Review: The Hero of Ages

2020, Owls Readathon 2020, REVIEW


Author: Brandon Sanderson
Pages: 848
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪

| Synopsis for the first book in the series |

A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields.

But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt. A revolt that depends on criminal that no-one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy – the magic that lies in all metals.

| My Thoughts |

This was an amazing ending for the series. I don’t want to spoil anything for the series, but it was such a satisfying way to end. The characters all continued to grow and the world continued to develop and all the plots came to end.

Again this was another book that pulled on my emotions and I am a little upset this has now ended. There is another trilogy linked to this series so I can not wait to continue with this shortly. I am reading all Brandon Sanderson’s books in order so Warbreaker is my next read.

| Reviews so far |

The Hope for Elantris
The Emporer’s Soul
The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension

If you have read anything by Brandon Sanderson, let me know what you thought of it in the comments below.

Happy Reading

Review: The Well of Ascension

2020, REVIEW

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Pages: 763
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪


Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire. Three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.

My Thoughts

You can check out my review for The Final Empire here and my review for Elantris hereI thought this book was very politically driven. The beginning of this book was very slow to get into but once it picked up like I always find with Brandon Sanderson, it picked up really quickly. The strong relationships are still there between characters and I really enjoyed the fact that with Vin and Eland the relationship was tested, I like the way Brandon Sanderson dealt with this. 

I really enjoy Brandon Sanderson’s writing and I have enjoyed all the books/short stories I have read by him. I am going to continue on with these books throughout this year.

Let me know if you have read this book/series and what did you think about it?