- Page Count: 541
- Release Date: July 25, 2006
- My Rating: 4.5 stars
In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with color once more?
In Brandon Sanderson’s intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage — Allomancy, a magic of the metals.
I kept stalling on reading this because so many people told me I’d love it. I was worried the hype would be a letdown, but nope… this was SO GOOD.
The last half was AMAZING and feels like a new favorite book, buuuut I honestly didn’t get into it until around 40%. There’s a lot about Allomancy and I wasn’t entirely sure that I cared just yet. Parts dragged for me but I kept reading because I loved the characters.
But the last half of this book is so intense and heartbreaking and brilliant… aaahh I don’t even know how to explain the scale of this plot and how amazing the worldbuilding is. I got super invested in everything and am very sad… but also love how the book broke my heart? Yes.
I could say more, but I liked that I went into it without knowing anything (besides “READ IT NOW” and fangirling screams) and I think that pretty much sums that up. Basically the hype is real and everyone who’s been pushing me to read a Brandon Sanderson book is right — I’m definitely a fan.
If you like complex fantasy worlds, definitely check out this one.