Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

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My Review

My Rating: 5/5

WARNING: This review contains SPOILERS for the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

SPOILERS (For Mistborn Era 1)

I started this novella, Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson an hour before I was supposed to go to sleep… and finished it. I woke tired but my mind is still whirring away with excitement.

Kelsier was never one of my favourite characters in The Final Empire. He played an important part in the books and that’s all, in my opinion.

But seeing him deal with knowing that he was but a puppet of something more, something working towards the end of the world rather than the beginning of a better one, is brilliant to watch.

He will not give up! It’s inspiring. Without Mistborn: Secret History, I would never have thought much of Kelsier.

I appreciated the extra links to the Cosmere. SO MANY clues and things to dissect and interpret. I’m not going to do that, though.

I like reading a story with only the clues the writer gave when reading the novel, so that when the reveal comes, I do not have any expectations. With a writer like Brandon Sanderson, my expectations will be managed by his own writing.

I’m really looking forward to how Kelsier fits into the later science fiction series. Right now, it feels like Asimov’s Foundation series, where Harry keeps popping up in the future to give advice! Kelsier = Harry…. Sorry – I said I wasn’t going to dissect the story!!

Anyway, Mistborn: Secret History is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about the cosmere and/or wishes to add to their experiences of Mistborn Era 1.


More Mistborn Reviews:

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2)

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)

Mistborn Era 2 and All Books in the Cosmere

See all my reviews of Brandon Sanderson’s Books HERE


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