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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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    Not as good as I'd hoped

    Unlike the previous Mistborn books, there is almost no character development here. The plot twists aren't great. And the finale (epilogue?), where we learn who the Big Bad is, is just plain dumb: how could anyone be silly enough to go and confront Big Bad alone, with no plan whatsoever? Look, it's a competent enough story. But if you've read the Mistborn trilogy or Elantris and were hoping for similar amazing fare, you're going to be disappointed.

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    Entertaining and Clever

    A worthy sequel to the Mistborn trilogy. Strong characters, wonderful setting, and a masterful use of description.

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    Alloy of law

    A good extension on a good trilogy.

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    Alloy of law

    Sort of a sequel to the mistborn trilogy. Great read, fast paced. Could not put it down. Highly recommended

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    Great read!

    Wax & Wayne are worthy successors to Vin and the rest of Kelsier's crew.

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