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The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel (edition 2012)

by Brandon Sanderson

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Title:The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel
Authors:Brandon Sanderson
Info:Tor Fantasy (2012), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Collections:Your library, Fantasy, Crime / Krim
Rating:****1/2
Tags:Fantasy, Crime, Mistborn

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Mistborn magic and witty persiflage: what's not to like? (second reading; first was in 2011, before the sequels appeared) ( )
  librisissimo | Feb 26, 2017 |
Guns + magic = lots of fun. This is a pretty fun read, though I thought some of the action sequences were too long. Kind of like a Transformers movie but not nearly as bad.

Wayne kind of reminds me of Sanderson's version of Mat Cauthon, which made me like him less. Unfortunate, that. ( )
  AngelClaw | Jan 18, 2017 |
8/2014

Reread 10/29/16. ( )
  moonlight_reads | Dec 11, 2016 |
Now this book was a LOT of fun to read. It was not one of Sanderson's 600 page epic tomes, but a fun revisitation to the Mystworld.

This was really a western at heart. I remember reading Louis Lamour when a young teen and how it appealed to me. Thankfully, Sanderson doesn't write the same ultra-cliches that Lamour did, but that spirit was there.

The untamed gunslinger/magicuser comes back to supposed civilization and ends up having to clean up messes worse than he ever found out in the Wild, Wild West.

And it was a lot of fun to see allomancy used differently. Sanderson has given some good thought to the practical application and while I didn't really care about the particulars, it was good to know that the internal physics of the world hadn't been thrown jambalaya like into the plot pot. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
I like this much more than the original trilogy. I wasn't expecting to, I usually don't like having to meet a whole new cast of characters, but I like them even more than I did the originals. The small nods to events and characters in the first trilogy were very well done, a nice touch for those that new the references without being distracting for those that didn't.

I was worried when the author delayed the rest of the series to do this unplanned book, but I'm glad he did. I'm even excited that there are going to be three more books in this time period before moving on. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
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Highly recommended for fantasy fans, especially followers of the original trilogy. This fantasy is not a stale visit to a fondly remembered setting. Rather, it offers a fresh view of how a world can grow, building new dimensions into the best of the old. Sanderson continues to show that he is one of the best authors in the genre.
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Fresh from the success of The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson, best known for completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time®, takes a break to return to the world of the bestselling Mistborn series.

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 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 more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.
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"Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is 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 thefrontier 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 hisAllomancy 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 more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs. "--… (more)

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