Sunday, June 11, 2017

Review: The Alloy of Law

The Alloy of Law The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The original Mistborn trilogy gives way to this, the first book in a new series of at least four planned novels. It's set about 300 years after the original trilogy, meaning that it takes the old magic-metal system and updates it with the tech and aesthetics of steampunk and westerns. Perhaps our new heroes aren't quite as memorable as those Sanderson gave us before, and the story takes its time to get going because the early chapters come with some annoying time-jumps in very quick succession, but the always-stellar world-building and beautifully visual writing style make up for it. And bonus - this book isn't nearly as long and sluggish to read as the original trilogy was. Here's hoping for more fun in the remaining books - including the one (or perhaps more?) not yet published.

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