Everyone is always telling me how reading is a great thing and how it improves my vocabulary and makes me wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I love books but, everyone just has the wrong ideas about them. The true reason why we read is not to get smarter or improve our vocabulary. The true reason why we read is because we truly enjoy it. We read because we love to go on adventures we couldn’t think possible without the use of books. One of my favorite authors, George R.R. Martin, says, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
Today I want to bring you one of the most unique fantasy novels to ever have been written. This novel is Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. This is the first novel in a series of books. What makes this book so special is the world the story is taking place in. the world is so unique and different compared to the places we are used to. This world is plagued by “mists”. No one knows what they are and have started to regard them with a sort of awe or fear. The most interesting part about this world is the people. The people have a small chance of being an allomancer. An allomancer is able to “burn” certain types of metals and gain physical or mental properties based on the metals they burned. An allomancer is only ever able to burn one metal and they do not get to choose which one, they are just born with it. Sometimes a really unique allomancer comes along who is able to burn more than one metal. They are able to burn all the metals and are called misborn. Mistborn are very rare and are regarded with a sense of utmost fear because all the people of the land know what they can do. The way these people burn their metals are unique. They have to ingest the metal by swallowing it and from their they are able to “burn” their metal for their powers. I cannot even begin to explain how great this book is. I can barely touch the surface of it all. I highly suggest reading this amazing book. I would give it a solid 9/10.