Reply: Wax and Wayne Series – Book 3: The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

Hey Jared,

It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper Reply post. I suppose I’ll should get used to it especial when it comes to Sanderson. (I know you’ve been working on Way of Kings, the tome that it is.)

bandsofmourningTitle: The Bands of Mourning
Series: Wax and Wayne Series; Book 3
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Audience:  Adult
ROTS Setting: Cosmere, Magic, Industrial Tech
Synopsis: The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate. Along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set.
Recommendation: This book (& series) is highly recommended!

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Reply: THE OBSIDIAN TRILOGY – BOOK 1: THE OUTSTRETCHED SHADOW – BY MERCEDES LACKEY & JAMES MALLORY

Hey Robert,

So honestly I was kinda pissed off that you read this series before me. Both times! When we read them as teens and now again for this. But at least you did all the explaining in your review.

So yeah…. spoilers… Duh.

For non spoilery recommendation please read Robert’s Review Here.

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Tracker – By Gary Paulsen

Hey Jared,

tracker.pngGoing to do this one in a different format and there will be spoilers ahead.

No……just, no. Stay away. Save yourself! What did I just read?! How is this even published? Mistakes were made, and the first was that I read this book. I can’t unread it! Make it go away……….

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Reply: MISTBORN TRILOGY – BOOK 1: THE FINAL EMPIRE – BY BRANDON SANDERSON

Heeeey Robert and Jared…

It’s finally happened. I read the first book of the Mistborn trilogy! If you’re newly joining us and haven’t enjoyed this delectable delight, head on over here to get caught up, because there will be spoilers!

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Title: The Final Empire
Series: Mistborn Trilogy; Book 1
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Unique Magic
Synopsis: The Final Empire controls the known world and rules with a tyrannical iron fist. A group of professional thieves turn revolutionaries have the best chance in the last thousand years to fracture the Empires hold. Their job is near-impossible. How do you bring down a government that has stood for a thousand years? More importantly, how do you kill a god?
Recommendation: Mature content with a similar reading level. Late teens would be our suggestion.

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Dragon Jousters – Book 4: Aerie – By Mercedes Lackey

Jared,

We’ve finished the first month of 2017 and I think we are off to a great start! Lets just hope we can keep it up, unlike this sad book. Comparing this book to the first, what happened?!

aerie.jpegTitle: Aerie
Series: Dragon Jousters; Book 4
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Bronze Age, Dragons, Higher Magic
Synopsis: Kiron is now de facto leader of the Jousters for lack of a better alternative. But what role will they purpose do they fill now that there is peace? *sharp left turn* Oh look, an invasion.
Recommendation: Teen. Consistent reading level as the previous books. This book in NOT recommended. Just pretend the third is the last and they live happily ever after.

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Reply: HUNTER SERIES – BOOK 1: HUNTER – BY MERCEDES LACKEY

Hey Robert,

So I got this as an audiobook from the library and listened on the Overdrive app. 8.5 hours later I know how you feel about this book.

Beware spoilers ahead!

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Series: Hunter #1
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi, Dystopian
Audience: Teen
ROTS Setting: Alternate Future
Synopsis: Girl has magic powers and loyal demon followers, easily defeating enemies and challenges while tired and having feelings.
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