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Readings for August 2017

When summer reading isn't so much.

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

Greetings from the world of not very long (relatively speaking) Sanderson novels. I say this of course as someone who has Oathbringer in all its heft on the shelf. But The Bands of Mourning is in the more restrained Wax and Wayne series in the Mistborn cycle. Sanderson here is really pushing the magic-meets-technology motif in this story, and I think it mostly works. The steampunk framework assists with that, but it remains to be seen if this can hold together. But yeah, if you like the series, it's recommended.