This, my dedicated friend, is the last post in the Why I Love the Mistborn Trilogy series. This is post number twelve and I’ve been waiting over a year to talk about this particular subject.
Sanderson’s Exploration of the Metallic Arts And Why I Love It Welcome to Part 9 of Why I Love The Mistborn Trilogy We’ve already discussed the simple elegance of the Metallic Arts from The Mistborn Trilogy, their deliberate combination with Newtonian physics, why Hemalurgy makes me both scared and happy, and more besides. By this point, I’m sure you know what I’m about to say: “Blah, blah… I Love Mistborn!…
Disturbing Body Horror Delivered Courtesy of Hemalurgy Welcome to Part 8 of Why I Love Mistborn Today’s talk about one of my favorite aspects of my favorite Mistborn Magic System. Okay, okay, okay. I know that’s what I say every time I start one of these posts, but today is about Hemalurgy, and the horrible price it demands of its wielders. You see, every magic has a price. Every. Single.
Feruchemy: Making Boring Objects Awesome Again Welcome to Part 7 of Why I Love Mistborn Symbolism is a powerful tool in any writer’s tool belt. This is true whether you’re planning your plot, strengthening your theme, or refining your world. Because of who I am and where you are, you’ve probably guessed this applies to magic systems as well. Over the course of a story, a reader comes to associate
3 Big Reasons to Use Subject Matter Expertise in Your Magic Welcome back! This is Part II of our little discussion on using Subject Matter Expertise with your magic. A couple posts back we took a look at this topic, discussing in broad terms some of the ways it can help you, how other authors have used it, and how to use it yourself. Today we’re going to take a
The Metallic Fuel of Allomancy is Just Awesome Welcome to Part 6 of Why I Love the Mistborn Trilogy There are lots of things I love about the magic of The Mistborn Trilogy. I guess that’s pretty obvious given the length of this series and how I start pretty much every post with that statement… but you get the idea. We’ve discussed a lot of things so far including the
Non-Magical Counters in the Mistborn Trilogy Welcome to Part 5 of Why I Love the Mistborn Trilogy There are so many cool things you can do with your magic system, it boggles the mind. At least it boggles my mind. One risk you run with any magic system is the creation of overpowered or unstoppable characters, point-of-view character or not. The best way I have found to resolve this problem
Hemalurgy and Entropy are Peas in a Scary Pod Welcome to Part 4 of Why I Love the Mistborn Trilogy Yup, you read that title right. It’s time to talk about blood, metal, and spikes. Oh yeah! Wait! No! I’m mean Hemalurgy, not my garage! Sheesh. You try to welcome people into your life and all they do is run screaming. I’ve mentioned before that Allomancy caught my attention with