The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)
By: Brandon Sanderson
My Rating: FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS
Best for: 16 and up
And this completes the great Mistborn re-read of 2020. It’s been so much fun these last few weeks to re-fall in love with this amazing series.
The Bands of Mourning is my favorite of the Wax and Wayne books. I loved the emotional connection between the characters, and the fight scenes are pure, white-knuckled, joy to read.
This time around, I found even more connections to The Cosmere, and discovered there are even more mysteries to be solved than I was aware of. I’m also glad I read Mistborn: Secret History after The Hero of Ages instead of after The Bands of Morning like Brandon Sanderson recommends.
These stores have been such a treat to read!
I was surprised there there was more sexual innuendo than I remembered. Parents should be aware that Wayne’s typical (im)mature, no-filter way of saying whatever’s on his mind puts the sexual content in The Bands of Mourning squarely in the PG-13 range. The violence already had it there, but to me PG-13 violence is less significant than PG-13 sexual content.
Best for 16 and up.
More than meets the eye…
As a fantasy novel, The Bands of Mourning was outstanding. It’s edge of your seat and laugh out loud–at the same time. Start with Mistborn, and don’t stop until you get here. So worth it.
As a part of Sanderson’s Cosmere, those who are NERD enough to care are going to be thrilled with the new clues.
This was just too good.