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The Well of Ascension: Book Two of Mistborn by [Brandon Sanderson]

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"Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters."--Booklist on Mistborn "Enjoyable, adventurous read that. . .should satisfy even easily-bored teens." --Locus on Mistborn "Elantris is the finest novel of fantasy to be written in many years. Brandon Sanderson has created a truly original world of magic and intrigue, and with the rigor of the best science fiction writers he has made it real at every level."--Orson Scott Card "Elantris . . . is marked by vivid and strongly drawn characters (including a memorable female character) and ingenious plot twists that will keep the reader turning pages. Don't miss it!"--Katherine Kurtz, New York Times-bestselling author of the Deryni series
"Sanderson's outstanding fantasy debut . . offers something for everyone: mystery, magic, romance, political wrangling, religious conflict, fights for equality, sharp writing and wonderful, robust characters. . . . The intrigue and excitement grow steadily in this smoothly written, perfectly balanced narrative; by the end readers won't want to put it down. . . . Sanderson is a writer to watch." -
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 "In this stunning debut novel [is] a completely unique world that enfolds the reader in mystery and wonder right through till the last page."-
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"Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters."--Booklist on Mistborn "Enjoyable, adventurous read that. . .should satisfy even easily-bored teens." --Locus on Mistborn "Elantris is the finest novel of fantasy to be written in many years. Brandon Sanderson has created a truly original world of magic and intrigue, and with the rigor of the best science fiction writers he has made it real at every level."--Orson Scott Card "Elantris . . . is marked by vivid and strongly drawn characters (including a memorable female character) and ingenious plot twists that will keep the reader turning pages. Don't miss it!"--Katherine Kurtz, New York Times-bestselling author of the Deryni series
"Sanderson's outstanding fantasy debut . . offers something for everyone: mystery, magic, romance, political wrangling, religious conflict, fights for equality, sharp writing and wonderful, robust characters. . . . The intrigue and excitement grow steadily in this smoothly written, perfectly balanced narrative; by the end readers won't want to put it down. . . . Sanderson is a writer to watch." -
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
 "In this stunning debut novel [is] a completely unique world that enfolds the reader in mystery and wonder right through till the last page."-
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000UZQI0Q
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Books (April 1, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 1, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4753 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 815 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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I'm Brandon Sanderson, and I write stories of the fantastic: fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers.

In November 2020 we saw the release of Rhythm of War—the fourth massive book in the New York Times #1 bestselling Stormlight Archive series that began with The Way of Kings—and Dawnshard (book 3.5), a novella set in the same world that bridges the gaps between the main releases. This series is my love letter to the epic fantasy genre, and it's the type of story I always dreamed epic fantasy could be.

November 2018 marked the release of Skyward, the first book in a new YA quartet about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world under alien attack. The follow-up, Starsight, was released December 2019. Also out that year was the final volume of the Stephen Leeds saga, Legion: Lies of the Beholder, which was also published in an omnibus edition, Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds, that includes all three volumes.

Most readers have noticed that my adult fantasy novels are in a connected universe, called the Cosmere. This includes The Stormlight Archive, both Mistborn series, Elantris, Warbreaker, and various novellas available on Amazon, including The Emperor's Soul, which won a Hugo Award in 2013. In November 2016 all of the existing Cosmere short fiction including those novellas was released in one volume called Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection. If you've read all of my adult fantasy novels and want to see some behind-the-scenes information, that collection is a must-read.

I also have three YA series: The Rithmatist (currently at one book), The Reckoners (a trilogy beginning with Steelheart), and Skyward. For young readers I also have my humorous series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians. Many of my adult readers enjoy all of those books as well, and many of my YA readers enjoy my adult books, usually starting with Mistborn.

Additionally, I have a few other novellas that are more on the thriller/sci-fi side. These include the Legion series, as well as Perfect State and Snapshot. There's a lot of material to go around!

Good starting places are Mistborn (a.k.a. The Final Empire), Skyward, Steelheart, The Emperor's Soul, and Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians. If you're already a fan of big fat fantasies, you can jump right into The Way of Kings.

I was also honored to be able to complete the final three volumes of The Wheel of Time, beginning with The Gathering Storm, using Robert Jordan's notes.

Sample chapters from all of my books are available at https://www.brandonsanderson.com/books-and-art/—and check out the rest of my site for chapter-by-chapter annotations, deleted scenes, and more.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sanderson crafts an incredible tale, excellent follow-up to Mistborn
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2021
Item arrived in only a day and a half from when I ordered it, which is fantastic in itself.
Excellent condition, looks and feels exactly as a paperback should. Printing is good, cover art is nice, etc.
As for the story, Sanderon’s writing is great. An excellent follow-up to Mistborn. I’m a new fan, he’s be recommended by friends for some time, and I only just recently finished Mistborn as the first of his books that I’ve read and absolutely loved it. Well Of Ascension didn’t disappoint, it kept up the same energy of the first with thought put into how everything works, a plot that’s easy to follow but not predictable, and building on characters while introducing interesting new ones.
Highly recommended for people that don’t want “yet another D&D campaign” fantasy novel.
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A Scary Man
3.0 out of 5 stars Too long and mostly filler
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 15, 2018
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Barry Mulvany
3.0 out of 5 stars There is a great book here but pretty much the whole middle of the book dragged.
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Farhad Shawkat
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the first one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable sequel that takes a little bit to get going.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Solid Success
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