Shadows of Self

Shadows of Self Shadows of Self shows Mistborn s society evolving as technology and magic mix the economy grows democracy contends with corruption and religion becomes a growing cultural force with four faiths co

Shadows of Self shows Mistborn s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts.This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious confliShadows of Self shows Mistborn s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts.This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial s progress in its tracks.Shadows of Self will give fans of The Alloy of Law everything they ve been hoping for and, this being a Brandon Sanderson book, , much .

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  1. Brandon s major books for the second half of 2016 are The Dark Talent, the final volume in Alcatraz Smedry s autobiographical account of his battle against the Evil Librarians who secretly rule our world, and Arcanum Unbounded, the collection of short fiction in the Cosmere universe that includes the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive, among others This collection features The Emperor s Soul, Mistborn Secret History, and a brand new Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer.Earlier this year he released Calamity, the finale of the 1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners trilogy that began with Steelheart.Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written Tor has published Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy and its followup The Alloy of Law, Warbreaker, and The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten volume series The Stormlight Archive He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time series 2009 s The Gathering Storm and 2010 s Towers of Midnight were followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in January 2013 Four books in his middle grade Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians series have been released in new editions by Starscape, and his novella Infinity Blade Awakening was an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series Two novellas, Legion and The Emperor s Soul, were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in 2012, and 2013 brought two young adult novels, The Rithmatist from Tor and Steelheart from Delacorte.The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings The Emperor s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella He has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the 1 spot.Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

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  1. 4.75 JUST HOLD THE FUCK UP THAT ENDING H HOW Leave it to Sanderson to come out of the left field and soccer punch you right in the brain That s right, you COULD get soccer punched in the brain It s a risk one has to take when picking up his book.Honestly, I m very hesitant to say anything so as not to run the risk of spoiling too much as his renown lies in his unexpected plot twists and intriguing as hell narrative turns But what I CAN say is that the narrative begins and ends with a bang, peopl [...]

  2. Actual Rating 4.5 StarsYa ll, my reviews for Mistborn are getting repetitive but in case you didn t already know I love this series with every chamber of my blackened heart.This new series feels like a love letter to fans who adored the original trilogy.There s so much here to love These books are purely additive to the original, they re existence only enhances your experience as a reader and a fan.I just can t even wrap my head around the idea that someone can have all of this magnificence just [...]

  3. Super fast re read with some friends at Buddies Books and Baubles before Bands of Mourning Knowing the ending made certain parts of this book just heartbreaking I love that almost every BS book I reread I enjoy just as much if not the second time through All the original Mistborn nostalgia was FAN FREAKING TASTIC 4.5 Faceless Immortal StarsThe Fan Girl Part of My ReviewDeal with it he is like my FAVORITE fantasy author.but there will be a real review below thisI am in AWE yet again that the sam [...]

  4. These new mistborn books are essentially crime thrillers set in the same world a few hundred years later They work so well We have all the world building we re used to, and the glorious action, but we also have the tension and mystery created by hunting down an unknown assailant, an unknown foe The result is of Sanderson s excellence with a very cool twist.Explosive plot Sanderson s writing is concise and quick Wax s story is easy to become engaged in He begins by following a series of clues th [...]

  5. 5 Faceless Immortal Stars I m not Harmony s hands, Wax whispered I m His sword fan girl mode activated Like seriously, smack my ass and call me sue, what DID I JUST READ OMG DYING HYPERVENTILATINGWarning this review contains mass amounts of fan girling, word vomit worship of Brandon Sanderson.Okay let s be real this book is seriously awesome I mean like the best shit ever I honestly can t believe how long it took me to read this book, 6 months to be exact How Why What Well let me tell you I feel [...]

  6. Wow, this was underwhelming SAID NO ONE EVER Wtf was that Sanderson Did I hurt you in your past life or something Why are you doing this to me If Wayne died at the end thinking about his favorite hat, I m gonna cry like a mofo I need someone to love me like he loves his hats

  7. 4.5 5 StarsI mentioned before in my Alloy of Law review that any Mistborn fans should definitely continue with Mistborn era 1.5 despite the fact it doesn t have the epic fantasy strength and grand scope like before Well, I stand by my words and I continue to encourage you to read them, especially after reading Shadows of Self, you ll realize even just how damn great Sanderson is.As its sequel, Shadows of Self improved A LOT upon the foundation laid down by Alloy of Law, whether it s in terms o [...]

