We are thrilled to welcome Brandon Sanderson back to Mysterious Galaxy. Sanderson was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Series, and is the author of several series of his own, including Mistborn – of which Shadows of Self is the latest. Technically the second in a trilogy spinoff, Shadows of Self sees the heroes of The Alloy of Law depicted as myth and legend, with a new set of colorful characters, including Waxillium “Wax” Ladrian, his eccentric buddy Wayne, and the lovely, brilliant Marasi. In a shaky but optimistic society, terrorism threatens stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and company must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife halts society’s progress its tracks. Fans will find everything they have been waiting for and more in this fantastic follow up.
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The trilogy's heroes are now figures of myth and legend, even objects of religious veneration. They are succeeded by wonderful new characters, chief among them Waxillium Ladrian, known as Wax, hereditary Lord of House Ladrian but also, until recently, a lawman in the ungoverned frontier region known as the Roughs. There he worked with his eccentric but effective buddy, Wayne. They are "twinborn," meaning they are able to use both Allomantic and Feruchemical magic.
"Shadows of Self" shows Mistborn's society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts.
This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial's progress in its tracks.
The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight.
The Sun has begun to set upon the Third Age.
Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek out answers in the wolf dream and find a way-at long last-to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever.
Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways-the Arlfinn and the Eelfinn-have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men's lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming, when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjel awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost.
This is the penultimate novel of Robert Jordan's #1 "New York Times" bestselling series-the second of three based on materials he left behind when he died in 2007-brings dramatic and compelling developments to many threads in the Pattern. The end draws near.
Six years ago, the Assassin in White killed the Alethi king, and now he's murdering rulers all over Roshar; among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar. Kaladin is in command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial post for his low status, and must protect the king and Dalinar, while secretly mastering remarkable new powers linked to his honorspren, Syl. Shallan bears the burden of preventing the return of the Voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation that follows. The Shattered Plains hold the answer, where the Parshendi are convinced by their war leader to risk everything on a desperate gamble with the very supernatural forces they once fled.
David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan.