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Sample Chapters of Mistborn

Book One: The Final Empire

(Originally published in 2006, this is the first of my epic fantasy trilogy.  The paperback was out in July of 2007, and Book Two was released in August, 2007.  Book three is due October 2008.  Warbreaker is next in line after it, scheduled for 2009.)



            Sometimes, I worry that I’m not the hero everyone thinks I am. . . .

            The philosophers assure me that this is the time, that the signs have been met.  But I still wonder if they have the wrong man.  So many people depend on me.  They say I will hold the future of the entire world on my arms.

            What would they think if they knew that their champion--the Hero of Ages, their savior--doubted himself?  Perhaps they wouldn’t be shocked at all.  In a way, this is what worries me most.  Maybe, in their hearts, they wonder--just as I do. 

            When they see me, do they see a liar?