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The Alloy of Law
The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel | Brandon Sanderson
Fresh from the success of The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson, best known for completing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, takes a break to return to the world of the bestselling Mistborn series.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 historyor 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.
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Currently reading pile.

The Alloy of law
Frankly in love
The bane chronicles
Lethal white

Hoping to get at least 3 of these finished before Monday.

What is everyone else reading this weekend?

readordierachel Good plan! I'm just starting 1mo
Ruthiella I‘m hoping to finish up A Handful of Dust by Waugh and Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton.😀 1mo
flying_monkeys I'm currently reading How to Cure a Ghost by Fariha Roisin and Unraveling by Karen Lord. 1mo
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Shadowfat
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It took me a little to get into this, maybe because I haven't read the first 3 mistborn novels? I also like his writing style for Elantris better. Once I got into it though I enjoyed the plot and the world of Allomancers with the Victorian setting.

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Booklover2
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Sanderson strikes again! Magic, steampunk and western mashup! How can you miss! Super fun read for those who like to smile 😊

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TiffanyMichele
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I enjoyed this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I didn‘t really appreciate the build up of a relationship only to go nowhere with it but I‘m okay with it. Wayne and Wax‘s wacky sibling like friendship is wonderful and I love Marasil. She‘s pretty awesome and I‘m looking forward to getting to know Steris more in the coming books.

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xicanti
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I made my very first risotto tonight to use up some of the mushrooms in my fridge! It turned out pretty well, but next time I‘ll spice it up a bit.

I‘m now 70% into THE ALLOY OF LAW, and I‘m still mostly enjoying it—except I‘m disappointed Sanderson, who usually does innovative things with epic fantasy tropes, has leaned into two of my least favourites here: the (Semi)-Inspirational Dead Girlfriend & the Villainous Rape Goal. Sigh. #audiocooking

xicanti I say Semi-Inspirational because it‘s been less than a year and Wax seems to have largely forgotten about his dead girlfriend, except insofar as her death caused him to move back to the city and made him a very little gun shy for a very little while. You can do better than this, Sanderson. 4mo
Catsandbooks Looks delicious! I love risotto! 😋 4mo
xicanti @Catsandbooks I‘m already excited to make another version! 4mo
UwannaPublishme Now I‘m hungry for risotto.😋 4mo
xicanti @UwannaPublishme you need to get yourself some! It was way simpler to make than I expected. 4mo
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xicanti
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I did some #audiopuzzling this afternoon! My back feels a bit better but I still can‘t really twist, and there‘s way less chance I‘ll accidentally move the wrong way while I‘m sat at a desk, focused on something.

I‘m about 20% into THE ALLOY OF LAW and I think I‘m gonna like it a lot. I‘m always thrilled to find an SFF mystery.

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bridge12
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It feels impossible for Brandon Sanderson to write a bad fantasy novel. This is another wonderful read by him. The plot, characters, and world building are spot on. It is based 300 years after the original Mistborn trilogy and it is fantastic! ❤️

Haven‘t been able to read much because of my new job but so happy I had a drive to St. Louis to fit this one in!

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Cityofamber
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Brandon Sanderson is amazing. I loved how he took the world from the original trilogy and started to modernize it and seeing how that could change how Allomancy was used. And as always the characters were amazing. 😂 and the graphic audio experience was really fun (too bad it‘s on cd and not digital). 😬

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HotdogZanzabaar
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So impressed with the world that Brandon Sanderson has created. The first book in the second trilogy set in the mistborn universe 300 years after the fall of the final empire. On to book two!

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HotdogZanzabaar
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Just picked up the 2nd Mistborn Trilogy! Can‘t wait to see what their world is like 300 years later!

Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
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kylienoele
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Fantastic! I loved being back in this world. This series takes place many years after the initial Mistborn series, and it‘s awesome to see the allusions to the OG characters. Not to mention the dynamic between Wax and Wayne is great and insanely funny 😂
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi ❤ this, truth💕 10mo
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kylienoele
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A boozy Valentine‘s Day bath complete with an audio book is happening right now 😜🥰 Happy Valentine‘s Day to my favorite ground of people online!!!!! 💖💖💖💖😭

LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Christine You are doing Valentine‘s Day properly. 🙌❤️ 10mo
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kylienoele
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Reading and coffee (in my case, a chai tea latte) date 💖

KirstieE What a lovely picture ! 💕 10mo
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Qchambers
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Long time, no see!
I‘ve been on a fantasy kick for a bit and Mistborn has taken a righteous amount of my attention. I can‘t get enough of it.

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kylienoele
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First of all and most importantly, it‘s Daisy‘s third birthday!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
Second, I seem to be on a hard Brandon Sanderson kick! I started listening to this today at work and I‘m hooked already.
#DogsofLitsy

britt_brooke Happy birthday, Daisy! 💕🎂🐾 10mo
KirstieE Happy birthday Daisy ! 🎈🐾 10mo
batsy Happy birthday to Daisy 😍 10mo
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ValerieAndBooks Aww, happy birthday to Daisy 🎂!! 10mo
Tanisha_A Happy birthday Daisy! 🎂🍰🎈 10mo
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday, Daisy! 🎉🎂🎉 10mo
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Wattrat
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Brandon Sanderson really let his fun side loose in this book

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Khi0n3
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I didn‘t know what to expect, jumping 300 years into the future and leaving the character I had grown to love in the past, but Brandon Sanderson created this amazing new cast of characters that sucked me in and was loyal to the original series. I always looked forward to Wayne‘s perspective because he has a trusty unique outlook on life. Did not disappoint.

