Brandon Sanderson – Mistborn: Secret History

Oh how I wish I had time for a Mistborn re-read. After reading this short novella, it really made me want to read again the stories of Vin and Kelsier. I think the second set of Mistborn books would also have made a bit more sense having read this novella too.

In this book, we mainly follow Kelsier as he seeks to prevent Ruin from taking control. Kelsier is trapped in the in-between, not alive, but not quite yet dead either. I can’t really say much more about the plot because it would contain major spoilers (what I’ve already said is probably already saying too much).

I’m not always a fan of novellas in the middle of book series as they don’t always add much to the overall story, but this was definitely definitely worth it. Still a tad pricey at over £10 for a book that was less than 200 pages, but those 200 pages were jam-packed with so much juicy story that I can’t complain – and yet again, the cover is beautiful, a lovely addition to my already groaning-under-the-strain Sanderson shelf.

My rating: 5Average rating: 4.38
176 pages. Published in: 2016
Read in Hardbackon 25-26th March 2019

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