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Sanderson is the very embodiment of magic, great writing, and amazing adventures PERFECTION. Actual Rating 4.5 StarsYa ll, my reviews for Mistborn are getting repetitive but in case you didn t already know I love this series with every chamber of my blackened heart.This new series feels like a love letter to fans who adored the original trilogy.There s so much here to love These books are purely additive to the original, they re existence only enhances your experience as a reader and a fan.I just can t even wrap my head around the idea that someone can have all of this magnificence ju Actual Rating 4.5 StarsYa ll, my reviews for Mistborn are getting repetitive but in case you didn t already know I love this series with every chamber of my blackened heart.This new series feels like a love letter to fans who adored the original trilogy.There s so much here to love These books are purely additive to the original, they re existence only enhances your experience as a reader and a fan.I just can t even wrap my head around the idea that someone can have all of this magnificence just sitting around inside them If I wake up in the morning without hitting snooze I m pretty proud of myself I couldn t imagine being master of a creation like Mistborn.I don t know you guys, just officially consider me Sanderstruck Buddy read with this sweet angel These new mistborn books are essentially crime thrillers set in the same world a few hundred years later They work so well We have all the world building we re used to, and the glorious action, but we also have the tension and mystery created by hunting down an unknown assailant, an unknown foe The result isof Sanderson s excellence with a very cool twist Explosive plot Sanderson s writing is concise and quick Wax s story is easy to become engaged in He begins by following a series These new mistborn books are essentially crime thrillers set in the same world a few hundred years later They work so well We have all the world building we re used to, and the glorious action, but we also have the tension and mystery created by hunting down an unknown assailant, an unknown foe The result isof Sanderson s excellence with a very cool twist Explosive plot Sanderson s writing is concise and quick Wax s story is easy to become engaged in He begins by following a series of clues that lead him to the corpse of the apparent criminal But life is never that simple, murders are rarely that simple Things become slightlycomplex and murky Elements of the original trilogy are brought in Creatures that were supposedly mere legends are walking around killing people for undetermined reasons This results in a rather strange case to solve because everything has become so devastatingly surreal No one has heard from these creatures in centuries Why are they back now What do they want Wax and Wayne have their hands full And to make the plot even better, and Wax s life just that little bit harder, the Gods start talking to him Yes, the Gods He s not gone insane he has merely found a secret conduit that unlocks the third system of metal magic So yes, it s all perfectly normal Well it isn t This may seem ordinary to returning readers But for Wax, this sort of power is ancient myth it is legend and fable Its resurgence makes little sense to the established world that has formed his life Something has been uprooted change is coming It s all about Wayne The best thing about this book was the splitting of the point of views Wax is a cool enough character, but Wayne steals the stage He ischarismatic, adaptable and rounded His past seems darker and his futureredemptive All in all, he is the better written character of the two I was glad he hasof his own narrative here In the last book he had a minimalistic contribution This time round the story wasdynamic and entertaining Moreover, Wayne is just a stronger person I d like to see him take the lead for a change or, at the very least, seeof his past This is obviously Wax s story, but I think a novella about Wayne would be rather perfect I just prefer him I think one day, when Wax finally loses it, he seems to becomingandunhinged, Wayne may have to put him down or at least pick him back up again I think that would be a very strong ending to such a series But I doubt that would happen It would be too brutal It s no secret I think Brandon Sanderson can do no wrong Except for Steelheart but we don t talk about SteelheartWith that said I m REALLY not a fan of Westerns so I ve been a bit worried about the second series in the Mistborn universe.I do like the friendship and banter between the main characters I still love the magic system and universe it was great to seeof it in book 2 The murder mystery vibe is nice but it s still a Western lolWill continue the series because it s sti It s no secret I think Brandon Sanderson can do no wrong Except for Steelheart but we don t talk about SteelheartWith that said I m REALLY not a fan of Westerns so I ve been a bit worried about the second series in the Mistborn universe.I do like the friendship and banter between the main characters I still love the magic system and universe it was great to seeof it in book 2 The murder mystery vibe is nice but it s still a Western lolWill continue the series because it s still Mistborn but I can t wait for the third series 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 convertsThis 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 