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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2011, 11:04:25 AM »
M8 to be fair Im having trouble relating to all the characters. For a book thats 700 pages+ {I think} I think we should have had a lot more depth so far. It's very rare I take a dislike to a book and being 500+ pages in Im finding it very poor. There should be far more intrigue going on, the political element to the book is so poor it's embarasing, I find the story linear and predictable. I really wish I did like it, perhaps I just don't like the authors writing style?
At times I find myself rushing to read pages as I am that bored. The only thing I like so far is the image thats been built up of the steel inquisitors and Im sure thats only because of the spikes through the eyes scenario, as I have a very vivid image of what they look like.
I honestly can't think of a book I have read over the last few years that has been this dissappointing in my opinion.
I will finish it and who knows the last 200 pages may blow me away, I really hope they do.

I can't comment much because I am only just over 50% through it so far and it's not really 'exciting' as such yet, it is still quite obviously 'building'. I know some people though who have said the series gets stronger and stronger as you progress through it. I am enjoying it more than I did Black Prism so far, but not as much as say The Painted Man.
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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2011, 04:03:51 PM »
really liking it so far enjoying the writing style and how easy it is to read ill add more once i have read more

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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2011, 04:31:23 AM »
really liking it so far enjoying the writing style and how easy it is to read ill add more once i have read more

Good to hear :)

I can't do spoilers... but I just want to say - :D :P
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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2011, 05:02:26 PM »
Im down for the re-read.. Ive read the series 8 times so far so Ill try not to Spoiler all over myself. I love the magic system, Im continually amazed how easy and fluid he seems to create these systems and in such an identifiable way.

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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2011, 06:24:45 PM »
Im down for the re-read.. Ive read the series 8 times so far so Ill try not to Spoiler all over myself. I love the magic system, Im continually amazed how easy and fluid he seems to create these systems and in such an identifiable way.

8 Times!!! Wow. I'm impressed.
I'm about 100 pages through (am only able rto read during my lunch breaks atm!) and I must say the fight scene between Kelsier and the Hazekillers was incredible. I'm completely in love with the magic system just from that chapter *laughs*
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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2011, 07:20:36 PM »
Im down for the re-read.. Ive read the series 8 times so far so Ill try not to Spoiler all over myself. I love the magic system, Im continually amazed how easy and fluid he seems to create these systems and in such an identifiable way.

8 Times!!! Wow. I'm impressed.
I'm about 100 pages through (am only able rto read during my lunch breaks atm!) and I must say the fight scene between Kelsier and the Hazekillers was incredible. I'm completely in love with the magic system just from that chapter *laughs*

In the notes Brandon Sanderson himself said he thought it was one of the worst fight scenes he wrote and it was a bit lame... so expect great things if you thought that was good ;)
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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2011, 08:52:37 PM »


In the notes Brandon Sanderson himself said he thought it was one of the worst fight scenes he wrote and it was a bit lame... so expect great things if you thought that was good ;)

Haha, how interesting! Looking forward to it :D
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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2011, 05:34:36 AM »
I'm looking to finish it in the next day or so, I'm 75% through. It's not an action packed ride by any means, but it is full of fantastic writing, an amazing magic system and some very good characters. Apparently this series only gets better too:

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@FantasyFaction Actually, the same can be said for all of Brandon's writing. The Way of Kings is head-and-shoulders above Mistborn.

Also, Brandon Sanderson Tweeted me to apologise for keeping me up until a ridiculous time of night after I Tweeted that I was tired due to staying up late reading 'The Final Empire' lol.
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« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2011, 07:44:50 AM »

Also, Brandon Sanderson Tweeted me to apologise for keeping me up until a ridiculous time of night after I Tweeted that I was tired due to staying up late reading 'The Final Empire' lol.

*laughs* that's brilliant. I just finished part one last night (or this morning, really) and I'm really enjoying his style. His descriptions of the magic and 'the plan' etc are a nice change. And I think I'm finally starting to not be annoyed by Vin, ha.
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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2011, 08:06:26 AM »

Also, Brandon Sanderson Tweeted me to apologise for keeping me up until a ridiculous time of night after I Tweeted that I was tired due to staying up late reading 'The Final Empire' lol.

*laughs* that's brilliant. I just finished part one last night (or this morning, really) and I'm really enjoying his style. His descriptions of the magic and 'the plan' etc are a nice change. And I think I'm finally starting to not be annoyed by Vin, ha.

Haha, yeah his style is just great. I'm looking forward to The Way of Kings eventually as I've heard people go crazy about it over Twitter and Blog Sites, but I have a few more to read yet so that probably won't be until June now. I will do a full review for this title over the weekend I expect :)
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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2011, 09:31:59 AM »
I'm going to get the way of kings once the publishers lower the kindle price. 

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« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2011, 10:00:11 PM »
The way of kings is worth EVERY penny! I know Im all Brandon sanderson Fangurl but it really is that spectacular. mistborn is good and gets better.. way of kings puts it to SHAME

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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2011, 11:04:02 AM »
It's so tempting to buy it already, but £8.99 is a bit pricey for the kindle version when I'm on a budget after Xmas.   ::)

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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2011, 01:12:28 PM »
It's so tempting to buy it already, but £8.99 is a bit pricey for the kindle version when I'm on a budget after Xmas.   ::)

I did some conversions and it seems that £8.99 is about $13.97 here in the States. That is pretty close to ($12.99) to what the Kindle price is here. It is a lot better than $27.99 (or £18.00) regular hardcover price. When it gets released to paperback, the Kindle price usually drops to $7.99 (£5.13). It looks like the paperback release is June 2011.

I was able to use some giftcards to get my copy of The Way of the Kings and The Black Prism. I was able to get both online for $32.00 (£20.58) which is a steal since it would have cost $53.98 (£34.72) to buy them in a store.
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Re: [January] - Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (OPEN)
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2011, 07:08:14 PM »
Brandon doesnt go too in depth with the rest of the crew, which I think was just about everyones complaint. he adds depth to a couple more characters that grow in importance as the series progresses.