Saturday, 7 June 2014

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) - Brandon Sanderson

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2)
By Brandon Sanderson
Reviewed by Jeff
Published:August 21st 2007
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: 590
ISBN: 0765316889


The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler – the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years – has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

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. (Goodreads)
 SANDERSON!!! You sand baggin son of a B. What in the actual crap did you just actually write into this story? God damn it I am so utterly speechless, and I hate how sly and clever you are with your plot twists. This might possibly be one of the best twists I have ever read.....I can't even believe that these last 5 chapters actually just happened. "Hey how can we completely turn this plot 180? Oh let's do it this way...man whoever reads this is gonna be fired up after this one." Yeah cool bro....thanks BRANDON. I hate your brilliance. That is all.....ok rant over. Serious note book is amazing, I again was infatuated with the story line, and although it took awhile for this one to get going, the ending was just pure brilliance. You begin to actual care about the characters and their emotions and thoughts and feelings, which is a rare trait to be able to express to readers. Honestly Sanderson is obviously a master of his craft, and this book just reiterated that point. Highly recommended and I can't wait to get into the next book. For an author to be able to do something so remarkably unexpected with a storyline like he does in this, takes a genius. Well played sir, you have secured a new fan boy.

5/5 Carls

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