The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4) by Brandon SandersonThree 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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Mistborn Era #2 – Review (spoiler free)
While these books are strong enough to stand on their own, readers would benefit from exploring the entire series in order of publication starting with Mistborn: The Final Empire to fully enjoy the rich history and nuances of character this saga has to offer. This spoiler-free review will focus on the Wax and Wayne series thus far as follows:. I really enjoyed this novel and thought it was a great introduction to both the new era and characters within the Mistborn saga. The characters all caught my attention right away with their interesting backstories, but Sanderson really only scratched the surface of their depth in this first book. But the tiebacks were subtle, which made them accessible to new readers of the saga.
This is especially curious because I feel it is everything I wanted the original setting to be and so it actually makes me interested in running the game. They are unique individuals with mastery of their powers and a streak of luck several miles wide. For me, though, the oppressive nature of the world and the singular nature of the protagonists never felt like a world I could emulate at the table. Without the Lord Ruler there are power vacuums and without the Steel Ministry there are schemes and the need for heroes. Most importantly, things are changing. The divide between skaa peasants and rich noble was left behind with the collapse of the Final Empire, although the Terris people are a separate ethnic group flavor-wise, not mechanically. Mistings able to use one Allomantic power are still an option, as are Ferrings able to use one Ferruchemy power.
Welcome to my review for Era 2 of the Mistborn books, by Brandon Sanderson!
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I have made no secret of my love for Graphic Audio and the way they do audiobooks. First sentence: Wax crept along the ragged fence in a crouch, his boots scraping the dry ground. 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.
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