The Hero of Ages

June 7, 2016

Mistborn #3. Author: Brandon Sanderson.


Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world. This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson’s saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.

My Thoughts:

Parents may wish to note that there is discussion of multiple different religions and questioning of them, and some beings are presented who may or may not be gods within the story.

Content Review:

Sexual content: Two characters are in a ‘relationship’, but haven’t bothered to get married because they think the world’s ending. Character grumbles “He didn’t recruit me. I was pulled by my balls into this little fiasco.” Seven brief kisses.

Language: 16 d***, 10 hell, 3 derogatory names.

Violence: Most is fairly non-detailed. Due to several major battles some incidents have been left out. One kandra is burned by acid. Multiple koloss killed in a sword fight. Inquisitor’s head is smashed. Prisoners are locked in a building, which is then set on fire. Character’s sword breaks arm. Sword is stabbed through a man’s back and into the man behind him. Many soldiers/villagers killed in seizures caused by the mist when they are forced to stand in it to be inoculated. Children used to be beaten near to death to find out if they had Allomancy. Kadra is shoved down, his crystal bones shattered. Metal triangle pounded through character’s chest, another’s face, another’s heart. Ten thousand koloss are killed in an ambush from ontop a cliff. Character’s skull is broken. Character breaks a man’s knees and leaves him in a burning house. Character remembers being made Inquisitor, multiple people stabbed to death with iron triangles that were then stabbed through the character. Drives a spike into a man’s heart, he survives. A woman is choked unconscious. Character fights through groups of koloss, cuts of various limbs. Messenger beheaded. Character fights with multiple Inquisitors. Pulls their eyes out, cuts one on a spire, cuts one in half. Character has both arms, legs, and fingers broken (is healed through pewter).

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