To have a deus ex machina end this book as well as the first one does not bode well for the series. 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. I can assure you, they are amazing. Elend is the king in the beginning but is later voted out. The Lord Ruler is dead has been vanquished.
Book Descriptions: The Well Of Ascension S Anderson Br Andon is good choice for you that looking for nice reading experience. 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. A combination of self-interest, corruption, ignorance, and ambition leads the council to fail and Elend is voted out of office. I think that this is one of my problems with this novel, the undercutting of each storyline in a way that negates its relevance. Actually, the Koloss themselves, the mercenaries who make up one of the armies, also bothered me a little in this novel.
I love that Sanderson has a way of telling a great story with fantastic characters and even when you are sure you know what will happen next…. Stopping assassins may keep Vin's Mistborn skills sharp, but it's the least of her problems. In one sense, the novel is about Elend, Vin, and the rest of the team struggling with politics and armies as they try not to lose control of the city. Realms of Fantasy Part of this one is a quest, but part of it is also an examination of what it might really be like to bring down an absolute ruler. This is a review for the Graphic Audio version of the Mistborn Trilogy.
Even though the action is often completely fantastical, you will be able to envision the characters, their magic being used, and the struggles to overcome evil and their own weaknesses. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. But the book is not all good news. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. The first book was a clear struggle for the freedom of the enslaved skaa by a ragtag group of rebels and rogues. While it's possibly realistic for past mistakes to keep biting someone in the rear, it gets narratively frustrating to read the same bad result repeat over. So after overthrowing the Lord Ruler, Vin et al essentially set up almost entirely the same situation, but with less competence, experience, or effectiveness.
Sanderson is a writer to watch. To remove the corrupt and decadent nobility who profited from the oppression of the people. Good thing Sazed is there to be the philosophical voice of reason when we need it. I can't explain it with words. This guy is the one who said Alendi was the Hero of Ages, and then realised he had to stop him from completing his quest. What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The worldbuilding in these books has been stellar and I have such a perfect picture in my head of every location, every building, every outfit and every person.
She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed. I thought three in three months was fast haha! Afterwards, Straff orders Zane to kill Vin. He has great ideas but the execution of them is not going as well as he would like. 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. 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.
Amaranta has slowly been drugging Straff, making him develop an addiction, and she is now withholding it from him. Vin is a Mistborn but she is struggling with her place in the Kingdom. One man is still alive, and is surviving by eating said corpses. Vin meanwhile struggles with her growing fame as The Heir of The Survivor of Hathsin; and she skirmishes Zane, the son of Straff Venture and Elend's half brother, who is revealed to be a powerful Mistborn, but is mentally unstable. The broken little girl inside her still is not sure how to trust and she has a hard time believing in herself.
Anyway, a koloss army shows up and attacks Luthadel. A group of Inquisitors attacked their village. Vin protects them but is injured. It was interesting, and it did keep me reading but there were pieces of it that probably could have been cut out and that made the middle of the book drag a little bit too slowly. In fact it's only now after reading this book that I realise just how shockingly under-explored it is in fiction! But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows. So the novel reads as fairly anti-democracy as it will always be corrupted by cronyism, avarice, and ambition, and is actually pretty pro-tyranny. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer Novella Oathbringer forthcoming 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 Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs.
While there were sections of Final Empire devoted to the slightly tedious and repetitive ballroom scenes in which Vin dabbles in ham-fisted court intrigue and gossip, in this book she devotes her time to being mistborn and embracing her more destructive skill-set. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed. I mean, obviously the book ends with something big! Sanderson then tries to make them more interesting and perhaps sympathetic by showing how they are being manipulated and used by one of the lords. OreSeur tells Vin not to go but she ignores him. The allomantic play by the mistborns is wonderful to read, so vivid that you can see them dancing around on the page clearly, pushing and pulling bouncing around on rooftops. Synopsis Like all of my series, I wrote book one of Mistborn to stand on its own, yet lead into potential sequels. This book did a good job fleshing them out and making them feel more like people.