Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
What if you were born with the exceptional ability to digest and burn pure metals to produce various internal or external effects on your body (e.g., super speed, super strength, super senses, etc.)? What if burning iron gave you the ability to mentally pull nearby metals towards you or burning steel gave you the ability to mentally push them all away. With a flare of pewter you would gain physical strength and balance. With a flare of tin you would enhance your sense of sight, smell, and touch. With a blaze of brass you could riot another person’s emotions and with a blaze of zinc you could soothe them again. You’d be able to push your body to it’s physical and psychological limits and live to tell. In Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn: The Final Empire, the question isn’t “What if I had these power?” but rather “How should I use them?
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