The Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson

The Hero of Ages

By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2008-10-14
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,481 Ratings


Now with over 10 million copies sold, The Mistborn Series has the thrills of a heist story, the twistiness of political intrigue, and the epic scale of a landmark fantasy saga.

Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness--the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists--is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.

Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)

The Mistborn trilogy

Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners

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    By Marmotte8249
    I could not put the trilogy down. Started with the Way of kings and followed with Words of Radiance and waiting for the next one was checking out other books from him. I am very glad i did so. Brandon Sanderson is a master of fantasy writing.
  • Very well written

    By Avehnor
    I was dubious at first about this trilogy, but quickly became a fan. Very well written and thought out!
  • Amazing Conclusion

    By Quizn0s
    An absolutely amazing and original Trilogy comes to a close in the last installment of the Mistborn Trilogy. Every reference in the past books all come full circle in the ultimate ending of a truly epic story. Sanderson still leaves me stunned at how well he planned and executed the plot. I'm looking forward to the next Trilogy set in the Mistborn universe.
  • Best series I've read

    By Fogs77
    Wow. Amazing. Could not put the boos down.
  • Very good

    By Missplainjane
    Best book in the series. All the magic and religious thoughts were all very well delineated, good story. Good ending.
  • A Remarkable Triology

    By RobLoc13
    Hands down, one of the top trilogies of all time. An amazing ride of emotions and richness of story lines that would stand up against the best of them. The fact that it veers from the traditional "good guys always wins" mantra is refreshing and surprisingly pleasing, especially with the powerful and meaningful ending that concludes the epic. Very, very well done.
  • 3rd

    By Newsreaderrr
    If you've come this far then you know this is simply epic
  • Beautiful

    By Kennedystunts
    I struggle to form the words that I want to express that will accurately describe how this book has made me feel, I have never felt anything like it before. Not jist a fantasy novel, those are far to inferior a reference for this story. It is a grand story. I still fumble for the words as I try to process. There are things in this book that have the ability to shape you into a better person if you allow it. The most thought provoking story and ending book I have ever read.
  • Wow

    By Great full fan
    I dont normally write reviews but I felt it necessary for not just this book but the series itself. I have never come across another series with such a completely satisfying ending that doesn't feel like it selling out. Sanderson somehow gives us the ending we knew would come but gets us there in such a unique way it's still completely surprising and enticing. Kudos to Sanderson!!
  • Hero of Ages

    By hello22333
    I read this series one to two years ago and still to this day think about it.All three books are interlaced and you can tell he wrote them together not one at a time. Best series ever.