The Bands of Mourning - Brandon Sanderson

The Bands of Mourning

By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Epic
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 630 Ratings)


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now 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.

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.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)

The Mistborn trilogy

Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners


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  • Best of wax and Wayne yet

    By dandanthman
    Best of the second era in the mist born series! Sanderson brings more depth into each character in this book and uses more twists in bands of mourning than either alloy of law or shadows of self. Drops a big cliff hanger in the epilogue to keep readers excited about what's next! Looking forward to reading the future books.
  • Wow

    By SsAvAgEe
    This boom just does so many things right, from revitalizing what should be stereotypical tropes (like a train robbery) into wonderfully crafted scenes, to surprising us in more and better ways than ever before. Sanderson's excellent way of framing battle scenes and dialogue and everything in between simply leaves me disappointed that the book was not longer, yet completely satisfied with it in its entirety.
  • Wow

    By Hddxkkx
    Love the characters, love the world they are in. Cant wait for the next one.
  • Sanderson is the best.

    By Vballkit
    If you haven't read Sanderson, then you haven't taken the next evolutionary step in your fantasy reading.
  • sanderson outdid himself

    By PhysicsNerd96
    there was not a single chapter that did not make me laugh out loud or feel like a kick in the head from a plot revelation.
  • Brilliant

    By Kelptic183
    Brilliant book. Looking forward to the next one!