Sunday, December 30

Book Review: The Well of Ascension

Title: The Well of Ascension

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Pages: 763

Summary: Evil has been defeated. The war has just begun.

They did the impossible, deposing the godlike being whose brutal rule had lasted a thousand years. Now Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire.
They have barely begun when three separate armies attack. As the siege 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.

It may just be that killing the Lord Ruler was the easy part. Surviving the aftermath of his fall is going to be the real challenge

My Rating: 8.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: While I enjoyed the first book more,  I still found it to b a great read, and I'm looking forward to reading the final book and reading how this story ends.

This book move a little more slowly than the first, which I both liked and disliked. It did help develop some of the characters more and did a good job at setting up the plot for the final book and plot devices throughout the book. I also enjoyed about how the author kept the reader guessing about certain characters, who may not have been all they seem. But, because the plot was moving more slowly, I felt after a while, I was waiting for something to happen. There was a lot of periods of time where nothing happened, and after a while Min's adventures in the mists become repetitive after awhile. But for the most part the pacing of the book was well done.  

There were some interesting twists throughout the book, especially at the end. I didn't see that one coming at all, so I'm looking forward to seeing what the author does with that in the final book of the trilogy. It should be interesting. I'm also loving the idea behind allomancy, the mistborns. As a reader, there were still so many questions to b answered, and questions from those answers, I am enjoying, the slow reveal of this, as the characters learn more about the secrets, so do the readers.  Although, something tells me by the end of the trilogy, there will be many more questions than answers. Either way, I am looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy.

Would I recommend it to read: I would the series is shaping up to be a very interesting one. I think a lot of readers would enjoy the authors twist on fantasy, and enjoy the story as much as I have been.

What to read next: The Hero of Ages - Final book in the trilogy.

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