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The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel
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on March 31, 2014
Great book....Brandon Sanderson writes a very detailed and clever story. I love how the people and places are named for characters in the Midtborn novels......can't wait till the next book comes out!
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on March 29, 2014
The Mistborn trilogy has plenty of action and all the world building you'd expect from Sanderson. Alloy of Law takes all that effort and fast forwards to wild west tech, adds a few new twists, and a true villain. The action is faster and more explosive (probably largely due to the guns) and the hero is quick witted and quick drawing. Those that read the preceding trilogy will appreciate all the nods to that series and fall even deeper into the story.
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on March 28, 2014
This review is a bit hard for me to write. I enjoyed the book very thoroughly, the story was nice addition to the Mistborn lore. However, I purchased this book "NEW". Instead of new the condition should be listed as "Slightly Used by Amazon". There were additional stickers that mentioned Amazon on the cover; additionally there is a nice fat black mark on the bottom of the pages. AMAZON, it isn't new if you use and abuse it in storage!.
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on March 28, 2014
Really enjoyed the story. Can't wait to read the next entry in this series. Wax and Wayne make a great team
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on March 26, 2014
A good read...hopefully will develop the storyline further to allow for the plot to play out. Specifically liked Ironeyes at the end
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on March 24, 2014
The advent of digital publishing has brought a tremendous rise in available books, including many which are rather poorly written. Fortunately there are authors like Brandon Sanderson to reaffirm a reader's faith in the storyteller's art!
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on March 22, 2014
I loved this book. It's not necessary to read the first Mistborn trilogy to understand this book (I read this before reading the trilogy), but it adds depth. Sanderson does a good job of explaining the world to new readers without bogging down the narrative with explanations that will bore those familiar with Mistborn. Alloy is faster paced than the first trilogy, much shorter, and perhaps doesn't feel quite as "epic," which I know annoys some people, but I don't feel it's really necessary. The problems faced by the characters in Alloy are not as big (yet) as those faced by the characters in the original trilogy, so of course it's not going to feel as epic, and it has no need to. That allows it to be a bit lighter and funnier. Rest-assured the characters are every bit as interesting as those in the first trilogy. The narrative is very vivid and cinematic This is the first book in a new trilogy, so the ending doesn't tie everything up, but according to his website, Sanderson is working on the sequel.
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on March 22, 2014
The story is presented as a continuation of the Mistborn environment, but it did not really come across as being part of the story. There were some things that were still being held in common, but it is obvious that a lot of the "knowledge" had been lost over time and that this story is now picking up the pieces of a forgotten history. With that in mind, I wish that Sanderson had done a little more background explanation of what the current imposed limitations were -- at least up front. I was a bit confused and bored for the first several chapters as I tried to piece together what was going on and how did this relate to the original series. Once I realized that there was only a passing connection, then the story got to be a little more interesting to me. Overall it wasn't as good as the original series, but it was still an enjoyable read.
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on March 21, 2014
Guaranteed enjoyment iń this one. Amusingly enough a fourth volume in a trilogy. The author is great at creating new worlds with many different kinds of societies.
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on March 20, 2014
Brandon Sanderson's "The Alloy of Law" is an entertaining extension of his "Mistborn" series. It takes place about 300 years after the end of the previous book and, except for the magic system and a few "historical" references (and a few other bits and pieces), could almost be read without having read the previous three books in the series. The tone of the book is much lighter or livelier than those previous books so if you found those books too slow for your liking, you might give this one a try. Along with the change in tone, the change in venue is also interesting. The story is now set in something resembling a steam-era Western (the common reference here seems to be "The Wild, Wild West" TV series). Several reviews here criticize that, but the Western flavor is mild and the technology of that era makes for an interesting combination with the magic system. Given that Sanderson's writing is just as good as it always is here, I'm pleased to rate the book at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.

The novels currently in Sanderson's "Mistborn" series are:

1, 2, and 3. Mistborn Trilogy
4. The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel
5. "Shadows of Shelf" (coming in late 2014, early 2015)
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