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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (Nov. 8 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427214581
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427214584
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 13.4 x 4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,182,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Strider TOP 500 REVIEWER on Feb. 21 2012
Format: Audio CD
Pros: fantastic narration with individual voices, good pacing, lots of action and intrigue, highly visual

Cons: characters keep fighting despite serious injuries

Waxillium Ladrian has been called back to the metropolis of Elendel from the Roughs to take over his deceased uncle's business. No longer accustomed to life in the city, after spending so much time as a law keeper in the Roughs, Waxillium tries to subvert his natural tendencies in order to be a good lord. But those intentions fall away when the latest in a spree of robberies and kidnappings hit too close to home. Joined by his former partner Wayne and a clever young woman studying law at the university, Wax is determined to solve this case.

Sanderson has created a fantastic world. The Alloy of Law takes place some 300 years after his Mistborn trilogy, but you don't need to read that in order to enjoy this novel. A cross between fantasy and western - with a little steampunk thrown in - it's helped usher in a new subgenre of fantasy (others that do the same thing would be Gemma Files's A Book of Tongues, Christine Cody's Bloodlands and Mike Resnick's Buntline Special). The mythology is touched on briefly, but the real treat here is the 'magic' of Allomancy and Feruchemy, both ways to manipulate metals. Wax is a twinborn, meaning he can do both forms of magic - using his metal minds he can manipulate his weight and as a coinshot he's able to push on steel. These abilities, combined with a steady hand and sharp wits make him a formidable lawman.

Wayne acts as necessary comedic relief from Wax's melancholy and seriousness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gen TOP 500 REVIEWER on Dec 10 2012
Format: Hardcover
In his forward, Sanderson explains that he's always been irked by fantasy books that span multiple generations yet never show an advancement of civilzation and technology. He wondered what would happen to the magic he created in his Mistborn Trilogy (a must-read for any fan of the genre).

Our story takes place long after the ending of Hero of Ages. Society has advanced to the point of what we would consider "The Old West." Alchemy has gone through a small bit of evolution, but is still mostly the same, and Feruchemy has become commonplace.

The description of the book given on Amazon is fairly spot on, so I won't give anything away.

If you're a fan of Sanderson, this book is probably already on your wish list. If you've never read him, I suggest buying this, along with the first three Mistborn novels; You won't be disappointed. Sanderson continually amazes me with his ability to create completely new, and intriguing worlds that are unlike anything else seen in the genre.
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Love this author - always a good read.

This was a great story - a real good addition to the universe - hard to go wrong with a Sanderson novel.
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By Steven Easton on Sept. 16 2013
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I wasn't sure what to expect with the massive jump forward in time and technology since the Mistborn trilogy took place, but it turned out to be a fantastic idea. I loved the characters and story involving a mix of technology and fantasy.
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