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The Bands of Mourning

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781409160991

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ON SALE: 28th January 2016

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, who completed Robert Jordan’s bestselling Wheel of Time? sequence, come a Mistborn adventure which combines ancient magic, a dangerous faction operating from he shadows, political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds once owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the same powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command.

Hardly anyone thinks they really exist.

Until a kandra researcher returns to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Unable to resist the mystery, Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate . . . and along the way discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set . . .

‘Sanderson is astonishingly wise’ Orson Scott Card

‘Fast, smart dialog and an abundance of exciting action keep the pages turning’ Library Journal
‘Part Sherlock Holmes, Part X-Men, this exciting stand-alone adventure is full of close shaves, shootouts, and witty banter’ Publishers Weekly


The story starts with a very steampunk feel, turns into a Western, then into a political thriller, before shifting into the type of adventure Allan Quatermain would kill to be involved in. This book really brings out how the author can play with genres and stereotypes to create something where there is great gravity to the underlying narrative, but it doesn't stop it being a darn good romp and a thrilling adventure.
Strange Alliances
multiple twists and turns await you inThe Bands of Mourning and they are just as shocking. Sanderson plays another ace and leaves us with no doubt he'll play a few more in 2017's conclusion.
Fantasy Faction
This is my favorite novel of the second Mistborn series so far, and I am eagerly anticipating the next.
SF Book