Dimensions: 336 pages, 3.78 × 2.51 × 0.47 in
Published: November 8, 2011
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765330423
ISBN - 13: 9780765330420
About the Book
Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity. Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history--or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. 336 pp. 150,000 print.
Read from the Book
1 Five months later, Wax walked through the decorated rooms of a large, lively party, passing men in dark suits with tailcoats and women in colorful dresses with narrow waists and lots of folds through long pleated skirts. They called him “Lord Waxillium” or “Lord Ladrian” when they spoke to him. He nodded to each, but avoided being drawn into conversation. He deliberately made his way to one of the back rooms of the party, where dazzling electric lights—the talk of the city—produced a steady, too-even light to ward off the evening’s gloom. Outside the windows, he could see mist tickling the glass. Defying decorum, Wax pushed his way through the room’s enormous glass double doors and stepped out onto the mansion’s grand balcony. There, finally, he felt like he could breathe again. He closed his eyes, taking the air in and out, feeling the faint wetness of the mists on the skin of his face. Buildings are so … suffocating here in the city, he thought. Have I simply forgotten about that, or did I not notice it when I was younger? He opened his eyes, and rested his hands on the balcony railing to look out over Elendel. It was the grandest city in all the world, a metropolis designed by Harmony himself. The place of Wax’s youth. A place that hadn’t been his home for twenty years. Though it had been five months since Lessie’s death, he could still hear the gunshot, see the blood sprayed on the
From the Publisher
Fresh from the success of The Way of Kings, Brandon
Sanderson, best known for completing Robert Jordan's Wheel of
Time®, takes a break to return to the world of the bestselling
Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy,
Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to
supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the
homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing
for the clouds.
Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of
history-or religion. Yet even as science and technology are
reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy
continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier
lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men
and women attempting to establish order and justice.
One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn, who can Push on
metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or
heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has
been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of
Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the
duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so
he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and
elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous
than the dusty plains of the Roughs.
About the Author
Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah
with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham
Young University. He will shortly complete Robert Jordan's
bestselling Wheel of Time® series with the long-awaited A
Memory of Light.
Praise for the Mistborn series and Brandon Sanderson:
" [The Hero of Ages] brings the Mistborn epic fantasy
trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax…. Sanderson's saga of
consequences offers complex characters and a compelling plot,
asking hard questions about loyalty, faith, and
" Sanderson is an evil genius. There is simply no other way to
describe what he's managed to pull off in this transcendent final
volume of his Mistborn trilogy."
--RT Book Reviews (Gold Medal, Top Pick!) on The Hero
" It's rare for a fiction writer to have much understanding of
how leadership works and how love really takes root in the human
heart. Sanderson is astonishingly wise."
--Orson Scott Card