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The Well of Ascension
by Brandon Sanderson
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Sanderson is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. Can't wait to read the next one. ( )
Sanderson strikes again. Just like with the first Mistborn I struggled through the first 75% of the book before I started to get really into it. I have so much respect for the world-building and magic system here, so Iâ€™m not really sure why these books are such a struggle for me â€“ it might be the audiobook narrator. But, just like before, I couldnâ€™t put Ascension down for the last quarter of the book and Iâ€™m prepared to struggle through book #3 in anticipation of a solid ending.
This is hard because I loved this book for the first 550 or so pages and then I have such mixed feelings about the ending and am rather bothered by the epilogue.
Very torn between a 3.5 and a 4 star review, but rounding up to be nice, lol. The latter half of the book (as per usual with Sandersoon books in my experience) was very good, but the first ~40% felt like a total slog to me personally, as someone not very invested in the Vin/Elend relationship and politics...
Update: I have been stewing on this hecking book for months and am grumpily lowering my rating down to 3 stars. I have borrowed the third book and am looking forward to reading it, so let's hope it redeems this one!
I'm a sucker for plot twists and am realizing I like political drama. This has a ton of both. I was re-reading this, having first read it about 5 years ago. While I forgot some of the plot twists, I did remember the main one, and watching it unfold was great. Sanderson is brilliant. :D
Vin's struggles with love and power inject the human element into Sanderson's engaging epic.
This entertaining read will especially please those who always wanted to know what happened after the good guys won.
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century