The Alloy of Law, a Mistborn novel

We’ve previously reported about Death by Pizza, Brandon Sanderson’s side project during his three month break from writing, or well, from writing anything serious. Before finishing that project however, Sanderson moved on to another: a Mistborn short story.

The short story soon became a novella, which only days later turned into a novel. After completing that novel, Sanderson reported on his Twitter page that Tor is interested in publishing the novel. The Alloy of Law, as the book is now titled, will most likely be published in fall of 2011. This is good news for Sanderson’s fans, who were looking at a year without any new releases.

The Mistborn novel will most likely be set in a period a long time after the end of the Mistborn trilogy, in a time where crime rules the streets. All we really know, right now, is that The Alloy of Law will contain the first ever Allomancer gunfight. That alone should be enough to make any fan of Mistborn enthusiastic.

See the amazing cover here.

Here’s the blurb:

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

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  1. Heh. Actually, he didn’t finish Death by Pizza yet. He took a break from it to write the Mistborn book. I hope he doesn’t let it sit too long…

  2. I am so insanely excited for this 😀 The idea of a Mistborn gunfight gives me a very Matrix feeling! :p. I can’t wait to read it, it must be spectacular 😀

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