Review: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson


Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Title: The Hero of Ages
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Mistborn #3
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult/YA
Format: Hardcover/ebook
Length: 572 pages
Publisher: Tor
Release Date: October 14, 2008
Source: Hardcover from personal collection, ebook from library


Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness—the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists—is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.

Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. Vin can’t even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place , and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave readers rubbing their eyes in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.


What a conclusion! This is easily a new all-time favorite series, and I can’t wait to read more from Sanderson.

I loved the new POVs featuring Spook and TenSoon in addition to the other characters I know and love. The story is SO BIG with incredibly detailed history coming into play, but it always feels intimate because of the way the characters are written.

The ending was incredible and shocking. I obviously cried. This was so well written and I never wanted it to end. Don’t sleep on this series!

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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