Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

I don't talk books here too often but if anyone gets a chance to read "The Alloy of Law" by Brandon Sanderson they should definitely jump in.  Mr. Sanderson has created a story here that grabs hold of every genre available and takes you along for a most excellent ride.

I picked up the book because I was looking to read a bit of fantasy and this seemed to fit the bill.  And the fantasy world was there, along with a science fiction twist, a bit of steam punk, and a noirish crime story, all overlaid in a wonderful Western type story.  Oh yeah, there was just a touch of the paranormal.  If you're looking for a prime example of crossed genre story telling, this is it.

The book flap said it was a return to Mr. Sanderson's Mistborn series but you really don't need to read those to enjoy this book as it takes place three hundred years after that trilogy ended.  He sprinkles a bit of that world history into this story but it never comes as an info dump.  This is just a book full of wonderful storytelling.

If you have teenage boys who enjoy fantasy this is a good book to pass along.  Though there's plenty of fistfights and gunfights, there's no swearing or heavy sex scenes. 

UPDATE:  I found a proper review of the book if anyone wants to know more.

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