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THE WELL OF ASCENSION
by Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy

2007 Epic Fantasy Novel Nominee

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Sanderson's hallmark is to take traditional high fantasy tropes and turn them upside down, and he doesn't disappoint here. Vin's a beautifully realized protagonist whose struggles are wonderfully written and, as always, the worldbuilding is unusual and compelling.

The peasants have overthrown the Lord Ruler, there's a
new king and Vin has no idea
what to do without Kelsier, who
masterminded the revolution. Feeling overwhelmed at the task
of rebuilding society, she wanders
the mists at night, dueling with
another Mistborn and trying to
figure out her relationship with
Elend, the idealistic young king.

Then the city comes under
siege -- both from Elend's father
as well as an army of terrifying
creatures known as the koloss. And Vin's haunted by something
in the mist -- something that wants
her to go to the Well of Ascension
and release a power that promises
to save her world. (Tor, Aug., 592
pp., $27.95)

Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs

Publisher: Tor

Published: August 2007

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