Finished this book last night while coming back from a fun weekend with friends in North Georgia. There were elements of it that I didn’t enjoy but even with those it was well worth the read. Without giving anything away, there were two things that made it not as enjoyable for me as the first two books but as those things came to a head and everything started coming together, it all made sense and I loved the grand finale. It was such a nice and ‘realistic’ twist that I was happy (and tearful) at the end. That can be really difficult to do so I am pleased that Brandon pulled it off.
Really, really enjoyed the series and am looking forward to reading more of Brandon’s books! Cheers!
Wow again. Just finished second book. The comments that I make below may have some spoilers so if you’re reading or haven’t read the series, stop now but know that it is well worth the read, has some nice twists and turns and I am looking forward to starting Book Three this evening!!
Possible spoilers…highlight with mouse to read…
I was sad when Kelsier died near the end of Book One and I missed him throughout the first half of the second book but then became intrigued with the Zane character. I liked him enough for my attention to be pulled away from the absence of Kelsier and I didn’t like him enough to mind what happened to him at the end of Book Two. Vin, the bad ass that she is, was starting to annoy me with her self negation so I was very pleased with the changes in her during this book as well as the changes in Elend. My respect for Elend sky rocketed (and not just ‘cuz of the bonus he got at the end) but I was sad for poor Sazed who will be hurting into the next book I imagine. The twists that Sazed finally figured out were not expected and am looking forward to seeing how everything pans out.
That said, I completely enjoyed reading the book and, again, was up til after 2am wrapping it up. Happy Reading!
Wow. He’s one of my new favorite authors and I haven’t even finished this three book series. Just finished The Final Empire last night at about 3am. And…wow. Brandon is my current hero. Can you tell I REALLY enjoyed this book? I mean REALLY.
I’m not going to get into the story itself here. I am simply going to say that if you liked the The Banned and the Banished series by James Clemens or The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss you will enjoy this book. There are two other books in the series; The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. I’ll report back as I finish each one but if the first book is any indication, I don’t think I will be disappointed.
It has action, drama, great characters, romance, wonderful friendships, intrigue, magic, and hope. What more could you ask for?
Get it. Read it. It’s good.