The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4) by Brandon Sanderson

The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)

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 F...

Details The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)

TitleThe Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)
Release DateNov 8th, 2011
PublisherTor Books
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Epic Fantasy

Reviews The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4)

  • Patrick
    As always, after reading something by Sanderson, I find myself irritated at how good he is. So let's take it as a given that the book has all the essential ingredients: character, plot, dialogue, mystery, and action. All of these things are there, some of them merely great, most of them included to exceptional degree. What truly impresses me though, is that Sanderson has done something extraordinarily unique with this book. Something that just is...
  • Chris
    Brandon Sanderson commented on this review via reddit! See below.This review originally appeared on my book blog.The original Mistborn trilogy was a masterwork of fantasy, artfully combining a cool magic system, detailed and lush worldbuilding, and a plot and characters that were incredibly enthralling, weaving them together so perfectly that every piece depended completely on every other piece. Sanderson has spoken and written about his goal for...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Sanderson is the most original fantasy writer of his generation. Not only has he written a complex and intricate trilogy (the original mistborn novels) but he has also somehow rebooted it with a time gap of three hundred years without losing any of the original edge. It’s kind of weird really. I don’t think many writers could have achieved this quite as well. Sanderson’s world is fully visualised and explained, the world building is phenome...
  • Felicia
    I mean...Sanderson is just amazing. He writes so well, his characters are SO well-drawn, you simply can't stop reading. There's a feeling of completeness in his plotting that makes you feel completely taken care of. The worldbuilding is stunning and vibrant and's just, kind of ridiculous.This is a followup in the world of Mistborn, but you DONT need to read the first three to understand what's going on (you should read them though, becau...
  • Kimi
    Another day, another great Sanderson book. “Some mistakes, though, you can’t fix by being sorry. Can’t fix them, no matter what you do.” I haven't written a review in a while because life has just been crazy lately, but this book definitely deserves a proper review. Let's start at the very beginning. Somehow, Brandon Sanderson was able to rip my heart out and burn it just with the freaking prologue. How is that even possible? The only ...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    6/11/17 I buddy read this with Warda, who shares my love and adoration for Mistborn & BS. SO GOOD to be back into this world again. And as a huge fan of the Mistborn trilogy, I knew going in that this would in no way match the original series in terms of… well, epic-ness (for lack of better terms) however, I was still certain that it’d not disappoint. It is, after all, Mistborn #2! It was yet another damn fine work by the one and only.If you'...
  • Petrik
    I'll be honest, I was really skeptical to start the spin-off series at first as I think very highly of the original Mistborn trilogy and I'm quite sure the spin-off won't be able to top it in terms of quality and its epic story. It left me wondering will it be worth it to invest more of my time in this spinoff series? Now, after reading The Alloy of Law, I can say it's true that it doesn't top the original trilogy in terms of quality and epic sco...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars "Wayne, you can't make bets with people when they aren't there." HOLD ON. HOLD ON A SECOND. I NEED TO SAVOR HOW HAPPY I AM IN THIS MOMENT. You guys, I cannot express how much I adore the Mistborn novels. The series is written so well, with characters that I love. This was such a clever and seamless transition into a new Mistborn era. As we have seen, adding to an already golden series doesn't always work out for the best....
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    It was ok 😏
  • Markus
    This isn’t Mistborn.This is a fantasy retelling of The Lone Ranger meets The Dark Knight Rises. With guns and gangsters. And magic.Lord Waxillium Ladrian returns from his life as a lawman in the rural Roughs. Coming back to Elendel to assume the mantle of head of his house after his uncle’s untimely death, he engages in the social life of the urban nobility. Until Wayne appears, and all changes…”I think it's one of his personal failings. ...
  • Hasham Rasool
    I feel great to come back reading 'Mistborn'.'The Alloy of Law' genres are fantasy and sci-fi.This book has mixtured of era: western and modern times combined.Compares to the first book of 'Mistborn'. 'The Final Empire' was heavier. 'The Alloy of Law' is light hearted.'The Alloy of Law' introduced the characters and allowed us to get know those characters. This book focus on Wax, Wayne and Marasi.Wax and Wayne are very hilarious!My favourite char...
  • Celeste
    Full review now posted!What do you get when you combine one of the most prolific fantasy authors of our time with an old school Spaghetti Western? This book right here. With Alloy of Law, Sanderson built on the amazing world he created in the original Mistborn trilogy and gave us more of the fantastic system, but in a new era with new technology advances and the problems that come with progress. We see how the religion of that land grew and chang...
    I know people get very excited about the pretty covers but does anyone else, like me, care more about the title? Just listen to these & tell me they don't promise awesomeness! 1) The Final Empire 2) The Well of Ascension 3) The Hero of Ages 4) The Alloy of Law 5) Shadows of Self 6) The Bands of Mourning (This has got to be my most favorite one!) 7) The Lost Metal (IS THIS WHAT I THINK IT IS?!)
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Re-read before Shadows of Self is release with some Sanderson buffs in the Sanctum of Fantasy I'd forgotten so much. Wax, Wayne and Marasi together are hilarious. Definitely more light hearted than the first trilogy in the Mistborn world. I even think I found a few clues I missed the first time. Now I'm totally ready for the Shadows of Self release Oct 6Original Review Jun 20144.5 Harmonic Stars The Brandon Sanderson Buddy Read and Epic Adventur...
  • Nafeeza
