Thoughts on Book 1:
In this world there are two very different classes of people, the Skaa which are the lowest of the low and do all the Noble men's slave labor; the Noble Men are the higher class who are involved in the court system. The Lord Ruler is the God like figure that has presided over the empire for a thousand years with his iron fist crushing any hope of change for the Skaa. The magic system in this world is very unique it is called Alomancy, which is where you can ingest metals if you have the ability and burn them to take their powers, for example tin enhances sight & pewter enhances strength...ect. The Skaa finally get the spark of hope when a man named Yeden hires the great thieving crew of Kelsier (Survivor of Hathsin pits) to take down the empire; Kelsier like many non Skaa has the ability of Allomancy, as many of his crew does. But when Kelsier sees Vin a young Skaa theif and feels her using Allomancy he takes her under his wing and enlists her to take down The Final Empires Lord Ruler... READ THE FINAL EMPIRE TO DISCOVER THE REBELLION!
Characters and Development:
Vin- Grew a lot through this novel from her relationship with Elend and Sazed; she became bold and learned what it took to stand up for what she believes in. Vin's tragic life have not prepared her for what this book tests her abilities to do, yet in the end she is stronger for having survived it all.
Elend- He grows romantically involved with the most influential Mistborn in the Dominance. We see Elend grow and become a Democratic leader which was ultimately a good choice for Luthadel. He later snaps into his full potential of leader and lover.
Sazed- He becomes more openly rebellious and sneaky about his plans, the research he works on becomes focused on the deepness. Finally Sazed learns that brains and bronze are all a part of being on the thieving crew.
Kandra- This mythical beast becomes outright snarky and literal making the novel have a touch of humor,their contracts are explored evenm more which implicates new reliance pn the Kandra.
Action/Pace: The best way to describe this book is like a stick od dynamite, the fuse burns low and slow giving adequate build up and then the stick blows up causing chaos and mayhem!
My Hopes for Book 3:
- Elend and Vin's relationship to deepen...
- Expansion of knowledge of the city and its secrets...
- Unite the Central Dominance and create a stable society!
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