much ❮Reading❯ ➶ I Blame The Scapegoats Author John O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the economy grows 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(Middle School By James Patterson ➵ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk assisted by the lovely [Ebook] ➧ The Hand That First Held Mine By Maggie O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk brilliant Marasi [Reading] ➷ Ghost Light By Joseph O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk 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 ❮Read❯ ➸ LDN Graffiti ➻ Author Joe Epstein – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk this being a Brandon Sanderson book much Super fast re read with some friends at Buddies Books and Baubles before Bands of Mourning Knowing the ending made certain parts of this book just heartbreaking I love that almost every BS book I reread I enjoy just as much if notthe second time through All the original Mistborn nostalgia was FAN FREAKING TASTIC 4.5 Faceless Immortal Stars The Fan Girl Part of My Review Deal with it he is like my FAVORITE fantasy author.but there will be a real review below this I am in AWE yet Super fast re read with some friends at Buddies Books and Baubles before Bands of Mourning Knowing the ending made certain parts of this book just heartbreaking I love that almost every BS book I reread I enjoy just as much if notthe second time through All the original Mistborn nostalgia was FAN FREAKING TASTIC 4.5 Faceless Immortal Stars The Fan Girl Part of My Review Deal with it he is like my FAVORITE fantasy author.but there will be a real review below this I am in AWE yet again that the same man who had currently undertaken the task of writing all the planned books in The Cosmere something like 36 books when complete, but currently 17 books strong, also wrote a superhero trilogy The Reckoners, something a little on the crazy side Legion and hey why not add in a middle grade series or two just for fun I mean this book here wasn t even originally planned, Sanderson was writing a novella that was supposed to keep us interested in the Mistborn world and it turned into a semi standalone book and a trilogy.I might even believe thisAnd it isn t like he is just putting out novels to put out novels They are complete stories with intricate worlds, planned out magic systems, cohesive plots, great characters AND just to top it all off he has fantastic artwork including maps, journal pages, armor fashion designs, creature drawing etc throughout One of the reasons I m gonna fangirl a littleright here is that both Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self it is a brand new world even though it is a Mistborn novel BS took the events of The Final Empire and wove them into how they would have shaped society 300 years after the fact How the stories of those days would become lore and work into religion, culture and superstition Down to the families that survived, how alomancy is affected and how the surroundings are named It is intricate and natural all at the same time Honestly in my opinion BS has one of the greatest imaginative minds in the fantasy genre Completely Spoiler Free Section First things first Do you need to have read the original Mistborn series to read this book Technically no you don t BUT there are manyreferences to what happened in The Final Empire and while I would say that you could totally read Alloy of Law without reading Mistborn 1 3 I believe wholeheartedly that the enjoyment of this book in particular would be decreased if you hadn t read them I actually had just finished a re read of the first three of the series and was really glad, because I picked out so many small details added in.The thing that I really love about Brandon Sanderson BS novels is that I have no trouble picturing myself in the story He tells the story in a way that I m shown the buildings and the surroundings, I m given insight into the culture, religion and magic system and it is done in such a way that it is in the story and almost never feels like an info dump This is amazing especially if you look at the size and complexity of the world he is building.Shadows of Self like Alloy of Law is sort of a mash up of Mistborn World Steampunk Industrial Revolution Wild Wild West It has a lothumor in it than The Final Empire and it feels generally lighter The banter and humor of Wax, Wayne and Marasi is fantastic and sets the tone of the entire story Honestly the Bromance between Wax and Wayne is my favorite in fantasy slightly beating out Tyrion and Brom they are hilarious on page together and actually Wayne is hilarious and scene stealer all on his own too But don t let that fool you there are still a few gut punching moments that really knocked me in the feelings Favorite Character in this book Wayne Looking through my quotes he has the most highlights He says deep insightful things one minute and then is ridiculous the next But I smile every time he is on page, there are Wayne quotes below in the semi spoilery review but we also get to see into a deeper side of Wayne and I loved the depth it gave his character.Favorite New Character MeLaanAlthough it can be argued she is an old character.but semantics She added some insight into the days just after The Final Empire ended and what became of her people Also I really loved the way she played with the team, I hope she is a player in the next book as well.Most Improved Character Steris Don t