Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

I typically don't do blog memes, but I came across this one thanks to Sara's Urban Fantasy Blog (though the meme is actually hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine) and I liked the idea of spreading the word about upcoming releases.

I rarely ask for books to review, but I have been eagerly looking forward to one particular book enough to actually pester the publisher. So my Waiting on Wednesday selection is:

Alloy of Law (Tor)
by Brandon Sanderson
Publication date: November 8, 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.

5 comments:

Jill said...

Welcome to WoW...so glad you're participating!

Grace Fonseca said...

Very interesting choice. I like to see the WOW posts. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

The Happy Booker said...

Oh how I am waiting on this one! I was SO excited to see Sanderson returning to the Mistborn series and I am ACHING to get my hands on this one! I loved Mistborn so much and can't wait to revisit Vin and Elend. I requested this one for review as well but thus far haven't heard back :-( I look forward to hearing what you think of it!

Goldilox said...

Hello! This sounds good - and I'm picky about my sci-fi. I just got into the genre via the Sirantha Jax series.

New follower BTW. :)

Goldilox@
goldiloxandthethreeweres.blogspot.com

LindsayWrites said...

never heard of this one! here's my post! hope you will stop by and let me know what you think of my books! =]

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