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mimsyborogroves
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It turns out that I have wayyy too many books on my plate right now, what with the summer reading program starting tomorrow and school. Because of this, I'm bailing on Brandon Sandersons second Mistborn trilogy- hopefully I will be able to read it in the near future!
#summerreading2018 #bailed #notime #brandonsanderson #sciencefiction #scifi #fantasy #mistborn

Kalidayly22 Please continue it when you can, I did the same thing but when I went back it was so worth it! It might start out slow but I swear it is so worth the read! But I understand if you have too much on your plate so good luck! 1y
mimsyborogroves @kalidayly22 I think that I definitely will, thank you for telling me that!!! I was a little iffy about it because it started really slow. It also felt so different from the first trilogy and not really what I'm into. knowing it gets better I will almost certainly pick them back up soon! (edited) 1y
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Aurys
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Rereading this adventure with my kitty. She seems a little skeptical of Wax and Wayne... XD #catsoflitsy

jfalkens Is it book one? 2y
Aurys @jfalkens It‘s book one of the second Mistborn trilogy. You don‘t have to read the first trilogy to start Alloy of Law, but it helps with some of the history and magic :) 2y
jfalkens @Aurys ahhh ok thanks 🤗 2y
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mimsyborogroves
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That awkward moment when your books are overdue and you've barely even scratched the surface of one! Oh goodness. Where is the time to read and write and draw while still keeping up with life?! #brandonsanderson #sciencefiction #fantasy #library #school #art #thereisnottime

Jabberwocky ☣️☣️ 2y
Jabberwocky Also if I were to start reading him where would I start? 2y
mimsyborogroves If you want to start small go for Warbreaker (a stand-alone book), it's an older work of his and so it'd introduce you to his writing and if you read more you won't be disappointed because his writing has improved (Warbreaker is still an awesome book I just prefer the Mistborn series). If you're willing to plunge right in go for Mistborn, it's my favourite, it's a trilogy, it's lovely. It's up to you where you start, those are good choices though. 2y
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mimsyborogroves @jabberwocky (I didn't have space in the first message to tag you there) 2y
Jabberwocky ARGH I TOTALLY FORGOT TO LOOL FOR HIM AT THE BOOK SALE 2y
Jabberwocky @mimsyborogroves maybe we will do a celebratory grad trip to books between friends 2y
mimsyborogroves @jabberwocky You know that I am more than in 2y
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blog_gal
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Wayne is amazingly hilarious! This book is beautifully written and such a great read. I may even like this story better than the first three in the series!

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nluev
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Brandon Sanderson has done it yet again. He never ceases to amaze me! This beginning in the Mistborn Era 2 series is just as captivating and complex as era 1 with a more modern twist. The main character Wax, a lawman in the Roughs, finds himself thrust into a position of power among the nobility in the City. Along with the help of Wayne, his partner in crime, Wax leaves it to himself to bring justice and security to the people of Elendel.

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emileereads
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This was my least favorite Mistborn novel, but the rest are SO DAMN GOOD I can't even complain that much.

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clutteredbooks
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It's sort of a crime fantasy? I enjoyed reading how Elendel has progressed...

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clutteredbooks
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Almost done with Rebel Queen and hoping to finish at least half of The Alloy of Law today.

#LitsyPartyofOne

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Gdsjenny
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I loved the allusions to the original series. The western flare appealed to me as well. Wayne was my favorite character, with his "stealing of accents" and his moral outlook on trading vs stealing.

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Celeste57
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This book was so much fun! It was like Wild Wild West (the Will Smith movie), but with magic and stuff. Highly recommend, but ONLY if you've already read Sanderson's original Mistborn trilogy, as this is a follow up.

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BriKie
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Working my way through Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere books. I finished this quick, light one today. I like that Sanderson created a world that progresses through time and technology, instead of remaining static in a medieval-like state.

I think I'm going to go ahead and read the final two books of the Mistborn Era Two as soon as I can stop by the library and grab them.

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Celeste57
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I have so many books on my #TBR stack for this month, but Sanderson's second era Mistborn books are my highest priority. Ready for some Wax&Wayne! #FeistyFeb

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Otherworld_Library
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I loved the western + steampunk setting of this later timeline in the Mistborn series as opposed to the more dystopian feel of the first trilogy. I also enjoyed that this was more action-adventure vs. saving the world. I adore the main character Wax, but didn't care for Wayne or Marasi. All in all another fun tale from the cosmere universe and will definitely start the next one soon. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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cocomass
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Brandon Sanderson books are becoming my guilty pleasure audiobook binges. I normally try to mix things up, focusing on books written by women, authors of color, LGBTQ folks, or translated texts...but man, I love getting lost in these stories. #Mistborn

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StairwayToHeaven
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Not only is the story awesome, these characters are absolutely amazing. I love to watch *read* them interact. Definite five stars.

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Abby-J
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#BestSidekick is so hard to narrow down. I always find myself drawn more to sidekicks than the heroes and heroines they follow. In Sanderson's second Mistborn series, Wayne steals the show with his questionable morality and outlandish disguises. He's charming, roguish, and still manages to be a believable character with motivations other than material gain. #booktober

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KatieLovestoRead
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This book is so much fun. Go into it knowing the mood is different from the first Mistborn trilogy and go in expecting slapstick comedy. This book is so different from the original trilogy but great in its own way.
#sff #fantasy #brandonsanderson

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KtheBookwyrm
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Strand swag! :)

BookishMarginalia I think every bookstore should have swag! 3y
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Bookbeez
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Mistborn is one of my top 10 favorite books, so I was predisposed to love this 4th in the series. And I did. Wild West like lawmen, mystery, humor, religious intrigue, and, as always, one of the best magic systems in fantasy. It was so good.

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