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The Alloy of Law

A Mistborn Novel
Lu par : Michael Kramer
Série : Mistborn, Volume 4
Durée : 10 h et 48 min
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From number one New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical martial-arts action. 

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 20 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. 

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson:

  • The Cosmere
  • The Stormlight Archive
  • The Way of Kings
  • Words of Radiance
  • Edgedancer (Novella)
  • Oathbringer 

The Mistborn trilogy:

  • Mistborn: The Final Empire
  • The Well of Ascension
  • The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series:

  • Alloy of Law
  • Shadows of Self
  • Bands of Mourning
  • Collection
  • Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels:

  • Elantris
  • Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series:

  • Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
  • The Scrivener's Bones
  • The Knights of Crystallia
  • The Shattered Lens
  • The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series:

  • The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson:

  • The Reckoners
  • Steelheart
  • Firefight
  • Calamity
Also listen to the Mistborn trilogy.
©2011 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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  • Robin
  • 14/12/2011

Shorter, but very entertaining

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He pulled that off really well. Transporting his action and 'magic' rich Mistborn material to a western-steampunk-SherlockHolmes future of the same world? I definitely didn't expect that but was very well entertained (and amused). Good listen! - On a side note: very interesting how Sanderson develops the storylines containing religious ideas of the characters. Like a little bonus: nice to have a fun philosophical idea to ponder when not listening to the book :)

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  • Tony
  • 16/01/2013

Felt like something was missing.

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I haven't listened to other books by Brandon Sanderson, but I've read most, including the Mistborn trilogy. I felt that this book really lacked something, it wasn't as gripping as the trilogy. I wouldn't say it was bad, but it felt somehow slower. I did enjoy some of the references towards characters and events in the earlier books, and I felt towards the end they left room for future development. The narration by Michael Kramer was enjoyable, and I think he helped bring some life to it. All in all, if you haven't read the original Mistborn trilogy, you'll want to dive into those first before taking this one on.

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  • Timecow
  • 11/11/2011

Pleased, yet wanting more...

I too was not sure about the more "modern setting of this new series, but I ended up being surprised at how well it worked. I truly enjoyed the characters, the story, and the new world. Or would it be the older world? Depends on how you look at it I guess, but it is the same world as the original series, just 300 years after the end of the last book. I thought the bits and pieces of the original story were tied in cleverly and not overdone. There was also some good humor in the dialogue between two of the main characters, and of course, that dialogue was brilliantly performed yet again by Michael Kramer. Overall, I loved it and am looking forward to the next one. However... It was way too short. I know that any book you really get into can seem short simply because you don't want it to end, and while that is true for this book, this one really IS too short. I was so excited it was out I just bought it straight away, but when I went to download it I honestly though something had gone wrong and I was missing the other two parts! I can see why a big new release like this was only one credit, but even so I felt like I should have a bit more book for my buck. I hope this is a one time occurrence and the rest of the series will be back up to size. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed what was there, and will just keep fingers crossed for the next one.

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  • Lore
  • 13/04/2012

More Mistborn goodness.

I typically don't like books tacked on to a great series that are far in the future (or prequels in the past) but in this case I really enjoyed the book. I do agree with the many others who comment that this book isn't long enough, but I really can't say that I feel cheated. The main story is interesting and complete even if there is a bigger picture that can be further explored in future books. This actually makes me happy as it likely means there should be more Mistborn novels in the future. :)

Wax and Wayne are excellent characters and their interactions are very entertaining. Despite my initial scepticism about the more modern setting, it combines with Allomancy and Feruchemy just fine. Sanderson creates a world that is a plausible result of the events in the original trilogy and it all ties together nicely.

As usual Michael Kramer does an excellent job on the narration.

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  • Phytoplankton
  • 23/07/2019

One Dimensional

4 hours in and still can't get into it. I loved the Mistborn Trilogy, but one of the things I liked about it was the detail in the story and the dimensionality of the characters. This book is lacking both. This storyline is using the old and overly used trope of an old "war hero" type losing his first love and, accidentally finding a new one despite giving up on happiness, with a much younger woman half his age. It's tiresome. The only redeeming factors are the remnants of the original trilogy left in the world.

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  • bswest5
  • 22/11/2011

Fantastic if short... until the end....

This was a great book. I was worried about the transition of time but the story felt fresh, the alchemy was fantastic. The characters were all excellent, pure Sanderson, and I loved the little hints at the only characters from the original trilogy.

Until the end... it came way to fast. I've read that this isn't the start of Sanderson's next Mistborn trilogy, and this was supposed to be just a side story... so how could he possibly end it like he did? So little was fully concluded, so much left up in the air... it felt unfofilled.

