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Subject: Brandon Sanderson-Mistborn Series
Date Posted: 6/17/2011 8:55 AM ET
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Just got done reading the excerpt from Brandon Sanderson's new Mistborn novel "The Alloy of Law" at TOR.Com

(http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/06/the-alloy-of-law-excerpt)

Never read Sanderson before or this series. I liked it, and wonder if it reflects the entire Mistborn series?

Thanks for the feedback!

-RD



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Date Posted: 6/17/2011 12:36 PM ET
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I have only read the first Mistborn book so far and LOVED it.  It's got a great group of characters, an intriguing magic system and really good story.  What's not to like?  I've got the second book at home TBR and have the third on my wish list.  I'm tempted to read the excerpt you link to, but I don't want to risk any spoilers.

I love the excerpts on tor.com.  I had never read Steven Brust's books before, but found a short story there, which led me the the Vlad Taltos books, which read very much like Sanderson's Misborn BTW.



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Date Posted: 6/17/2011 3:54 PM ET
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Thanks for the input Rich.  I came across an ebook version of the first book in the series "The Final Empire"; I read the Prologue and so far I like the feel of the book.  I've put the series on my WL.

-RD

Date Posted: 6/20/2011 1:17 PM ET
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I read the Mistborn trilogy after really enjoying his work on the last two wheel of time books.  I enjoyed them very much, great characters, interesting world and magic system, and he was able to surprise me several times throughout the series.

 

Mike

Date Posted: 6/20/2011 1:49 PM ET
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Michael-

Thanks for the input. Read some more of "The Final Empire" this weekend and I'm likeing it so far.

-RD

Date Posted: 6/23/2011 4:56 PM ET
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Finished The Well of Ascension with the third in process.  Promised these two to a pbs reader so I have to get finished soon.  Life has been so hectic that I missed my promised deadline for that pbs person.  Well is just as good as Mistborn.  I really enjoy this series.  



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Date Posted: 6/25/2011 10:38 PM ET
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I've been stoked to hear that there is going to be more Mistborn books. I LOVED the original trilogy. So now I have to decide if I want to read chapters as they are released, or wait and buy the whole thing when it is released. sigh ;)

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 3:25 PM ET
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Sanderson is one of my new favorite fantasy authors.  I have read and loved everything from him so far (except I haven't read his Robert Jordan Wheel of Time stuff yet).  The Mistborn trilogy and Elantris are my favorites of his.  I can't wait for the new Mistborn novel in November.  I'm trying to not read the teaser chapters online because it will drive me crazy to have to wait til Nov for the rest of the book!

Date Posted: 7/2/2011 3:05 PM ET
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Huge fan of Mistborn series, each book is a wonderful read of growth and adventure.  I really enjoyed Warbreaker althought wasn't expecting to like it as much as i did.  I also liked Elantris out of all of the others I've read, it was my least favorite (still good and worth a one book quick read).  Haven't read Way of kings, waiting for paperback.   Reading the Mistborn series encouraged me to finally pick up Wheel of Time, i've been avoiding that series foryears and years for not other reason than being stubborn

Date Posted: 12/23/2011 4:50 PM ET
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I'm now a fan of Sanderson.  I loved Mistborn, and although I didn't enjoy the other books in the series as much as I enjoyed that one, I still found the trilogy a good read.  I haven't yet read the new one yet, but I'm planning to soon.  I've read his Wheel of Time books, and also enjoyed those.  My next up Sanderson book is The Way of Kings...