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About the annotation system Introduction

One of the unique features of this site is the annotation section, where Brandon himself shares behind-the-scenes articles about each chapter of his books. These are meant to be read only after you’ve reached that point of the book—they’re likely to contain spoilers for that chapter and earlier. But so that each annotation will not spoil the rest of the book after that point, we’ve developed a system for displaying spoilers only when you want to read them.

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Epilogue

Annotation Mistborn 3 Epilogue The End This epilogue ties up a few loose ends, then sets up a couple of others. Much like most of my endings. At least now you know how Vin Snapped. Many people have wondered this, so I thought I should include it somewhere in the book. Here, with Vin and…

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty-Two

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty-Two Sazed Ascendant The answer is yes, I planned it from the beginning. And I didn’t. It’s difficult for me, even as the author, to trace back when and where the various threads of a story began. I wrote all three of these books in a row, and to me, they’re…

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty-One Part 4

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty-One Part 4 Vin’s Sacrifice Killing Elend and leaving Vin alive would have been, in my opinion, more tragic than what happened. As I establish in a little bit, there is an afterlife in this cosmology. Better for them both to die and to be together. There were only two ways…

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty-One Part 3

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty-One Part 3 Elend’s Death I rewrote Elend’s death scene a number of times. In the first draft, it happened much more quickly. He and Marsh met, Elend’s atium ran out, and Marsh cut him down. Elend always got his “we’ve won” line, but Human wasn’t getting viewpoints, so we didn’t…

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty-One

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty-One Prophecy I wasn’t certain how I wanted to treat prophecy in this book. On one hand, it’s a staple of fantasy books—and my goal in this series was to take the fantasy staples and turn them upon their heads in a way that hadn’t been done before. That meant I…

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty Part 2

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty Part 2 Sazed Sees Mistwraiths I worry that I didn’t get to show mistwraiths very much in this book. It’s not that big of an issue—they’re only a minor world feature, and are only tangentially important. Still, they’re a part of the kandra past and culture, and I want readers…

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Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty

Annotation Mistborn 3 Chapter Eighty Her Eyes Lingered Fondly If you’ve been keeping track, this Terriswoman is, indeed, the romantic interest I promised Micah DeMoux by the end of the book. He said he didn’t care if he ended up with an important character—that didn’t matter to him. He just wanted Captain Demoux to find…

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