The Alloy of Law

The Alloy of Law

By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2011-11-08
  • Genre: Epic
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Description

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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Reviews

  • Gets worse from here.

    3
    By FALLOUTBOI567476
    I'm a huge mistborn fan, and the first three books are incredible! But, you can tell this book isn't as good. It's short, the characters are bland and lack depth, and the book is a bit short. If you like the first three I'd say maybe get it, but don't set you expectations high.
  • Brilliant and highly creative.

    5
    By Spookphish
    I can't recall another author who was take a system of "magic", and propelled to to a future time with different characters into a somewhat different genre. This would be classified as a Western fantasy science fiction mystery, I think. Creative as Sanderson is there are some of the same tired PG tropes that he sticks to, with the proper but counterculture protagonist, arranged marriages, unconsummated relationships with "pure" young women who would never dream of violating their chaste lifestyle. There's a certain way that he shies away from "dishonorable" thinking that makes the characters slightly less then lifelike, but it's also what is too often seen in the fantasy genre. That being said, this is an amazing book with creative and compelling plot lines, and well worth reading.
  • Strung along to make more money

    1
    By This Gal
    I've been avid reader of Brandon Sanderson's books. Clearly his greed is showing. This book is a cliffhanger.
  • Sweet

    5
    By SpaniardAlex
    Ending. Not sure what to think of it though... Just weird
  • Thank you Robert Jordan!

    5
    By Z@t0ichi
    Had you not asked Brandon Sanderson to finish your series, I would have most likely passed over this series. I am securely hooked on it now and anxiously await more installments
  • PoppyMark

    5
    By PoppyMark
    Imaginative...entertaining!
  • Unexpected

    3
    By Sthflachk
    This was ok, I guess. After reading the Trilogy I was expecting a little more. I would love to read a book written a generation or two after the Trilogy. This book just left unanswered questions for me I could have done without.
  • Great

    4
    By Ems1972
    Excellent follow up to the mistborn trilogy. Also much more humor... Would love to read more about Wayne. Great character !
  • Yet another great Sanderson book

    5
    By Magyn82
    Keep em coming. After finishing the Mistborn Trilogy, and now The Alloy of law, I am pleased to say that Sanderson is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. His attention to detail coupled with great description leaves the reader craving more. The world he has created feels real to the imagination and one dives head first into the lives of its people. Well done. I can wait to get caught up with The Wheel of Time Series Brandon completed for Robert Jordan. Yet another one of my favorite series.
  • Great Book

    5
    By Raemahn
    I really enjoyed this continuation of the Mistborn series. A worthy and interesting story. I hope he finds time to write more. (He set it up nicely, but he seems to have so many projects that I don't know how he'll find the time.)

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