This was totally worth the read. Despite being written as an introduction to the Mistborn game, it was a brilliant way to give the read insight into what exactly Kelsier was like before he had found his true purpose, before he had his crew and before he had fully gained his infamy as 'The Survivor'. The story seems to take place shortly after his escape from The Pits, where his whole life started to change. My only complaint is, predictably, that I wish it were longer. I wish we had more opportunities to get to know Kelsier before the events of Mistborn, and quite frankly, I'm curious about his crazy 'mentor'. I'd say that this is a must-read for fans of the Mistborn series!