The "Fantasy Book Spotlight" might or might not be a new feature here on the blog. I guess it depends on whether anyone finds this useful, and how often I see several reviews for the same book all at once. What prompted this was seeing several items for the Brandon Sanderson book in my news reader. Normally if I see several reviews for the same book in my reader, I try to spread them out across several "Fantasy Round Up" posts. But this time I thought I would try something a little different. Lemme know if you would like to see this become more of a regular feature on the blog. Note that I am also taking some extra time to find reviews from blogs that aren't in my reader feed, so you might see some new blog names below. Finally, if you know of a review or blog post related to this book that I didn't list in this post, send me an email or add a comment to this post and I will add it.
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.
Around The Blogosphere
Guest Post: Brandon has a guest post on the Tor/Forge blog discussing his thoughts on guns in fantasy, and The Alloy of Law in particular..
Review: Elitist Book Reviews
Review: Neth Space
Review: SFF World
Review: Pat's Fantasy Hotlist (in which Sanderson is once again accused of writing YA fantasy. Anyone else besides me tired of hearing 80s & 90s style fantasy being termed YA? Ack, had more to say on this but deleted it. Will just leave it at alone.)
Review: Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin' News & Reviews
Review: A Dribble of Ink
Review: The Happy Booker
Review: The Ramblings of Richard Fife