The Bands of Mourning Review

Yep. I’m still binge reading The Wax and Wayne Series. I promise I will read something else soon lol. But seriously, I’ve really enjoyed my time with this series. And I hate to see it end. Let’s dive into my thoughts on The Bands of Mourning.

The Bands of Mourning are a myth. They’re the metal minds that the Lord Ruler himself wore that granted his powers. The rumor is that anyone who wears them have the power of the Lord Ruler in their command. But a kandra researcher has found images that prove that this mythical relic might really exist. Wax and Wayne set off to the city of New Seran to investigate this claim. And along the way he discovers the true goal of his uncle Edwarn and The Set.

My Thoughts on The Bands of Mourning

I enjoyed The Bands of Mourning. The characters were still humorous. Steris had the most growth in this book and I’ve grown to really like her. And the political machinations continued. But this time our characters had to take a trip outside of Elendel to the snowy city of New Seran. I really enjoyed the travel aspect. It helped to expand the world even further. And I don’t want to go into too much detail because I don’t want to spoil anything, but this world might be even bigger than we the readers and the characters realize.

I also like the fact that it is starting to include more of the supernatural aspects that I missed from the first Mistborn series. It’s interesting to see things that were established then come back to the forefront. However, there was a section of time toward the end where everything felt a tiny bit disjointed. But it quickly came back together and ended in a satisfying way. It sets up an interesting storyline for the last book.

My Rating: 4/5

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