The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1 (Unabridged)
Written By: Brandon Sanderson
Written By: Michael Kramer
Length:24 hours and 40 min.
Customer Rating :4.63
Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's hottest master tale spinner, composer of the acclaimed debut Elantris , dares to turn a style on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What type of world results when the Dark Lord is in-charge? The solution will be identified in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial arts action that commences in Mistborn.
For one thousand years the ash dropped and no blossoms blossomed. For one thousand years the Skaa slaved in distress and lived in fear. For one thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate horror, divinely invincible. Then, when expectation was therefore long misplaced that perhaps not even its memory staied, a very scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.
A dazzling robber and organic leader, he turned his abilities to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Only then does he reveal his supreme dream, not merely the biggest heist ever, but the downfall of the divine despot. But even using the finest criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan appears more just like the ultimate long shot, until chance brings a ragged girl named Vin in to his life.
Like him, she is a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much life. Vin has discovered to anticipate treachery from everyone else she satisfies, and gotten it. She must learn to trust, if Kel is always to help her grasp powers that she never dreamed.