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Mistborn Out!
« on: July 25, 2006, 01:07:44 PM »
All right, it's official.  The book has been released as of today.  That means Amazon is shipping it, and that means people can--if they want--post reviews to Amazon about the book!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076531178X/ref=cm_plog_item_link/002-0191784-0456824?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=283155

So, after you've read the novel, please consider giving it a review.  However, do be honest, and do--of course--read the book before you write a review.  Don't just spam it with random praise!  (As much as I like random praise....)

And, to start things off, Amazon posted the Booklist review of Mistborn a few days ago:

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The Sliver of Infinity, the Lord Ruler, is the locus of religious and temporal order in a world in which the skaa are slaves or worse. Half-skaa erstwhile thief Kelsior is the only person to survive and escape the Lord Ruler's most brutal prison, in which, however, he discovered he has the powers of the Mistborn, which are based on the internal "burning" of certain metals, all of which the Mistborn can use, while most others can burn only one. Now Kelsior plans his most daring raid ever, into the center of the palace to discover the secret of the Lord Ruler's power. Beforehand, his band finds the half-skaa orphan Vin in another thieving crew, where she's useful because she brings good luck. She is also Mistborn and, if she can master and learn to trust her powers, will enable Kelsior's crew to infiltrate the nobility and possibly overthrow the status quo. Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters.


Nice to have something to balance out the PW review.
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 01:17:47 AM »
I just had to make my way back to the site in order to congratulate you on the release of your second book. Archon and I got our copies today and I'm already rehooked to it, I particularily like comparing it to the version I read a while back. But, back to the point, congrats on another success.
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 02:14:26 AM »
Just noticed it was at 5,051 on Amazon.  Not too shabby, I guess, although we all know only the TRUE test of a good author is to break into the top 5,000.

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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 02:49:51 AM »
Yeah, Congratulations EUOL. I am thoroughly enjoying the book so far, I'm about 200 pages in, and I am duly impressed. Even though I liked Elantris, I think you have definitely topped yourself with Mistborn.

Edit: By the way, I am fairly well amused by your reference to Tekiel as one of the noble houses, and to Ryan Strobe as the noble who asked Vin to dance.
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 02:56:42 AM »
Also notice that Lady Stace Whiting or someething like that (the name changed once and I'm not sure which one he went with) makes a minor appearance. :)

I'll have to pick it up when I'm not so broke from this last month's travels. Hopefully next month. I'm not in a hurry, since I've already read it. But I do hope to get to book 3 by the end of summer. I got back to such a pile of stuff on my desk, I'm not sure that's going to happen.
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 04:56:30 AM »
It was wonderful!

I can't wait for MB2.

what's MB2 titled again?

I can see by the progress bars on the main page that MB3 is "well of ascension", but i've been looking around for a title of MB2, and can't seem to find it.


Anyway, i've been telling all my friends about MB

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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 09:15:36 AM »
So, how many languages is this book in?
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 12:59:35 PM »
lol.  Yes, there are a LOT of cameos in this book.  Entropy's is my favorite.

The second book is actually named MISTBORN: THE WELL OF ASCENSION

Book three, then, is MISTBORN: THE HERO OF AGES


As for foreign sales, the only one we have so far is Spanish, but there are a number of others that are coming along, now that the book is actually out.
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2006, 01:13:21 PM »
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The second book is actually named MISTBORN: THE WELL OF ASCENSION

Book three, then, is MISTBORN: THE HERO OF AGES



in that case, you might want to change the front page of the site:

  ;)
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 01:39:21 PM »
Changed.  Thanks!
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2006, 03:26:54 PM »
Which one was Ent's cameo?
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2006, 11:19:21 AM »
My formula for today.

2 hours in Airport Waiting Room + 5 hour plane flight + Mistborn = paradise.


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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2006, 01:55:08 PM »
Hmph.  Unless I get my Amazon order in today's mail (not highly likely...it just got to Federal Way, WA yesterday), then I don't think I'll have it to read on my flights over the next two days.  Blech.  Then again, if I start reading it on the flight tomorrow, I'll probably end up staying up WAY too late tomorrow night, and I have to be in to work down there on Saturday morning.  Bad combination.  Anyway, guess I'll just be stuck reading some dry non-fiction instead.  **accepting my lot in life**

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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2006, 02:34:30 PM »
RedAragorn, have you introduced yourself (in Site News, under "Introduce Yourself!")? Because I'm trying to figure out who you are and it's really bugging me. Are you a former TLEer? Or just a random friend of Brandon's who's joined in on the conversation already knowing him but nobody else?
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Re: Mistborn Out!
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2006, 03:30:34 PM »
Yes, I have now.  You're welcome.  The short answer, I guess, is yes, I am a former TLEer (barely) and a random friend of Brandon who knows just a few other folks (more of them after Brandon's wedding, tho).  I only went to TLE a time or two under Brandon's encouragement, but never did more than read some from the slush pile.  Yee-haw!  Catch my intro to read the rest, I suppose.