Mistborn, much like the book’s protagonist, starts rather unassuming. The book is not small, yet the opening pages drop you into this world that has been beaten down by The Lord Ruler, the book’s antagonist. You think you know where it’s going, yet Sanderson has this beautiful talent to misdirect you.
At the start of this book, you think you know what to expect, and it centers around the main character Vin. She’s a young woman who has been living on the streets. It turns out she’s also a Mistborn, a person who can use Alomancy (Sanderson’s brand of the magic system ), and she must use her abilities to help pull off the impossible task of overthrowing The Lord Ruler.
I believe what works so well with this story is that, the main antagonist feels untouchable, Throughout Mistborn, the characters have full conversations on the morality of what they are trying to do, in summary the question asked is this, “If he is truly god, then we really are the villains in this situation.”
Overall I can’t recommend this book enough, while I don’t want to spoil too much I can safely recommend this book enough, the characters made me feel a full range of emotions, and I think that is an accomplishment. If you have read Mistborn, what did you think of it? Did you have a favorite part? Let me know in the comments !