In case you missed the news, we’re very happy to share that Brandon Sanderson‘s hotly-anticipated new, seventh Mistborn novel, THE LOST METAL, has finally been announced! Due to be published by Gollancz in the UK, on November 15th, it is the final volume in the Wax & Wayne story-arc of the series. Here’s the synopsis…
For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization the Set — with his late uncle and his sister among their leaders — since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines. When Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne find stockpiled weapons bound for the Outer City of Bilming, this opens a new lead. Conflict between Elendel and the Outer Cities only favors the Set, and their tendrils now reach to the Elendel Senate — whose corruption Wax and Steris have sought to expose – and Bilming is even more entangled.
After Wax discovers a new type of explosive that can unleash unprecedented destruction and realizes that the Set must already have it, an immortal kandra serving Scadrial’s god reveals that Harmony’s power is blocked in Bilming. That means the city has fallen under the influence of another god: Trell, worshipped by the Set. And Trell isn’t the only factor at play from the larger Cosmere — Marasi is recruited by offworlders with strange abilities who claim their goal is to protect Scadrial… at any cost.
Harmony’s vision of future possibilities comes to an abrupt halt tomorrow night, with only blackness after that. It’s a race against time, and Wax must choose whether to set aside his rocky relationship with God and once again become the Sword that Harmony has groomed him to be. If no one steps forward to be the hero Scadrial needs, the planet and its millions of people will come to a sudden and calamitous ruin.
The novel is available for pre-order now.
The Wax & Wayne story arc also includes THE ALLOY OF LAW, SHADOWS OF SELF, and THE BANDS OF MOURNING.
The first story-arc in the Mistborn series is made up of THE FINAL EMPIRE, THE WELL OF ASCENSION, and THE HERO OF AGES. The three novels are also available as special edition hardcovers — all published by Gollancz in the UK.
Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.