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The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
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Jul 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: active-magic, action-adventure, audible-has-it, audiobook, excellent-narrators, fantasy, fantasy-aficionado-challange, group-read, i-own-it, urban-fantasy
Recommended to Kara by: Fantasy Aficionados Feb 2012 Groupread

The review below is taken right out of the Fantasy Aficionados Feb. 2012 Groupread thread on this book. I realized my thoughts in the thread at the end of reading the book, made as good a review as anything. So here's my lazy cut and paste review.

Solid 4 stars imo. Good action, fun characters, interesting enough story, with PLENTY left to discover come books (2, 3, 4,...? who knows?).

So having read the entire Mistborn tilogy (don't read the spoiler if you haven't), I have to admit I loved Sanderson for (view spoiler)

But I have questions concerning the end! I have a feeling we are not supposed to know the answers to them all but here they are anyway:
(view spoiler)

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed. This seemed like a pretty different writing style for Sanderson, and compared to the other novels I've read I felt like it was a bit fluff - not too complex, abbreviated length, with no major unforeseen twists (there were some) or awe inspiring feats.

BUT, at the same time, I enjoyed the lighter quality and fun character interplay of this book. It was a GREAT audio listen and I will definitely grab the next in the series as well.
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Reading Progress

July 22, 2011 – Shelved
February 3, 2012 – Started Reading
February 12, 2012 –
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: active-magic
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: action-adventure
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: audible-has-it
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: audiobook
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: excellent-narrators
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy-aficionado-challange
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: group-read
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: i-own-it
February 13, 2012 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy
February 13, 2012 –
88.0% "Nick just blew up some dynamite in his hand - just to get out of a net."
February 16, 2012 – Finished Reading

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