Mistborn

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 13,914 ratings

The Final Empire Summary

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 criminal that no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy - the magic that lies in all metals.

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  • Book 1

    • The Final Empire

    • Mistborn, Book 1
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,358

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Turned out to be good :)

    • By Amazon Customer on 29-03-14

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 2

    • The Well of Ascension

    • Mistborn, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 28 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,570

    The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead has been vanquished. But so too is Kelsier, the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the world has been left to his protege Vin; a one-time street urchin, now the most powerful Mistborn in the land. Worryingly for her Vin has become the focus of a new religion, a development that leaves her intensely uneasy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Second book and still gripping me

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-10-11

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 3

    • The Hero of Ages

    • Mistborn, Book 3
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 27 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,439
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,439

    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 adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Epic!

    • By Sophie on 23-08-11

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 4

    • The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514

    In a world recovering only slowly from evil, a world where allomancers wield immense power through their ability to unleash the magic bound up in common metals, someone who can burn metals that no-one has burned before can tip the balance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such fun!

    • By Robyn on 26-11-11

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 5

    • Shadows of Self

    • A Mistborn Novel
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

    Fans of Robert Jordan and George R. R. Martin alike have found a new champion of epic fantasy in Brandon Sanderson. And now, in the first of two sequels to The Alloy Of Law, the Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author returns to the world of Mistborn. It is more than 300 years after the events of the The Final Empire shaped Scadrial. Waxillium Ladrian has returned to the capital city of Elendel from the far-flung roughs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hooked again....

    • By Robyn on 19-10-15

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 6

    • Bands of Mourning

    • A Mistborn Novel
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039

    The Mistborn trilogy has become a firm favourite with fantasy fans the world over. The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series, his skill at marshalling epic storylines and dramatic action and his ability to create vivid characters made him a natural choice to complete Robert Jordan's epic wheel of time sequence. But with Mistborn, Sanderson has shown his bountiful talents in his own fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Completely satisfying

    • By Robyn on 28-02-16

    Regular price: £24.99