The Final Empire | Book Review
In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with colour once more?
In Brandon Sanderson’s intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage— Allomancy, a magic of the metals.
The Final Empire was a book that was raved about wherever I looked for information and I can definitely see why. We follow a group of underground criminals as they launch into one of the biggest jobs of their lives, led by one of the most notorious criminals of them all.
I have to say that the characters made The Final Empire. Their individuality and personalities were what drew me into the story. Kelsier and his arrogance and self-worth. Vin and her determination for life. Hammond with his big muscles but soft interior. There are too many characters to name them all, but they were all unique and wonderfully written. I loved learning more about them, and seeing things through their eyes. Learning more about the world around them from what they saw and felt.
The magic system in The Final Empire is one of the best I have ever read, consuming different metals gives different people powers, unless you’re Mistborn which means you can control them all. It’s such a different way of doing it that it really impressed me. It brought something different to the plotline but without being overbearing, it added a sense of intrigue and gave the characters an extra amount of depth. Definitely a thumbs up for this book!
The plot for me was a little like déjà vu with Six of Crows to be honest. The job in this felt similar to the heist they complete in that. I think that the similarities are a little disconcerting, the charismatic leader and the street urchin who can’t believe how lucky she is, it all seems to be a little close. That might just be me though.
Even with the similarities, this is one of my favourite books of 2016. This book definitely has the whole package and I really appreciated all of it. So glad that I finally made the time to read it!
Have you read this series? Were you as impressed with the series as I was? Let me know in the comments!