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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.

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 Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn, who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners

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Customer Reviews

Blind Man typing ,

Great read, bad timing

I Had a lot of fun reading this BS book. It was interesting to return to the mistborn world several generations after Hero concludes. My only complaint is that Brandon is so busy with other projects, it will be too long a wait to get back for the next installment in this story. For a writer as prolific as BS, it doesn't seem fair to complain about him not producing enough....but it's going to be frustrating. Sigh

Habla_Carnage ,

Short but unforgettable

Rich characters. Advanced Allomancy. Twist plot. Loved it.

Spookphish ,

Brilliant and highly creative.

I can't recall another author who was take a system of "magic", and propelled to to a future time with different characters into a somewhat different genre. This would be classified as a Western fantasy science fiction mystery, I think. Creative as Sanderson is there are some of the same tired PG tropes that he sticks to, with the proper but counterculture protagonist, arranged marriages, unconsummated relationships with "pure" young women who would never dream of violating their chaste lifestyle. There's a certain way that he shies away from "dishonorable" thinking that makes the characters slightly less then lifelike, but it's also what is too often seen in the fantasy genre. That being said, this is an amazing book with creative and compelling plot lines, and well worth reading.

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