Author: Brandon Sanderson
For a thousand years the Final Empire has stood. The Lord Ruler rules with an iron fist. The Skaa have slaved under the oppressive thumb of the noble classes.
Vin shouldn’t be alive. Her father is noble born and should have had her mother killed after he had his way with her. She lived, and Vin was born. Vin grew up on the streets, she learned to make herself useful to thieving crews. When Vin gets recruited by Kelsier for a job, she’s shocked to learn she’s a mistborn with amazing abilities. Even more surprising is Kelsier’s job: taking down the final empire and killing the Lord Ruler.
Is that even possible? How can a group of con-artist and thieves over throw the empire?
It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did I finished in in about three days. Once the world building is established and the details of the plot get going it is a great, gripping story.
Sanderson’s world building and magic system are top notch! I highly recommend this series to fantasy lovers of all stripes.