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Subject: One week until Hero of Ages is released
Date Posted: 10/7/2008 10:20 AM ET
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One week from today Brandon Sanderson's Hero of Ages (Mistborn book 3) is released (Oct 14).  Anybody else eagerly awaiting it?

Personally, I've been re-reading books 1 and 2 so it's fresh on my mind, which I'd strongly recommend.  I'm picking up on a lot that I either forgot or missed somehow on the first pass.

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 11:04 AM ET
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Yes! I cannot wait! :)

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 4:22 PM ET
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I cannot wait for it to come out. I am a bit bummed that it is the final book in the MIstborn series though...

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 6:12 PM ET
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Me too!  I just <i>finally</i> got book two a week ago, and now I'm even more excited!  Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors.  Have you read Warbreaker?  It's available free on his website.  It wasn't quite as good as Mistborn (at least the version I read), but it had a new, unique, and really good magic system. 

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 6:23 PM ET
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Is Elantris the first book?  I've got that one on hold at the library, waiting for me to pick it up.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 10:07 AM ET
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Brenda:  Elantris is a stand-alone novel by the author of Mistborn, but is not part of the Mistborn trilogy and it isn't related.  But don't let that stop you - I enjoyed Elantris a lot.  But also be sure to read the Mistborn trilogy.  I liked it even more than Elantris.  Book 1 is called "Mistborn:  The Final Empire", and book 2 is called "The Well of Ascension".  Book 3, out next Tues, is called "Hero of Ages".

Rebekah:  Cool, another Sanderson fan!  I've read all of his published stuff so far, even Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians (I hear Alcatraz 2 is available in some stores now, so I'll have to look for that).  I have also read part of Warbreaker, but am going to wait for the official book because I don't like reading on my computer too much.  What I did read was very intriguing though.

Date Posted: 10/10/2008 2:47 PM ET
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Oh, yeah...Alkatraz was HILARIOUS!!  And I loved 'wasing the was of is', it was almost like an in-joke!  I haven't gotten book 2 (Alkatraz versus the Scrivener's Bones, I believe) yet, but I'm #1 on the wishlist here, so I'm hoping...

Date Posted: 10/15/2008 11:02 AM ET
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Got my copy yesterday!  I just need to hurry and finish my re-read of book 2 so I can start it!

 

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 8:21 AM ET
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Hello,

I've never read Mistborn (or any other Brandon Sanderson books), and what I've read about it sounds interesting. My question is this: When the summary talks about a band of thieves, does it mean true robbers who steal from everyone, good and bad, or is it more if a Robin Hood thing? And they are the 'good guys,' right?

Thanks,

HML



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Date Posted: 10/25/2008 3:02 PM ET
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Thanks JB.  I'm enjoying Elantris quite a bit, and will probably check out Mistborn later.  I just wish my TBR pile wasn't so huge.

Date Posted: 10/28/2008 3:32 PM ET
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Mistborn is totally worth the read just for the neat magic system he comes up with. :)

Date Posted: 10/28/2008 5:49 PM ET
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Art -  The main band of "thieves" in Mistborn are the good guys, similar to the Robin Hood idea whose main goal is to take down the "upper class" nobility and their corrupt government and evil Lord Ruler.  There are other thieving crews that play minor roles in the book and they are bad guys that will generally take advantage of anyone.

Date Posted: 10/28/2008 9:49 PM ET
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Thanks! You've relieved me on that point. I'm one of those people who likes bad guys (and creatures) to be bad--no good dragons or good vampires, or good robbers.... :-)

    I am definitely interested in this series!

 

HML

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 11:22 PM ET
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Loved the end of this one!! No spoilers here, just a recommendation to read Hero of Ages! A good ending to a really good series. And HOORAY! for authors who get it done in 3 books!

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 1:08 PM ET
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Im about 60% of the way through and it has been great so far.  Im going to be seriously bummed when I finish this book because Vin and Elend (and the rest of the crew) are great characters.

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 1:17 PM ET
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I am about halfway through The Well of Ascension and am wishing I had known about this series sooner! Sadly, I got in on the WL line for Hero of Ages a little late and am about 45th in line for it. I don't know what I will do, having to wait to read the final installation so late! I would love anyone here who could post it to my WL! LOL

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 3:52 PM ET
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I seriously did not expect how the ending was going to play out although there were a few things along the way that I had about 75% right (in that I figured out what was going on but not the full ramifications).  Now I wish this wasn't a trilogy but would keep going on like the Energizer bunny).

 

kevin

Subject: Sanderson and series
Date Posted: 11/14/2008 11:51 PM ET
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I recently heard Brandon Sanderson discuss his books and ideas; he did a great job and really got the audience interested.  He was pretty clear, though, that he generally prefers "one-off" books, in other words, books that tell a single story and then are done (like Elantris).  Mistborn was his first real trilogy, and he stated that it was more difficult for him, but he definitely did not want to extend the story.  He did say later on, though, that he was interested in possibly returning to the world of Elantris and possibly even Mistborn to tell other stories or the stories of other characters at other times, so that may be very interesting. 

 

 

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 8:49 AM ET
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I guess I'm in the minority here because Hero of Ages wasn't my favorite by a long stretch. While I understand the need for Sazeed to go through what he went through, it seemed Sanderson sort of beat it over the reader's head. The religious overtones were distracting in my opinion. That's not to say I'm sad that I read it, just that it wasn't my favorite of his.

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 10:13 AM ET
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Rebecca H, what sort of religious overtones? I haven't read the book, and I'm still trying to get a feel for what Sanderson is all about.

 

HML

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 9:12 AM ET
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I hate to say too much because it may give away key things. Just keep your eyes open for the "to believe or not to believe" issues. They won't be subtle.

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 7:53 AM ET
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Well, all I mean is, are they Christian, Atheist, Mormon, Jewish, etc.

 

:-)

HML

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 9:51 AM ET
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That is neither here nor there.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 11:44 AM ET
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Rebecca, I do kind of agree with you... it was a little tedious going along with Sazeed's check list of religions... but I still loved the end!

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 12:46 PM ET
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I didn't hate the end. It's just not how I would have ended it.

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