Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Bands of Mourning

by Brandon Sanderson
447 pgs  (Mistborn: Era 2 #3)

Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series is steadily growing and developing into a truly epic fantasy series. I assumed it w as over after the first three books were complete, but they weren't. Those books represented the First Era in the series. The last two books, The Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self represent the Second Era, and take place hundreds of years later. There will be one more book, The Lost Metal, which will complete the Second Era, and then Sanderson will leap forward a few hundred years again, and begin a new set of books, representing a whole new era. I'm looking forward to several more books to come over the next several years.

The Bands of Mourning are the legendary metalminds that were created by the Lord Ruler long before the events of any of the books began. It's believed that the person who wears them will possess all of the Powers that he had. Images of the Bands have been discovered and Waxillium is recruited to travel to the city of New Seran to investigate whether they've been found. Wax, Wayne, and their companions travel south to New Seran and uncover plans that the mysterious organization the Set have implemented in order to take over control of Elendel.

The Bands of Mourning is a great installment in a series that is among the elite in the genre.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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