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The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson Book Review

The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson Book Review


Loved it. 4.5/5

Sanderson has figured out exactly the dimensions of my attention span without me realizing it. I have to force myself to slow down on reading these shorter Fantasy series or else I’ll lose all sense of time. I enjoy Epic Fantasy but sometimes they make me feel like I’m back in school and I keep spacing out when the teacher says something I’m supposed to remember. I am a sucker for cool things and this novel was cool. The best word I can use to describe this novel is cinematic, it feels more like watching a movie than reading a book. Characters were great, story was interesting, all the tropes were done well. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this series, especially because I was such a fan of the first Mistborn trilogy, but I found this to be a very welcome addition to the series. I would recommend this book to you if you enjoy X-Men and Sherlock Holmes.

I loved the setups and payoffs throughout this novel. It reminded me of heist movies where they spend half the time organizing then the second half executing. Everything that was necessary for the climax was hinted to throughout the series but it wasn’t in your face either. Loved the callbacks to Vin and the original trilogy, and seeing how the world had evolved since the last stories (especially the religions). My favourite moment was the climax when he ricocheted the bullet, that was so cool. I love both wild west and steampunk settings, imagine my excitement when I realized it was both. Also the villain was great, he really seemed unbeatable and I love when you get a glimpse through their eyes. The only downside I had was that the reveal about how they were pulling off the heists was lackluster. It felt like it was supposed to be a much bigger moment than I felt it to be. Otherwise I had a ton of fun reading this. 4.5/5 This was so good.

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