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The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, Book 6) by Brandon Sanderson

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By Brandon Sanderson

The number 1 New York Times bestselling writer returns to the realm of Mistborn with the follow-up to Shadows of Self

With The Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self, Brandon Sanderson stunned readers with a New York Times bestselling by-product of his Mistborn books, set after the motion of the trilogy, in a interval equivalent to past due 19th-century America.

Now, with The Bands of Mourning, Sanderson maintains the tale. The Bands of Mourning are the legendary metalminds owned via the Lord Ruler, stated to supply an individual who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. not often someone thinks they honestly exist. A kandra researcher has lower back to Elendel with pictures that appear to depict the Bands, in addition to writings in a language that nobody can learn. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to shuttle south to town of recent Seran to enquire. alongside the way in which he discovers tricks that time to the real ambitions of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy association referred to as The Set.

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When John Clute planned his Encyclopedia of Fantasy in the mid1990s, he envisaged it as a smaller and more tightly focused volume than the recently updated The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction; it ended up as a sprawling leviathan almost twice as large as originally intended. The immense difficulty Clute and Grant had in setting boundaries to the project and in discovering an adequate descriptive terminology for comparative and taxonomic purposes provides a graphic illustration of the manner in which the historical and critical writings of the 1970s had created more problems than they had solved.

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