Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is heartbreaking.
Wax has to stop a kandra (Bleeder aka Paalm) who has gone mad and is set on destroying Elendel, overthrowing Harmony (Sazed) and freeing Wax. Bleeder is responsible for several deaths, but spares Wayne and Wax several times. At the last when Wax has Bleeder cornered he discovers that she is his lost love Lessie who Harmony sent to protect him in the Roughs and it was her love for him that drove her mad. Bleeder chooses to die rather then be under Harmony's control.
Hint that Bleeder may have been under the control of a new god Trell.
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