Alloy of Law Info and Cover Revealed!


Are you ready for this? The official cover is revealed for Alloy of Law. It's made by the same artist who made the Mistborn paperback covers, so it feels a lot like them: http://www.tor.com/images/stories/blogs/11_03/The-Alloy-of-Law-large.jpg

Also, the synopsis:

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

Okay. There's some interesting world stuff here. One: the word Twinborn. This naturally refers to someone who has abilities in Allomancy and Feruchemy. I wonder what they are called if you have it in the same metal. That, of course, would be even rarer.

I really like the name Twinborn. Since Mistborn would be much rarer, Twinborn suggests that this type of magic user is especially strong. I'm eager to learn what Feruchemical "Mistings" are called as well.

The next interesting thing is the city of Elendel, which I think is great name for a city. Also, the mention of "noble house"? Could the Final Empire structure return, albeit in a much less slave-inducing form?

Full source from Tor.com: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/03/mistborn-the-alloy-of-law-cover-a-details-emerge

What do you think of the cover and the synopsis?

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KChan

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This is amazing. The cover is stunning, and the synopsis has me hooked already. This book is going to be spectacular!

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KChan

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Whups, doubleposting here. Also interesting to me is the name Waxillium Ladrian. If you pay attention, that name should sound very, very familiar to you.

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Moru

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I can't wait to get to read this book! The Mistborn series is probably my favourite, and the concept of Twinborns...is so cool.

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Why use guns if you're already a coinshot? Maybe so that when the enemy thinks you're out of ammo, you can still surprise them with coins to the face?

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KChan

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Also, Pushing on your bullets might give them a little extra oomph. Or maybe he doesn't want to come out as a Coinshot.

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Elendel.

Elend + Luthadel - Lutha.

That was easy. I'm going to cry if no one else saw that.

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Yeah, but Luthadel may not be in a habitable position any more, given it's weird relation to the tilt of Scadrial and the change that happened at the end of Hero of Ages.

It could just be a city in a new place (probably where the storage caverns appeared at the end), in the same naming style as Luthadel.

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This is amazing. I am in awe and I can't wait. Great cover. Good choice to use the same artist. It really carries the same feel as the other 3. And I don't think I see the familiarity in Ladrian.

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@Endra

Ladrian was Breeze's surname.

As Link on the forum said, "It took me a few minutes to figure out where I'd heard the name Ladrian, but once I started looking in the right places it was a breeze."

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KChan

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Luthadel was completely and utterly destroyed at the end of Hero of Ages. Vin smashed it good, if memory serves, and its location is likely no longer habitable, like Eric said.

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@Chaos

Haha, okay. Thanks. That should have been an easy one except I haven't read and Mistborn in over a year, maybe two or more. So yea, a little rusty. I think I will do a re-read soon, however. You know, to get in the mood for Allow of Law.

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I didn't say that Elendel was in the same place. I just said that's where they got the name.

Now the question is, who was Lutha?

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Maybe he has his gun rigged up so it doesnt shoot bullets but helps him aim his pushes or maybe the shell is set of after the bullet is out of the gun

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@Shiv

The Lord Ruler's mom, obviously.

@Endra

Don't worry, I'm rusty, too, even though I run the Mistborn RP with KChan. She remembers those things better than I do. She pointed out Ladrian, and I had just skimmed over it.

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I didn't think much of the original Mistborn paperback covers, to be honest. On the other hand, this cover looks really, really good. My gut feeling is, this style of cover goes much better with the genre shift.

As for Twinborn: Yeah, probably Misting+Feruchemical Misting. It seems extremely likely. Somebody who is a misting in both powers would be even more powerful, though.

I wonder if Marsh will make an appearance?

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Finallity

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I'm really excited by the Allomantic-Feruchemic combo that Wax has. It seems that being able to alter your weight during a coin battle will be very useful. Let's agree to hope for some really creative fight scenes!

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KChan

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Brandon has tweeted about the fight scenes a little, and I'm super excited for them.

And wouldn't it just be easier to use a normal gun? You're not going to want to always use Allomancy. And besides, it was also a metaphor for the change Wax is about to go through.

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