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Lisa (spirolim) | 178 comments Synopsis:
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.

My Thoughts:
It's not often that you see fantasy literature sequels that take place hundreds of years after the original trilogy finished. What a wonderful way to make the world-building feel more real!

This book was a mixture of fantasy and Country Western. We've got the Allomantic equivalent of cowboy lawmen catching bad guys, in a fantastical world that's slowly becoming more modern (ie, introduction of skyscrapers, electric lighting, gas-powered motorcars, etc). This book would have been fun to read just on the background stuff alone!

The plot was, as usual for Sanderson, exciting, fun, and fast-paced. It made for a quick and exciting read. And it helped that the characters were interesting as well. I think Wayne is my favorite; he's so colorful!

Overall, this is a great start to a new trilogy that is continuing in a world that I've enjoyed reading about. Another excellent work by Sanderson!


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Cora (corareading) | 1360 comments I am so glad you liked it!


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