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)
I love the story line. I love the cruel, uncertain, and honorable characters. The passing of a character is a blow to me cause I feel as if I know them. This book amazes me with its power to capture my imagination.
Yes....because of how well the book was done. The descriptions of the city, people, the battles taking place, and how the people overcame whatever obstacles before them. Sanderson made the reader want to jump into the story & be part of it.
Many memorable moments...
His narration was spot on--the atmosphere of the book is somewhat grim & he reflected that.
Due to the length of the audio book, it's impossible to do but I really wouldn't want to do that...in my opinion, breaking it up into increments allowed me to better enjoy it because I wasn't 'overloaded'.
Incredible book.....with the first book, it took me a while to get into the story but I couldn't wait to jump in with this one. Have already got the third one ready to go...although I will continue to enjoy it in spurts--that way I can give it my full attention while listening!
The narrator is great in the series. the plot is a little sluggish at times but it still was worth the listen.
This book does start slow and meanders through some personal development for two of the main characters. Some of Vin's emotional torments seem self indulgent and adolescent, but I suppose that's appropriate since she is only 19 or 20. I hated the love triangle element, it's tiresome, overused in book series, and unnecessary. Some of the writing structure is repetitious and choppy. Every character pauses. Vin paused. Elland paused. All that being said, the story really starts to pick up about 2/3 of the way through. The world and system of magic that Sanderson has created is still compelling. The fight scenes are more developed and intense. I wasn't expecting some of the plot twists. I would definitely recommend it.
book number one was outstanding. book two is good with strong character development. I wish the ending would have provided stronger closure, perhaps a cliff hanger.
Report Inappropriate Content