The Bands of Mourning


Brandon Sanderson

Cover Artist

Chris McGrath


Tor Books

Publication Date

January 26, 2016


Preceded by:

Shadows of Self

Succeeded by:

Mistborn: The Lost Metal

The Bands of Mourning, the sixth book in the Mistborn series, was released on January 26, 2016.[1] It is the sequel to The Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self. Its sequel has been tentatively titled The Lost Metal.[2]


With The Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self, Brandon Sanderson surprised readers with a New York Times bestselling spinoff of his Mistborn books, set after the action of the original trilogy, in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America.

Now, with The Bands of Mourning, Sanderson continues the story. The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. But now a kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate, and along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set.[3]


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