It's well written like all of sandersons books but it lacks the depth, complex characters, and large world feel that wheel of time or mistborn trilogies have.
Good book, but certainly left me wanting more and a bit unsatisfied. Hopefully he writes more wax and Wayne novels soon!
Probably one of the best books I have read in quite some time.
Very witty, very funny, and great to see how allomancy has evolved over time.
Excited to see the sequels later this year.
Wax and Wayne are a pleasure to read. So fun.
My review of this book is perhaps lower than it would have been had i not been so impressed by the previous three books in the Mistborn series. However this story, the dialogue in particular, the quality of characters and the shallow plot were shockingly awful compared to most of what Sanderson has written. I was annoyed listening to it to be honest. Don't base your assessment of this author on this book.
Get more detail - not easy to split from original and keep the story line
Wayne - Good Wit
“Logic doesn't work on Wayne.”
“I bought a ward against it off a traveling fortune-teller,” Wayne explained. “It lets me add two ’n’ two and get a pickle.”
The Mistborn Novels had an end - this doesn't change that - and the story is far in the future.
quick, interesting, direct
The sidekick, he was funny and you could not tell what he would do next in the story
The ability to not rehash the powers from the old story line and step into the adaptation of mistborn powers in a new age.
Chuckle once in a while.
A good read, but very predictable. The characters are interesting and the magic system increased in complexity but you know what is going to happen. Still worth a read.
What do you get when you combine The Adventures of Brisco Count Junior with Sanderson's excellent Mistborn series? You get a Wild West fantasy with action, adventure, suspense, humor,in many wonderful characters. What I hope we all get is a continuation of The series in the form of several new books. You do not need to have read the other books in the series to understand and enjoy hugely this wild adventure.
I was excited when I first spotted this title as I'm a huge fan of Sanderson and the Mistborn trilogy... but I was pretty fresh from my first listen of the first three books and couldn't get into this one. I guess I was just missing the original cast and story too much.
My second attempt just recently found me loving this tale as much as the original, and it looks like a jumping off point for more in the series as well!
Highly recommended if you are a fan of Sanderson as it is a masterful tale. If you loved the magic system from the original trilogy then you will find more of it here. Be warned however that it is a different story in a different setting, and that it can be a little jarring if you've just come from the original mistborn books into this one.