The Lost Metal

, #7

Hardcover, 528 pages

English language

Published Nov. 15, 2022 by Tor Books.

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5 stars (3 reviews)

For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization the Set―with his late uncle and his sister among their leaders―since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines. When Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne find stockpiled weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, this opens a new lead. Conflict between Elendel and the Outer Cities only favors the Set, and their tendrils now reach to the Elendel Senate―whose corruption Wax and Steris have sought to expose―and Bilming is even more entangled.

After Wax discovers a new type of explosive that can unleash unprecedented destruction and realizes that the Set must already have it, an immortal kandra serving Scadrial’s god, Harmony, reveals that Bilming has fallen under the influence of another god: Trell, worshipped by the Set. And Trell isn’t the only factor at play from the larger Cosmere―Marasi …

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reviewed The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson (The Mistborn Saga, #7)

I want more and shall never have

5 stars

It was bittersweet knowing this was the final era 2 book. I could watch an entire cowboy detective radium era pulp novel tv series with these characters, but all good things must end. A contemplative exploration of these characters set against a possible world ending catastrophe on what it means to move on and challenge yourself. This isnt what i wanted because (feeling a bit like this book is sacrificed on the greater cosmere plan instead of a story on their own terms, but it was a given) i didnt want it to end, but a fantastic what felt like a quick short read. Brandons prose is always his weak point, i dont think "with prejudice" means that, but the opposite, and a couple other inappropriate-in-universe "our world" words for convenience sake, but it doesnt distract. Worthwhile. start at least at "alloy of law" if not back at "mistborn the …