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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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Returning to the world of Mistborn centuries after the original trilogy and the world's technology has finally evolved. Trains, guns and booze, everything you'd expect from a good western but with what we love from the Mistborn world, Allomancy and Feruchemy. Waxillium Ladrian left his privileged home in the city out into the wilds to serve as a lawman. After a traumatic experience and the death of his uncle, he returns home to take care of the family estate and business. But after a series of train robberies, Wax picks up his guns again.

My favorite part of this series is how it ties back in to the original trilogy. The religions of this time are based around the characters and ideas from those novels. Things we learned about allomancy, feruchemy, hemalurgy, and kandra. This is the world we know but evolved. It is really interesting to see how Sanderson did that. ( )
  missmimsy | Jul 30, 2016 |
Snarky characters, investigation, steampunk and fantay with an original magic system? Yeah, all of my ballywicks and very enjoyable I found it.

It's been 300 years since the mistborn events and now allomancy and feruchemy have a role in the world. Out in the Roughs Waxilium Ladrian is a lawkeeper, has been for almost 20 years, now he has to return to Elendel to claim his inheritance and marry to save the family. He's determined to be part of society properly until there's a kidnapping, and his fiancée is involved and he rejoices in using skills to solve the crime.

It was a fun read, I really enjoyed the characters and the story. I know who Wax might have to marry, but I'm hoping for another. ( )
  wyvernfriend | May 23, 2016 |
Another fun book set in the Mistborn world. ( )
  beertraveler | Feb 5, 2016 |
Oh. My. Gosh. This book is FANTASTIC! It's a full-on fantasy set in an 1800s style western genre. And it's amazingly well done. I love how Wax and Wayne play off each other in the story, and I love where the story goes. The gun fights with magic are just great. The characters are all so engaging, and the momentum is up and running from the first turn of the page. I am so looking forward to what the full Mistborn series does. ( )
  atoponce | Jan 29, 2016 |
This is a new, stand-alone Mistborn series novel, occurring several hundred years after the original trilogy. Unlike all of the others, this book has a more 'Western' feel. Technology has progressed to the point where guns are now common and when combined with the magic of the Mistborn, it creates some unique law keepers and lawbreakers both. Wax Ladrian is a lawkeeper who returns from the outlands to the big city to resume his role as Lord of his house. Unfortunately, the job of lawkeeper follows him as he gets involved in solving a series of robberies and kidnappings. Shootouts and detective work commence as Wax and his partner Wayne (really, Wax and Wayne??) try to solve the crimes and stay alive, especially when Wax's fiance is kidnapped. I really enjoyed this book, despite its obvious tropes and the super-hero like pairings of magical abilities, but it really was a fun read. ( )
  Karlstar | Jan 12, 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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