Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Mistborn trilogy

Titles: The Mistborn trilogy – Mistborn, The Well of Ascension, The Hero of Ages
Author: Brandon Sanderson
My take: Seriously, if you are a fan of fantasy, read these books. They contain a lot of the traditional tropes and moments from all the cookie-cutter or just-plain-terrible high fantasy we’ve been subjected to over the past few decades, but in this case, a lot of the plot twists twisted in a different direction from what I expected, and that refreshing blindness to where the plot would go next – largely without dues ex machinas, woo! – was the first thing since Harry Potter to rekindle my love of the genre. Read it. READ IT!
Spoiler-free synopsis: In a world where ash rains from the sky, humans have a terrible caste system and God rules them from his palace in the main city, a small group of specially talented people get together with a small goal in mind – to try to steal a fortune in precious metal from God himself. But there’s something more to the plan. Their leader wants to overthrow God to do it