Mistborn: Mistborn Book One

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2009
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A brilliant book and an even better series
Brandon Sanderson is truly one of the great fantasy writers of today. All of his series from the final empire through to the way of kings are great to read... READ MORE
A master of fantasy.
Brilliant, diverse and addictive fantasy, it's always satisfying to discover a new author that threatens to devour huge chunks of your day. Sanderson write... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth
One of the best
Brandon Sanderson has become one of my favourite authors as the plot in his books always seems original and creative. The Final Empire grabs the readers at... READ MORE
Charlotte Bennett at Oxford
One of my favourite Fantasy novels
The pinnacle of Fantasy fiction, easily on par with the likes of George R.R. Martin's 'A Song Of Ice and Fire'. It's setting is strong and is made stronger... READ MORE
Reece Dinn at Liverpool Central


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.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9780575089914
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Weight: 467g
  • Dimensions: 132 x 200 x 42 mm

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No words can describe how amazing this book is! I really enjoyed this book! I was able to really able to sink my teeth into the book but was also able to p... READ MORE
Bookworm in Training
One of my favourite books of all time.
From the very first page, readers find themselves drawn in to and immersed in a world where ash falls from the sky and magic is everywhere. This was my ver... READ MORE
Most definitely a 5
Brandon Sanderson does it again!
As we all know, Brandon Sanderson may just be one of the best fantasy authors to have ever graced us with his wonderful writing. And the Mistborn Trilogy i... READ MORE
Read too much
OMG!!! This book was absolutely outstanding! A rollercoaster ride with so many twists and turns that it leaves you breathless by the end of it. One of the ... READ MORE
A fantastic read and a great series
Well worth a read
This is one of those books you could read again and again. It's all about the characters in this novel. Each and every one of them has something going for ... READ MORE
Absoloutely Loved It. Was Glued To The Book From The First Page
A real heart wrenching read
I first came in touch with Brandon Sanderson's work when he finished the Gathering Storm, bk 12 of Robert Jordan's wheel of time. I was so impressed with h... READ MORE
Well Crafted Epic Fantasy
Excellent epic fantasy from the man who will be putting the finishing touches to a wheel of time, Sanderson brings us original fantasy but with a new fresh... READ MORE
After reading the reviews about this book I had to give it a try and I'm so glad I did! Once you get into this you can't put it down. If you are a fan of o... READ MORE
Defiantly worth reading, wonderfully portrayed characters and an intriguing plot that will keep you engrossed for hours. If you want something fresh to rea... READ MORE
New Master of Epic Fantasy
In 'The Final Empire', Sanderson has undoubtedly written one of the best opening books to a debut fantasy trilogy that you're ever likely to read. The acti... READ MORE
Thomas Eveleigh
Loved this
This is one of my favourite books and series. Brandon Sanderson has created another wonderful world full of unique magic and many wonderful twists and turn... READ MORE
Jake McGregor
Brandon Sanderson is among the greats. Here he has brought a fresh new magic system coupled with an outstanding story. Couldn't recommend highly enough, th... READ MORE
Peter Holmes
Robin Hobb move over
It was like the book was glued to my hands, a real griping novel. The character have real personality and you find that within a few pages of meeting with ... READ MORE
Lee Oidam
Happy I found this!
I was quickly absorbed into the wonderful and original storyline. The characters are complex and loveable, the story compelling and gripping, i loved every... READ MORE
Incredible read
I picked this book up just because I spotted someone reading it on the bus and thought it look interesting!! So glad I did - it gripped me from the first p... READ MORE
I've not been one for reading outside my comfort zone (Aliens, Predator, Horus Heresy and the like), so picking this up was a whim because I was curious. I... READ MORE
Amazing novel, I couldn't put it down, characters were amazing and the following books were just as good. A brilliant story and for once actually original ... READ MORE
Wow. If a book takes me longer than a week to read my attention usually wanders no matter how good it is. This took me almost two months as I was so busy b... READ MORE
Ali Gibson
Great Ending!
The best last 100 pages I have read in a really long time.
Amazing Ending
I must admit it doesn't get interesting until 200 pages in but damn I'm so glad I finished it because damn it was amazing. I've never read a book so quick... READ MORE
Chloe Hughes
Visually Stunning Fantasy
It’s difficult to sum up my thoughts about this book without giving too much away but I’m going to try. Brandon Sanderson has woven a world where the rich ... READ MORE
The Beginning of an Incredoble Fantasy Series
Perhaps one of the best fantasy books I've ever had the pleasure of reading, there's a reason why Sanderson was chosen to finish off the Wheel of Time seri... READ MORE
Matthew Gillard
Fantasy tale that pulls you right in.
Like other good fantasy books, Sanderson seems to know the best way to introduce new readers to his worlds is gradually and through the eyes of characters ... READ MORE
Aidan H E  Rogers
Highly recommended
A must read for every fan of good fantasy: wittty, epic, thrilling, just as it should be!
Lieselotte Goessens
Did nothing for me
I wanted to like this - I just could not get on with it . I found the magic system got in the way of the story and was at times confusing and not very well... READ MORE
david littleton
This book was honestly one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure to read! It was gripping from start to finish and took me by surprise at many diffe... READ MORE
Josh White
Master builder
Sanderson really is a master builder of carefully developed worlds of wonder. The way he weaves fantasy in his worlds is utterly original and unpredictable... READ MORE
Lieselotte Goessens
Stunning…a masterpiece
This is my first Brandon Sanderson book, and it won’t be my last. This book is stunning, the characters are magical and well described, that they become yo... READ MORE