Brandon Sanderson’s “Bands of Mourning” concludes the trilogy begun with “The Alloy of Law” and “Shadows of Self” . Set in a period similar to our 19th century, Scadrial is going through the early stages of industrialization.But in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, lawmen Wax Ladrian keeps to the old ways. When called to the city, frontier justice will be pitted against modern crimes. Also new in fantasy is “The Long Cosmos” by Terr Pratchett. He imagines a hyper-intelligent post-human race who attempt to create an immense artificial intelligence device known as The Machine. But to build it, they will need the help from the more populous humans.
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