The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead has been vanquished. But so too is Kelsier, the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the world has been left to his protege Vin; a one-time street urchin, now the most powerful Mistborn in the land. Worryingly for her Vin has become the focus of a new religion, a development that leaves her intensely uneasy. More worryingly still the mists have become unpredictable since the Lord Ruler died and a strange vaprous entity is stalking Vin. As the siege of Luthadel intensifies the ancient legend of the Well of Ascension offers the only glimmer of hope. But no-one knows where it is or what it can do...
©2009 Brandon Sanderson (P)2011 Orion Group Publishing Limited
"Second book and still gripping me"
OK. Firstly, this is not a sequel and thus isn't simply a rehash of the first concept, this is the next installment.
If you listened to the first book and enjoyed it, then you'll enjoy this.
This installment adds depth to characters and adds more detail to the backstory of the world; introducing whole new species and new magic into the world created in the first book, as well as adding insight into the magic already introduced in the first book . This is a worthy listen, although I would imagine that starting on this book would leave the listener baffled as it requires the background and gentle introduction provided in the first book otherwise you will feel cheated.
Overall, a great listen.
Thank you once again Mr Sanderson.
"Where have you gone to 'Well of ascension' ?"
I was really enjoying this story (on my iphone audible app) only to find it wouldn't play beyond part 2 chapter 6. I'm very frustrated especially because my library doesn't have the book and I'm desperate to find out what happens next...
I hope the bug gets fixed really soon.
This story has a very good storyteller and is well written. I recommend it for older children and adults alike who enjoy fanatsy.
"I want to hear more"
I was a little concerned about the US accent of the narrator (a stupid prejudice to assumed that fantasy characters have English accents!) but he's a great reader and, once I got used to it, the story galloped along. Characters came to life and I couldn't wait to buy part two.
"Not my type of writing"
Well written, but unnecessary magic system that appears to be trying be different simply for the sake of being different. Not my thing.
"Continued Excellence from Sanderson"
The Mistborn world well-constructed, well-thought out fantasy - the world is consistent, the 'magic' of ferrochemy (sp?) is an interesting and almost scientific type of magic, as Vin struggles to develop her own skills and discover new ones. A good fantasy book by a good fantasy author.
"Great culmination of an excellent series."
Up until a couple of months ago I had never heard of this author.
I took a chance on one of the audiobooks and got completely hooked.
He writes incredibly well and introduces new worlds with revolutionary and intricate schemes of magic that transport the listener completely transported.
His books have the advantage of being very long so with an audible membership you get 25 plus hours of riveting listening for the same price as most books that arw only 10 hours.
I love this guy.
I really enjoyed the first book and loving the third book. Although I enjoyed this book, its probably the worst of the three. The pace is quite slow and you sense that there was a long period of time between the writing of the first and second books. I read book two directly after book one, and for that reason the first half was a constant recap of what happened in the first book as if the author himself was reacquainting himself with the characters. It can get tiresome having allomancy explained again and again.
That said, it really builds on the characters and sets the scene for the third book, where the transition is a lot smoother and quick. Overall, I enjoyed it but i think I would have preferred to read another book or two between the original and sequel so that the recap didn't annoy so much and was more valued.
"Won't work on phone app."
Take heed of the other warnings. This book will not play beyond chapter 20 (Part 2 chapter 6) on the phone Audible app. Most frustrating that it's not yet fixed despite several reports.
"file problems on android"
Good book but it will not play past chapter 20 on android client - tested on two phones and my table with no joy, tried to do the "ask a question" on the help page but that just loops without looking like its sent - come on audible having books that play and a website that works is core to what you do, please fix
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