The Final Empire

Hardcover, 541 pages

English language

Published by Tor.

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4 stars (3 reviews)

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.

Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Then Kelsier reveals his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the …

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Buen trasfondo, interesante sistema de magias

4 stars

Por fin me puse con esta saga. El resultado, para mí, es bueno pero me hubiera querido que me gustara mucho más, pero no lo ha conseguido :(

El mundo que se ambienta, la opresión, tanto natural como humana es interesante, clasismo, casta, naturaleza, especies, todo me hace querer saber qué hay más allá de Luthadel y alrededores y por qué todo es así.

El sistema de magias me parece muy original, orgánico, crudo, invisible y en cierto modo, peligroso de manejar. Con un episodio de infodump marcando las claves de su uso.

Pero el argumento del libro es frágil e ingenuo. No me convenció el objetivo final ni su fuerza para llegar a él. Al igual que la evolución de los personajes, tienes que creerte que un personaje ha cambiado por la triquiñuela del pensamiento interno de otros, lo que te fuerza a ver que ha cambiado, cuando no …

Review of 'The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I can't say I wasn't entertained, but somehow I wasn't 100% sold. The characters were relatable, and I liked the general comradery of the main characters.

It was a good change from my usual fare, even though the magic system (which was cool) felt a bit too much like science fiction with it's many rules and identifiable patterns.

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  • Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Magic