For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed.
For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, a divinely invincible leader. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison and discovered he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, Kelsier will turn his talents to the ultimate caper: one with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.
Only he's not just planning the greatest heist in history, he's plotting the overthrow of a divine despot.
Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks like a long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.
The Mistborn Trilogy is an amazing piece of fantasy literature, it deserves to be read by fans of the genre everywhere, the world building and the setting is drawn out wonderfully. The books drip with atmosphere and the author develops his characters patiently amidst a universe that has a richly developed history. I found this trilogy to be remarkably complex, engrossing and with the his trademark use of unique magic systems it sets it apart for the rest.
Very original & gripping book, can't wait to read the rest of the series
An absolute must read.... Reignited my bookworm ridden insanity...!