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Old 10-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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Tor Acquires Two More Mistborn Novels from Brandon Sanderson



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I am enthusiastic to announce more Alloy of Law-era Mistborn books!
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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Seriously though, this great news! He intimated on a short Amazon video that he was planning a trilogy of trilogies, the first one, a second one set in a more modern setting, and one set in the future, where Allomancy has been turned into a science. I hope this all happens.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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I too am looking forward to this. I'm currently reading The Well of Ascension and then I'll eventually get to the third book. But I might hold off on the fourth until the fifth is out.
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I too am looking forward to this. I'm currently reading The Well of Ascension and then I'll eventually get to the third book. But I might hold off on the fourth until the fifth is out.
I wouldn't wait. The 4th is pretty much standalone.
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I wouldn't wait. The 4th is pretty much standalone.
"The Alloy of Law" is a completely standalone novel. No reason at all to refrain from reading it.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:20 AM   #7
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"The Alloy of Law" is a completely standalone novel. No reason at all to refrain from reading it.
I've read that many times about a series and it's been wrong more times then not. Besides, I have plenty to read including the rest of book 2 and all of book 3.
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I've read that many times about a series and it's been wrong more times then not.
It was written AS a standalone novel, Jon. Whether or not you choose to believe me is of course your personal prerogative.
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To be fair, you guys might be talking about two different things. Sure, the book is a standalone with regard to having a complete story-arc (and that it could technically be read without any of the previous material), but that doesn't mean doing so would give a reader the best experience possible. There's things from the previous series that can affect the enjoyment/comprehension of this stand-alone ... and I'm sure there are things in this stand-alone that may have some bearing on later "stand-alones." I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to the term. I don't want to know if a book can stand alone, I want to know if it does... in every way imaginable (meaning no connections to or from other books).

The point being: if there's any possibility that a group of loosely-connected stand-alone novels will eventually become part of some sort of cohesive "whole"... then they're not stand-alones. Which means I'll probably wait until the "whole" is available.

But that's just me.
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I didn't express myself very well, DD. I meant "standalone in terms of anything that might be written after it" - ie it doesn't finish with any cliffhangers or leave major unresolved loose ends. I certainly wouldn't recommend reading it unless you'd read the "Mistborn" trilogy first, though.
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Oh, I figured that's what you meant, Harry. No big deal. I just get a chuckle out of the idea that a book--which basically has a three-book pre-requisite--can still be referred to (especially in the SFF genre) as a "stand alone" novel.

I propose we need a new term which means; "clearly still dependent on what has come before (and maybe even introducing stuff which won't come into play until later), but definitely won't leave its own main story-arc dangling."
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I didn't express myself very well, DD. I meant "standalone in terms of anything that might be written after it" - ie it doesn't finish with any cliffhangers or leave major unresolved loose ends. I certainly wouldn't recommend reading it unless you'd read the "Mistborn" trilogy first, though.
I don't agree....it does wrap up the story but there are loose ends that implied a sequel to me

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He catches the guy pulling off the robberies but does not catch the guy who is the overarching villain...if memory serves it was his dad and the book even ends with the dad telling him that he will continue his crusade or something like that before disappearing off the train they were both on
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To me, stand-alone means you don't need to read any of the books that come before and you don't have any arc's from that book still left for following books.

Given that criteria, The Allow of Law is not a stand-alone book.
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Regardless if its a stand alone or not it's a good read for sure. Personally I think it would be a more enjoyable read having read the Mistborn books, but that just my opinion.
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I read the "Mistborn" trilogy and I loved it, but I think that I'll wait for this trilogy to be completed before buying and reading the books.
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