This is book one of the Mistborn series by Sanderson. I was looking for a fantasy novel with a strong female protagonist (I know, it’s written by a dude!) and this one had good reviews. This isn’t usually my genre, but it’s summer and what can I say, escapism sounds pretty good right now.
Vin is a thief and lives with a band of not so merry thieves with her brother. They are all that is left of their family. But her brother abandons her (fortunately, he’s not such a great guy) and she finds Kelsier, a Mistborn, a person who can convert metals into specific powers by ingesting them and then burning them in their tummies, like little coal pots. Vin is revealed to also be Mistborn and Kelsier starts her training in the metal burning arts.
Slavery is the evil in this world and Kelsier is bound to end the practice. He enlists different bands of thieves to work together towards this aim. Vin is assigned the role of pretending to be a Nobleman’s daughter and to infiltrate their social scene and spy on them. Kelsier is intent on sowing discord between the rich families that support the slavery system. Of course, things are not going to go as planned. There is danger and drama and it is fun to read. There are at least 2 more in the series and after a short break, I am eager to return to it.
Reviewed by: Gina on August 9, 2017
Number of Pages: 537