The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
Published: Tor Books (Aug 21, 2007)
Posted: Goodreads (Jun 2, 2016)
(5 / 5)
This is the second book in the Mistborn series and it’s absolutely amazing. The same well written and carefully constructed story you’d expect from a follow-up to The Last Empire and yet even more to love.
This novel continues with the court intrigue in the first novel and expands it to political and military spheres this time around. It also has a hell of a lot of twists and turns along the way. All of the suspenseful threats and perils the characters face seem genuine and serve to provide a non-stop page turner.
The excellent storytelling is second only to the in-depth character depth. The story is supplemented with on-point humor and three dimensional villains that aren’t your emotionless run of the mill fantasy death lords. There’s just so much to say about all of the characters that I’ll just shut up here and let you find out for yourself.
If you thought the assassination and action sequences of the first book were intense, imagine that times twenty on a larger scale! The action is even better than in the first novel. Truth be told, I think Sanderson’s action sequences are better than most of those types of scenes found in other works of the genre.
What happens when a brave revolutionary posthumously achieves what he sets out to? Does his system actually work? What influence does power and love have in the *unique* war-torn fantasy world you’ve come to love? Pick up this novel and you’ll find out.
This sequel is well worth the hype, its stellar cliffhanger will surely make you want to finish the series.