This book follows a young girl named Vin who lives on the streets until she is taken in by a group of people hoping to overthrow the dictatorship that rules the last empire in the world. For those of you think that this is another Tris or Katsa type book, be ready to be wrong. This book is way better than that. This book is my favorite because it is everything that you have ever wanted in a book. It's got social classes, love, fleeting romances, rebellions, plans to do crazy thing that I couldn't even dream up, mystery, dictatorships, and my personal favorite, MAGIC. And this magic isn't your normal Harry Potter kind of magic. It's special. As you get farther into the trilogy, there is a whirlwind of stuff happening like a long time dispute between two gods. By the end of the series, everything from the first book ties together and makes perfect sense completing one of the best trilogies ever. I give this book a solid 5 golden shining stars.