The Alloy of Law Review

When I unwrapped this series on Christmas, I knew I wanted to dive right in. So, I started reading it right then and I didn’t want to put it down. I’ve really enjoyed my time reading this so let’s get into my review.

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy the world looks a little different. Society is on the edge of modernity with electricity, railroads, and even motor cars. Skyscrapers are going up everywhere around the city, and the characters that we’re familiar with are now part of history-or religion. But even in all of the changes allomancy and feruchemy continue to be part of society. And out on the frontiers of the new modernized city brave men and women attempt to establish order. But after twenty years in the Roughs, Waxillium Landrian has moved home to the metropolis of Elendel to take over the family house. He must put away is guns and leave crime fighting behind, but soon he learns that the city streets are even more dangerous that the Roughs.

My Thoughts on The Alloy of Law

The Alloy of Law was so much fun. I loved returning to the Mistborn world. The events of the first era is now history in second era. Seeing the characters of era one deified is really interesting as well. And Sanderson was so thorough in writing this. It would have been so easy to make the modern characters knowledgeable of everything that happened in the last book, but he didn’t. There are gaps in the characters’ knowledge of history just like there are gaps in our knowledge of history. When you study history most of the time it’s from the writings of another person, so details are left behind. And there have been instances where our new characters experience that as well. Sanderson’s construction of that is just so impressive to me.

And while this era is heavily based on era one the story is still completely unique. I love the fact that this arc of Mistborn follows a lawman. Sanderson is great a plot twists and keeping me on my toes and that’s so important in crime fiction. It helps to keep things fun. And as far as the characters go, they’re a lot of fun as well. Wax and Wayne both has a witty sense of humor that I really enjoy. I think I’m going to have a fun time getting to know them in the next books.

My Rating: 4/5

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