    Review is up!I admit one of the reasons I delayed reading this was because it was liken to the Western period and I am not a fan of that genre (don't read it, don't watch it), but I should have know that if anyone could make me like it, it would be Sanderson. This book takes place 300 hundred years after the original Mistborn Trilogy and is more light-hearted than its predecessor. That is not to say that the story is not of the same quality, quit...
  • Eon ♒Windrunner♒
    I remember having liked this book the first time around, but that it did disappoint me slightly. I wasn’t sure why, but having now reread it, I can say that it is better than I remembered and another excellent entry into the Mistborn series of trilogies.The problem I experienced the first time around, was that I was expecting another The Final Empire. That book blew me away the first time I read it. I had never read anything so imaginative or e...
  • Warda
    I mean, are we in any doubt that Sanderson is THE main man, THE author of epic and original fantasy?!I swear, he's close to being a god. I cannot fathom how he writes books like this. Where does he get his ideas?This glorious story is set 300 years after the events of The Hero of Ages. The transition to this world was just smooth and epic, with some of the lands and Houses being named after the characters in the Mistborn Trilogy. Safe to say I sq...
  • Kogiopsis
    Fair warning: I am a massive Sanderson fangirl. This is a fair approximation of my behavior whenever I read one of his books:I babble at people who have no idea what I'm talking about, I trip over my own feet and nearly down the stairs, I fling my arms around as if they are not attached to my body and can actually be thrown; I am loud and exuberant and wholly consumed by excitement and while I'm sure the extremely out-of-character nature of this ...
  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    4.5/5 stars (rounded up)“It's all right Wayne," Waxillium said softly. "I've made a promise. I told Lord Harms I'd return Steris to him. And I will. That is that.""Then I will remain and help," Marasi said. "That is that.""And I could really use some food," Wayne added. "Fat is fat.”This quote right here is the most accurate description of the 3 main characters in The Alloy of Law. Also, this book right here is the prime example of how to wri...
  • Mario
    The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.First I want to mention, that damn ENDING (if you've read the book, you know what I'm talking about). It hit me right in the feels.Boy, is it good to be back in this world again. I've read the original Mistborn trilogy about 6 months ago, and it easily became my favorite series. So, of course, my expectations were quite high going...
  • ChopinFC
    Sanderson does the unimaginable in Mistborn: The Alloy Era: he improves a ‘near-perfect’ formula of Mistborn and the fantastic world of ‘Allomancy’, and creates a story that is dynamic, full of surprises, with memorable characters and hilarious dialogue! I never thought I’d say this, but I think I enjoyed Mistborn: The Alloy Era even more than the original trilogy!! Ok, don’t hate on me alright? Yes, I absolutely loved the original M...
  • Deborah Obida
    When I found out about this book I was a bit skeptical cause I was scared this won't live up to the original trilogy. I was right but that don't mean that this is not a great book.This book is incredible, a whole new cast and it happened centuries after The Hero of Ages, Trains,guns and electricity, all this mixed with allomancy and feruchemy which is widely known. I never thought I'll appreciate gun fighting book but Mr Sanderson did an amazing ...
  • Chantal (Every Word A Doorway)
    “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” 3.5 starsThis book was such a fun ride! Brandon Sanderson has become a comfort writer to me. Whenever I find myself in a reading slump or I am in that mood where I don't feel like reading anything on my TBR, I can always count on Sanderson to produce something that I will greatly enjoy. The Alloy of Law is a continuation/sp...
  • Ashley
    Holy shitsticks, this was fun. I'm sure Brandon Sanderson won't be the last person to play around with evolving his/her fantasy world into some imagined future, but he was the first to do it, and that's really something. This book actually happened sort of by accident. He was always planning on taking the world of the Mistborn trilogy (called Scadrial) and moving it forward to do two more trilogies, one set in a 1980s equivalent world, and a spac...
  • Mel Anie
    Hooded guy? Well, hello. Long time not seen! Review finally posted Rating: 5 awesome stars This book was brilliant. After the final events from Mistborn #3 we are introduced to a bunch of new guys (well, you gonna have one small surprise at the end, so pick the book and find out). Everything happens in a technically improved environment of steampunk. I personally would never connect Mr. Sanderson and Steampunk, oh well, he did better than g...
  • Kells Next Read
    Rust and Ruin...this Book was Freaking Wicked. I can't even understand how Sanderson is able to outdo himself with each new book. I love Everything about this future forward, western style, take of the Mistborn empire. Wax and Wayne relationship is to die for ( #Friendship Goals ). Their banter and the way they have each other backs is totally Bromance worthy ; ) I'm very eager to see how there friendship continue to grow in Shadows of Self.Mari...
  • Carol.
    I'm probably one of the only reviewers that hasn't read the rest of the Mistborn series, but I hereby claim Alloy stands just fine on its own. It's a fun, fast read with engaging dialogue. I finished Alloy after coming off a shadowy* low, and what a relief. Sanderson can write with skill, and even a supposedly 'toss-off' book like this is enjoyable. Fabulous job of showing, not telling, as well as avoiding the notorious fantasy/sci-fi info-dump.T...
  • Nimrod Daniel
    I read this book 6 years ago! It's about time I write something here :)This book is totally different in tone than the first Mistborn trilogy, and that's exactly what Brandon had intended it to be. It's shorter and less epic, but a Really enjoyable read. 300 years after the breathtaking ending of Mistborn trilogy we find a different world - a world that achieved steam technology and a lot of other stuff. More than that, there's so much more knowl...
  • Gavin
    This was another fantastic instalment in the Mistborn series. It was a bit shorter in length and a bit lighter in tone than the original trilogy, but no less awesome! The Alloy of Law is set 300 years after the events in The Hero of Ages and follows the story of Waxillium Ladrian. Wax is a Twinborn, a person who can use both Allomancy and Feruchemy. For the last 20 years he has used his abilities to police the Roughs as a Lawman. Now he has to re...