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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,685 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brandon Sanderson Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mistborn Series Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781427221049
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Fresh from the success of The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson, best known for completing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time®, takes a break to return to the world of the bestselling Mistborn series.

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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Allen | 1/20/2014

    " I love the two main characters. They kind of remind me of the old TV show, the Wild Wild West. Very clever plot, this one. Plenty of action - enough to keep me up past my bedtime. And plenty of lingering suspense for future books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 12/15/2013

    " I really really liked this book, I'd give it more of a 4.5. But I still think the Mistborn series are a little better. However, I thought the characters in this book were very relate-able (maybe more so than in Mistborn). I was again impressed by Sanderson's ability to create such interesting powers that follow such logic and laws of physics that they seem so real. I'd definitely recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian W. | 12/10/2013

    " Kind of a cliffhanger epilogue. Really left me wanting more!!! Another great book by Brandon Sanderson. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shafjac | 12/3/2013

    " Surprisingly boring, and short (especially for $13 on the Kindle). Love the concept of moving a fantasy world forward in time, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russ | 11/29/2013

    " A really well written story by Sanderson. Strong elements of fantasy with Western and detective novel stirred in. The characters are excellent and the interaction between Wax and Wayne is good. Wayne is a good, funny character. I felt like the ending fizzled a little, and it might as well have been a giant neon sign that says SEQUEL COMING. But, Sanderson writes well, so I'll look forward to it. Reading the original Mistborn trilogy is not strictly necessary to enjoy this novel, but it helps. Recommended for fans fantasy, especially those who also enjoy mysteries and/or Westerns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 11/27/2013

    " Good characters and dialogue. To create such a complete world is very intriguing. He is so good at making everything visual for the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Saxton | 11/21/2013

    " I did not enjoy this book like I did The Mistborn Trilogy and that is mostly due to the fact that I had such high expectations for this new book, hoping to enjoy some continuation from the previous novels. Sanderson does incorporate a few things, but otherwise I would consider this a Western type novel. Well done it that respect, but since I love reading books that really develop over 600 pages, I felt that at over 300 pages , the story was not as fleshed out as I would have liked and also continued the Mistborn Trilogy in such a different way that the other books were written. I would recommend as long as you know that this book is more a Wesstern novel than a true follow up from the Misborn Trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Hall | 11/18/2013

    " Who knew fantasy and westerns went together so well. I really enjoyed this and will look forward to more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 10/21/2013

    " Bethany and I began reading this aloud driving back from Texas after Christmas. We finally finished it off this week. It was quite good, but obviously was not.... that compelling? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelyn | 7/31/2013

    " Still my current favorite author but getting tired of books that leave me hanging. This one needs a sequel as do most of his other books. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanna | 3/6/2013

    " Totally different from the other Mistborn books, but I still totally loved it. It had a Sherlock Holmes vibe that I thought was super fun. I love that Brandon Sanderson wants to write a series in this world in all different time periods....love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Potsdam Public | 1/20/2013

    " Good Action, solid plot, well written characters. Not as sweeping and grad as the previous Mistborn books, but obviously not meant to be. Resolves the main plot and conflict but begging for a sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Treruttan | 11/12/2012

    " Great book. I recommend reading the mistborn series prior as it explains the powers a lot more and this book shows what that world has evolved many era's in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeleine Holly-Rosing | 10/20/2012

    " If you like steampunk fantasy, this is the book for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Stephens | 11/12/2011

    " I'm surprised Wayne lived- given Sanderson's penchant for killing off likable characters. "

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About the Author
Author Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is the bestselling fantasy author of Elantris and the Mistborn Series. He was chosen by Robert Jordan’s widow to complete the epic Wheel of Time series and has authored The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight in that line. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and lives with his wife and children in American Fork, Utah.

About the Narrator

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.