I just finished reading Brandon Sanderson‘s The Alloy of Law. I’m a big fan of Sanderson’s work, so it was no surprise that I enjoyed it. If I had to sum up this book in one sentence, I would say: It’s like Sherlock Holmes with magic in the Wild West.
Set in the Mistborn world, about 300 years following the Mistborn trilogy, technology has advanced. Railroads and the beginnings of electricity, cars, and skyscrapers join the two magic systems of Allomancy and Feruchemy to shape the growing society. Oh, and guns. Did I mention guns? Add guns and flying bullets to a magic system based on metals, and you definitely have something new and exciting.