The Alloy of Law Review

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds. Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice. One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

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December Wrap Up 2020

Here we are. My final wrap up for 2020! Then the focus is on the new year at hand. I can say now that so far this year has been good to me. But more on that later. December was a good month for me, I got only 5 star books in just before the end and secured myself some new favourites. As well as finishing one of my all time favourite trilogies. The best way to end a pretty terrible year. Let’s jump in!

  • I read 3 books this month.
  • I completed my PHYSICAL TBR challenge.
  • Genre: I read 3 fantasy! The sub genres included: High Fantasy, Historical Fantasy and Urban Fantasy.
  • Age range: I read 3 adult.
  • Format: I read 1 paperback and 2 hardcovers.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow (5 stars)

It feels so long since I read this book! I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did! I loved the writing style, I found the main character to be really interesting and I loved the romance elements as well. I feel as the years go by I’m enjoying romance more and more in my stories. What I enjoyed the most was the exploration into the themes of colonialism and race, specifically being mixed race.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (5 stars)

I loved the world-building in this novel. The intricacies and detail that went into this world should be applauded. I loved the plot, I was constantly trying to guess and work out why things were happening and how every tiny plot point was connected. I really liked the main character, he was a great way in to learning about the world!

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson (5 stars)

This book broke my heart but in a great way. Can that happen? I don’t know! This was a brilliant ending to such an incredible trilogy! The world building, the plot choices, the characters! Chef’s kiss! I am so sad it’s over but now I just move on to Sanderson’s next series!!!

The Hero of Ages Review

Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and stopping it seems impossible.

The Well of Ascension Review

Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire. Three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.