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Promi lives by his wits, stealing what he needs and occasionally testing his skills against the security of the complacent upper class. An attempt to steal a pie from under the nose of the Divine Monk himself, however, lands Promi in jail where he learns a startling prophecy—the end of magic and of his world rapidly approaches. Atlanta, a girl with natural magic, does not know anything about prophecies, but she does fear the evil that creeps through the Great Forest. She thinks Promi can help, but the thief wants nothing more than to return to the only life he knows.
With his father, a famous jester, dead, Sebastian determines to carry on the family business to support his mother. To do so, however, he has to travel to the court of King Septimus, said to be a wealthy ruler. On the way, Sebastian and his talking buffalope Max meet an incredible fighter named Cornelius and rescue King Septimus’s niece Princess Kerin from brigands. It’s unfortunate for Sebastian’s career plans, however, that Septimus wanted Kerin dead.
When Julius Caesar’s treasure is found in a mine outside Rome, the race to claim his bulla, believed to be imbued with powers from the gods, begins. Nic, a slave in the mines, is sent to retrieve it, and finds himself the unwitting recipient of new magical powers. Now wanted by every political figure in Rome, Nic will have to learn how to navigate a world of intrigue if he is to save the empire from rebellion, rescue his sister from slavery, and preserve his own life.
Shai is a Forger–one of the best. But the arbiters who rule the empire believer her art is nothing more than a trick, or, at the worst, a heresy. But now, as the result of an assassination attempt, the emperor sleeps in a coma and when he wakes, an enemy faction will no doubt declare him unfit to rule. So the arbiters need Shai. They need her to do the impossible. They need her to refashion a soul for the emperor.
Years ago a young man set out on a quest to save the land from darkness. He rose in power as the Lord Ruler, but his world became one of darkness and ash. Now the skaa work as slaves under the nobles, who alone possess the genes that can impart the magical skills of Allomancy. Kelsier, a skaa thief escaped from a life of labor, dares to challenge the might of the Lord Ruler. He, after all, as a result of his mixed heritage, possesses all the skills of a Mistborn. But, if his plan is to succeed, he will also need the help of an unlikely ally–a young street urchin who does not yet know the power she wields.