Poet At Large Reviews, Book, The Alloy of Law   Leave a comment

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson is the latest tale of the Mistborn world.  Three-hundred years have passed and an industrial revolution has brought the world to a time of electric light, trains and repeating fire arms.  There is a wild west in this world but it has tribes of Koloss instead of Indians.   Enough time has passed that we find people who have both Allomancy and Feruchemy, which are very cool magic forms based on the use of metals.  I found myself as drawn to the charachters of Waxillium , Wayne and Marasi as to the characters of the first trilogy.  There is an underdog quality to Sanderson’s characters that makes you fall in love with them.  I have found it to be this way with all of his books.  The princes are not so high on their pedestal that common men can’t understand them.  Even the villains have such human qualities.

In this book most of the action takes place over only a short time span that leaves a person wishing they had the Feruchemical ability to store breath described in the book.  Alloy of Law is a Treat to the story seeker.  The details of the world make it so easy to picture.  When Legends meet their worshipers and become people that is where the true story is found.  I look forward to the next instalment of this new trilogy.

From The poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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