Hey guys, I’m starting a new series ‘Throwback Thursday’ about past books that have shaped me as a reader. It will be on the 3rd Thursday of every month (hopefully :P).
This week I will be talking about the book series that helped me discover the fantasy genre.
Picture this; it’s 2010 I’m walking around the library I love so much. I’ve been in a sea of Jodi Picoult and Stephen King books as that’s all I’ve ever known.
Then I pick up a strange book from an author I’ve never heard of. I read the back. ‘Gaining different abilities by digesting metal,’ that seems interesting.
I go to the librarian and tentatively take the book out. That book fellow reader was Mistborn The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson!
As soon as I read the first page I was hooked! I read the whole series in a month and needed more. More magic. More politics. More amazing characters.
The Final Empire was the ultimate gateway drug. . . I mean book! It opened up the portal to other magical worlds.
What is The Final Empire about?
For a thousand years, the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, a divinely invincible leader. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison and discovered he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, Kelsier will turn his talents to the ultimate caper: one with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.
Only he’s not just planning the greatest heist in history, he’s plotting the overthrow of a divine despot.
Why I loved it:
- Amazing characters
- Intriguing politics where the bad guy won
- Unique magic system
- The bond between the gang is unforgettable
- Kel, just Kel ❤
Is there a book that sparked your reading tastes?