The Mistborn trilogy has become a firm favourite with fantasy fans the world over. The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series and his skill at marshalling epic storylines and dramatic action, his ability to create vivid characters made him a natural choice to complete Robert Jordan's epic wheel of time sequence. But with Mistborn, his standalone fantasies and his new series, The Stormlight Archive, Sanderson has shown his bountiful talents in his own fiction. Now he returns to the series that made his name with a new story set years after the events of Hero of Ages.
In a world recovering only slowly from evil, a world where
allomancers wield immense power through their ability to unleash the
magic bound up in common metals someone who can burn metals that no-one
has burned before can tip the balance...
Sanderson has the knack
of giving the epic fantasy reader exactly what they want. This ability
has thrown him to the forefront of the genre and the dramatic story
within The Alloy of Law shows off this skill to its very best. From Goodreads.
As I have only just finished the Mistborn trilogy, it was a bit weird to be back with new characters. It took me a bit to get used to Wax who is the main allomancer of the story. He left his noble background in the city to go and work as a mistborn lawkeeper in the wasteland. He now has to return to the city to be head of house after his uncle's death.
I liked his friend Wayne that turned up better than Wax but I am looking forward to see how they will develop in the next book. One part of the story does end with this book but at the same time the whole mystery of what has happened opens up and promises an interesting continuation of the story.
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