Monday, February 23, 2015

Take A Look At The Fantastic Cover Of Mistborn: Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson

I became an official Brandon Sanderson fan the first time I read any of his books. Of course I started with his debut novel Elantris. And that fandom just solidified with every of his books that I read. I was left hungry when I reached the last pages of the mammoth Words of Radiance... and so I look for more of his books, even the ones especially catered for his younger readers.

And now another fantastic book of his is coming out that continues the Mistborn story: Shadows of Self. It is already the fith book in the entire series, but the second one on the second arc. And just recently it was also revealed that this one will be followed by at least two others: Bands of Mourning and The Lost Metal.

And before I stray away gain, the cover and synopsis for Shadows of Self have just been revealed. And there is nothing more that satisfies my little OCD -- alright, it's not the little, I admit...

Check out the new cover of Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5) by Brandon Sanderson.

Cover of Shadows of Self (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson

Just look how it matches with the cover of The Alloy of Law, the previous book in the Mistborn series.


With The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson surprised readers with a New York Times bestselling spinoff of his Mistborn books, set after the action of the trilogy, in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America.

The trilogy’s heroes are now figures of myth and legend, even objects of religious veneration. They are succeeded by wonderful new characters, chief among them Waxillium Ladrian, known as Wax, hereditary Lord of House Ladrian but also, until recently, a lawman in the ungoverned frontier region known as the Roughs. There he worked with his eccentric but effective buddy, Wayne. They are “twinborn,” meaning they are able to use both Allomantic and Feruchemical magic.

Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts.

This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial’s progress in its tracks.

Shadows of Self will give fans of The Alloy of Law everything they’ve been hoping for and, this being a Brandon Sanderson book, more, much more.

Shadows of Self (Mistborn #4) by Brandon Sanderson will hit bookstores on