The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

November 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

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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Title: The Alloy of Law (A Mistborn Novel)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: November 8, 2011

ISBN: 978-0765330420

Size: 336 pages, hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

Mistborn Series: Mistborn (book 1), The Well of Ascension (book 2), The Hero of Ages (book 3)


2 responses to “The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

  1. Gayle Humpherys

    This has been my favorite in the Mistborn series. I loved the Old West setting mixed with the world of allomancy from the original trilogy. I loved the new characters, especially Wayne and his humor — had me laughing out loud almost every scene he was in! (And the narrator did a fabulous job with Wayne’s varied accents!) I liked the tie-ins and references to the previous books, even though this takes place 300 years later. And I also liked that it was shorter than the first three books — it never seemed to drag. Loved it!

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