Friday, November 27, 2015
At first he finds contentment fixing things from behind a desk, until his House becomes a victim of theft. He discovers that many Houses are having their supplies stolen during transport on trains. Even worse, he finds that nobile women are being kidnapped in the process. Wax resists getting involved, despite the prodding of his friend Wayne, until he's finally face to face with the ruffians and forced to act.
The part I enjoyed the most in this novel is the imaginative ways the characters used there Allomancy and Feruchemy in order to resolve problems, especially at the climax. Since I read the original Mistborn trilogy, I found the evolution of technology and religion interesting, as well. Unfortunately, I didn't find the rest of the novel satisfying. I didn't particularly care for any of the main characters and their relationships. And banter between the characters was often irritating more than entertaining. After reading this standalone novel, I don't foresee myself reading the rest of the series because I just didn't feel immersed like I did with the previous novels in the series.
Books in the Series:
Shadows of Self
The Bands of Mourning
Friday, November 20, 2015
There's nothing special about the writing style and no twists. Just the standard fair you'd expect. For what it is, it's an enjoyable read.
Friday, November 13, 2015
This novel had me laughing out loud at several points as the narrator navigates through multiple lifetimes and tries to better society by buying out millionaires with his absurd amount of banked capital. Those who enjoy satire or just simply the absurd are in for a treat if they can manage to get a hold of this elusive novel.
Flatland - Edwin A. Abbott
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Friday, November 6, 2015
While Samantha is hard-headed and kind, Henry is high-handed and acts as a good Samaritan. Their personalities complement each other as they journey through the wild west and into small towns. There's nothing that stands out about this story, but it helped pass the time during my commute.
Books in the Series:
The Medicine Wagon
Trouble in the Teton Valley