get me wrong I m still completely on the Wax Marasi ship and it might take a Chasmfiend or Koloss Warlord to sink that but Steris really grew on me this book I have always liked her and her stiff overthinking overplanning ways, hey I can relate, but she really shined in this She isn t like a lot of female characters in fantasy and I like the non emotional relationship that she and Wax have and how she deals with him She has no illusions about who or what he is and just plans around it Honestly her last scene in this book.GAH no words really Because I loved her in that moment and I could even see how she and Wax might become really good friends or perhapsBUT I m sailing on the good ship MaraWax or Waxasi and there isn t a Chasmfiend in sight yet so..sorry Steris.The new danger is a serial killer that seems to be trying to destabilize the city and throw it into a chaos similar to the events that led up to the last big shift of power in recent history cough Mistborn cough Wax, Marasi, Wayne and others are searching trying to figure out who is next on the hit list and prevent the city from undergoing another revolution The perpetrator of the events is messing with Wax specifically trying to throw him off and he will need to outthink someone trickier and smarter than himself or another revolution will happen Semi Spoiler Review Section all big real spoilers will be tagged but Quotes everywhere Where to begin I m still processing my feelings about this book because that ending left me so.so.well you will know when you get there Everyone just give Wax a virtual hug he needs it.The Humor is one of the things that I ve really enjoyed about series of Mistborn books There are so many funny instances and dialogue that I laughed so many times throughout the storyI heard voices in my head once too, you know You did Sure Gave me a fright I banged my head against the wall until I went unconscious Never heard them again Ha Showed em good, I did If rats move in, best thing to do is to burn the nest and send em packing And the nest was your head Yup Steris stopped on a page in her notebook, then turned it around There, in her neat handwriting, was a detailed agenda for their evening at the party The third entry read, 8 17 Way into the building likely blocked by traffic Lord Waxillium carries us up to the top floor by Allomancy, which is completely inappropriate and at the same time breathtaking He raised an eyebrow, checking his pocket watch, which he carried in his gunbelt not his vest to be easily dropped with his other metals It s 8 13 You re slipping Regular folk, they called something after what it was You d say, What s that, Kell And they d say, That That there s the crapper And you d reply, What do you do with it And they d say, Well, Wayne, that s where you put your crap It made sense But rich folk, they had a different word for the crapper They d call it a commode or a washroom That way, when someone asked for the crapper, they knew it was a person they needed to oppress The Characters are three dimensional Wax has a complicated past with his history in the roughs and trying to be both a Lord to his house and a Lawman It s a difficult place to be and maybe he is being pulled in too many directions one day he will have to decide who he is An Allowmancer or Terrisman Lord or Lawman Pawn or Sword no wonder he is a little surlyWhat s wrong with you lately Marasi demanded You complain about the motorcar, about me being here, about your tea being too hot in the morning One would almost think you d made some horrible life decision that you regret deep down Wonder what it could be Wax kept his eyes forward In the mirror, he saw Wayne lean back in and raise his eyebrows She might have a point, mate You re not helping Wasn t intending to, Wayne said Fortunately, I know which horrible life decision she s talkin about You really should have bought that hat we looked at last week It was lucky I ve got a fifth sense for these thingsWayne while usually the fun loving sort has a demon in his past that he is still trying in his own way to atone for I liked seeing what he puts himself through in an effort to make some sort of recompense for his greatest sin Wayne has a peculiar way of looking at the world and some of it make amazing sense while other parts of it are ridiculous But that just makes him all thelovableI coulda delivered that, you know You, she would shoot, Wax said Only cuz she likes me, Wayne said, smiling He d have welcomed an excuse to go see Ranette This night was getting darker and darker, it seemed Wayne Wax said You know she doesn t actually like you You always say that, but you re just not seein the truth, Wax She tries to kill you To keep me alive, Wayne said She knows I live a dangerous life So, keepin me on my toes is the best way to make sure I stick aroundI m almost hoping that he wins her heart one of these days.Marasi didn t get a lot of development She is now working with the constables and Wax has tried his hardest to put some distance between them after the initial attraction that was sparked in Alloy of Law She seems to be over her semi hero worship of his time in the roughs though and has becomesecure in herself overall Her alomancy even came in handy a time or two in this story and I was glad to see how it could be useful in certain situations She is extremely competent and I believe that she and Wax are a good team hence my being on the MaraWax ship My only disappointment is that those