The Bands of Mourning

The Bands of Mourning is the 6th book in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series. Follow Waxillium and Wayne in a steampunk world to uncover mythical artifacts.
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The Bands of Mourning is the sixth book in Brandon Sanderson’s expansive Mistborn series and the third installment in the Alloy of Law sub-series. Set in a steampunk-influenced world where Allomancy and Feruchemy magical systems coexist, the story follows protagonists Waxillium Ladrian and Wayne on a quest to discover the fabled Bands of Mourning. These are mythical artifacts believed to grant the powers of the ancient Lord Ruler, blurring the lines between legend and reality. The narrative grapples with themes of power, identity, and the ethical implications of wielding immense capabilities. Sanderson intricately layers the book with action, humor, and philosophical undertones, making it an indispensable part of the Cosmere universe.