The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead. But so too is Kelsier the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the world has been left to his protege Vin; a one-time street urchin, now the most powerful Mistborn in the land.
Worryingly for her Vin has become the focus of a new religion, a development that leaves her intensely uneasy. More worryingly still the mists have become unpredictable since the Lord Ruler died and a strage vaprous entity is stalking Vin.
As the siege of Luthadel intensifies the ancient legend of the Well of Ascension offers the only glimmer of hope. But no-one knows where it is or what it can do...
About the book
Second book in Brandon Sanderson’s epic series, Mistborn. Please if you haven’t read the first book stop here. I have to say some things that happened in the first book.
Following on the heels of Sanderson’s successful launch into the YA market with the New York Times bestselling Rithmatist comes Mistborn, now repackaged for the teen audience
Once, a hero rose to save the world. He failed.
For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.
Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and defeating the Lord Ruler. A new kind of uprising is being planned—one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine: a teenage street urchin named Vin.
Once, a hero rose to save the world and failed. This time, can a young heroine succeed?
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This book is set in a particular fantasy world, called The Last Empire. The sun is read, ash falls down from the sky and dense fogs fall down during the night, fogs of which humans, called skaa, are scared of. At the beginning it may seems a world full of pain and darkness, but it isn’t really like that. Through the characters we are “distracted” from the darkness and with them we can see the positiveness in the Last Empire.
In this world, there is a distinction between nobility and skaa, people who count less than nothing and who must serve the nobles. Everyone is ruled by the Lord Ruler, a mystical figure who is more than 1000 years old and who defeated the Deepness, of which no one knows what it is. The Lord Ruler is compared to a divinity and for this reason he may be immortal.
Some of the nobles have powers and those come from burning some metals inside their body. This is called allomancy and who has the allomancy is called Allomancer. Usually only one metal is burned by an allomancer to have only one power and this person is called Misting, but there are people that can burn all the metals and can have multiple powers. These people are called Mistborn. Nobles can kidnap women skaa, do whatever they please with them and then kill them. In fact the Lord Ruler forbids that a child with noble blood is born by a skaa, so the skaa must be killed. But not all the nobles kill the women after using them and this means that some Mistings and Mistborns are skaa, too. Just like our main characters.
From the masterly imagination behind A Game of Thrones - one of the greatest fantasy epics of all time and an unmissable HBO hit series - comes a definitive history of Westeros’s past as told by Archmaester Gyldayn.
Unravelling events that led to A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros. Revealing long-buried secrets and untold lasting enmity, it sets the scene for the heart-stopping series conclusion, The Winds of Winter.
300 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, long before the schism that set the houses of Westeros at each other’s throats, one house ruled supreme and indomitable. House Targaryen, the house of the last remaining dragonlords.
After surviving the Doom of Valyria the Targaryen’s established themselves on Dragonstone. This volume traces their legendary lineage from Aegon the Conqueror to the bloody Dance of Dragons; a civil war that pitted Aegon II and his half-sister Rhaenyra in a bitter conflict for the throne of their father, nearly wiping out the Targaryen dynasty forever.
What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel.
With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire and Blood is the ultimate guide to Westeros’s past. Featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley this is an essential volume for any Game of Thrones fan’s library. For the first time the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.
About the book
Fire and Blood is a book that not all people would like. It seems an historic book in which kings and queens’ tales are narrated. And this is what I like about the book. I’ve always loved History especially ancient one, Romans, Greeks and all that ancient populations that inhabited Europe a long time ago, so reading about this fantasy world that I loved so much, it was just a good reading.
When gunslinging Amani Al'Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she'd join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn't have a choice.
Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn't exist.
As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.
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Third and last book in the Rebel of the Sands trilogy starring Amani and the desert. In this new book we find Amani still in the capital, finally free from the claws of the sultan but still trapped in the city. Here she reunites with Jin, but other rebels are taken prisoner by the sultan. Their fate is in the hands of our favorite Demji and some other longtime friends.
MARE BARROW'S WORLD IS DIVIDED BY BLOOD—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn't know she had. Except... her blood is Red.
To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince—and Mare against her own heart.
From debut author Victoria Aveyard comes a lush, vivid fantasy series where loyalty and desire can tear you apart and the only certainty is betrayal.
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Red Queen is the first book in the homonymous series written by Victoria Aveyard. In this first book the story is narrated in first person by Mare, a 17 year old girl who’s about to become 18 and this means the army. I fact in this fantasy world there is a division between people with silver blood, people with privileges, the nobles and with powers (fire, metal, water or mind manipulation) and people, like Mare, with red blood, the commoners without powers and privileges. The ones who don’t have a job by 18 years old, are sent to the front to fight for the Silvers in a war that is so dated that no one remembers what they’re fighting for. But Norda, the nation where the narration takes place, is fighting with the neighbouring nations and only the Reds can fight because their lives don’t count.
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