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The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Let me be clear right up front. I’ve never been a big fan of fantasy or sci-fi. I prefer my tales of other worldly beings to be set right here on planet earth, often without most mortals being aware that strange things are walking among them, a la Urban Fantasy. For some reason, this has always seemed more fun to me than visiting foreign worlds or planets. Brandon Sanderson may be the man to make me change my mind on this issue. The Alloy of Law is actually Book #4 in the sci-fi/fantasy Mistborn series, but it is set 300 hundreds years after the events of the first 3 books. So it is sort of “billed” as a stand-alone novel, and because I love the beautiful Chris McGrath cover, I decided to give it a try.

Let us just say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The world of Elendel (on the planet Scadrial)  was so beautifully detailed and interesting, the “magic” gifts of many in the population–Allomancy, Feruchemy, and Hemalurgy–are amusing and entertaining, and the relationships between characters so much fun, that I now am interested in reading the three earlier books. Even though the previous books take place hundreds of years before the characters in Alloy are even born, I’m guessing Sanderson’s writing style will pull me in enough to enjoy them, as well. Will keep you posted on that note.

Lord Waxillium Ladrian makes a very interesting hero, and with his ability to “push” on metals and alter his body weight, he can literally “shove off” from the ground by pushing on nail heads or shell casings, soar way, way up into the air, and lower his body weight so that he lands again without harm. In other words, he’s able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! (Where did I hear that before? 😉 ) And his relationship with his companion is hilarious. Some of the funniest banter I’ve read in a while. Which reminds me. Names. Waxillium (or Wax, as he’s known), Tillaume, Limmi, Steris, Marasi, and Wax’s trusty companion…Wayne. Huh? Wayne? Somehow that struck me as laugh-worthy every time I read it. 

At any rate, Wax and Wayne (Oh, lordy, laughing again!) are very amusing, very talented, and full of all the bravery you love in your heroes. Kind of like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a la Newman and Redford…only on the planet Scadrial. In Elendel. With the leaping of buildings and the creating of bubbles within which time stands still. Yeah, I reckon it’s a Buddy Movie gone all Fantasy on us. In the best way.

My only complaint is that I wasn’t expecting it to be a lead-in to another book, which it is. And I can find nothing to indicate the next book is in the works. *sigh* Don’t get me wrong. The problems in this one were solved, but the problems for the next one have been set in place, and now I want to know what happens. I need the sequel!

Check it out for yourself, and see if it doesn’t make you laugh out loud more than you expected. 

The Alloy of Law (A Mistborn Novel)

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4 thoughts on “The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

  1. I will be reading this… some day. 🙂

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