  8. Full ish review now posted Be forewarned This is less of a review and of a gush session over Sanderson s craftsmanship in building the world of Scadrial in the Mistborn books I read Alloy of Law last year and, while I liked it, I didn t feel driven to continue reading about the exploits of Wax and Wayne I had no idea what I was missing While I really enjoyed The Alloy of Law the second time I read it, Shadows of Self by far surpassed it This is a book I feel is on par with the rest of Sanderson [...]

  9. 4.5 Stars My emotions I ll try to write a coherent review when, Ahhhhhh I loved it aahhhhhhh, isn t the only thing I can think of.

  10. I ain t drunk, Wayne said, sniffling I m investigatin alternative states of sobriety Sanderson has done it again If you haven t read Mistborn yet, what are you doing with your life The Sanderson AvalancheSo If you re not familiar with Brandon Sanderson, there s this thing he does with pretty much all of his books called the Sanderson Avalanche It usually starts at some point during the last 100 pages and it will blow your brains off Plot twist after plot twist after plot twist And trust me, you [...]

  11. This was every bit as good as The Alloy of Law The whole Mistborn series really is fantastic reading Wax, Wayne, and Marasi are back on the case of another mystery This time they need to stop an assassin from killing the governor of Elendel To complicate matters they also have to stop the civil unrest in Elendel from boiling over into a full blown riot.The story was a ton of fun The Wild West setting is still proving highly entertaining and the story was highly addictive and engaging It was pack [...]

  12. Shadows of Self genres are fantasy, sci fi, crime and mystery.I really like The Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self but I think Shadows of Self is a lot better than The Alloy of Law.I really like MeLaan.

  13. A quick re read before the release of The Bands of Mourning 26 Jan 2016 update just as good as the first time No No, it was better this time.Wow That was hectic Another great story by a master of fantasy The second book in this series is just as good if not better than the first.You don t need to think about this too much This was written by Brandon Sanderson Buy it Read it Bask in the glow.The future of the city of Elendel is balancing on a knife s edge Someone or something is trying very hard [...]

  14. Me All day Every day Every time I read this book No matter how many times I read it I am not even lying when I say that the ending to this book touches me in my very soul It might be one of the slowest Mistborn books, but HOLY CRAP it s so good And also completely necessary to truly appreciate the characters and the story to come I tend to not really leave reviews for Sanderson books Sorry It s not even worth wasting my time leaving a detailed review Just please read these books if you haven t P [...]

  15. The days of heroes has passed The stories of people breaking out of history belong to another world We have reached an era of modernism, both louder and silent at the same time The days of heroes has passed The stories of people breaking out of history belong to another world We have reached an era of modernism, both louder and silent at the same time An author like Sanderson doesn t write bad books, and I have enjoyed everything I ve read by him But I feel like every single Mistborn book is a [...]

  16. Originally reviewed at The Speculative HeraldA lot of the books that I m excited for in 2015 are actually releasing quite late this year, so as we sauntered into fall and said good bye to summer, I was getting ready to say hello to a couple of my most anticipated titles Shadows of Self was most definitely near the top of that list I m a big fan of Brandon Sanderson, and I absolutely loved The Alloy of Law probably than all three books of the original Mistborn trilogy put together, so small wond [...]

  17. Actual Rating 4.5In a nutshell Another awesome Mistborn novel with a twist I really didn t see coming Wow The sad thing about this book is that I really wanted it once I started seeing it in bookstores but it was too expensive, then when I finally got a copy thank you forever, Hachette Australia I fell into my worst reading slump of the year It s not you, book, it s me and I m so sorry that I put you through you that I just got to a point where I had zero interest in reading so it took me foreve [...]

  18. 4.5 I m dead That avalanche ending has worn me out to the fullest I m emotionally exhausted to the point I feel dead inside RTC Or not.

