Paperback Perils: The Hero of Ages

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Title: The Hero of Ages
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publication Date: 2008
Publishing House: Tor Books

This is the final book in Sanderson’s original Mistborn trilogy. The books after this one (books 4-7) are set 300 years later but in the same world. I look forward to reading those books next.

Synopsis from Goodreads

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.

This book is about the characters finding faith. Faith in themselves, in each other, and in a religion or at least faith in the knowledge of the religions of the past. This story is also about being willing to do what is required to fix your own mistakes.

Vin and Eland are not perfect, not as people and not as emperor and empress. Their actions are motivated by doing what is best for their people. Eland in particular works hard not to become the a new Lord Ruler. The longer he rules the more Eland comes to understand at least some of the Lord Ruler’s actions.

My only complaint in this whole book is the mourning of the deaths from the previous books. On character is mourned heavily and it is a big aspect of one character’ arc. Well done. But there are two other deaths from the previous book that feel as if they aren’t missed at all or very much anyway.

I highly suggest this series for those who like the long odds, for fans of magic, and for those who enjoy a well built world. Happy Reading.

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