The Wax and Wayne Series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Let’s get into my review of Shadows of Self.
Mistborn’s society is expanding. The economy is growing, the democracy is expanding, and religion has split into four denominations. The newfound society is bustling, but it has now faced it’s first acts of political crime. The criminal seems determined to stir up labor strife and conflict. Wax, Wayne, and Marasi must stop them before Scadrial is thrown into civil war, ending all of the progress it has made.
My Thoughts on Shadows of Self
Shadows of Self was even better than The Alloy of Law. The thing I liked the most about The Alloy of Law was returning to the Mistborn world and seeing the era one characters in a new perspective. In Shadows of Self the new characters get to interact with a few of the original character. It was the coolest thing. I absolutely loved that.
I’ve also really enjoyed the further development of the characters and the plot. In The Alloy of Law everything felt self-contained, but Shadows of Self took the world and ran with it. There is still plenty of crime fighting and action, but now Sanderson has included the political machinations that he’s known for. I’m loving the growth of this series, and I know it’s going to expand into something I can’t even imagine.
Oh, and one more thing I want to mention. The humor in this is great. Sanderson proves that he has a great sense of humor in glimpses in his other books, but this series makes me laugh. The characters are all so witty. I’m not ready for this series to end.
My Rating: 5/5