I Just Can’t Get Into Mistborn

I started reading the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson some time ago. I’m about 200 pages into the first book and I just… I can’t even make myself care about any of the characters.

I’m not spoiler sensitive; that the big plot twist of the first book was revealed to me doesn’t make a difference. It did however confirm what I thought myself to have known from very early on. And I had already given up on the book either way. It didn’t make me any more anxious to get back to it, though. To know that the book was just as predictable as I had assumed it to be wasn’t exactly a turn on.

Whenever I hear someone praise Mistborn it’s always about the consistency of the magic. How it’s so cool that the mistborns ”burn” metals to achieve magical effects and how different metals have different properties.

But you know what? The magic isn’t the story. It’s just another tool for characters to use.

And I still don’t relate to any of them.

-- CC0 Björn Wärmedal