Monday, April 10, 2017

Mistborn short stories



I recently check out a collection of short stories by Brandon Sanderson from the Library. I had no idea it would be so huge! I started at the beginning, only reading the stories that did not contain spoilers for books I have not read yet.

I was very excited to find 3 Short stories set in the Mistborn world. I love all the books in that series and it was really fun to delve back into that world. These stories do contain some spoilers so I would recommend waiting to read them until you have read the novels first.

The Eleventh Metal takes place before the original series so this is one that could be read before reading the novels. It gives you a peek into Kelsier before he meets up with Vin but after he has escaped the pits. It was cool to see what his Mistborn training was like.

Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania was a fun short told from the perspective of an over the top adventure set in the steampunk world of Wax and Wayne. I loved this one. It was just so fun to read, especially the Postscripts written by a Terrisman who compiled the tales of Jak.  Sanderson says in the Postscript that written the Terrisman's annotations were one of the most amusing things he has ever done. I agree. Hilarious. I would recommend this one.

Mistborn: Secret Histoy was such an amazing story. This one is much longer then the other two stories and so good. I couldn't put this one down. This Novella follows Kelsier after the event of book two and through book three. You definitely need to read those first 3 Mistborn books before reading this one. Oh how I wish I had know about this book back when I finished those books. It has been so long since I read the first 3 books I didn't have the story fresh in my mind which I think would have made it even more amazing! Plus adds so much more to the story for me and I very interested in seeing where he goes with this in the second half of the series.  I don't want to give anything away but there are definitely connections to Wax's era that I am interested in how it plays out.

There are a few more short stories, set in different worlds that I look forward to reading next

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