The Bands of Mourning

The Bands of Mourning

A Mistborn Novel

Book - 2016
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When a researcher returns to Elendel with images of a mythical Lord Ruler artifact, believed to grant wearers his power, Waxillium Ladrian conducts an investigation in the southern city of New Seran, where he makes unsettling discoveries about the true goals of The Set.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2016.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780765378576
0765378574
Branch Call Number: FIC Sande
Characteristics: 447 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.

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isaachar
Aug 03, 2017

The 3rd book in the Mistborn Second era series did not dissappoint. This story is well outside of the 'western' theme of the first book, though it does have an occassional train robbery. This book is definitely setting up for elements of science fiction that will be in the 3rd Era Mistborn books. The people of the Basin learn they aren't the only humans on Scadrial, and that another civilization has developed unimaginable allomancy technology. There was even a brief appearance of the Survivor himself. I won't spoil anything, but I really enjoyed the villain Edwarn Ladrian. He was the right combination of arrogant, intelligent, mysterious and nefarious. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about him, and this book seems to add more. Wax and Edwarn each seem to hold separate characteristics of their ancestor Breeze. Wax with loyalty and a desire to help people, and Edwarn with intelligence, and a will to manipulate. While Edwarn was a big mystery, the 'new' villain (no spoilers) was fairly easy to see coming. I have to say I was expecting more information about the Trell diety and its worshipers. The information given was as sparce as it has been in other books. This is unlike the previous trilogy, where answers were doled out in large chunks and few loose ends were left by the end of each book. With only one book left in this era, I suspect Trell may be something that comes to fruition in the 3rd era series. While I really enjoy this series, I agree with other reviewers, this series wouldn't work as well without having read the original trilogy.

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MATTHEW FLYNN
Apr 06, 2016

I was majorly impressed with the first Mistborn trilogy, and continue to enjoy the more modern sequels. Mr. Sanderson is a writing machine, and that shows through a little more in this one than in prior episodes--it's a little more pat than I would have thought from him. Still, it's a necessary volume for any Mistborn fans.

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Judi1926
Mar 15, 2016

Just finished the audio book. It was great. I like the narrators voices for the interaction between the characters. They can be quite funny. Wayne's idea of giving something for what he steals is usually hilarious

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lhumeniuk
Feb 08, 2016

I love this series! There are 3 books in Part 1 of the series (Mistborn). This is the 3rd book in Part 2 of the Mistborn series. It is also know as the "Wax and Wayne" series. I love the banter between the characters. There is one more book after this. I wish the author would continue with more because I'm going to miss Wax and Wayne.

CMLibrary_akeller Jan 27, 2016

Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors, if not my absolute favorite. I have read all of his books as well as his short stories and novellas. I'm always amazed because he keeps getting better! This book is the third book in the Wax and Wayne books in the Mistborn world. It is like a western fantasy epic kind of story. It's so hard to describe! The characters are engaging and I love to see them evolve over the books. One of my least favorite characters has become one of my favorites. The magic system is so detailed and wonderful. The world is engaging (and it is also part of the Cosmere) and more is shown in every book. I really can't say enough about this book. I Can't wait for the next one to come out.

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Mysonnets
Jun 09, 2016

Lord Waxilillium continues his battle against the corrupt citizens of Elendel with assistance from his sidekick, Wayne, and a little supernatural help from the Faceless Immortals as well as Harmony himself!

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