A revolt that depends on a criminal no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy - the magic that lies in all metals.
A New York Times bestseller and a international smash-hit trilogy from the author who wrote the final books in The Wheel of Time sequence.
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Couldn’t put it down! Last sentence of the novel was a bit cringe though. All she needed the whole time was a hug!?!
Good action, poor literature
I’m a total outsider to this genre and read the book on a friend’s recommendation. Characters are all stereotypes and the first 2/3s feel like a video game on rails. The action does pick up in the final third and I can’t deny being entertained by the end. Probably won’t read the rest of the series
No words to describe the true magic that comes from within the pages of this truly outstanding series. Brandon Sanderson is my hero!