Book I of  Mistborn. The Mists rule the night; the Lord Ruler owns the world. For a thousand years, the ash fell; the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear; the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror. He is invincible – every attempted revolt failed miserably. Yet somehow hope survives. A new kind of uprising is being planned, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal  mastermind and the courage of an unlikely heroine, a Skaa street urchin, who must lear to master Allomancy – the power of a mistborn.