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  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • Written by: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (2,056 ratings)

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The Hero of Ages

Written by: Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by: Michael Kramer
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Publisher's Summary

From number one New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.

Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness - the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists - is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.

Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend, lest Ruin learn their plans!

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson:

  • The Cosmere
  • The Stormlight Archive
  • The Way of Kings
  • Words of Radiance
  • Edgedancer (Novella)
  • Oathbringer

The Mistborn trilogy:

  • Mistborn: The Final Empire
  • The Well of Ascension
  • The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series:

  • Alloy of Law
  • Shadows of Self
  • Bands of Mourning
  • Collection
  • Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels:

  • Elantris
  • Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series:

  • Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
  • The Scrivener's Bones
  • The Knights of Crystallia
  • The Shattered Lens
  • The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series:

  • The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson:

  • The Reckoners
  • Steelheart
  • Firefight
  • Calamity
©2008 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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A fantastic ending to an amazing series.

Sanderson's writing and the narration are absolutely wonderful. The series is wrapped up perfectly and in an organic and surprising way that feels just right.

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A beautiful ending to an amazing saga

if you've read the other books you will come to find this book to be exactly what you could want, the outcome leaves plenty of room for more world-building while expertly giving this epic its deserved conclusion. honestly this has been the most satisfying of any Sanderson books I've heard. I am not ashamed to say tears were shed. if you have any apprehension, discard it and get this book.

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Sweeping story

Good story with quite a bit to wrap up amt the end. Also pretty violen, but within the context it was ok.

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Strong series

the series was very strong in spite of too much mechanical analysis of magic and unecessary repetition of events from book to book and chapter to chapter.

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what a ride

no spoilers but it was a fantastic bittersweet ride. at least for the trilogy. hopefully the story keeps it up in the next books. i loved the characters and world so much. 10/10.

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Excellent Ending

Wrapped up all the ongoing storylines in an exhilarating and beautiful ending. Excellent trilogy, will reccommend to anyone

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Fantastic twist ending

Great ending; really didnt feel rushed and was appropriate for the story. Unexpected, but very appropriate, which is actually probably the best case scenario. Overall a really good trilogy.

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What a finale to the trilogy!

I really enjoyed all 3 books, what a journey and a great ending! I'll be relishing a re-listen!

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Very good book and conclusion to the series

Very good book and conclusion to the series

However, I do feel the first book is the best.

The performer/narrator is excellent.

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Beautiful Ending

Great book with lots of action and emotion! Another very thoughtful entry from Brandon Sanderson!

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