Book of the Week – January 28th, 2016

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In light of Brandon Sanderson’s new release The Bands of Mourning, which I reviewed yesterday, I thought it only appropriate to make the Book of the Week the OTHER new Sanderson offering, Mistborn: Secret History.

Now, this is gonna be impossible to talk about without spoilers for the original Mistborn trilogy. It’s just how the book is set up.

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The Bands of Mourning – A Review

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Yesterday, Brandon Sanderson’s sixth Mistborn offering was released. The Bands of Mourning continues the sort-of, in-between, second Mistborn sequence, following the adventures of Wax and Wayne.

Bands picks up some time after October’s Shadows of Self left off, Sanderson quickly establishes a new theme, not only for the Mistborn books, but for the Cosmere in general: expansion.

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Shadows of Self – A Review

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Well, this is exciting. Any time a new Sanderson novel comes out, especially one set in the Cosmere, I have a little field day. It’s been well over a year now since we got a new Cosmere novel (the last was Words of Radiance, which I reviewed here), and the hype has really built. Due to the importance of some of the Cosmere-wide tidbits in Shadows of Self, this review will have some spoilers, not only for Shadows of Self, but also for others of Sanderson’s works.

Shadows of Self

Shadows of Self is the fifth and latest installment in Brandon Sanderson’s popular Mistborn series. Properly the second book in “Era 2” of Mistborn, Shadows picks up a year after the events
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Book of the Week: October 9th, 2015

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As promised, the conclusion of my featured Mistborn books is the Book of the Week!* This time, it’s the first Wax and Wayne adventure, The Alloy of Law.

*Not actually the conclusion. A review of Shadows of Self is currently in the works, set for posting either Sunday or Monday.

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Book of the Week: October 2nd, 2015

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Wow, I almost forgot about this post. For the second week in a row. My bad, everyone. It’s especially bad because I’m so excited about Shadows of Self coming out next week, and how much fun I’ve been having on this Mistborn reread. As expected the Book of the Week is The Hero of Ages.

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Book of the Week: September 17th, 2015

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Sorry for the late post on this one. I was intending to get this out last week, but events conspired against me. This time, though, we do have a Book of the Week. As I said last time when I covered The Final Empire, I’m continuing with my reread of Mistborn, and moving on to Well of Ascension. Next week will feature The Hero of Ages, with The Alloy of Law after that (and keep an eye out for a review of Shadows of Self in early October).

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Book of the Week: September 3rd, 2015

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Happy Friday, everyone! That’s right—the Book of the Week is getting posted on another Friday. Feel free to shake off your shock at any time. This week, we’re going to talk about what I’m currently (re)reading, why it’s awesome, why the author is awesome, and why I’ll keep coming back—and you should, too.

The Book of the Week is Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson.

The Final Empire

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