The Alloy of Law
by Brandon Sanderson
Ebook, 265 Pages
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Now this book was a LOT of fun to read. It was not one of Sanderson’s 600+ page epic tomes, but a fun revisitation to the Mystworld.
This was really a western at heart. I remember reading Louis Lamour when a young teen and how it appealed to me. Thankfully, Sanderson doesn’t write the same ultra-cliches that Lamour did, but that spirit was there.
The untamed gunslinger/magicuser comes back to supposed civilization and ends up having to clean up messes worse than he ever found out in the Wild, Wild West.
And it was a lot of fun to see allomancy used differently. Sanderson has given some good thought to the practical application and while I didn’t really care about the particulars, it was good to know that the internal physics of the world hadn’t been thrown jambalaya like into the plot pot.