Fofo’s #CBR4 Review #41: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Profile: Fantasy, Western, Steampunk
Waxillium is a stupid name. Okay, so you wanted to call your protagonist Wax. Fine. There are better ways to get there. Ways that don’t leave the guy sounding like a posh hair-removal process. Uh… where was I?
I’m developing problems with Brandon Sanderson. Yes, I really enjoyed The Way of Kings and the first two Mistborn books, but The Hero of Ages left me with a really bad taste in my mouth. The biggest problem was that Sanderson had padded out the last book with reused scenes from the first two, and spent more time re-telling the history of the world he had built than he spent moving the story forward. Now with his fourth Mistborn book, one separated from its predecessors by three hundred years and a canonical world reboot, Sanderson is STILL using the same damn ballroom scenes!