"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!
This week, I am eagerly waiting on:
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Steampunk, High Fantasy, Adult
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.
Why am I waiting on this book? Easy: Brandon Sanderson. He's one of my favorite authors (seriously high up on the list) because of his ability to create unique and highly complex story lines, like no other. And now that I've found out that the Mistborn trilogy will have a fourth book (set 300 years later), complete with a twinborn...it's like my life is complete. Just call this my most-anticipated book of 2011.
Yeah, it's going to be that good.
Check out Brandon Sanderson's Alloy of Law tour info. I'll see you at the BYU midnight release party/signing!
What are you waiting on?