The Final Empire: Mistborn Book One

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Orion, Mar 30, 2010 - Fiction - 672 pages
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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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This was a pretty intense audio book experience -- it's a long story, with wheels within wheels and a detailed new world. There was definitely a tipping point, where I went from unsure about it to ... Read full review

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It can sometimes be intimidating starting a new-to-me writer, especially one with a huge collection of series and books written. And perhaps even more so for speculative fiction, where the worlds are ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and lives, with his wife, in Utah. His Mistborn trilogy has become an international publishing success.

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