sparks from book 1 are totally missing here as Wax is committed to the arranged marriage with Steris and Marasi is trying to have a professional relationship with him since he is supposed to marry her half sister I missed the sparks The Tie In s To the Original Mistborn Series lots of little spoilers in this section so I m tagging the entire thing view spoiler I m going to squee a little here because there are still Kandra I wasn t sure what happened after the events of The Final Empire and I was pretty sure I caught one or two in Alloy of Law but now there is conformation that the Kandra are still around happy dance MeLaan coming onto the scene was fantastic and I loved learning how the Kandra now live within society instead of hidden away She was such a great addition to the story and the team I liked how she is so different from the Kandra that we met in The Final Empire MeLaan finished her beer, then dramatically held up her hand The palm split, forming lips, which then let out a soft belch Cheating, Wayne said Just using what Father gave me, MeLaan said Don t tell me you wouldn t belch out of other body parts if you could Well, Wayne said, now that you mention it, I can make a real interestin sound wifAND we get to see TenSoon Can I just say that I was so excited that he was still around even if he isn t glad that his name is knownI ve read about you, Wax said Thrilling, the kandra growled I m so happy Sazed included me in his little book so that drunk people can curse by my name They do that Yes The wolfhound growled quietly in the back of his throat There are stuffed toys too Oh yeah, Wax said Soonie cubs I ve seen those aroundBut the remembrances of Vin mostly and Elend sometimes choked me up a bit This was my favorite quote in the entire book and it is about Vin herself I thought it was completely fitting of who she wasWhat was she like As a person, I mean She was strong and vulnerable all at once, TenSoon whispered She was my last master, and my greatest She had a way of pouring everything of herself into what she did When she fought, she was the blade When she loved, she was the kiss There is also a little section where Wax thinks he sees her outline in the mist dare I hope that she is still somehow around The Historica, a section of the Words of Founding, said she had melded with the mists She had taken them upon herself, becoming their guardian as they became her essence As the Survivor watched over all who struggled, Vin watched over those in the night Sometimes he felt he could see her form in their patterns slight of frame, short hair splayed out as she moved, mistcloak fluttering behind her It was a fancy, wasn t it Please don t just be fancy I would love it is Vin somehow will play a part in this Because view spoiler who better to help slay a god than dare I say it another god who might be Vinesk hide spoiler Hoping Conversations with Sazed Harmony I m really excited about this It seems that he might be pushing and pulling a bit in this world as Harmony Damn his job is hard, MeLaan explains it so well toward the end of the story when Marasi is so upset for Wax Hell I was upset for Wax But I m hoping to get both sides of the story because it seems like view spoiler Harmony might have played a really big part in Lessie s death hide spoiler and how could you not have a crisis of faith after the end of SoS.Also in the broad Sheets I caught a glimpse of the Shardpool and Hoid showed up to drive the carriage those were some cool additions.SANDERSON ENDINGS KILL ME Seriously I know that I need a quiet place to finish out the last 20% of any of his books because there is no way that I can think of anything else until it is over That holds true here as well and while it didn t gut punch me as hard as some of his other books cries again about the ending of The Final Empire it still hit me pretty hard and squeezed all my emotions At the end I wasn t sure what I felt except sorry for Wax Harmony does the best He can the best possible, by the very definition Yes, He hurt Wax He hurt him badly But He put the pain where He knew it could be borne GAH..this is one of those times that I m so sad the next book isn t already out because I just want to know all the things so badly hide spoiler Overall Sanderson is a master storyteller and that still holds true here My one and only complaint is that there wasn t a lot to do with The Set his Uncle or the Women that went missing in Alloy of Law, but I assume that he will get to all of that eventually We all know that I m not super objective when it comes to Sanderson or Ilona Andrews so let s just say if he writes it I ll read it multiple times usually 4.5 5 StarsI mentioned before in my Alloy of Law review that any Mistborn fans should definitely continue with Mistborn era 1.5 despite the fact it doesn t have the epic fantasy strength and grand scope like before Well, I stand by my words and I continue to encourage youto read them, especially after reading Shadows of Self, you ll realize evenjust how damn great Sanderson is.As its sequel, Shadows of Self improved A LOT upon the foundation laid down by Alloy of Law, whether it s i 4.5 5 StarsI mentioned before in my Alloy of Law review that any Mistborn fans should definitely continue with Mistborn era 1.5 despite the fact it doesn t have the epic fantasy strength and grand scope like before Well, I stand by my words and I continue to encourage youto read them, especially after reading Shadows of Self, you