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The Lost Metal

by Brandon Sanderson

Series: Wax and Wayne (4), Mistborn (7), Cosmere (19)

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"Michael Kramer is my favorite among all audiobook narrators. I was thrilled to have him on the Mistborn series, and he did such an amazing job I can't imagine having anyone else be the voice of these characters." ‚??Brandon Sanderson
Return to #1 New York Times bestseller Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn world of Scadrial as its second era, which began with The Alloy of Law, comes to its earth-shattering conclusion in The Lost Metal.

For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization the Set‚??with his late uncle and his sister among their leaders‚??since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines. When Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne find stockpiled weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, this opens a new lead. Conflict between Elendel and the Outer Cities only favors the Set, and their tendrils now reach to the Elendel Senate‚??whose corruption Wax and Steris have sought to expose‚??and Bilming is even more entangled.
After Wax discovers a new type of explosive that can unleash unprecedented destruction and realizes that the Set must already have it, an immortal kandra serving Scadrial's god, Harmony, reveals that Bilming has fallen under the influence of another god: Trell, worshipped by the Set. And Trell isn't the only factor at play from the larger Cosmere‚??Marasi is recruited by offworlders with strange abilities who claim their goal is to protect Scadrial...at any cost.
Wax must choose whether to set aside his rocky relationship with God and once again become the Sword that Harmony has groomed him to be. If no one steps forward to be the hero Scadrial needs, the planet and its millions of people will come to a sudden and calamitous ruin.
Other Tor titles by Brandon Sanderson
The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer
Dawnshard (Novella)
Rhythm of War
The Mistborn trilogy

Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

The Lost Metal
Collection
Arcanum Unbounded
Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist
Other titles by Brandon Sanderson
The Reckoners
Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity
A Macmillan Audio production from T
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Brandon Sanderson has become problematic for me. I love his characters but his ability to finish a story in a satisfying manor continues to be a problem for me. This is the 3rd series he has written that I feel has ended in a chaotic mess. This book had some brilliant parts but often felt like work reading it. It was closer to a 2 1/2 star for me.

I might have not even finished it but I really did care about the characters. He also spends way too long getting to the point. I stopped reading Stormlight books because they never seemed to go anywhere. I would have cut about 100 pages out of this one.

This may well have been my last Sanderson book. I don’t see myself starting another series and I have already given up on the ones that are still going. ( )
  cdaley | Nov 2, 2023 |
Reading the Mistborn Saga has been a ride. I did it the wrong way 'round, of course. I'd put off reading Brandon Sanderson, because I didn't want to commit to a big fantasy series. But then I read Alloy of Law and was hooked. Fantasy that wasn't all sword and sorcery? Cool! I finished off what I thought was a second trilogy and eventually made my way through the first trilogy while waiting for the announced fourth book of Wax and Wayne.
The first three Mistborn books also managed to upend my expectations and I really enjoyed discovering the ancient mythology that drove the more modern world of Wax and Wayne.
But this book confounded me. Maybe I needed to reread or review The Bands of Mourning (and even Shadows of Self) to understand who was who and what was what and how we managed to have 400 year old mythic characters stomping around in the industrial age and messing it up. And who are all these other Cosmere folks? I sort of understand what Sanderson wanted to do with this book. But it didn't do it for me. ( )
  zot79 | Aug 20, 2023 |
This was an ok book. Not the greatest in the series, and the ending was a little anti-climactic. Also the book was a little too cheesy at times. But being a Brandon Sanderson book it's still better than many other books out there. ;) ( )
  aarondesk | Jul 15, 2023 |
The adventures of Wax, Wayne, Steris and Merasi continue. This book continues and possibly concludes the Mistborn II series. Trell, the evil force of destruction, is still intent on destroying the world, using Wax's sister as its pawn. There are essentially two plot lines in this book, one for Wax and one for Wayne and Merasi, though eventually they intertwine. Steris also gets her own opportunity to shine. Like all of the Mistborn books, this one is full of superhero type action as Wax and Wayne do their thing. We also get to see some other familiar figures from previous books, which was a bit of a surprise. Full of action and adventure yet at the same time some well developed characters, this one was as good as the previous books in the series and some of Sanderson's better work. ( )
  Karlstar | Apr 7, 2023 |
Saw it on the shelves and really wanted to like it but I felt lost and like I somehow hadn't read the previous three books in the series and was in the middle of a series without an anchor point. Some of it was familiar and good but honestly it was a bit of a slog to read.
Waxillium Ladrian is now a senator and still hunting the Set. Detective Marasi Colms is now partnered with Wayne and they find stockpiled weapons and the threads bring them back to Wax's sister and the Set and gods who are fighting over the overlordship of the world, and maybe more.
It's not a bad story and I didn't put it down for days but I found myself not engaging a lot with several of the characters. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Mar 20, 2023 |
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Fantasy. Fiction. HTML:

"Michael Kramer is my favorite among all audiobook narrators. I was thrilled to have him on the Mistborn series, and he did such an amazing job I can't imagine having anyone else be the voice of these characters." ‚??Brandon Sanderson
Return to #1 New York Times bestseller Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn world of Scadrial as its second era, which began with The Alloy of Law, comes to its earth-shattering conclusion in The Lost Metal.

For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization the Set‚??with his late uncle and his sister among their leaders‚??since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines. When Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne find stockpiled weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, this opens a new lead. Conflict between Elendel and the Outer Cities only favors the Set, and their tendrils now reach to the Elendel Senate‚??whose corruption Wax and Steris have sought to expose‚??and Bilming is even more entangled.
After Wax discovers a new type of explosive that can unleash unprecedented destruction and realizes that the Set must already have it, an immortal kandra serving Scadrial's god, Harmony, reveals that Bilming has fallen under the influence of another god: Trell, worshipped by the Set. And Trell isn't the only factor at play from the larger Cosmere‚??Marasi is recruited by offworlders with strange abilities who claim their goal is to protect Scadrial...at any cost.
Wax must choose whether to set aside his rocky relationship with God and once again become the Sword that Harmony has groomed him to be. If no one steps forward to be the hero Scadrial needs, the planet and its millions of people will come to a sudden and calamitous ruin.
Other Tor titles by Brandon Sanderson
The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer
Dawnshard (Novella)
Rhythm of War
The Mistborn trilogy

Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

The Lost Metal
Collection
Arcanum Unbounded
Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist
Other titles by Brandon Sanderson
The Reckoners
Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity
A Macmillan Audio production from T

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