The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Prologue - Chapter 6: A Mistborn Novel

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This excerpt from Brandon Sanderson’s fourth and latest Mistborn novel, The Alloy of Law, contains the Prologue through Chapter Six.

The Alloy of Law will be available on November 8, 2011.

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads, electric lighting, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

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 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 grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He will shortly complete Robert Jordan’s bestselling Wheel of Time® series with the long-awaited A Memory of Light.
 
Published September 6, 2011 by Tor Books. 122 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the acknowledgements he talks about the potential to write two more trilogies set within this world, each trilogy set further in the future from the original Mistborn trilogy.

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Fantasy Literature

I look forward to reading more about Wax, Wayne, Steris and Marasi, their strange addiction to metals, and their wonderfully hands-on gods.

Nov 28 2012 | Read Full Review of The Alloy of Law: Prologue - ...

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