We have reached the end of the Mistborn Trilogy . . .
I hosted the discussion of Part 1 here.
Naithin hosted the discussion of Part 2 here.
Grace hosted the discussion of Parts 3 and 4 here.
Wow! This last part was a real roller coaster! I read it all in one sitting, unable to tear myself away from the action as it seemed that Ruin would destroy everything and everyone. I was fairly certain that Ruin would not prevail, but it was impossible to see how that would happen as we got closer to the end. By the time Ham was reunited with his family I was sobbing . . .
Was I the only one to cry like a baby? If not, how many tissues did YOU get through?
I was particularly moved by the sacrifice made by the kandra: it was so sudden and unanimous amongst those with the Firsts. I was delighted to discover that the Firsts were actually Terrismen and I loved how Sazed sat there picking their brains.
Were you surprised by the actions of the kandra? Do you think that Ruin would have succeeded if they had not made this sacrifice?
I really like the way that Mr Sanderson has changed our view of the Lord Ruler over the course of the Trilogy. As we look back at his actions now, we can see that he did things for the greater good and with the best of intentions. He definitely made some really bad decisions, but he was not a truly evil person.
Were you surprised that Sazed became a god? Do you think that he could make mistakes similar to those of the Lord Ruler, and that he will be seen as evil in one thousand years?
I would have liked to know what Sazed did with the kandra and koloss. I certainly felt like the kandra deserved to be returned to their Terrismen forms and allowed to live normal lives, especially after their self-sacrifice.
Were there any things that you would have liked Sazed to address, but that were not mentioned?
We have seen Kelsier's gang go through so much, and now there are only two of them left. Spook has definitely come into his own power by the end of the book, and he is now a Mistborn thanks to Sazed.
Who do you think will take control: Spook or Breeze? Or do you think that Cett will try to seize the power?
Finally, I am so pleased that I joined the Read Along for The Final Empire, as it introduced me to a wonderful writer: I can totally understand why Robert Jordan chose him to finish off The Wheel of Time series. I would like to thank everyone who has hosted and contributed to this wonderful experience: you have made reading a great trilogy even better! :)
So, who wants to read The Alloy of Law?????