Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Book Review | The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

The Well of Ascension is the second fantasy novel in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series.

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.

Last year I read and loved the first Mistborn novel. I never wrote a full review of it because I wasn't sure exactly how I felt about it. I have personal preferences for how I want my stories to play out, and Mistborn challenged those in many ways. After letting it settle in my mind a while, though, I only had positive thoughts. By the end of the year I was already longing to reread it.

The Well of Ascension is the second book in the Mistborn series. In some ways I loved it even more than the first. I don't know if it better aligned with what I wanted out of the series or if I'm getting used to Brandon Sanderson's storytelling style. Either way, I think I'm going to be obsessed with this series.

I love the characters in The Well of Ascension and Sanderson's magic system is so much fun.

I think this series is the perfect bridge between YA and adult fantasy, but I recommend it to any fan of fantasy.

As a bonus - if you enjoy canine characters like Oy from the Dark Tower and Oberon from The Iron Druid, there's a dog character to love in The Well of Ascension as well.

I can't wait to see what happens in book three.



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  1. I really need to try this guy at some point.

  2. Well Jennifer I will have to read that dude Sanderson one day LOL Happy the sequel was even better!

    1. Some one on Instagram told me book three is even better than this one. I'm there for it!

  3. I've never actually read a Sanderson novel. But maybe this would be a good series to start with. :)

  4. One of my friends keeps asking if I've read any of this authors work... hopefully I will in 2019!! :) Great review!

    1. I have so many of his books to catch up on! They are all huge so it's a task.


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