Waiting on Wednesday: The Alloy of Law

"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:

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #4)
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Steampunk, High Fantasy, Adult
Publication Date: 11.08.2011
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?


  1. This sounds so unique and different from anything I've read. I'm intrigued!

  2. no fair!! I'm totally too far away to take advantage of the party! (as in an ocean is between us..) but am JUST as excited for this one. i think i 'eeked' when i saw that there was a 4th book to the series, SO wasn't expecting one but now SOOOO need it! Great choice! New follower! (I most definitely have symptoms....so adorable your tag!)

    Here’s my WOW!

  3. I've never heard of the Mistborn series, but I LOVE steampunk so I'm definitely checking this out! :) Thanks for the heads up and I hope it lives up to your expectations!

    My WoW

  4. This one sounds interesting!

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

  5. I have not read any steampunk yet. This sounds like a fun book.


  6. Sounds good and ya gotta love the hotties on the cover.

  7. I have never heard of the author before. The books do sound good though.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  8. Sounds awesome!

    Check out Em's WoW!
    Also check out the GREAT GIVEAWAYS we have going on right now.

  9. This sounds like a good read.


  10. hey!! i follow your blog! :) Great pick!

    Hope you'll stop by my blog and let me know what you think of mine! :)


  11. Cool choice! I haven't finished the Mistborn Trilogy yet, but I'll be looking out for this one.
    You have a lovely blog here. I'm a new follower.
    Amy's WoW

  12. Stephanie: The series is amazing, you should try it! :)

    Scarlett: Aw, too bad! He is going on tour, out of country though, so maybe he's coming somewhere near you. Anyway, I did the same thing when I first saw this book (which was just last week)!

    Dani: The series is amazing, and I have heard that you don't have to have read the first three in order for this one to make sense. Since all the other characters are 300 years dead, this one could be a stand alone.

    Sharon: Thanks for stopping by!

    Jehara: He's definitely a good author to start on. I hope you try it! :)

    Juju: Lol, yes they are definitely some fine-looking men!

    Kristen: He's such a fantastic author. :)

    Sash and Em: Thanks for visiting!

    Tribute Books Mama: It definitely does. :)

    Lindsay: Thanks for following!

    Amy: Oh, I hope you love it! It's one of my favorites. Thanks for following!

  13. Looks iteresting :)

    Check out my WOW, I'm also having a giveaway :)


  14. Hayley: Thanks for stopping by and following! :)

  15. This book looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

    Also, I’m a new follower— wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

  16. This looks really good. I've never heard of Branden Sanderson, but I'll be sure to check him out!

    I'm a new follower, btw! :)

    Reader's Refuge

  17. Initially I got a chance of going through with this book when I was in my friends house, “The Alloy of Law” is a very interesting read than I thought, and I managed to go thought with few pages. Seems to be a good one. My friend will give it to me after he finishes.

  18. I managed to read it more than tow times, because I am a big fan of these types of books. “The Alloy of Law” rocks.


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