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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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About the Book-The Final Empire

The mists rule the night…
The lord ruler owns the world.
 


For a thousand years the ash fell.
For a thousand years, the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years, the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Every attempted revolt has failed miserably.

Yet somehow hope survives.
A new kind of uprising is being planned, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the courage of an unlikely heroine, a Skaa street urchin, who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a mistborn.

What if the prophesied hero had failed to defeat the Dark Lord? The answer will be found in the Mistborn trilogy, a saga of surprises that begins here. 

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Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.

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Our Review of The Final Empire

DD !! I will owe you big time for introducing me to this book. This book is massive and amazing. Yes, it’s massive not just in volume but the plot, the characters, the world. It is so huge and so enticing that I sailed through the book. Ironically it was the size of the book that kind of scared me in the first place and while reading the book, I couldn’t get enough. I can see why the series has such a heavy fan following. It’s absolutely genius. Also, it is so weird that the first book in the series would have a title named final. But you would see the charm and the relevance of the title once you start reading the book. It is beginning from the end.

If you aren’t sure of the book then let me tell you that this book is not something that you can quickly dive in and get back. Well for one, the volume and second, there is so much happening in such a tiny span that you can’t possibly give it a rest. I tried and failed because the book has so many components and layers to it. If one starts slowing then something so unexpected happens that it just picks at the curious cells of your brain

One of the things that work and makes the book stand apart is the characters. Undoubtedly there is a huge thing happening in the book. A revolution, a heist, a moment, whatever you want to call it but the book just dwells at the core of the characters. Each character is so massive and strong that they can have their own story and book. It’s that crisp, sharp and well etched. But of course, you can’t talk about the book without mentioning the character of Keisler. From the beginning, this is one character who kept me so invested and needless to say who also broke my heart (you will know once you read the book)

The beauty of the book is its characters. The way all these characters comes together for a single purpose, how things build up piece by piece in a very alien and unique world. Admittedly the world is pretty complex and I won’t hesitate to admit that I barely tapped on the whole allomancy and feruchamy (or whatever that was) aspect of the book. But since there was a whole lot of other stuff happening I didn’t have to pick my brain. But at the same time, I could also see why that would hinder someone’s experience with the book. its pretty complex if you look it that way.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I would say that the book is an experience. Everything in this world is unique. With so many tiny and bigger details, the book weaves a tight-knit book. This is one of the books where the character stay forever in your mind because they feel so tangible and vivid. Yes, the book is huge like literally and otherwise but once you start reading, it becomes its charm as well. 

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Squirrel Rating- 5 Star

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