Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history or religion Yet even as scienceThree hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history or religion Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree lined streets of the city can be even dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.
The Alloy of Law Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity with railroads to supplement the canals electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the
As always, after reading something by Sanderson, I find myself irritated at how good he is So let s take it as a given that the book has all the essential ingredients character, plot, dialogue, mystery, and action All of these things are there, some of them merely great, most of them included to exceptional degree What truly impresses me though, is that Sanderson has done something extraordinarily unique with this book Something that just isn t done in fantasy First, Sanderson wrote the Mistborn [...]
Brandon Sanderson commented on this review via reddit See below.This review originally appeared on my book blog.The original Mistborn trilogy was a masterwork of fantasy, artfully combining a cool magic system, detailed and lush worldbuilding, and a plot and characters that were incredibly enthralling, weaving them together so perfectly that every piece depended completely on every other piece Sanderson has spoken and written about his goal for the world he created three trilogies, spanning many [...]
Sanderson is the most original fantasy writer of his generation Not only has he written a complex and intricate trilogy the original mistborn novels but he has also somehow rebooted it with a time gap of three hundred years without losing any of the original edge It s kind of weird really I don t think many writers could have achieved this quite as well Sanderson s world is fully visualised and explained, the world building is phenomenal And to retain this is a new semi nineteenth century settin [...]
Another day, another great Sanderson book Some mistakes, though, you can t fix by being sorry Can t fix them, no matter what you do I haven t written a review in a while because life has just been crazy lately, but this book definitely deserves a proper review Let s start at the very beginning Somehow, Brandon Sanderson was able to rip my heart out and burn it just with the freaking prologue.How is that even possible The only other author who managed to do that was Colleen Hoover with Confess, b [...]
6 11 17 I buddy read this with Warda, who shares my love and adoration for Mistborn BS SO GOOD to be back into this world again And as a huge fan of the Mistborn trilogy, I knew going in that this would in no way match the original series in terms of well, epic ness for lack of better terms however, I was still certain that it d not disappoint It is, after all, Mistborn 2 It was yet another damn fine work by the one and only.If you re a fan of the original trilogy, you will undoubtedly enjoy thi [...]
I meanSanderson is just amazing He writes so well, his characters are SO well drawn, you simply can t stop reading There s a feeling of completeness in his plotting that makes you feel completely taken care of The worldbuilding is stunning and vibrant and new s just, kind of ridiculous.This is a followup in the world of Mistborn, but you DONT need to read the first three to understand what s going on you should read them though, because it is icing on the cake as far as details This is a world w [...]
Actual Rating 4.5 Stars Wayne, you can t make bets with people when they aren t there HOLD ON HOLD ON A SECOND.I NEED TO SAVOR HOW HAPPY I AM IN THIS MOMENT.You guys, I cannot express how much I adore the Mistborn novels The series is written so well, with characters that I love This was such a clever and seamless transition into a new Mistborn era As we have seen, adding to an already golden series doesn t always work out for the best.I m looking at you J.K Rowling.Wax and Wayne are a perfect, [...]
This isn t Mistborn.This is a fantasy retelling of The Lone Ranger meets The Dark Knight Rises With guns and gangsters And magic.Lord Waxillium Ladrian returns from his life as a lawman in the rural Roughs Coming back to Elendel to assume the mantle of head of his house after his uncle s untimely death, he engages in the social life of the urban nobility Until Wayne appears, and all changes I think it s one of his personal failings I try to help him out by being damn near perfect, but so far, th [...]
Full review now posted What do you get when you combine one of the most prolific fantasy authors of our time with an old school Spaghetti Western This book right here With Alloy of Law, Sanderson built on the amazing world he created in the original Mistborn trilogy and gave us of the fantastic system, but in a new era with new technology advances and the problems that come with progress We see how the religion of that land grew and changed based on the events of the first trilogy, and how the [...]
