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Summary

Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. 

As such, it contains huge spoilers for the books Mistborn (The Final Empire), The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of Mourning

Mistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterisation, events and worldbuilding of the original trilogy. Listening to it without that background will be a confusing process at best. 

In short, this isn't the place to start your journey into Mistborn (though if you have listened to the trilogy - but it has been a while - you should be just fine, so long as you remember the characters and the general plot of the books). 

Saying anything more here risks revealing too much. Even knowledge of this story's existence is, in a way, a spoiler. 

There's always another secret.

©2018 Brandon Sanderson (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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dissapointed it's not new!

Not to detract from the story or the narrator at all, but as i have listened to the arcanum unbounded, this is one of the short stories within that book! kinda feel that should have been stated in the description, would have saved me getting my hopes up for something new!

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This isn’t new, it’s just all the mistborn stories from Arcanum unbounded

I love Brandon Sanderson as a writer, but this is the 2nd time I feel I’ve been misled into purchasing a book that I technically already own. The same happened with edge dancer. It should be more clearly displayed that these 2 books are just the stories from Arcanum Unbounded. So just purchase that book & you’ll get this book, edge dance & other short stories in 1 purchase

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great

so many closed plot holes, this is great to help you understand. hope he writes another one.

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Sanderson Fandom Rule #1

You will cry. There are no exceptions to rule #1. Loved every last rusting word.

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I like it

why did he do a different voice for spook? apart from that an excellent audio performances always

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Kelsier's hidden role throughout.

Brandon Sanderson was first introduced to me by a very good friend who literally said to me "Bob you like Raymond. E. Fiests books because of the magic" yes I do, then he said "this guys characters ingest metals to give them powers" preposterous notion I thought but he got me, it works unbelievably well.

If like me you've read any of the mistborn series, you'll keep asking yourself "but what if kelsier didn't...." just as I thought, there are sky fairies (gods) at play and even better they are part of something MUCH bigger and not just in mistborn, warbreaker series and throughout as I've been told by my friend who is now waiting for Mr Sanderson to release the next installments.

This helps to understand more in Kelsier's role throughout mistborn as well as introduce you to some of the gods such as 'fuzz' there brilliant games and mysterious plans which only get deeper, twistier and darker the more you read.

My hat goes off to you Mr Sanderson, you've created a fantastic world, characters, creatures, gods and places that painted such a brilliant picture in my minds eye, thank you so very much and please continue to do so good sir.

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absolutely amazing!

reading this book was everything I've ever wanted it to be. It truly felt like a BTS of the world and I felt like I was in on a big secret. I loved it

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Loved it, but kinda sad

I loved it!! But it didn't really answer any questions about Bands of Mourning. If anything, it brought up more. It also made me kinda emotional as it was kinda sad with Vin & Kelsier near the end

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Michael Kramer and Brandon Sanderson 👌🏼

They're the perfect pair. Together they make for the most captivating audiobooks ive listened to.

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Finally!

Great background! Much needed and enjoyable to listen to 😁 I hope Brandon does write a second!

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  • 07-02-19

Take note! this story is same as in Arcanumunbound

Nice story and performance, but I already bought it and read it I discovered too late....

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  • Justin Buzz
  • 24-04-19

Read by Michael Kramer with excellence.

Perfectly fine story. Narration makes this a great listen. Can recommend to fantasy fans. Enjoy!

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  • JustGotWicked
  • 09-01-21

Excellent book. Highly recommend for Cosmere fans+

This book is amazing. It gives great insight into what Kelsier was doing after his death, between what he was doing before he pops back up in other stories.

******* SPOILER FOR RHYTHEM OF WAR *******

Kelsier has shown up on Roshar, the Stormlight Archive world. He is the leader of the ghost bloods and seems to be working towards something grand (more grand than ascending to a God it seems).

I really hope that Brandon ends up writing secret history parts 2 and 3, because I'd love to know how he finally gets off Scadrial and whether or not he interacts with Hoid some more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-10-20

Loved it, you need to be familiar with the origina

I laughed out loud several times, this is pure gold for a fan of the original trilogy

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  • Andersen
  • 10-07-20

awesome book!!

got alot questions answered in this book 🙂 important to listen to all other books before.

amazing work by Sanderson .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-19

Good story and performance but some voices changed

Great book!
Can't recommend if you haven't at least read the first 3 books of mistborn.
A bit of a shame that zaesid and spook's voices and accents changed

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  • amots mann
  • 29-08-19

Short and good

This story adds another dimension to the mistborn world. I enjoyed this new layer. Plus it does add new concepts and explanations.

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  • Mohammed
  • 12-02-19

confusing but fun

Like always its fun to read Brandon Sandrson books but this one come confusing to me as I need to do a lot of backtracking to keep up with what was happening