Brandon Sanderson – Shadows of Self Audiobook
I liked the previous one, the mixture of magical investigations, research on the combinations of “twinborn” and humor made it a reading that was in my top 10 of 2015, I even had it more liked that the first trilogy where I did not really cling to the main characters and whose second volume was in my opinion far too slow and uninteresting. So I started it without a priori, even if I had not yet had a crush on the Mistborn saga, I still trust Brandon Sanderson to give me quality fantasy. And I was totally right about this, this volume gives this series a scale that was lacking in the first volume, I would say that this saga has become with this volume an essential for fans of the first trilogy! (and even the others)
Life in Elendel becomes more and more difficult, between the malnutrition which threatens and the angry workers who cause more and more problems, the tension mounts more and more.
The police no longer know where to turn to try to keep the peace.
When the governor’s brother is murdered in a vault, along with the city’s worst criminals and other corrupt nobles, everything seems about to explode, so much so that Waxillium, Wayne, and Marasi begin to wonder if someone would not be behind all the events that the city undergoes … who would benefit from starting a revolution?
It could be that the fight is well outside their league, when the gods and creatures of legends begin to unfold … but has that stopped them yet?
What I love most about this Brandon Sanderson – Shadows of Self Audiobook is that there is always something going on. The point of view changes from one character to another, and we learn to discover the other protagonists.
I especially liked discovering Steris, she seems so calm and cold in the first volume but in fact we come to like her in this one, although she is always a little out of the story, her place becomes more and more important. Well I don’t deny the fact that I would prefer to see Wax with Marasi but the calm and strong presence of Steris brings a lot of good to Wax, it is a mainstay for him from start to finish, she remembers it as well as she does. can.
We also discover Wayne, ha … Wayne * thoughtful look *, this man is a breath of freshness and humor, we never tire of it for a single second. The worst part is that he’s serious, he’s not someone who spends his time laughing, it’s just natural with him.
“I need you to stay behind as we go into those slums,” Wayne said, determined to impress solemnity into his voice. “It’s not that I don’t want your help. I do. It’s just going to be too dangerous for you. You need to stay where I know you’re safe. No arguments. I’m sorry.”
“Wayne,” Wax said, walking past. “Stop talking to your hat and get over here.”
As for the story, it is really interesting, we always have this discovery of the different powers and combinations that I had already really appreciated in the first volume.
There is also a lot of mystery and important revelations that brings this series closer to the previous trilogy, for me it is one of the most important points of this volume, we come back to research and mysteries in relation to power and magic, we find everything that made us happy before.
I laughed a lot throughout, I was totally overwhelmed by the revelations that I did not expect at all and I ended up in tears, rarely a book had touched me so much,
This book is a MUST-READ !