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Review: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson


Centuries after the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity – railroads, electric street lights, and skyscrapers. Waxillium Ladrian can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After 20 years in the dusty Roughs, in the city of Elendel, the new head of a noble house may need to keep his guns.

My thoughts

If I had to describe this book with just one word it would be FUN!

This magic system never gets old and I’m glad Sanderson is going to write so many more books about it. I can’t even imagine what future trilogies will be like because this one was already SO DAMN GOOD. Pistols and guns combined with Allomany is awesome and a lot of fun to read about.

The whole wild west like setting in general is epic. I love watching old western movies and this adventure made me want to watch some again. When they had fights with all their pistols and explosives and even on moving trains I got exciting like a small kid opening presents on Christmas.

And then there is the bromance! Not that there were ever any characters in a Sanderson book that I didn’t like but Wax and Wayne are ones I loved right from the very first page. They are hilarious and there friendship is enviable. Once those two get to work on something you are in for an epic, fun ride of a read.

This book really is a lot of fun but this is not to say that there weren’t any feels like in the previous books. There were so many things that reminded me of the first trilogy, even the name of a freakin gun! I LOVED that the old characters are remembered in so many little details. To hear about them again was just wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time. The new characters sure know how to make you feel all the things too though.

Even though this new Mistborn trilogy won’t be able to compete with the first one (no series can), I still loved it a whole lot. This is a fun western adventure with great characters and a lot of reminders that make sure you won’t forget (as if) that heartbreaking previous trilogy.

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  • I totally ship Wax and Wayne. Mwahahaha.

  • You know, I know I read the blurb, but I don’t think I realized it would be like a Western. (Which makes me very excited.) I just picked this one up the other day, so I will have to make getting to it a priority.

Jan 26, 2015