As Kelsier's protégé and slayer of the Lord Ruler she is now venerated by a budding new religion, a distinction that makes her intensely uncomfortable. Even more worrying, the mists have begun behaving strangely since the Lord Ruler died, and seem to harbor a strange vaporous entity that haunts her.Stopping assassins may keep Vin's Mistborn skills sharp, but it's the least of her problems.
Luthadel, the largest city of the former empire, doesn't run itself, and Vin and the other members of Kelsier's crew, who lead the revolution, must learn a whole new set of practical and political skills to help. It certainly won't get easier with three armies - one of them composed of ferocious giants - now vying to conquer the city, and no sign of the Lord Ruler's hidden cache of atium, the rarest and most powerful allomantic metal.
As the siege of Luthadel tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.
©2007 Brandon Sanderson; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
"All the explosive action any adventure fan could want." (Locus)
"A great epic fantasy.... Fans of Terry Goodkind and Terry Brooks will find The Well of Ascension fulfilling, satisfying, and incredibly exciting." (SFRevu.com)
"Vin's struggles with love and power inject the human element into Sanderson's engaging epic." (Booklist)
This was a good book. However the first book set the bar so high it was hard for the second book to compare. The only problem I have with the second book is that it drug on for a while in places. Overall, it was a great book.
Michael does a great job with the characters and giving them each a personality through their different voices.
This is a typical second book in a trilogy in that it bridges the gap between books. This is still a great read but there are more politics and planning in this book than the first. With that being said I plan to start the third immediately.
I am reading this series for the 2nd time and enjoying it even more than the first time! Sanderson does a great job of getting you involved with the characters, hard to put down once you start.
Oh my goodness I am an addict! I had days where I was itching to listen what happened next and I never saw it coming! Book 3 im all yours
I gave book one 5 stars and thought it was very very good. However the second book is much slower. Still Good but moved just a bit to slow. I say this not to discourage you from the book because the story is still well worth the time. Just as a heads up. I do not think you will like this book if you did not enjoy the first book.
As good as the first book in the series. Plenty of surprises, action, and twists. Enjoyed the continued character development and added characters as well.
Following the fast paced climax of The Final Empire, I honestly found The Well of Ascension extremely slow to get going. It doesn't really pick up speed until the final third of the book, and I think it could easily have been half the length in total.
Regardless, this is still Sanderson we're talking about, and that means master class world building, intriguing characters and interesting storylines. I just came out of it feeling rather underwhelmed.
Yet while this is not Sanderson's best writing on its own, it may just be the setup for a spectacular final instalment of the trilogy in The Hero of Ages. I suppose I'll just have to wait and see whether that's actually the case.
Michael Kramer is an expert narrator as always. I think that man can do no wrong :)
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