The Alloy of Law (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #1)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy, Adult

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐



In Modern Day Scadrial, Waxillium Laridan has returned to his post as Lord in the City. As a law keeper who has gotten used to life in the Roughs, he has become detached from the noble lifestyle despite being from such a background.

His return was mainly due to his Uncle’s passing and being second in line to run the House of Ladrian. He is faced with two challenges: taking up a role which he hasn’t warmed up towards and segregating his calling as Law Keeper from the supposed safer city life.



I found this book utterly entertaining but it didn’t hold a candle to its predecessor trilogy which was dark and epic in scope. The events that occured in “The Alloy of Law” took a duration of a day and a half which explains why I don’t feel so attached to Wax, Wayne and Marasi as much as Kelsier, Vin, Sazed, Elend, and others.

I didn’t realize how much I missed the Allomantic magic system until reading the action scenes. I was especially blown away by how awesome Feruchemy can be especially for Twin-borns who carry both abilities.

Knowing Brandon, I bet he’s only demonstrated the tip of the iceberg and he’ll tease us immensely in the books to come.



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