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Summary

Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. 

As such, it contains huge spoilers for the books Mistborn (The Final Empire), The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of Mourning

Mistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterisation, events and worldbuilding of the original trilogy. Listening to it without that background will be a confusing process at best. 

In short, this isn't the place to start your journey into Mistborn (though if you have listened to the trilogy - but it has been a while - you should be just fine, so long as you remember the characters and the general plot of the books). 

Saying anything more here risks revealing too much. Even knowledge of this story's existence is, in a way, a spoiler. 

There's always another secret.

©2018 Brandon Sanderson (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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dissapointed it's not new!

Not to detract from the story or the narrator at all, but as i have listened to the arcanum unbounded, this is one of the short stories within that book! kinda feel that should have been stated in the description, would have saved me getting my hopes up for something new!

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This isn’t new, it’s just all the mistborn stories from Arcanum unbounded

I love Brandon Sanderson as a writer, but this is the 2nd time I feel I’ve been misled into purchasing a book that I technically already own. The same happened with edge dancer. It should be more clearly displayed that these 2 books are just the stories from Arcanum Unbounded. So just purchase that book & you’ll get this book, edge dance & other short stories in 1 purchase

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great

so many closed plot holes, this is great to help you understand. hope he writes another one.

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Sanderson Fandom Rule #1

You will cry. There are no exceptions to rule #1. Loved every last rusting word.

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loved it

can't wait to read the next in book loved every moment, big fan still xXx

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LORE

Kelsier is such an amazing character and I am so so happy secret history exists. I pray sanderson writes secret history 2 and 3 one day.

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Interesting...

As always with Sanderson's books, I have difficulty accepting his definition of a god, when "gods" die and lack omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, and so on... to the point of calling anyone in these stories a "god" is utterly ridiculous, yet he keeps doing that. :)
Beyond that I just love the level of thinking that goes into these stories as the big picture unfolds, and everything and everyone has a purpose, and makes perfect sense. :D I also like how he brought back a dead character, with this back story, (or at least started the process, cause you know... filling a potential plot hole properly takes thousands of pages of convoluted afterthoughts, when you have a hollow iceberg of seemingly huge worldbuilding without actually falling into tolkienism... :D)

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Fantastic read after Mistborn/Wax & Wayne books!

Fantastic read after Mistborn and Wax & Wayne trilogies. Makes you see certain events in a new light. Funny, well written, well read by Kramer. It's a rather short book, but it's well worth a credit!

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Brandon Sanderson is the man

another great addition to the cosmea
don't know how to spell that but great Little Book full of backgrounds spoilers loved it

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I like it

why did he do a different voice for spook? apart from that an excellent audio performances always

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  • 07-02-19

Take note! this story is same as in Arcanumunbound

Nice story and performance, but I already bought it and read it I discovered too late....

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  • 24-04-19

Read by Michael Kramer with excellence.

Perfectly fine story. Narration makes this a great listen. Can recommend to fantasy fans. Enjoy!

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  • 06-01-22

Very helpful

So glad I found this. I’m a big lover of the original trilogy, but I like the Wax and Wayne bantering in The Alloy of Law even more and I didn’t feel completely comfortable when that series came to The Bands of Mourning. It felt too odd and this story helps to alleviate some of that. It also gives a fuller picture of the ending of the original trilogy, increasing my understanding and appreciation of that part of the story. On top of that you get some deeper understanding of Sanderson’s big picture “Cosmere” and the “Shards”, which is helpful when reading The Stormlight Archive books.

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  • Utente anonimo
  • 30-11-21

Very illuminating

Although I'm no expert, I really enjoyed this book and found that it fit perfectly after listening to the bands of mourning. It's surprisingly coherent given the revelations in the bands of mourning. Definitely worth the listen if you're interested in the series.

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  • Cliente de Amazon
  • 11-10-21

On point!

I would really recommend this one right after hero of ages. It gives you that little more that you need after the end of a great story, a little threat to pull but also a satisfaction enough to stop and be happy about the story

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  • JustGotWicked
  • 09-01-21

Excellent book. Highly recommend for Cosmere fans+

This book is amazing. It gives great insight into what Kelsier was doing after his death, between what he was doing before he pops back up in other stories.

******* SPOILER FOR RHYTHEM OF WAR *******

Kelsier has shown up on Roshar, the Stormlight Archive world. He is the leader of the ghost bloods and seems to be working towards something grand (more grand than ascending to a God it seems).

I really hope that Brandon ends up writing secret history parts 2 and 3, because I'd love to know how he finally gets off Scadrial and whether or not he interacts with Hoid some more.

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  • Utente anonimo
  • 31-10-20

Loved it, you need to be familiar with the origina

I laughed out loud several times, this is pure gold for a fan of the original trilogy

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  • Andersen
  • 10-07-20

awesome book!!

got alot questions answered in this book 🙂 important to listen to all other books before.

amazing work by Sanderson .

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  • Utente anonimo
  • 03-09-19

Good story and performance but some voices changed

Great book!
Can't recommend if you haven't at least read the first 3 books of mistborn.
A bit of a shame that zaesid and spook's voices and accents changed

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  • amots mann
  • 29-08-19

Short and good

This story adds another dimension to the mistborn world. I enjoyed this new layer. Plus it does add new concepts and explanations.