I’m back on the reading train you’ll be pleased to hear. Remember the last Mistborn trilogy I read earlier in the year? The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages? Well this is technically the 4th book in the series. I say technically because it’s almost a stand-alone series in itself.
“Too much in high society is built around the idea of making certain you don’t need to trust anyone…If you remove the foundation of trust from a relationship, then what is the point of that relationship?”
300 years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed and Spook; characters we met in the previous trilogy, have become legend. Allomancy and Feruchemy, magics of old still have a role in this world.
“Questions, secrets, puzzles. The human mind and the nature of the universe – the two great riddles of time.”
In the wilds beyond the cities, magic is crucial. Men and women are there trying to establish order and justice and magic is vital in this task if they are to succeed. We meet two such beings who are undertaking the task – Waxillium and Ladrian.
“The measure of a person is not how much they have lived…It’s in how they make use of what life has shown them.”
Waxillium, or Wax as he is affectionately known, is about to be forcibly returned to the city of Elendel and take up his role as head of a noble house. He must assume the duties bestowed upon him and display an air of dignity.
“Change was an opportunity, a chance to become something you were not.”
But a life of socialising is not for all, some are born for adventure. Some such as Wax and when he finds out that there’s some criminals on the loose, Wax doesn’t hesitate to leave his pedantic life for a life full of excitement.
“Stories of the good and the evil. Most people you meet, they aren’t quite either one.”
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the Mistborn trilogy but there are two more books in this series so we’ll see how this goes but I didn’t dislike it either. Only a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating from me.
I loved the character Wayne and I love his powers of altering time and quick healing and really funny. He adds the air of lighthearted-ness to the book and it definitely made the book better. You don’t have to have read the previous three books in the series to understand what’s going on here but it definitely helps to give some background.
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Until next time,