The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
A Mistborn Novel

69%

11 Critic Reviews

It was too blatant instead of a gentle nudge and it ruined the final fight of the novel for me. I didn’t expect a pretty bow from a Sanderson novel but I expected more resolution as well.
-Team Hellions

Synopsis

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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About Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson is the bestselling fantasy author of Elantris and the Mistborn Trilogy. He was chosen by Robert Jordan's widow to complete the epic Wheel of Time series and has authored The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight in that line. He lives in American Fork, Utah.
 
Published November 8, 2011 by Tor Books. 333 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Alloy of Law
All: 11 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Above average
on Oct 15 2011

Butch Cassidy territory—ignore the tumbleweeds and enjoy.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Aug 15 2011

Part Sherlock Holmes, part X-Men, this exciting stand-alone adventure is full of close shaves, shootouts, and witty banter.

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Examiner

Good
on Jul 07 2011

Sanderson does a marvelous job of defying genre cliche, and continues to surprise even when you think you have him nailed down.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Jan 05 2012

Once again, Sanderson has succeeded in crafting a world people like to visit. Within that world, he has peopled it with characters who readers want to follow intently. And around all of this, he has shaped a magic system that really impresses.

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SF Site

Below average

The Alloy of Law is a very straight-forward story and not very complex...

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SFFWorld.com

Good
on Nov 02 2011

The Alloy of Law is enthusiastic and energetic.

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SFFWorld.com

Good
on Nov 01 2011

...likeable/believable characters, layered plot, detailed magic, and genre savvy...

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The Ranting Dragon

Excellent
on Dec 19 2011

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson is a riveting, action-packed story that reinvents the world of Mistborn with a bold new set of characters, witty dialogue and a revolutionized setting.

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Team Hellions

Below average
on Jul 24 2012

It was too blatant instead of a gentle nudge and it ruined the final fight of the novel for me. I didn’t expect a pretty bow from a Sanderson novel but I expected more resolution as well.

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Fantasy Faction

Below average
on Jun 27 2012

...not Sanderson’s most epic and memorable novel and not a book that I’m going to remember as a classic...

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Fantasy Faction

Above average
on Nov 24 2011

All in all a wonderful read and great addition to the Mistborn books.

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