Saturday, April 25, 2015

A to Z Challenge: V is for Vin

The month of April is all about the A to Z Challenge in the bloggy world. This month bloggers near and far have been posting about a theme shaped after the letters of the English alphabet. If you'd like to know more about it for next year, go here.

My theme is Some of my Favorite Female Characters.

V is for Vin
from Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Vin is just a girl trying to survive in a world that has kicked her over and over. She is naturally suspicious and slow to trust others. I like Vin because she is smart and observant. She is powerful, but remains true to herself and uncomfortable with the attention her power brings. And ultimately, she sacrifices herself for the good of her world. 

Here is the official blurb about the book courtesy of Amazon:


Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn.

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. 

Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot.

But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

Readers of Elantris thought they'd discovered someone special in Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn proves they were right.

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Have you read Vin's story? Are you participating in the A to Z Challenge? If so, leave the link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to visit.

 Also, don't forget to check out my novellas: Lost Haven and Road to Nowhere, available on Amazon now.

1 comment:

David Macaulay said...

sounds like an interesting kickass character - David - http://britsintheus23.blogspot.com/