Please join us as we discuss The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson. Over the last several years, Sanderson has shown a meteoric rise to prominence as one of the best writers in the fantasy genre, winning the David Gemmell Legend award (and being nominated an additional 5 times). His other works include Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy, the final 3 books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time and The Way of Kings, the first book in Sanderson's epic 10-part Stormlight Archive series. The Alloy of Law is a follow-on novel to the amazing Mistborn series, set 300 years later in the manner of a steampunk western adventure. Although the novel will be followed by additional sequels, the story stands alone very well. The book is a fairly quick read, at about 336 pages.
Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. Please note that this is our smaller morning session (our afternoon session can be found here). Additionally, there will not be an automatic reminder e-mail for this event, so please add it to your calendar if attending. If enough space opens up in the afternoon session, or if there isn't sufficient interest for our morning session, we may consolidate both sessions into the afternoon timeslot.
In the three hundred years since the events of the Mistborn trilogy, science and technology have marched on. Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads, electric lighting, and even the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.
Yet even with these advances, the 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 those attempting to establish order and justice.
One 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 must now put away his guns and assume the duties incumbent upon the head of a noble house—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.
“Part Sherlock Holmes, Part X-Men, this exciting stand-alone adventure is full of close shaves, shootouts, and witty banter.” — Publishers Weekly
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