The Alloy of Law (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #1) - Brandon Sanderson 8.22   27

David Gemmell Legend Award nominee 2012.

A new Mistborn novel by the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is 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 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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Release date October 26, 2011
Details updated September 15, 2022

Mistborn: Wax and Wayne :: Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 4 total works.

Second Era -- Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is 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.

Main series The Mistborn Saga

The Alloy of Law (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #1) 8.22   27
Shadows of Self (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #2) 7.50   12
The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #3) 8.50   8
The Lost Metal (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #4) 9.04   26

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This is a brilliant work my a master of the art. Sanderson states in the introduction that he wanted to get away from the idea that fantasy worlds were static in technological development and social change. So here is a novel set 300 years after the original Mistborn trilogy, with roughly 19th century technology compared to the original medieval-type setting. This kind of approach is rare in the genre and quite refreshing. Most importantly, Sanderson tells an engaging story with a brilliant, surprising-yet-inevitable conclusion which is quite satisfying.

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