Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Alloy of Law is another fantastic book by Brandon Sanderson. I think my biggest disappointment came when I realized that I once again started a series that wasn't completed (or at least nearing completion)--something I promised to never do again. This is a great extension of the Mistborn series, capitalizing on a fully developed setting and culture without letting the past overshadow the opportunity for a fresh set of characters and new conflict. While I love the throwbacks to the previous series (names of streets, cities, conversations with Harmony), the new characters are intriguing and entertaining. If I were to assemble an all-star cast of book characters from all of the books I have read, I think Wayne would be in the top 10.

Of course, the biggest question for me is whether or not this series is going to build up somehow to another confrontation between Ruin and Preservation. It is possible, but it can be difficult to continually build a bigger conflict out of an older one (I'm reminded of Raymond Feist's series that had similar challenges.) In any case, this was a great read, and I hope that he cranks these out ASAP:)