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The Hero of Ages

(2008)
(The third book in the Mistborn series)
A novel by

 
 
Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness---the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists---is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.

Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave readers rubbing their eyes in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

Genre: Fantasy

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Used availability for Brandon Sanderson's The Hero of Ages

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Mistborn Book Three
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-4732-2305-9 / 978-1-4732-2305-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, Book 3)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-7653-1689-7 / 978-0-7653-1689-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn (Mistborn, 3)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-250-31862-9 / 978-1-250-31862-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hero of Ages: A Mistborn Novel (Mistborn, 3)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-7653-7715-2 / 978-0-7653-7715-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Teen
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Mistborn Book Three: 3/3
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-575-08994-6 / 978-0-575-08994-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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April 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-7653-5614-7 / 978-0-7653-5614-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn (Mistborn, 3)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-4272-7509-2 / 978-1-4272-7509-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Mistborn, Book 3
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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March 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Mistborn, Book 3
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Mistborn, Book 3
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Hero of Ages (Mistborn)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-7927-7467-1 / 978-0-7927-7467-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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January 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Hero of Ages (Mistborn)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-7927-7587-2 / 978-0-7927-7587-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Graphic Audio: Mistborn: The Hero of Ages 3 (3of3)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-62851-134-6 / 978-1-62851-134-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
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December 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Mistborn, Book 3
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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December 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Mistborn, Book 3
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Mistborn Book Three
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Tor Books
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