Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Dive into the world of “Mistborn: Secret History” and unravel hidden secrets that will leave you enthralled until the very last page.

Sneak Peak

In “Mistborn: Secret History,” a novella by Brandon Sanderson, readers are taken on a journey through the Cosmere, exploring the mysteries and intricacies of the realm created by the author. This story delves into the unseen realms of the Mistborn series, revealing hidden truths and a deeper understanding of the cosmere.

My Take

Sanderson’s ability to weave intricate plots and complex characters is on full display in “Mistborn: Secret History.” The novella offers a unique perspective on events from the original Mistborn series, providing readers with a fresh take on familiar characters and settings. The intricate world-building and attention to detail are commendable, drawing readers into a rich and immersive narrative.

One aspect I particularly enjoyed was the exploration of the magic system and how it operates across different realms within the cosmere. Sanderson skillfully connects various elements from his different series, creating a cohesive and captivating universe for readers to explore. The novella is filled with unexpected twists and reveals that add depth to the overall story, keeping readers engaged from start to finish.

On the downside, some readers may find the novella’s intricate connections to other works by Sanderson a bit overwhelming if they are not familiar with his broader cosmere. Additionally, the story’s length may leave some craving for more details and development in certain areas.

What Makes the Book Unique

“Mistborn: Secret History” stands out for its intricately crafted world-building and the way it seamlessly connects with Sanderson’s larger cosmere. The novella provides a deeper understanding of the events in the Mistborn series while also expanding the scope of the narrative to encompass a broader universe of interconnected stories. This interconnectedness adds a layer of complexity and depth to the story, making it a compelling read for fans of Sanderson’s work.


Overall, “Mistborn: Secret History” is a must-read for fans of the Mistborn series and those interested in exploring the broader cosmere created by Brandon Sanderson. With its engaging narrative, intricate world-building, and unexpected twists, this novella offers a fresh perspective on familiar characters and settings, cementing its place as a valuable addition to the Mistborn universe.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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