The Hero of Ages

Book Three of Mistborn

Mistborn (Volume 3)

Brandon Sanderson

Tor Fantasy

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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 readers rubbing their eyes in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

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Chapter One

Legacy Of The Survivor

Fatren squinted up at the red sun, which hid behind its perpetual screen of dark haze. Black ash fell lightly from the sky, as it did most days lately. The thick flakes fell straight, the air stagnant and hot, without even a hint of a breeze to lighten Fatren's mood. He sighed, leaning back against the earthen bulwark, looking over Vetitan. His town.

"How long?" he asked.

Druffel scratched his nose. His face was stained black with ash. He hadn't given much thought to hygiene lately.

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"Hear fantasy author Brandon Sanderson talk about his writing career. Sanderson is the bestselling author of books including Warbreaker, Elantris, The Way of Kings, and The Mistborn Trilogy, and Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, a book for middle-grade readers, and is completing the final books in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time® series. Learn more about author Brandon Sanderson and find his fantasy novels at http://us.macmillan.com/author/brandonsanderson"

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“This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax. . . . Sanderson's saga of consequences offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.”--Publishers Weekly on The Hero of Ages

“Transcendent!”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on The Hero of Ages
 
"Elantris is the finest novel of fantasy to be written in many years. Brandon Sanderson has created a truly original world of magic and intrigue, and with the rigor of the best science fiction writers he has made it real at every level.”—Orson Scott Card

“Elantris . . . is marked by vivid and strongly drawn characters (including a memorable female character) and ingenious plot twists that will keep the reader turning pages. Don’t miss it!”—Katherine Kurtz, New York Times bestselling author of the Deryni series

“Sanderson’s outstanding fantasy debut . . offers something for everyone: mystery, magic, romance, political wrangling, religious conflict, fights for equality, sharp writing and wonderful, robust characters. . . . The intrigue and excitement grow steadily in this smoothly written, perfectly balanced narrative; by the end readers won’t want to put it down. . . . Sanderson is a writer to watch.” –Publishers Weekly, (starred review)

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Brandon Sanderson

BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. In addition to completing Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time®, he is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker, The Alloy of Law, The Way of Kings, Rithmatist, and Steelheart. He won the 2013 Hugo Award for “The Emperor’s Soul,” a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris.

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The Hero of Ages
Book Three of Mistborn
Brandon Sanderson

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
April 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765356147
ISBN10: 0765356147
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 784 pages
$7.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206398
ISBN10: 1427206392
Audio Run Time: 25:30
$29.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765316899
ISBN10: 0765316897
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 576 pages, Includes 2 black and white maps
$34.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429960304
ISBN10: 1429960302
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 576 pages
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