This is the second book in the Mistborn trilogy. I actually posted my review for The Final Empire, the first book in the series, on the blog, feel free to check it out. And don’t worry, I won’t be spoiling anything about this sequel so keep reading without worries.
I hope I can manage to make sense without giving too much details, but here I go.
The Well of Ascension stars one year after the events of The Final Empire. I enjoyed reading this second book a lot! It was good to be back to this world and these characters. However I think everything would have hit me more deeply if I had read this one right after I read The Final Empire because even though I knew the characters and what they went through, I didn’t feel as connected to them.
Even when this book was full of the “original” characters, there were a few new introduced. The ones I liked the most and were more memorable to me were Tindwyl and Zane. I won’t say much about these two, but I want to know more about them!
Honestly, I didn’t see the big plot twist at the end coming. And now that I think about it, I don’t think I saw many of the twists coming at all lol which is great because I was shook to the core with each new revelation.
There are still many things unanswered and I hope we get all the explanations in the next book! This was a great a sequel, although now that I finished it, I realize there were a lot of things that could have been skipped. I still enjoyed reading this book even when it took me almost a month to finish, but that’s on me because I was kind of busy and then Disney+ was released in my country so, of course, that didn’t help at all.
This book talks about rape, violence, blood, war and was very heavy on politics up until around the 90% mark or so when the true action really started. Don’t get me wrong, it was good to see Elend grow and be more confident and Vin learning to accept herself and how they worked together with the rest of the crew, but I was expecting something similar to The Final Empire.
However I enjoyed reading about Elend and Vin’s relationship and growth. Elend was so cute to her I melted a lot of times. This is certainly no romance story nor there were many romantic scenes, but the actions and words Elend said to Vin were so damn adorable and cute! Or at least I found them that way, I’m a hopeless romantic so you can’t blame me for enjoying their love.
I truly recommend these books. If you like high fantasy, you definitely have to give the Mistborn trilogy a try. Considering how confusing high fantasies can be at first, I found this one to be easy to understand.
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