Return to #1 New York Times bestseller Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn world of Scadrial as its second era, which began with The Alloy of Law, comes to its earth-shattering conclusion in The Lost Metal.
For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization the Set—with his late uncle and his sister among their leaders—since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines. When Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne find stockpiled weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, this opens a new lead. Conflict between Elendel and the Outer Cities only favors the Set, and their tendrils now reach to the Elendel Senate—whose corruption Wax and Steris have sought to expose—and Bilming is even more entangled.
After Wax discovers a new type of explosive that can unleash unprecedented destruction and realizes that the Set must already have it, an immortal kandra serving Scadrial’s god, Harmony, reveals that Bilming has fallen under the influence of another god: Trell, worshipped by the Set. And Trell isn’t the only factor at play from the larger Cosmere—Marasi is recruited by offworlders with strange abilities who claim their goal is to protect Scadrial...at any cost.
Wax must choose whether to set aside his rocky relationship with God and once again become the Sword that Harmony has groomed him to be. If no one steps forward to be the hero Scadrial needs, the planet and its millions of people will come to a sudden and calamitous ruin.
Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Rhythm of War
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
The Lost Metal
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
Other books by Brandon Sanderson
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It’s been awhile
I had forgotten how much I love the world of Scadrial in the cosmere. While the incorporation of all Sanderson’s worlds can become confusing (for those who want all the answers you will end up doing a search) the story was tremendous and the characters were fantastic. This conclusion was fun, interesting, filled with Easter eggs to make you want to dive deeper into his other books, while still keeping to story focused.
This got real messy, real fast
I get that Scadrial is part of the Cosmere and the inhabitants of shard planets were meant to meet eventually, but I honestly thought Brandon would do it with a bit more finesse than this.
It feels abrupt, and not well planned. There are some obvious plot holes, or glossing over of things that should have been… bigger…
It’s so unlike what I normally expect from this author, and makes me wonder, did he even write this? I feel like the editor should have caught some of these little things that are just off.
I love the Cosmere stories, and will always be a big fan, but this one has been a bit of a letdown.
Great conclusion to this section of the story of Scadriel. I cannot wait to see where Mr. Sanderson takes this planet in the next phase of the saga.