The Hero of Ages

Brandon Sanderson

Published October 14th, 2008

Mistborn Trilogy #3

I am going to just start this ‘review’ off on the weird foot by being as blunt and honest as possible: Not since reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the first time, have I had such a lasting and intense book hangover than I have been suffering since I finished The Hero of Ages.  It is mid December and I have read a grand total of 76 pages so far this month.  All other books just taste like ash in my mouth (figuratively speaking, I mean obviously I’m not actually eating them) and I am wondering if anything will ever live up to this series ever again…

It is really hard to review a book like this, because not only do I not want to spoil anything: I don’t even want to leave you with any HINTS.  So, instead of a traditional review, I am just going to make an obnoxious list on all of the reasons why you should read the Mistborn Trilogy if you haven’t yet.

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Top 5 Tuesday

Happy Tuesday my friends!  It’s been too long since I have done a Top 5 Tuesday, but I really liked today’s prompt, so here we are! Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish where book bloggers are provided with a prompt so they can make LISTS of books in a specific category.  And if you have stuck around this blog for any amount of time you should know that I really love writing lists.  LOVE LISTS.

Today, the Top 10 prompt is “ten characters I’d name my child/dog/cat/fish etc. after.”  While my boyfriend and I have no plans to have any mini me’s running around any time, new puppies are always on the horizon for us.  If we didn’t live in an apartment we may already have an army of dogs running around.  I love thinking about my new, imaginary pups and what I am going to name them, so let’s get to it!  (Please forgive my Top 10 actually being a Top 5… to each their own eh?)

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The Well of Ascension

Brandon Sanderson

Published December 2009

Mistborn #2

the-well-of-ascensionI read the first book in the Mistborn trilogy back in January of this year.  I loved the book, and immediately ordered the second one in the series, but didn’t pick it up until this month.  Why is that do you ask?   Well, these books are kind of large and intimidating.  It took me a week and a half to read the first one, where I could almost read three normal size books in that time frame instead.  But, I told myself that summer is the time for fantasy, and it was high time I knock this one off of my TBR list, so I finally picked up The Well of Ascension the last week in June, hell-bent on finishing it to include in my June wrap-up.

The Well of Ascension picks up about a year after the conclusion of the first book.

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