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The Alloy of Law

De : Brandon Sanderson
Lu par : Michael Kramer
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    The Mistborn trilogy has become a firm favourite with fantasy fans the world over. The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series and his skill at marshalling epic storylines and dramatic action, plus his ability to create vivid characters, made him a natural choice to complete Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time sequence. But with Mistborn, his stand-alone fantasies, and his new series, The Stormlight Archive, Sanderson has shown his bountiful talents in his own fiction. 

    Now he returns to the series that made his name with a new story set years after the events of Hero of Ages

    In a world recovering only slowly from evil, a world where allomancers wield immense power through their ability to unleash the magic bound up in common metals, someone who can burn metals that no-one has burned before can tip the balance.... 

    Sanderson has the knack of giving epic fantasy listeners exactly what they want. This ability has thrown him to the forefront of the genre and the dramatic story within The Alloy of Law shows off this skill to its very best.

    ©2011 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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    • Chris
    • 13/11/2012

    A solid book, but leaves loose ends

    Another good book in the Mistborn series by Sanderson. Excellent narration by Michael Kramer helps to bring the characters to life (although I felt he had trouble with the half cockney, half Aussie accent of Wayne, but it was entertaining in any case).

    Whilst this novel is fundamentally a detective work and not my usual cup of tea, I did enjoy it tremendously. It's some few centuries on from the fall of the Final Empire: we have guns, trains, electricity, horseless carriages (well, I never!!!!) and new fangled machines.

    It's all reminiscent of 19th century England or North America as you so desire to envisage. Sanderson provides a great setting and a well thought out plot. The characters aren't as powerful or versatile as the old true Mistborns, but within that constraint there's a lot of intricate and detailed use of the skills they have available which makes for interesting visualisations of how they achieve things. It's different, but still similar enough to what came before to keep it interesting.

    There are still some ties to the distant past giving a feeling of familiarity so one is totally disassociated from the original trilogy.

    I fervently hope that Sanderson follows this novel up to get on with the unfinished business and tie up the loose ends that the end of the book leaves us at. There is certainly a full novel worth of material to do so.

    In short, if you're a fan of Sanderson and this genre, you'll like this book. I highly recommend it.

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    • MJ A
    • 06/03/2021

    I enjoyed it

    It’s not MISTBORN which is beautiful but still I enjoyed this book as always BRANDON SANDERSON is an incredible Author

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    • Anonymous User
    • 30/01/2019

    Audio glitch

    There are a few audio glitches in this version of the book. A bad one at character 12, 16 minutes in. The book itself is great however. Just get a different version.

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    • Mythography Studios
    • 18/04/2016

    An amazing audio experience (the whole trilogy)

    Would you listen to The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel again? Why?

    Yes, because it's a great novel

    What does Michael Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The second character, Wayne, has a way of impersonating people that relies heavily on accents (and hats). Honestly, simply reading it will not be as great an experience as hearing the narrator bring these rich accents to life. This goes on throughout the whole Mistborn 2nd Era trilogy.

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    • Mim
    • 19/05/2012

    Detective Novel with Allomancy

    Sufficiently different to the rest of the Mistborn series to make it interesting, but at heart a detective story. Plenty of detail in the fights can go on a bit but a good listen all the same. (Why do authors insist on 'said' do they not own a thesaurus? In written form it isnt as obvious but when spoken it can be irritating.)

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    • Joel
    • 23/02/2012

    Gap filler

    Well worth a read. Not up to his usual standard, and more of a side story than his usual epic. If you read the previous mist born series then you will enjoy the revisit.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 27/03/2022

    Beautifully read

    A fun story improved vastly by the talented narrator. All those accents brought the characters to life!

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    • dragno
    • 16/11/2021

    A new era is born

    I love the continuum of the two Arcs of mistborn. Even with setting is so different the people are slightly different and still the same. The energy or magic is kinda a mystery but not. U start to wonder who, how and why

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    • Anonymous User
    • 01/03/2021

    I was left with Goosebumps and awe. No surprise.

    absolutely loved it! Brandon and Michael never disappoint and always leave me wanting more. Outstanding performance coupled with a gripping story.

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    • Stavros
    • 22/08/2020

    Great performance, good story.

    Excellent performance made it shine! The story was interesting but a tad cliché at tlmes.

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    • A. Esche
    • 11/01/2017

    One of his best works

    I was biased before starting the Alloy of Law since the book is a lot shorter than the other Mistborn or Stormlight Archive books. Looking back this might be one of its greatest strengths: there is not a moment wasted in this book. The narrative unfolds seamlessly and there is none of my usual confusion with character names and places since there are only three excellent main characters and one city in which everything takes place. The Steampunk/Wild West atmosphere was a great breath of fresh air after all his high fantasy works. In short, a definite recommendation from me.

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    • WM Wijnja
    • 21/06/2022

    Good story, superb voices!

    Michael Kramer really has outdone himself in this book. One of the main characters uses disguises and adapts to the accents of the people around him. Michael Kramer is able to keep up not only with these fluid and changing accents, but also with the character's witty jokes!

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    • Mo
    • 28/01/2022

    Too short but great as usually

    This book is again extremely good. I really wish it would be as long as some of his other books.

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    • DuAdurna
    • 18/09/2020

    Nice introduction to the new era

    Build on the foundations of the first mistborn era but with a few twists. For example it is a modern ish setting and the allomancy and feruchemy are explored in different ways. Strong performance from Kramer as always

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    • Dia
    • 27/02/2019

    I love the story, but...

    ... Marasi's voice is terrible. It destroys the entire experience for me. She shouldn't sound timid, she tries to act that way and is bad at it. In the later books it becomes very clear that Marasi is pretty much the only reasonable, "functioning" adult in the bunch, so voicing her like this is a huge disservice to her character. The voices of the others were really good, especially Wayne really came alive for me! I also feel like some scenes were a bit rushed and would have needed a little more time.

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    • Felix
    • 01/06/2018

    less epic, more action, still addictive

    less epic than mistborn 1-3. but no less addictive. a much faster story with a lot of action and magic (adapted to the wild-west / industrial Revolution setting) make for an awesome start of mistborn 2.0

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    • Michael Heynen
    • 15/02/2018

    Interesting spinoff

    Not as good as the original trilogy, but still interesting enough. A bit short though.

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    • eruanna
    • 02/08/2017

    Must read for mistborn fans(and all others)

    Feels like a criminal short story with a nice steam punk/wild west touch. Great character drawing as always by Sanderson. Very enjoyable read!