My Rating: 5/5
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson has to be the best final book of a fantasy series I have ever read. I will admit that it was a little irritating being given loads of clues as the reader but having to wait for ages while the characters worked it out.
I don’t mind that a little, but it was done a lot. The ending was worth it though.
In The Hero of Ages, Vin became something even more and it was so good to read! I loved her character development and I wish more books had characters like her.
Elend really came into his own in this one. In book 2 he was struggling a lot with between doing what he believed to be the right thing and doing what had to be done.
In this book there was none of that – just duty. He was a character that grew on me, rather than someone I loved from the very beginning.
Sazed quickly became one of my favourite characters in book 2. In The Hero of Ages, he was difficult to read a lot of the time, but after a while I realised that this is what Brandon Sanderson wanted to achieve.
His character is depressed, so his chapters are going to be slower. His progression and finale were incredible – such an amazing ending!
Overall, this book was incredible – this trilogy was incredible – and I think it should be required reading for all fantasy fans.
This trilogy has brought classic fantasy back into the mainstream – grimdark might be popular right now, but this stuff is timeless. Brandon Sanderson modernised the fairy-tale-like fantasy and it’s incredible.