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The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – June 3, 2008
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Dockson: Indeed- wait, what? We made you king? Aren't you, like, 15 years old?
Elend: Ah, shucks, that isn't very nice. I'm 21.
Dockson: Well, you are a good guy so I'll let it pass. This will be mentioned repeatedly throughout the book. Honestly, you are so good.
Vin: (Glances around the room, making sure everything is safe) Hey guys.
Elend: Holy crap you are so paranoid! I love you though. I worship the ground you walk on. Let's make a bunch of mist babies. Have I mentioned how adorably paranoid you are?
Readers: Actually, considering her upbringing and the fact that you are now king, she doesn't seem paranoid. She is just being smart.
Elend: No, no, trust me guys. She is soooo paranoid.
Readers: But, don't you mention how assassins try to kill you every month? And that she is essentially the only one protecting you?
Elend: Guys, seriously. She is paranoid.
Readers: Sigh, Ok...
Vin: You know how I seemed conflicted about my role and who I was in the last book? Well, that was unresolved and we are now going to drag it out for 400 pages.
Zane: Hey, what's up? I'm another Mistborn and I'm the bad boy. I wear all black. By the way, Elend wears all white. There is no symbolism in that AT ALL.
Vin: Woah, who are you?
Zane: Oh, I work for Elend's dad...you know, the one who is currently commanding an army that is besieging the city?
Vin: Considering my predilection for not trusting anybody, it would be consistent with my character to treat you as a hostile enemy. But, I'm just so intrigued! Another Mistborn!Read more ›
I'd like to first start off and say that book 2 is NO book 1. Granted the last segment is good. It was too much of a burden getting there. There were many points in the book where I wanted to burn the book it was so annoying. I would give this book a 2.5 if I could but since the ending was good. I gave it a 3.
I'll go into detail below about the negatives.
1) Vin and Elend's relationship. It is one of the most UNBELIEVABLE and AWKWARD romances. In book 1, you kind of saw the chemistry and it made sense. One could see them pushing through their differences and, hopefully in the future, grow into a mature relationship. In book 2, all hope of that is destroyed. There aren't ANY scenes where you feel that they should even stay together. I found myself many times rooting for Vin's other love interest just because it made more sense. I completely understand how opposites attract but it was just so strange reading Vin go slaughter a group of assassins and then come act like a Tween couple stuck in the puppy love stage with Elend immediately after. It was just too unrealistic and extremely tiresome to read.
2) Extremely slow paced. I won't get into this too much but let's just say this book could've been named something completely different like "Mistborn: People Gathering Outside While We Bicker Inside" or "Mistborn: Teen Insecurity and Its Dire Symptoms on a Kingdom" or my personal favorite "Mistborn: Being Redundant Helps for Redundancy". This book has so much filler I would put it up there with some of the Wheel of time books. You know, how the whole book is tiresome and then something EPIC happens at the end.Read more ›
STARTING FROM SCRATCH (FOR THE MOST PART)
Let's face it, the previous book, MISTBORN, could have nearly been a stand-alone novel. Towards its conclusion most of the plot threads had been tied up--the Lord Ruler defeated, the skaa freed, and Vin/Valette gets to hang out with Elend. About the only thing that didn't get resolved in that novel was this: What about the Mist that is still floating around the world?
As a result, WOA starts off with a situation that, while plausible, comes across as forced simply "for sequel's sake". WOA starts off with the now-free city of Luthadel facing an army outside its gates. This army is led by a nobleman (Straff Venture) that chose to leave the city in the previous book. More armies come to lay siege to Luthadel and all are led by characters who previously had small roles.
THE SADLY SLOW SEQUEL
You would think that a newly-freed city being threatened by three armies would make for quite the page-turner.
Sadly, a lot of time in WOA is spent just waiting for something to happen. For the vast majority of the novel, the armies do nothing but sit there, Elend Venture learns how to be a king and Vin grows a little distrustful and kills off numerous nameless assassins (which didn't pose that much of a threat anyway. To paraphrase Austin Power's father: "You don't even have a name tag! You've got no chance!")
At the beginning of the book there are a couple of maps. One of Luthadel and one of The Final Empire.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Another great book from Brandon Sanderson. In the process of obtaining and reading the rest in the series! Such an interesting use of 'magic'. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Marisa Black
Let me tell you. Over 700 pages and I was sad when it was over. So creative. Great fight scenes. A great work all aroundPublished 5 days ago by I. Salazar
There are so many things going on though out this book but it was still easy to keep track of them and follow the plot thanks.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Well written, Brandon. But where do you get this great imagineering, how do you put it such compelling story form? Most of all, how do I find and identify book three?Published 8 days ago by Rodney Mutchler
Continues to amaze. Expands on characters we had little insight into before while still building on others we know well. In love with so many of the characters. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Thomas Greene
This book really puts a lot of attention on Vin, Elend, and Sazed. It also explained a few mysteries from the first book. Read morePublished 9 days ago by sean
OK this book started out kind of slow, but it has a great ending! Stick with it, it will be worth it.Published 10 days ago by S. Drake
Wonderfully written. Action packed, yet the characters feel real, and you find yourself loving the thought processes behind the action.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer