Friday, 1 January 2016

FANTASY REVIEW: Mistborn: Shadows of Self- Brandon Sanderson

Release Date: 16/10/15
Publisher:  Gollancz


Fans of Robert Jordan and George RR Martin alike have found a new champion of epic fantasy in Brandon Sanderson. And now, in the first of two sequels to The Alloy Of Law the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author returns to the world of Mistborn.

It is more than 300 years after the events of the The Final Empire shaped Scadrial. Waxillium Ladrian has returned to the capital city of Elendel from the far flung roughs. Elendel is crisscrossed by canals and railways and towers reach for the sky but this is still a city of dangers and of magic; Allomancy and Feruchemy can still change the world. Wax faces many more adventures.

Sanderson is a master of rich worlds, appealing characters and gripping plots and his return to Mistborn shows him at the height of his powers.


Sanderson, is an author that is not only prolific but one that time and again produces quality writing that not only enthrals but entertains keeping the reader glued until the final page is turned. The characters are a delight to spend time with, the prose is sharp and when you add backstory alongside further progression alongside growth makes this a series that is seriously too good to leave alone.

All round a cracking piece of writing that when backed with top notch pace, delicious dialogue as well as more world development where choices have consequences all round make this a cracking series to gift to the fantasy fan in your life for any time of year/.

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