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Publisher's Summary

The Mistborn trilogy has become a firm favourite with fantasy fans the world over. The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series, his skill at marshalling epic storylines and dramatic action and his ability to create vivid characters made him a natural choice to complete Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time sequence. 

But with Mistborn, Sanderson has shown his bountiful talents in his own fiction. Now he returns to the series that made his name with a new story, building on the incredible success of The Alloy of Law. The new Mistborn books move the series into a richly imagined 19th-century analogue world with elements of the Wild West mixed with magic and science. It's a wonderful concoction from a master storyteller. 

Sanderson has the knack of giving epic fantasy listeners exactly what they want. This ability has thrown him to the forefront of the genre, and this novel will take him to the next level.

©2016 Dragonsteel Entertainment LLC (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Wax and Wayne have done it again!

This book left me on the edge of my seat. It was humorous and intense. Once again Wax and Wayne's relationship left me needing more I cant wait for the next edition to this series.

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Hilarious Fantasy Road Trip

Such a fun book. Brandon Sanderson is getting funnier. His characters interactions are endlessly entertaining. His world building is second to none. And he just keeps on writing new novels for us to enjoy.

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Expect the usual originality and awesomeness

Sanderson just keeps killing it. There was never a dull moment in any of these past 3 Mistborn novels in this new era.

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great not brilliant

it's not as good as stormlight or the original and the voice acting is pretty bad. still better than most fantasy

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Very good

Second act sags a little, but overall very good. Definitely pick this up of you enjoeyd the previous entries.

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Great story. As usual. I am enjoying this series. Very easy to follow with lots of suspense

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Not what I expected but I liked it

This was not the series I expected to follow the original mistborn books - but I liked it. Very imaginative and quite funny in places. If you liked this series you will probably like the Sandman Slim series by Richard Kadrey.

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Great read

Capturing story. Depth, twists, comedy and just a lot of enjoyment. Cant wait for the next installment

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great story. great story telling. most enjoyable

narrator is excellent. a great finish to the trilogy
you don't see the plot until it's upon you

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A great installment in the saga.

This was an excellent continuation of this Cosmere saga. Especially with some backstory on rhe main characters thrown in fir good measure.

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  • Hermanus
  • 26-03-2016

Great book superbly narated. Very satisfied.

I've listened to the whole series so far, don' t know where Mr. Sanderson gets it all. Very entertaining though.

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  • MJ A
  • 12-03-2021

Incredible

This book was action packed and full of adventure and twists and turns furthermore the characters here really grew on me I started to love them .to me this is my favorite from the Wax and Wayne series I loved it so much ❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-2019

So captivating and immersive

The character development, the world mechanics... Everything makes sense and is so detailed.

I'm so excited about The Lost Metal!

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  • Robyn
  • 28-02-2016

Completely satisfying

What a joy to pick up another of Mr Sanderson's books and be completely satisfied!

I love the characters in this story. Steris really comes into her own in this book, while Wayne continues to focus on his hats, and Wax still breaks things in spectacular fashion. I've always found these stories entertaining - there is a very gentle, but consistent thread of humour through it all, and I find myself wearing a little smile as I listen.

It's a satisfying ending to this trilogy, but the ground work has been set for yet more adventure. A word from Brandon Sanderson as an appendix confirms this, and he intends to get to work on it once he's finished the final instalment of the Stormlight series. Looking forward to it!

For Stormlight fans - watch out for Hoid who makes a very brief appearance.

Narration is spot on, as always!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-06-2016

Best of Wax and Wayne

I've been binging on Mistborn recently and while I don't think these books are as good as the original trilogy, I have grown very attached to Wax, Wayne and the rest of the gang. I think this book is certainly the best of their adventures so far and I am very much looking forward to the fourth and final book (nice surprise as I thought this was the last). Keep doing what you do, Mr Sanderson!

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  • Andrew Delaney
  • 18-02-2016

Another Wax and Wayne hit

May the combination of Branson Sanderson and Michael kramer never end, without doubt the very best that audible can offer. As for the mistborn series, well it's the Mistborn what more needs saying, other than read them... all

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  • dazfuller
  • 25-01-2017

There's always another secret

I need to read the secret histories now. Not want, but need. The story in isolation was brilliant but there are so many questions I now have around the cosmere, the survivor and the whole of Scadrial. Can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Adsum Rais
  • 24-11-2016

Amazing, as always

Brandon is a genius, if only it wasn't so frustrating waiting to read what he comes out with next! Always worth the wait though.

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  • James
  • 24-10-2016

Magnificent

Such a good story with amazing characters and the voice actor really brings them alive. Best book of the Mistborn series, I highly recommend you listen to this audiobook.

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  • Rolph Macphie
  • 17-10-2016

can't wait for the final book!

continues to enthrall, love the mixing of technology into the storyline and the links back to the first era

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  • Chris Green
  • 23-08-2016

Best series writen in a long time.

The whole misborn series is so well thought out and build across the series to a grand scale thays keeps getting bigger while still revealing the truth behind. cannot recommend enough.

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  • PLW17
  • 17-08-2016

Brandon Has Delivered Another Great Read

Where does Bands of Mourning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I think close to the top but not quite there

What did you like best about this story?

The ongoing mistborn story expanding into the world

Which scene did you most enjoy?

most of them, the interaction of Wax and Wayne always cheers me up

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final scenes where everyone comes into their own

Any additional comments?

I thought this wasn't quite as good as previous efforts in this series, I cant put my finger on why, I still enjoyed it though

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  • Miss W.
  • 14-04-2016

great book can't wait for the finale

love brandon sanderson and he has done it again with this book. Happy that there is going to be a fourth book in the mission era 2 trilogy.

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