The Alloy of Law

June 11, 2016

Mistborn #4. Author: Brandon Sanderson.


Centuries after the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity – railroads, electric street lights, and skyscrapers. Waxillium Ladrian can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After 20 years in the dusty Roughs, in the city of Elendel, the new head of a noble house may need to keep his guns. (Goodreads summary.)

Content Review:

Sexual content: A few crude jokes. A lord’s daughter presents a proposed document to a man that would lay out their courtship and marriage – she mentions that it specifies “no more than three conjugal encounters per week and no less than one, until an heir is produced” and it is also brought out that the document allows “mistresses and dalliances” under certain terms. Man notes that women seem to wear much lower necklines than they did when he was a child. Bandit pats woman down – “She bore it with a deep blush, particularly when the patting changed to a few solid gropes.” Characters searching bandit hideout find a packet of “nudie pictures”.

Language: 35 d***, 7 hell, 5 derogatory names

Violence: Many characters are shot, a good percentage of them killed in shooting. Some explosions, a couple of fist fights. One attempt at poisoning.

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