Peter was the one who originally introduced me to reading novels and since then I have fallen in love with fantasy.  I usually tend to follow what he reads seeing as his pace is a lot faster than mine and he suggests most, or actually all of my reading material.  A month or two ago Peter gave me Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy to read and I have been glued to it.

Mistborn:  The Final Empire

Mistborn: The well of Ascension

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages

The 1st book sets the scene in a world where the evil overlord has won and is ruling his empire with an iron fist.  The skaa (slaves) are the Lord Ruler’s property but the noble populace who rent them are allowed to do with the skaa as they please. Everyone has been use to this way of life for a thousand years, until a hero rises up that plans to overthrow the empire. This sets of a chain of events that not only leaves our hero and his friends to fight evil, but to save their entire world from destruction. Throughout the series the reader is introduced to new characters, creatures and ideas like Allomancy, a magic where characters use metals to gain special powers. The Mistborn Trilogy is a thrilling ride through the lives of the hero and his crew and is filled with action, politics and suspense.