A brand new Mistborn story. The heir to Robert Jordan returns to the world that established his reputation.
Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. Since then he has written the Mistborn series, amongst others, become a New York Times bestselling author and been hailed as the natural successor to Robert Jordan. He lives in Utah.
Sanderson sets his latest fantasy in the same world as his "Mistborn" trilogy (The Final Empire; The Well of Ascension; The Hero of Ages), but that world has changed. Three hundred years have passed, and technology has moved forward, bringing trains, limited electricity, and guns. Waxillium Ladrian, a Twinborn who has inherited powers of Allomancy and Feruchemy, returns to the city of Elendel after 20 years in the uncivilized Roughs only to find that civilization can be much more complicated and dangerous than he ever imagined. Sanderson has skillfully woven together an intricate plot with new complex, imperfect heroes. VERDICT Highly recommended for fantasy fans, especially followers of the original trilogy. This fantasy is not a stale visit to a fondly remembered setting. Rather, it offers a fresh view of how a world can grow, building new dimensions into the best of the old. Sanderson continues to show that he is one of the best authors in the genre. [See Prepub Alert, 6/13/11.]-William Baer, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib., Atlanta (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
As always, after reading something by Sanderson, I find myself irritated at how good he is * Patrick Rothfuss *