The Well of Ascension: A Mistborn Novel (The Mistborn Saga #2) (Paperback)
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This is book number 2 in the The Mistborn Saga series.
- #1: Mistborn: The Final Empire (The Mistborn Saga #1) (Paperback): $21.99
- #3: The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn (The Mistborn Saga #3) (Paperback): $21.99
- #4: The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel (The Mistborn Saga #4) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #5: Shadows of Self: A Mistborn Novel (The Mistborn Saga #5) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #6: The Bands of Mourning: A Mistborn Novel (The Mistborn Saga #6) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #7: The Lost Metal: A Mistborn Novel (The Mistborn Saga #7) (Hardcover): $29.99
The Well of Ascension picks up about a year after The Final Empire. The Lord Ruler is dead and his empire is fallen, and while the previously enslaved are free from oppression, they are now faced with a growing uncertainty. How long will this freedom last? Who will be their leader now? And what of the Heir of the Survivor, she who slayed the Lord Ruler?
Vin spends her nights patrolling the city and foiling any would be assassins after the life of her love Elend. But one of them is like her, and much more experienced than she. Elend has become the interim ruler of Luthadel and tries his best to govern with a fair hand. But the council he has instated works to usurp him at every opportunity. Kelsiers crew, who previously only ever worked large heists and other criminal endeavors, now find themselves trying to keep a city running. The city that Kelsier gave them with his sacrfiice. This sequel expands on the themes of The Final Empire and introduces other pressing questons: Can idealism alone prove to be enough? Can you be a good ruler and remain a good person? Where does blind faith end and doubt begin??
The Well of Ascension drags a bit in the first half (not gonna lie), but somewhere in the second act things pick up and get very interesting. The characters are a little more enjoyable than in the Final Empire, most notable is the Terrisman, Sazed. If you enjoyed his character in the previous book then you will absolutely love him in this one.
4 out of 5 Stars! Would recommend.— From Perry's Picks
Now with over 10 million copies sold, The Mistborn Series has the thrills of a heist story, the twistiness of political intrigue, and the epic scale of a landmark fantasy saga.
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.
Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning
Other Cosmere novels
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
The Rithmatist series
Other books by Brandon Sanderson
About the Author
Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. His bestsellers have sold 30 million copies worldwide and include the Mistborn® Trilogy and its sequels; the Stormlight Archive novels; and other novels, including The Rithmatist, Steelheart, and Skyward. He won a Hugo Award for for The Emperor's Soul, a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence. Visit his website for behind-the-scenes information on all his books.
“Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters.” —Booklist on Mistborn
“This entertaining read will especially please those who always wanted to know what happened after the good guys won.” —Publishers Weekly on The Well of Ascension
“Sanderson is an evil genius. There is simply no other way to describe what he's managed to pull off in this transcendent final volume of his Mistborn trilogy.” —RT Book Reviews, Gold Medal, Top Pick, on The Hero of Ages