“Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire. Three separate armies attack. As the siege 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.”
What I thought:
OH HEY IT’S A REVIEW *gasp* I’m sorry they’ve been a rare sight over the summer. Things are about to go back to normal <3
My apologies if I’m a bit rusty *ahem*
Usually, I take loads of notes but I took fewer with this one. I read The Well of Ascension on my summer break and spent my lunch breaks with my SO rather than alone in a cold basement kitchen, so I had less time to read 🙂
Not that there’s much to say anyway. All you need to know is, The Well of Ascension is a masterpiece. If you write epic fantasy yourself it’ll be a master class as well. The world building is epic, friends. This is how you do it!
Chaos and stability, the mist was both.
I especially loved the chat between Vin and Sazed about halfway through. It made me more curious about the world Sanderson has created, and it made me want to research all the things.
This series lives by its foreshadowing, and it was killing me. I was so worried about where everything was going. Having finished this trilogy by now I can tell you – wow, I’ve never been more wrong about anything o.o Sanderson is a master of deception on top of everything else!
He already shows some of this in The Well of Ascension. There’s a spy, and I spent the whole book trying to guess who it is only to suspect everyone but the actual bloody spy -.- The betrayal is REAL
That powerful thumping, growing louder and louder. It had once seemed distant, but no longer.
The Well of Ascension.
One thing I love about this whole series is that it looks like everyone has changed so much from the beginning, but really they’re the same people. Their positions are different and some of their motivations have changed as they’ve learned, but really they’re the same memorable characters.
Honestly, there’s nothing I can say that’ll do The Well of Ascension justice. I can praise it all day long if you want, but you won’t believe it’s that incredible until you read this series yourself.
I said it above but it’s worth repeating: if you love reading epic fantasy, you need this series in your life. If you write epic fantasy, you’ll want a pen and notebook as well.
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