ll realize evenjust how damn great Sanderson is.As its sequel, Shadows of Self improved A LOT upon the foundation laid down by Alloy of Law, whether it s in terms of characters, writings, world building or plot, everything here is just enhanced to fully entertained you from beginning to the end of the book I should mentioned this though, I will give this book a 4 star if I haven t read the original Mistborn trilogy which baffles me why if you re a lover of fantasy or books in general you really should read them as this time, there is a HUGE amount of information and elements expanded upon the aftermath of the original trilogy Now if you re like me who s a whore for nostalgia factors, you re definitely gonna love it Even though it s tricky and dangerous sometimes to expand upon the prequel so much as some series tend to ruin themselves by milking them too much I won t mentioned the name in case it could triggered anyone , Sanderson did it perfectly with much balance like Harmony pThe plot itself now goes into the direction of Mystery Thriller set in a steampunk western world, now imagine this Sherlock Holmes combined with Mistborn elements, written by Brandon Sanderson, yeah you can probably already guess how great that sounds and well, that s basically Shadows of Self in general The plots are very interesting it will keep you flipping through those pages I finish the book in 3 days since I began despite having a full time job Great characters and development are one of the greatest strength from the original trilogy and it continues its strength here Wax and Wayne, Marasi and Steris are back in full throttle and their characters are exploredTheir history, relationships, interactions and development will make you careabout each and every one of them I m looking at you Steris, I can t believe I m starting to like this OCD girl D Writings are excellent as usual, it s one of the reason why I always praised Sanderson Every words he crafted in all his works draws you towards the world in the book and make you feel as if you re really there.Overall I give this book a 4.5 5 It s thrilling, it s fun and funny at times Again, I can t stress this highly enough, please for any Mistborn fans, pick this series up, give this era a try at least until this book before dropping the series, you ll see why I adore it Note for spoilers reason and for the sake of not ruin your experience, I didn t mention anything from the nostalgia factors other than they exists but trust me they are insanely good This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 5 Faceless Immortal StarsI m not Harmony s hands, Wax whispered I m His swordfan girl mode activated Like seriously, smack my ass and call me sue, what DID I JUST READ OMG DYING HYPERVENTILATING Warning this review contains mass amounts of fan girling, word vomit worship of Brandon Sanderson Okay let s be real this book is seriously awesome I mean like the best shit ever I honestly can t believe how long it took me to read this book, 6 months to be exact 5 Faceless Immortal StarsI m not Harmony s hands, Wax whispered I m His swordfan girl mode activated Like seriously, smack my ass and call me sue, what DID I JUST READ OMG DYING HYPERVENTILATING Warning this review contains mass amounts of fan girling, word vomit worship of Brandon Sanderson Okay let s be real this book is seriously awesome I mean like the best shit ever I honestly can t believe how long it took me to read this book, 6 months to be exact How Why What Well let me tell you I feel like after I read the Heroes of Ages I was in a Sanderson slump for a long time, that ending it killed me, it made me depressed in real life so I m very happy to be back enjoying his books I loved the Alloy of Law but this book was something else, it was absolutely amazing I literally can t believe how good this book was around the middle, I read 100 pages in 40 minutes because I couldn t stop reading, I seriously couldn t tear my eyes away it was just so good I am so close to screaming squealing at the top of my lungs even thinking about itYou put dynamite in the oven, Wayne Gotta hide a gift where nobody ll look for itAhem excuse me now while I fan girl over my idol Seriously, Sanderson is the king of fantasy, his ideas are so unique, his writing is perfect and fun I literally love everything about his writing, I can t fault a thing I love him so much I am one of his number fan girls forever always He needs his own shrine so I can worship his godliness I am yet to read a book of his I hate please note I know he would never produce rubbish anyway I will seriously be reading his series until I m fifty and I will still be squealing jumping around like a lunatic All hail Sanderson I thought after book one all the problems were solved in Elendel, well I guess after reading the ending of this book they have just started I found this book to be very slow at the beginning I think that is another reason I struggle to read it, but as soon as it hit the middle BOOM POW BANG action, like wow, could a book be any exciting or action packed Seriously I was sitting at the edge of seat, biting my nails It was so intense epic, but I guess you couldn t expect anything less from the king This is gonna be a huge call but I don t give a shit, I think this series is better then the first three mistborns Vin is my book hero and always will be but my god I really truly adore everyone in the later series and enjoy reading itthen the first three which