The Alloy of Law : Mistborn

  • by Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer
  • Series: Mistborn
  • 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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 history—or 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 20 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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While the story is true to Brandon's style and creativity .... I am completley pissed off with what is CLEARY (at best), half a darn book. Either it was split for financial blood sucking purpose or, Brandon never completed it. And I refuse to beleive the later since TOR has proven repeatedly that they are fan blood sucking pros. I project that a "new" Mistborn novel, (the other half and already completed), other half of this novel will be released no later than early 2013. As for me ... the insult and feeling of pure "rip-off" this time is just to much. I know I am just one person and my purchase won't make or break TOR but I am done. Already painfully in for a pound & penny on WoT. WoT fans know what I mean. Read if you must but beware and clear on what you are stepping into. As for me ... I no longer have the time patience or energy for blood sucking games.
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- Linda

Pleased, yet wanting more...

I too was not sure about the more "modern setting of this new series, but I ended up being surprised at how well it worked. I truly enjoyed the characters, the story, and the new world. Or would it be the older world? Depends on how you look at it I guess, but it is the same world as the original series, just 300 years after the end of the last book. I thought the bits and pieces of the original story were tied in cleverly and not overdone. There was also some good humor in the dialogue between two of the main characters, and of course, that dialogue was brilliantly performed yet again by Michael Kramer. Overall, I loved it and am looking forward to the next one. However... It was way too short. I know that any book you really get into can seem short simply because you don't want it to end, and while that is true for this book, this one really IS too short. I was so excited it was out I just bought it straight away, but when I went to download it I honestly though something had gone wrong and I was missing the other two parts! I can see why a big new release like this was only one credit, but even so I felt like I should have a bit more book for my buck. I hope this is a one time occurrence and the rest of the series will be back up to size. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed what was there, and will just keep fingers crossed for the next one.
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- T. Ater "Timecow"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2011
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio