Shadows of Self

Shadows of Self

Book - 2015
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"The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the world of Mistborn with his first novel in the series since The Alloy of Law. With The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson surprised readers with a New York Times bestselling spinoff of his Mistborn books, set after the action of the trilogy, in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America.The trilogy's heroes are now figures of myth and legend, even objects of religious veneration. They are succeeded by wonderful new characters, chief among them Waxillium Ladrian, known as Wax, hereditary Lord of House Ladrian but also, until recently, a lawman in the ungoverned frontier region known as the Roughs. There he worked with his eccentric but effective buddy, Wayne. They are 'twinborn,' meaning they are able to use both Allomantic and Feruchemical magic. Shadows of Self shows Mistborn's society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial's progress in its tracks. Shadows of Self will give fans of The Alloy of Law everything they've been hoping for and, this being a Brandon Sanderson book, more, much more"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765378552
0765378558
Branch Call Number: SCI SANDE-B
Characteristics: 383 pages : maps ; 25 cm

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isaachar
Jul 15, 2017

A great follow up to the Alloy of Law. Either this series is growing on me or the second chapter in the series is much more engaging. The first entry felt more like a spin off of the original Mistborn trilogy. After this entry, it feels more like it's own story. It's still a western fantasy series, but Shadows of Self doubled down on the thriller mystery element from the first chapter. One element I really enjoyed was Wayne. Wayne , who seemed more like a typical comedic foil 'side kick' character, was developed a lot more this time around. He's still a side kick, but you get a better understanding for why he is the way he is in this book. The same goes for Steris. You also get a better picture of the events that occurred in the 300 years between Hero of the Ages and Alloy of Law. The 'evolution' of the Lord Mistborn and the reformation of his native dialect was particularly amusing. I'm looking forward to the third chapter in the trilogy.

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sat7
Jul 28, 2016

Start at Mistborn for sure.

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Mysonnets
Jun 03, 2016

It so a good book, but it is not the original series. If you enjoyed the Mistborn series, this helps lessen the blow of not having those characters in your life anymore. If you are a fantasy reader, start from the beginning with Mistborn. You will love it!

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lhumeniuk
Jan 16, 2016

This book was excellent. I always guess how it is going to end and I'm usually disappointed since I'm right most of the time. This time the ending surprised me and I love that. There were times that it lacked action but I love the characters and how they interact with each other.

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May 22, 2016

Seankoppenhafer thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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