Review – The alloy of law

Title: The alloy of law

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Gollancz

Page count: 325

Release day: November 8st 2011

Series: Mistborn #4 (Mistborn: the Alloy era #1)

Rating: 3.5 stars


*Since this is the second series in this world it may contain spoilers, see my review for the original trilogy here!*


What is it about? (from GoodReads)

Centuries after the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity – railroads, electric street lights, and skyscrapers. Waxillium Ladrian can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After 20 years in the dusty Roughs, in the city of Elendel, the new head of a noble house may need to keep his guns.


What I thought:

I really love the mistborn series, so my expectations went way over the roof.. And this book just did not meet them at all..

@Evelynreads on Instagram – I love these covers! I want all his books in these cover style πŸ™‚

The first 100 pages were really hard, I had to get used to the characters and the world, since the world did change a bit since the original series. Which is logical of course since it is centuries later. I also quite struggled with the writing style, it felt like it was more difficult in this book in comparison to the first three.

I also had quite a hard time with these characters, just because they are not the characters that I have learned to love. I do really like that the female main characters is as important for the story as the male main character.

Once I got into the story, one-third of the way through, I started really enjoying the book! I just love scheming scenes, and I think Brandon Sanderson is the king in writing those!!

I still love that there is no romance (even though it felt like there was sometimes), and I also still ABSOLUTELY love the magic system, it is I think the best magic system that I know!

So the reason for taking 1,5 stars is because I had a hard time getting into the book, and because the characters are not as good as in the original trilogy.

I will probably read the next book soon, since I am really curious where the story will go and I already spotted the book in the library πŸ™‚


Advise for:

I just love mistborn, especially the first three books, so I will recommend this series to everyone!

I do advise to leave some time in between book 3 and book 4, so that you don’t get confused with the other characters πŸ™‚


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