I feel great to come back reading Mistborn The Alloy of Law genres are fantasy and sci fi.This book has mixtured of era western and modern times combined.Compares to the first book of Mistborn The Final Empire was heavier The Alloy of Law is light hearted The Alloy of Law introduced the characters and allowed us to get know those characters This book focus on Wax, Wayne and Marasi.Wax and Wayne are very hilarious My favourite characters are WaxilliumLadrian and Wayne I really like Marasi too.
Review is up I admit one of the reasons I delayed reading this was because it was liken to the Western period and I am not a fan of that genre don t read it, don t watch it , but I should have know that if anyone could make me like it, it would be Sanderson This book takes place 300 hundred years after the original Mistborn Trilogy and is light hearted than its predecessor That is not to say that the story is not of the same quality, quite the contrary Wax returns home after 20 years in the Rou [...]
I know people get very excited about the pretty covers but does anyone else, like me, care about the title Just listen to these tell me they don t promise awesomeness 1 The Final Empire2 The Well of Ascension 3 The Hero of Ages4 The Alloy of Law5 Shadows of Self6 The Bands of Mourning This has got to be my most favorite one 7 The Lost Metal IS THIS WHAT I THINK IT IS
Re read before Shadows of Self is release with some Sanderson buffs in the Sanctum of FantasyI d forgotten so much Wax, Wayne and Marasi together are hilarious Definitely light hearted than the first trilogy in the Mistborn world I even think I found a few clues I missed the first time Now I m totally ready for the Shadows of Self release Oct 6Original Review Jun 20144.5 Harmonic Stars The Brandon Sanderson Buddy Read and Epic Adventure continues with Athena and Alexa I had so much fun reading [...]
I ll be honest, I was really skeptical to start the spin off series at first as I think very highly of the original Mistborn trilogy and I m quite sure the spin off won t be able to top it in terms of quality and its epic story It left me wondering will it be worth it to invest of my time in this spinoff series Now, after reading The Alloy of Law, I can say it s true that it doesn t top the original trilogy in terms of quality and epic scope However, is it worth it to invest your time in this s [...]
I remember having liked this book the first time around, but that it did disappoint me slightly I wasn t sure why, but having now reread it, I can say that it is better than I remembered and another excellent entry into the Mistborn series of trilogies.The problem I experienced the first time around, was that I was expecting another The Final Empire That book blew me away the first time I read it I had never read anything so imaginative or epic up to that point and it set the standard for me by [...]
I mean, are we in any doubt that Sanderson is THE main man, THE author of epic and original fantasy I swear, he s close to being a god I cannot fathom how he writes books like this Where does he get his ideas This glorious story is set 300 years after the events of The Hero of Ages The transition to this world was just smooth and epic, with some of the lands and Houses being named after the characters in the Mistborn Trilogy Safe to say I squealed numerous times and felt the need to cry as well. [...]
Fair warning I am a massive Sanderson fangirl This is a fair approximation of my behavior whenever I read one of his books I babble at people who have no idea what I m talking about, I trip over my own feet and nearly down the stairs, I fling my arms around as if they are not attached to my body and can actually be thrown I am loud and exuberant and wholly consumed by excitement and while I m sure the extremely out of character nature of this behavior terrifies some people around me no end, I ca [...]
4.5 5 stars rounded up It s all right Wayne, Waxillium said softly I ve made a promise I told Lord Harms I d return Steris to him And I will That is that Then I will remain and help, Marasi said That is that And I could really use some food, Wayne added Fat is fat This quote right here is the most accurate description of the 3 main characters in The Alloy of Law Also, this book right here is the prime example of how to write a second generation series that doesn t suck, but quite the opposite sh [...]
The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.First I want to mention, that damn ENDING if you ve read the book, you know what I m talking about It hit me right in the feels.Boy, is it good to be back in this world again I ve read the original Mistborn trilogy about 6 months ago, and it easily became my favorite series So, of course, my expectations were quite high going into this book And I ve got to say, I enjoyed reading [...]
