Greetings Fellow BookNerds,
I fell madly in love with Sanderson’s writing the moment I picked up a copy of Mistborn. I have explored so many words and universes created by authors long before Sanderson began to make a name for himself, and yet very few of them can compare to this intricately thought out and cleverly connected set of stories.
The Mistborn trilogy sets the stage for Sanderson’s Cosmere series, which continues to grow every year with each new book he publishes… which he somehow manages to do mind bogglingly quickly! The Cosmere is a universe in which there are many worlds, each of which has its own unique characters and events, but all of which share a deep rooted connection that may not be obvious right away, but no doubt exists.
Book Review: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
The Alloy of Law is a continuation of the Mistborn series, taking place on the same world, only about 300 years in the future. Things look very different now, as technological advancements begin to take root in society, turning torches into electric lamps and horse drawn carriages into early automobiles. Mistborn’s have been reduced to a legend, beings that no longer exist, and whose very existence at all is in question by some. Allomancy, however, is still very much prevalent.
Waxillium and Wayne take the lead in this story, using their own methods to create justice in the world that aren’t always received with positive views from the local law enforcement. Both scarred by tragedy that brought them together and our of the ruthless and lawless Roughs, they are as different as could possibly be, and their crazy antics will leave you in stitches more often than not.
It has the feel of an old western, sprinkled with magic, and with a dash of conspiracy added to keep things interesting. The chemistry between the two main characters is not unlike that of Sherlock and Dr. Watson, where not matter how annoyed they get with one another, they’ve always got each others’ back. I should also mention that there are some pretty epic gun fights, which you know will be good when alomancy is involved too.
I would strongly recommend reading the original Mistborn Trilogy first, if you haven’t already, as it goes into all of the different metals and what abilities they provide the user. It also helps you to appreciate the present state of the world more when you can see what it was like in the past.
I highly recommend Alloy of Law as the next book you pick up before school starts, so you have something to take your mind off all of those textbook readings and assignments. I’m currently reading my way through the sequel to this book, but it could take me a while as I have a lot of creative projects on the go. So until then, feel free to leave book recommendations, or even just some of your thoughts in the comments below or on my blogs facebook page, and as always, happy reading!