Can't recommend this higher, but be warned about the aburpt ending

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  • David Danielson
  • 10/11/2011

Awesome

Great story! Can't wait to get the sequel!!! Love everything from Sanderson. Highly recommend this book.

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  • squally
  • 04/06/2019

no where close to mist born, I was disappointed.

this story was just ok, the most born series was so much better, not enough actual story too much fighting, most born had better relationship s and was so much more attractive to me , it really made me want to jump in the story, this one wasn't as descriptive of the actual landscape and charactors, too much enphasis on fighting

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  • Randolph
  • 19/11/2012

Good, not great

Very intriguing premise. Unfortunately the story, especially the ending, was not up to the level of the original trilogy. Worth reading if you liked the first three.

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  • Dana
  • 10/11/2011

Excellent Book :)

I finished the Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson yesterday. Obviously it's set in the Mistborn universe, but it was kinda like a combination of Sherlock Holmes and Gunslinger. It's an exceptional book book and much better than the last two Mistborn books he released (I haven't decided if it's better than the Final Empire yet). I really hope he does a few follow-up books and Soon (tm).

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  • Kid Khan
  • 25/10/2012

Steampunk Fantasy

Eine wilde Räuberpistole im durch Steampunk Elemente aufgepeppten Mistborn Universum. Fühlt sich an, als wollte Sanderson ausloten, wie weit man die für Mistborn erfundene Magieschule diversifizieren kann, und beweisen, dass die Ideen rund um die Verwendung von Magie mit Mistborn allein noch nicht wirklich ausgereizt waren. Die Story an sich scheint mir eher nebensächlich zu sein. Versetzt man die Geschichte nach London ins frühe 20.Jahrhundert und nennt die Charaktere, mmh.., sagen wir mal.. zB. Holmes und Watson statt Waxillium und Wayne, bekommt die durchaus vertraute Stimmung ein ziemlich bekanntes Flair. In der Schaffenskette Elantris/Mistborn/Stormlight Archive/Wheel of Time bleibt diese Geschichte leider eine ziemlich unwichtige Fußnote.

Hervorheben muss man aber einen überragenden Michael Kramer, der fast jedem Charakter seine eigene Intonation gibt und die Figur "Wayne", der ständig seine Fähigkeit zur Benutzung von Akzenten verwendet (hat Sanderson das für Kramer geschrieben? Es ist bekannt, dass Sanderson Kramer's Interpretation vom Wheel of Time bewundert), zur absoluten Perfektion vertont und damit zum Leben erweckt. Diese Lesung ist vielleicht das Beste, was ich jemals von Michael Kramer gehört habe und er gehörte auch schon vorher zu meinen Favoriten.

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  • Heidemarie Mahoney
  • 18/10/2012

Spannung Humor interessante Figuren - ohne Längen

nun ist Sanderson ja eigentlich bekannt für seinen voluminösen Erzählstil der dem Hörer schon einiges an Geduld abverlangt, die jedoch durch die Faszination seiner akribisch ausgemalten Welten und Charaktere belohnt wird.
Hier kommt noch spritziger Wortwitz hinzu!
Herrlich!
Man tut sich leichter wenn man schon die Welt von Mistborn kennt, weiss was Allomancy ist und wie die Magie dort funktioniert und das Gesellschaftssystem.
Nach drei Bänden Mistborn (alle sehr gut!) ist dies der knallende Sektkorken! Eine sprudelnde Feier voller Esprit!
Unbedingt anhören!

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  • Lord0Zero
  • 01/04/2020

Not as great as the original Mistborn but good

New Characters, Different Era. It took me some time to get used to the time period but it's quite interesting to see how the world has changed in these 300 years. I liked the characters that were introduced and i particularly liked the Epilogue. The story wasn't anything grand. It obviously sets up for something bigger but as seen from the Books themselves, this Trilogy isnt even half as long as the original one. So everything is kept in a smaller scale. That doesn't have to be a bad thing of course. Overall i didn't enjoy it as much as i had hoped but coming off of the OG Mistborn trilogy is probably making my expectations very high. its still a good read, no doubt about it. Maybe ill get to like it and appreciate it more as i read the next 2 Books.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 11/02/2017

Anders aber dann doch spannend

Insgesamt ein gutes Hörbuch, auch wenn der Anfang noch nicht gleich packend ist. Man wartet teils vergebens auf mehr Deja vues aus der Mistborn-Trilogie. Je länger man hört, umso mehr zieht einen das Buch dann aber in seinen Bann. Das Ende läd zum Weiterhören ein.