Spoiler Well I just finished the Mistborn trilogy. I'll start by saying that I enjoyed Elantris more. I thought that book was magnificent. Now, as to mistborn - I liked it a lot, especially the first one. Sanderson has a tendency to write really slow and then suddenly speed things up in the last 150-200 pages, and by Hero of Ages it became excruciating! It seemed like people in the books were SO DUMB and didn't understand what the hell was going on while it happened to them. I mean, really, it didn't seem odd to Vin that Ruin became suddenly silent in mid sentence the MOMENT she fired her earring at Marsh?! I appreciated he wasn't too attached to characters so that he killed them along the books... I AM however confused as to who ended up being the Hero of Ages. At the end it sounded like Sazed was, but there were parts of the prophecies that didn't add up. For example, it was said that the Hero will lead an army on allomancers, which Elend did, not Sazed. Vin filled parts of the prophecies, as Sazed said himself... Is it possible the Heroes are in fact 3 and not a single one? I mean, the book had preservation, balance and ruin. Maybe each one was a hero representing one of those 3 powers. Sazed was balance, Elend was Ruin, using Ruin's body (Atium) against the coloss, and Vin was preservation, taking on the mists?