Yes, this is a wonderful extension of the Mistborn novels. Sanderson does a great job of logically moving his world forward. This feels like the world that would have evolved out of the Final Empire.
When "Iron Eyes" makes his appearance.
His accents are incredible. This is especially important with Wayne. As the character puts it, he "steals" accents. It would be impossible to truly grasp the feel of that without Michael Kramer's brilliant performance.
Back in the Audible saddle. I really missed books in my life.
Those familiar with the world of Mistborn will recall a grim world where ash falls from the sky instead of rain, where the sun is red, and the plants are gray. No colours abound in Mistborn, except for those displayed by the privileged nobility.
Not so in The Alloy of Law! Taking place hundreds of years after Mistborn: The Hero of Ages, The Alloy of Law takes the Allomancy and Feruchemy of Mistborn and introduces them into a gunslinging frontier setting, replete with trains, six shooters and sawed off shotguns. At the core of the story is a frontier lawman, recalled to the capital by family responsibilities, hot on the trail of a mystery... well, maybe more of a conspiracy. A mystespiracy?
While definitely silly at times, this book is good fun, and I was not bored at any point when I was listening to it, even though I had figured out the core "mystery" of the novel less than halfway through (you will, too!) and had to endure our heroes continuing to struggle with it. A number of interesting battle scenes are written better than some of the ones you might remember from the Mistborn Trilogy. They move better, and have a better flow, even if - inevitably - the magic powers primarily serve to make gun battles slower and less lethal than they really are.
If you enjoy Brandon Sanderson at all, you will enjoy this novel. It also has a more enjoyable pace and is quite digestible, so it might serve as a good jumping in point for a new listener. Knowledge of the Mistborn setting is not at all required to follow this book's story.
By now, I come to associate Michael Kramer with Sanderson's works, and he does his usual fine job. I had nothing to complain about with the vocal performance here.
This was a good book. It was not however, even close to its predecessor. Guns mixed with allomancy versus swords was definitely a nice change. It had a Sherlock Holms feel to it and was much shorter than the books in the Mistborn trilogy. I did miss Vin and the others from Mistborn but the main character Wax did grow on me.
I really enjoy Michael Kramer's narration and felt he did as good as a job as he did in Mistborn and Way of Kings.
This is a good book and I enjoyed listening to it. Although there is room for sequels I would much rather read sequels from Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series. So I hope attention is focused on that.
If you've finished the Mistborn series and want more Allomancy, read/listen to this book.
Hearing small reference to the Mistborn Series were nice, but I was expecting more of them.
Yes, I think his Mistborn series was amazing.
The "Old West" feel of the book added to the allomancy powers made for an interesting...alloy. Characters are all entertaining, and was overall a fun book.
His voice fit the story well.
Fans of the Mistborn series will recognize the fantasy elements of this book. The action is good, the narration is great, but it somehow doesn't quite meet the level of Sanderson's other books. Plus, it seems to be part of a new series....
I began reading this book not expecting it to draw me in. I wasn't sure about the Western style of the book, but found it to compliment the story line. Thought the Misting and Feruchemy was genius. Not like the previous mistborn books, but creative in how the metals are used. Wax and Wayne were awesome characters. Great book.
If you haven't read anything else by Brandon Sanderson, don't start here. Run right over to the Mistborn trilogy!
Like other reviewers here, I was skeptical about the more modern setting. I jumped into this book directly after finishing the Mistborn trilogy. It was a pretty abrupt culture shock going from that to a western style novel.
To be honest, I almost returned the book multiple times - just chocking it up to the fact that it wasn't my style. Eventually the story hooked me, though, and I had to finish it. While westerns still really aren't my thing, it was well written and the characters were engaging. I'm sure I'll end up reading the next one when it comes out.
I do really miss not having any actual mistborn in the book. The twinborn are interesting, but not nearly as exciting.
I'm a fan of fantasy both epic and contemporary, I cant get enough of it!
I don't know about better. But I do love how it's read.
I have no idea. This book is kind of an unexplored Genre for me. But I do love the western feel of the book.
He molds the Imagination. Guiding your thoughts and gives the people bold and distinctive voices.
Get ready for one HazeKiller of a time.