“It's all right Wayne," Waxillium said softly. "I've made a promise. I told Lord Harms I'd return Steris to him. And I will. That is that."
"Then I will remain and help," Marasi said. "That is that."
"And I could really use some food," Wayne added. "Fat is fat.”
This quote right here is the most accurate description of the 3 main characters in The Alloy of Law.
Also, this book right here is the prime example of how to write a second generation series that doesn't suck, but quite the opposite - shines almost as bright as the original. Did I miss the original cast: Elend, Vin, Breeze and the rest of them? Of course I did! I love them all to pieces. Did I wish for them to be in this book instead of the new characters? Heck NO! I loved the new ones right off the bat, and now I have more characters to add to my ever-growing bucket of ...well favorites.
“I need something, Wax. A place to look. You always did the thinking.”
“Yes, having a brain helps with that, surprisingly.”
The Alloy of Law is much shorter, and thus is not nearly as developed or interwoven as the first three books are - but that is the point. The next three books are meant to take the reader back to the same era (hundreds of years later) but they also meant to make the reader laugh. And boy, they do! I don't remember a book that had me laughing so hard and so often, and what's funny you will ask?
“It’s what happens when you shoot someone,” Wayne pointed out. “At least, usually someone has the good sense to get dead when you go to all the trouble to shoot them.”
The banter between Wax and Wayne is priceless. Priceless!! If you enjoyed the conversations between Breeze and Ham in the first trilogy, but wished for more, well - your wishes have been granted! Wax and Wayne are here to satisfy your thirst for witty banter. And they do so in tenfolds.
I also enjoyed Maresi a lot and can't wait to see what direction her character development takes. Also, Steris? How can she be so dull, but hilariously entertaining at the same time?? Loved it!
The Alloy of Law is short and to the point, but even if it looks like the plot has wrapped itself up - certain little things will ensure that the reader comes back for more.
Like, what was up with that ending??
“Once one becomes a man, he can and must make his own decisions. But I do offer warning. Even a good thing can become destructive if taken to excess.”
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