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The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
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Oct 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, fantasy, favorites, fiction
Read from September 01 to 03, 2011

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I love Brandon Sanderson. Seriously, the man is genius when it comes to works of fantasy. He can spin a story like the best of them but what I love the most is his thorough magic system.

I was lucky enough to hear him speak on how he tests his magic systems and could see just how thorough he was. No breaking rules on his part, Sanderson likes a thorough, thought out system and it really makes a good story sensational.

The Alloy of Law is a fantastic mix of steampunk and western (think Firefly). It mixes magic with gun-slinging and adds a bit of romance in just to flavor the adventure. I was immediately connected to the characters, especially Wax. He was everything I wanted in a hero – especially since there was quite a bit of the inner turmoil going on that just makes a character spark and fly off the page.

I loved The Alloy of Law. I loved being back in that world, seeing the old magics come to life again, experiencing something new in the way of Sanderson’s writing. The western thing is fantastic and I cannot wait to read more.
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Meg I just finished the first one, and loved it! Think #2 is going to be my next Audible choice...

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