Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Reviewed by Ginny!
What I drank prior: beer. I hope Im not ruining anything by saying I ended up writing this after one of the World Series games. But it was a game that was great and only improved with a few beers. They were funky sours. Surprising amount of Rye bit really plesant adter the initial surprise
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.
The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate. Along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set.
Drunk Overview: cool. Where to start. A wedding doesn’t happen and instead of dealing with the whys literally all of our characters pick up to go search after a rumpred arftifavt thay may or may not wxist except Waxs uncle is after it and it turns out (not surprising) thay Waxs sister is still alive. Also it turns oit there are other worlds (also not a surprise) and their god/gods sound vaguely familiar)
- The character growth was amazing. Marasi really comes into her own in this book and its so much fun to watch.
- Steris continues to be so much better than she thinks she is. One of my favorite moments in this book is a moment where Wax and Steris are looking through books and *sigh* it makes mh heart melt a little.
- I loved the addition of the new technology. For all this world is far more advamced than the original Mistborn trilogy its felt like so much of what theyve focused on is still rooted in the past. The inventiveness of what is introduced? Super cool
- I spotted one of the big twists at the end very early on
- I DID NOT SPOT THE OTHER TWIST
- And there may be additional twosts I didnt mention (its brandon sanderson, what do you think)
- MeLaan continues to be amazing and I really enjoy the way the Kandra show up and how they impact other people.
- This book did so mich for world building. Exploring a litle more of the rusts and other cities and even further locations… i cant wait for the next book
What to pair it with:a fancy hot toddy. Something slightly restorative that makes you feel warm, but with its own unique thing.
Rating: 4.5/5 Shots
One thing I enjoy about these reviews are the fact that its hard for people to tell if I legitimately dont know how to spell or if its just thay Im typing this on a phone after plenty o beer.