Friday, August 9, 2013

The Alloy of Law


The Alloy of Law
By Brandon Sanderson

Those of you who read this blog and a regular basis, already know how much I like Brandon Sanderson's writing. He is a great story teller.

This is a Mistborn Novel that takes place 300 years after the events of the the final book in the Mistborn trilogy. The setting had a very Victorian and Old Western feel which I thought was a unique and interesting setting for a fantasy book.

There are Train robberies, new inventions, like electricity and cars, and the magic of Allomency (special abilities that come from using different types of metals) from the first 3 books. It was definitely interesting to see how things had changed since the ending of the last book.

I once again really liked the characters. I am constantly amazed by his ability to create such fascinating, humorous and likable characters. The main character is a Lawman from the Roughs (feels like Old West) who finds himself back in the big city, in charge of his families estates. He attempts to give up law keeping and accept his new role but events in the city draw him back into the game. I liked him immediately and his friend Wayne, who brought just the right amount of humor to the story.

I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next one. There is going to be a next one, right?

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