Shadows of Self

Shadows of Self

A Mistborn Novel

eBook - 2015
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

When family obligations forced Waxillium Ladrian to forsake the frontier lands and return to the metropolis of his birth to take his place as head of a noble House, he little imagined that the crime-fighting skills acquired during twenty years in the dusty plains would be just as applicable in the big city. He soon learned that there too, just being a talented Twinborn -- one who can use both Allomancy and Feruchemy, the dominant magical modes on Scadrial -- would not suffice.

This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society will now face its first test by terrorism and assassination, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax, his eccentric sidekick Wayne, and brilliant, beautiful young Marasi, now officially part of the constabulary, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife can stop Scadrial's progress in its tracks.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer (forthcoming)

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Collection
Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners
Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2015
ISBN: 9781466862661
1466862661
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Call Number: eBook

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isaachar
Jul 15, 2017

A great follow up to the Alloy of Law. Either this series is growing on me or the second chapter in the series is much more engaging. The first entry felt more like a spin off of the original Mistborn trilogy. After this entry, it feels more like it's own story. It's still a western fantasy series, but Shadows of Self doubled down on the thriller mystery element from the first chapter. One element I really enjoyed was Wayne. Wayne , who seemed more like a typical comedic foil 'side kick' character, was developed a lot more this time around. He's still a side kick, but you get a better understanding for why he is the way he is in this book. The same goes for Steris. You also get a better picture of the events that occurred in the 300 years between Hero of the Ages and Alloy of Law. The 'evolution' of the Lord Mistborn and the reformation of his native dialect was particularly amusing. I'm looking forward to the third chapter in the trilogy.

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sat7
Jul 28, 2016

Start at Mistborn for sure.

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Mysonnets
Jun 03, 2016

It so a good book, but it is not the original series. If you enjoyed the Mistborn series, this helps lessen the blow of not having those characters in your life anymore. If you are a fantasy reader, start from the beginning with Mistborn. You will love it!

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lhumeniuk
Jan 16, 2016

This book was excellent. I always guess how it is going to end and I'm usually disappointed since I'm right most of the time. This time the ending surprised me and I love that. There were times that it lacked action but I love the characters and how they interact with each other.

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May 22, 2016

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