may I add is one of my favorite series ever, this series tho with the technology, cars, guns etc is just so FUCKING epic Like seriously I can t wait to see what happens next Steris folded her arms Oh I suppose I should take the butler instead, then If you like Becareful about that Steris, Wayne added Wax s butlers have a tendency to explodeSo I can t decide which character I like better I love Wayne because he is hilarious, I love Wax because he is oh so sexy and deadly, I love Steris because she is a peach I love MeLaan because she s a badass I do however not love Marasi yet I find her annoying, boring jealous.I also love the moral of this story that even good gods can be as harsh relentless as the bad ones, it s the perfect balance Ok HOLD UP Now I m about to get my spoiler pants on so if you haven t read this book PLEASE STOP READING NOW, you really don t want this special treat of a book to be spoiled the ending is jaw droppingSo let s talk about Wax s past with Lessie, Lessie is Wax s one true love, who he accidentally shot in the head, it has literally damaged him as a person, so that ENDING I didn t see coming Like wow who would have thought bleeder was his darling dearest Lessie, I felt that DUN DUN DUN music was needed for this reveal lol That twist was so fucking good I sat there and literally screamed out oh my god Sanderson you have managed to blow my mind everytime I pick up one of his books I find myself looking for hints etc for the big twist that s coming, damnit I never ever get it right and he blows my mind each and everytime Im also so so soooo excited to find out how Wax will deal with this in the next bookI killed her, Wax whispered, squeezing his eyes closed I killed her again It was awesome to see TenSoon again I really loved his character in the previous installments so it was fantastic to see him make a come back.Wayne cracks me up, I laugh out loud the whole time reading his POV, I don t think I ve ever read about funnier character in my life I LOVE HIM I also ship him and Ranette so much, please Sanderson give Wayne a happy ending I really enjoy when Wayne pick pockets everything and trading it for something random, eg when he pockets the cigar box for a bruised apple LOLYou found the alcohol, I see Wax said How uncharacteristic You d say, what s that, kell And they d say, that That there s the crapper And you d reply, what do you do with it And they d say, well, Wayne, that s where you put your crap It made sense But rich folk, they had a different word for the crapper They d call it a commode or a washroom Wax really grew on me in this installment there was one line that stole my heart away You are his ruin, TenSoon said I am his preservation It gave me the feels, I love relentless, badass men and that s exactly what Wax is He is now my dreamboat it s official guys I am inlove 3 I have loved Steris since her first appearance in book one, I love her lists, I love her social awkwardness, I just love her Even tho she is a secondary character she is one of my favorites and I really ship her with my baby Wax I can t wait to see Steris shine in the next bookI cheated, if you must know Cheated I know you enjoy witty conversation, she said, so I prepared earlier, writing myself a list of things I could say that you would find engaging I love MeLaan she is hilarious, if I didn t already ship Wayne with someone else I would love them to get together They are like twins haha She is so badass and mannish I love her She is my woman crush After a short ride, he and Marasi had walked in on these two in the middling of their belchingcontest Wax wasn t certain if it was a contest, or a matter of mutual appreciation, like two virtuosos playing their favourite songs.MeLaan finished her beer, then dramatically held up her hand, the Palm split, forming lips, which then let out a soft belch Cheating Wayne said Just using what my father gave me, MeLaan said.Also did anyone notice Hoid was a carriage driver haha, it likes where s Wally trying to spot the world hoppers from the other novels.Okay onething Trell Is this the new shard God thingo Like we already had ruin so I m so excited to see what this new metal is and who controls this new shard Wowser hyperventilating I have so muchto write but nothing is coming out coherently, it s all just word vomit So maybe when I settle down I can writeI recommend this book to anyone who has eyes, seriously so bloody good, you should all read it now if you haven t alreadyThe high functioning fan girl is now signing out 3 Wow, this was underwhelming SAID NO ONE EVER Wtf was that Sanderson Did I hurt you in your past life or something Why are you doing this to me If Wayne died at the end thinking about his favorite hat, I m gonna cry like a mofo I need someone to love me like he loves his hats How did I go about daily life before I read Brandon Sanderson I cant even remember what my life was like before these booksShe had a way of pouring everything of herself into what she did When she fought, she was the blade When she loved, she was the kiss In that regard, she was farhuman than any I have knownElendel is no longer a peaceful and prosperous city that Harmony and the Originators left behind Society is evolving and with that comes corruption The city is on th How did I go about daily life before I read Brandon Sanderson I cant even remember what my life was like before these booksShe had a way of pouring everything of herself into what she did When she