I “borrowed” the image and feature from Rinn @ Rinn Reads, who initiated this. Basically, Rinn features something about the genre. I thought it’s fun, as fantasy is also a genre I read and love. I’ll be doing this on a monthly basis, on the second Friday of the month.
In this post, I wanted to talk about the fantasy series I’ve always been meaning to start, either Raymond Feist’s Magician or Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn novels. Hmm…decisions, decisions.
Okay, I’ve decided. Mistborn it is, because it has fewer number of books in the series (although there’s a second trilogy, I’ve heard).
The trilogy begins thus in Mistborn:
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?