The Final Empire (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson – 5/5 Stars

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I was quite fascinated by the sheer level of world-building, from the onset. The writing flowed well, and I quickly became immersed in Vin’s circumstances as a skaa/peasant fighting for survival. Soon Vin is made aware of her latent special abilities, and becomes embroiled in the struggle to liberate the peasant population from the tyrannical throes of the Lord Ruler, who is the most powerful allomancer, controlling the population with an iron will and hunting and executing indiscriminately, with his ‘inquisitors’, to impose order.

There are numerous factions: peasants, nobles, mistings, mistborn (with more talents).

I liked how the author delved into the history behind the tyrant to understand how he can be defeated.

There were instances where I tired of the group discussions and meetings between the rebels, but these were few.

At the end I was salivating with anticipation – there was action aplenty and scenes that make the heart beat faster. I couldn’t have asked for a better ending, really.

I may well read the next in the series.

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