fought, she was the blade When she loved, she was the kiss In that regard, she was farhuman than any I have knownElendel is no longer a peaceful and prosperous city that Harmony and the Originators left behind Society is evolving and with that comes corruption The city is on the verge of a revolution that will leave distraction in it s wake A team once again Wax, Wayne and Marasi are on the hunt for the source of the unrest in Elendel someone who is determined to make sure the city crumbles from the inside I m so glad I jumped into this immediately after reading The Alloy of Law What I loved about AOL has been built on in this book I found every single piece of information about this new world so completely interesting And because this is Brandon Sanderson writing, I was not bored for one second The world, the history, the religions, the politics and how everything has been working since the time of the C has me desperately needingI want to know everything.As in the book before this, the mystery element as well as the steam punk like setting was A grade I felt like I was with them searching and looking for clues Needing to know who is behind all the events The character development was excellent I loved learningabout each character, their past struggles and also their hilarious interactions Shadows of Self opens up with a chapter from Wax s past, from one of his first missions in the Roughs I absolutely adored reading about young Wax and getting a glimpse of how he used to be before Lessie s death I told myself I was setting out to find adventure I never intended to be a lawman I think I knew, deep down, that I couldn t change anything in Elendel It was too big, the men in suits too crafty Out in the Roughs, one man with a gun meant something Here, it s hard to see him as anything other than a relic The humour and banter was even better that before I think this mostly had to do with Wayne s exceptional POV in this one Sanderson wrote his chapters really really good where it reflected Wayne as an individual and his crazy way of thinking but we also get to knowabout him at the same time The excitement I felt everytime it switched to his POV was unexpected as I did love him in the first book but now he is one of my favourite characters of all time Marasi has really grown since The Alloy of Law She ssure of herself I support how she doesn t take crap from Wax and watching her chase after her dream despite what anyone else thinks of her is inspiring I honestly love her so much I truly adore it when an author takes a character you at first thought was insignificant or boring and give them depth you never even thought they had Steris was that It was so unexpected that I actually came to like her and I m excited to seeSanderson does this thing where he fools you into thinking that you know where the plot is heading and then he flips it around and you re left gasping in shock I did figure out the end reveal a few minutes before it happened but that did not eliminate it s brilliance I was still left reeling and crying.I started writing this review immediately after turning the last page as I am so so anxious to jump into Bands of Mourning I can t wait to see where Sanderson is going to take me next My reviews for Era One0.5 short story The Eleventh MetalBook 1 The Final EmpireBook 2 The Well of AscensionBook 3 The Hero of AgesBook 3.5 The Secret History Era TwoBook 4 The Alloy of LawBook 6 The Bands of Mourning Shadows of Self


About the Author: Brandon Sanderson

Brandon s major books for the second half of 2016 are The Dark Talent, the final volume in Alcatraz Smedry s autobiographical account of his battle against the Evil Librarians who secretly rule our world, and Arcanum Unbounded, the collection of short fiction in the Cosmere universe that includes the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive, among others This collection features The Emperor s Soul, Mistborn Secret History, and a brand new Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer.Earlier this year he released Calamity, the finale of the 1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners trilogy that began withSteelheart.Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave himDragonsbaneby Barbara Hambly.Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written Tor has published Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy and its followup The Alloy of Law, Warbreaker, andThe Way of Kingsand Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten volume series The Stormlight Archive He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time series 2009 sThe Gathering Stormand 2010 sTowers of Midnightwere followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in January 2013 Four books in his middle gradeAlcatraz vs the Evil Librariansseries have been released in new editions by Starscape, and his novellaInfinity Blade Awakeningwas an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series Twonovellas,Legionand The Emperor s Soul, were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in 2012, and 2013 brought two young adult novels,The Rithmatistfrom Tor andSteelheartfrom Delacorte.The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings The Emperor s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella He has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the 1 spot.Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.


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