Wow This was so completely different to the original Mistborn trilogy in tone and pacing, but it continued the development of the world building so well, and I adored this new Western almost steampunk vibe I absolutely loved this book It was addictive, so funny, with amazing characters and an engaging plot.The humour is what surprised me the most, because it made the tone a lot lighter than the previous books, but I totally loved it Wax and Wayne are great characters, and I found myself laughing [...]
When I found out about this book I was a bit skeptical cause I was scared this won t live up to the original trilogy I was right but that don t mean that this is not a great book.This book is incredible, a whole new cast and it happened centuries after The Hero of Ages, Trains,guns and electricity, all this mixed with allomancy and feruchemy which is widely known I never thought I ll appreciate gun fighting book but Mr Sanderson did an amazing job and I love it Some mentions about my babies That [...]
The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones 3.5 starsThis book was such a fun ride Brandon Sanderson has become a comfort writer to me Whenever I find myself in a reading slump or I am in that mood where I don t feel like reading anything on my TBR, I can always count on Sanderson to produce something that I will greatly enjoy The Alloy of Law is a continuation spin off series of the Mistborn trilogy and takes place in the [...]
DNF at 20% I still love Brandon Sanderson s writing and thought the worldbuilding was incredible This was just a little too steampunk for me, though, and I guess that s not really my scene.
I m probably one of the only reviewers that hasn t read the rest of the Mistborn series, but I hereby claim Alloy stands just fine on its own It s a fun, fast read with engaging dialogue I finished Alloy after coming off a shadowy low, and what a relief Sanderson can write with skill, and even a supposedly toss off book like this is enjoyable Fabulous job of showing, not telling, as well as avoiding the notorious fantasy sci fi info dump.The setting is vaguely steampunk, although the technology [...]
Rust and Ruinis Book was Freaking Wicked I can t even understand how Sanderson is able to outdo himself with each new book I love Everything about this future forward, western style, take of the Mistborn empire Wax and Wayne relationship is to die for Friendship Goals Their banter and the way they have each other backs is totally Bromance worthy I m very eager to see how there friendship continue to grow inShadows of Self.Marisa character I liked also I guessed from the get go they would put her [...]
I read this book 6 years ago It s about time I write something here This book is totally different in tone than the first Mistborn trilogy, and that s exactly what Brandon had intended it to be It s shorter and less epic, but a Really enjoyable read 300 years after the breathtaking ending of Mistborn trilogy we find a different world a world that achieved steam technology and a lot of other stuff More than that, there s so much knowledge about allomancy now, and it s regarded as science.Wax and [...]
This was another fantastic instalment in the Mistborn series It was a bit shorter in length and a bit lighter in tone than the original trilogy, but no less awesome The Alloy of Law is set 300 years after the events in The Hero of Ages and follows the story of Waxillium Ladrian Wax is a Twinborn, a person who can use both Allomancy and Feruchemy For the last 20 years he has used his abilities to police the Roughs as a Lawman Now he has to return to Elendel, the capital city, to take up his posit [...]
Re read in preparation for Shadows of Self I remember liking some aspects of this book even than the original Mistborn trilogy And it was a binge read of all 4 books and my very first Sanderson Curios to see what I ll make of it now.This also was than two years ago and I remember almost nothing so it should be fun I think.
That hat looks ridiculous Fortunately, I can change hats, Wayne said, while you, sir, are stuck with that face 4.5 stars I ve got to be honest, I was quite sceptical whether this was going to live up to my expectations bc it s a spin off series to one of my all time favorite trilogies and so nearly impossible to exceed But after finishing this book I can gladly say that this, despite some minor flaws, provided a successful predecessor I fell in love with the characters the moment I opened this b [...]
First Read October 16 25, 2014Second Read February 17 20, 2016Updated Review Somehow I didn t remember anything about this book, so reading it for the second time was really fun It s a very light hearted and silly Mistborn book much less dense and plot heavy compared to the first trilogy But I m really excited to dive into Shadows of Self now I did lower my rating from 4 to 3 stars after a re read because overall it s fun and worthwhile, but nothing incredibly special Though, of course, I think [...]