The sheer scope of this series alone is enough to be breathtaking. Sanderson has proposed it would be a trilogy of trilogies, the first of the Mistborn trilogies taking place in a medieval world where people have elemental based magic like Avatar or Butcher’s Codex Alera series. Then, he cranked out The Alloy of Law which takes place years later in a sort of 1880’s frontier era but with the same magic. It was only supposed to be one book, but he decided I’ll write a whole trilogy of Wax and Wayne, so this is the first. Whether this is the second trilogy, or just sort of diversion — a four fucking novel “DIVERSION” — remains to be seen. This particular one was a little underwhelming, but I highly recommend the series.