Mistborn #5. Author: Brandon Sanderson.
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.
Sexual content: Passing innuendo in conversation from streetboys. A woman at cocktail party is wearing a dress “missing most of its top half”. Well-informed lady comments that a nobleman is cheating on his fiancé. Kandra wearing a cocktail dress that exposes cleavage draws a gun out of her breast. (Literally. Kandra control their flesh.)
Language: 33 d***, 30 hell, 7 derogatory terms.
Violence: Outlaws shoot at a man. Man’s throat slit. Man killed by arrow to the neck. Characters find a body nailed to the wall. Quite a number of firefights (gun battles).