Book Review: Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson (Four Stars)

Book Review: Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5) by Brandon Sanderson

Four Stars out of Five

“Getting older does not tend to make you more normal.”

Sanderson keeps raising the stakes in the Mistborn series. Wax Ladrian rides rough over the norms of society, but he’s a friend of justice—if not the gods—right? Not everyone’s sure. Wax has his doubts.

Well written, if slightly repetitive of the previous volume The Allow of Law. There’s a reason for that. Greatly referable to the same old nihilistic stuff most fantasy authors are pedaling.

The kandra business doesn’t work for me. Too easy. Too much like eternal zombies.

A good read, if best read soon after reading the previous Mistborn books.

“Freedom … was being able to do what was right, without worrying if it was also wrong.”

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