  19. Damas y caballeros, Brandon Sanderson en su forma m s pura.Me niego a hablar en profundidad de este libro, porque eso implicar a hacer spoilers muy serios, pero he de decir que hac a tiempo que no disfrutaba as de un libro ni lo devoraba tan r pido El mundo de Scadrial y la alomancia siguen siendo tan geniales como recordaba, pero adem s Sanderson ha logrado compensar su punto d bil los personajes Wax, Wayne y Marasi son unos magn ficos personajes para guiarnos por un mundo sumido en el progreso [...]

  20. Brandon Sanderson is an evil genius He likes to rip my heart out over and over again in his books and it s basically torture However, I keep coming back for Brandon s books have never let me down and every single time I am completely blown away by how incredible and twisted they are This book was definitely a step up from the last one and we got to hear about all of the characters from the original Mistborn trilogy which was so good The return of two of those characters was amazing and I had to [...]

  21. Totally almost forgot to review this but better late than never so here goes I was very excited about the release of this book although no where near as excited as I will be for Calamity or Stormlight 3 as I hadn t had any fresh Sanderson for a while and with this being the return to the Mistborn world I was hoping for a good story This is certainly a likeable story, but for me I kind of hoped for a little from Sanderson, and whilst I appreciate that this is a new era of Mistborn, I kind of lov [...]

  22. No, freedom was not lack of responsibilities it was being able to do what was right, without having to worry if it was also wrong view spoiler Dammit Sazed hide spoiler Now that I ve gotten that out of my system, let s get on with the review well I m gonna call this review, even though I have no idea in what it will turn out to be.This book This damn book After I ve finished Alloy of Law I had very high expectation for this book, and now I can safely say that it exceeded every single one of my e [...]

  23. 4.5 Fascinante E intenso Right in the feelsHay dos cosas que me gustar a resaltar La primera es que Shadows of Self, para mi gusto, es muy superior a su predecesor La segunda es que te odio, Sanderson Dejaste mi mente estropeada, entumecida, en un vaiv n entre la consciencia y la inconsciencia, y esta vez, no bast ndote con eso, aplicaste una dosis de agua salada en mis c rneas.

  24. HOOOOOOOOOW Sanderson, you ve bloody ruined me again Oh, Harmony Come at me Bands of Mourning RTC as soon as I review1 The Hero of Ages view spoiler don t hold your breath how do you review that Too much, Brandon Too much hide spoiler 2 The Alloy of Law3 ALL THE OTHER BOOKS I SAY I WILL REVIEW.

  25. Jan 2016 Audiobook reread before release of Bands of Mourning.Yep, still 4.5 stars rating after reread rounded up because Sanderson DUH only because it didn t feel as epic as the initial Mistborn trilogy This is a very personal story that we have here in Shadows of Self I guess that s kind of alluded to in the very title of the book , particularly for Wax It started with a Prologue which is seemingly out of the left field but really fun, and as you progress towards the end you try to brace for i [...]

  26. Ah, it always feel good to slip back into the Cosmere Be it with a novella, a reread of a past book, or a shiny new book While Elantris was my first Sanderson book, Mistborn was the first I fell in love with, so this series will always have a special place in by book heart which is much literate than my regular heart And even though we have left Vin and Elend and Kelsier and so many other beloved characters behind the modern world we find ourselves in now is just as grand and wonderful.Second [...]

  27. I m still unable to decide which I like , between this and alloy of law.This was a bit slow at the beginning but picked up rather quickly The writing is as good as that of the other books, the world building is perfectly depicted The book is written in third person multiple POVs Someday I d like to live in a fancy place like this, Wayne said wistfully Wayne, you live in a mansion It ain t fancy It s opulent Big difference Which is Mostly it involves which kinds of glasses you drink out of and wh [...]

  28. If you haven t read the original Mistborn Trilogy, then you definitely need to before reading this book, or its predecessor, The Alloy of Law I appreciated how much this one did connect to the trilogy, even so than Alloy did But overall I found the book to be a bit slow It wasn t until the last 20% or so that I really got invested in what was happening, but by then it was basically over There s just something lacking in the characters compared to Vin, Elend, Sazed and all the original trilogy m [...]

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