That Brandon Sanderson guy keeps pumping out books. Like, a lot of books. Mistborn was, in a large sense, the book series that put Sanderson on the map, and it remains some of his best work. Sanderson is an author known for his epic fantasy, and since finishing the Wheel of Time series, increasingly known for large books. (See The Stormlight Archives). However, the Mistborn books remain smaller (clocking in around 300 to 500 pages), and this book is no exception.
SHADOWS OF SELF continues the story set forth in Alloy of Law, following Wax, Wayne, Marasi, and Steris as they continue hunting down criminals and the darker conspiracy hinted at at the end of ALLOY OF LAW (EBR review). Unlike the first book, the second book is filled with flashbacks to Wax’s origins as a lawman out in the Roughs, and we get to see some of the supporting characters and backstory that formed the character he is. (more…)