donderdag 15 januari 2015

Brandon Sanderson: The Well of Ascension

Hi

This review is about The Well of Ascension; the second book in the Mistborn Series.
You can find all my Brandon Sanderson reviews here.
I got this novel in the Fnac and it has 781 pages.

*SPOILER FREE!*

There’s not much to add to my review of the first novel; so here are some additional or changed opinions.

The Well of Ascension is a typical middle book because of these three points; it ends on a cliffhanger. It is setting things up for the last book. The story is completely different from the first book and I assume/hope the third book will be closer to the first one.

Sanderson is a very captivating writer. It’s a very different and unique world definitely worth reading about.
The characterization and the world building are even better than before.
I love most of the characters because they all grew on me in this novel. And the addition of two new types of species keeps it interesting. Most of them seem very real with emotions, faults and merits.

But there’s way too much drama going on between Vin and her lover. Does he love me? He deserves someone better. I’m not worthy of her. She should find someone better. That kind of stuff. Aggravating as hell.
Also, all the talking, deliberating and the politicking get really boring after yet another chapter full of these. There’s no actual progress in the plot. Such a slow story! Not a lot happens, and after these actual events; it’s back to politicking and talking.

Even though this book was rather boring and dragging, I did finish it quickly. And that’s all thanks to the writing and the fantastic world-building.

Have you read the series? If so, did you like it?

Have a nice day!
Helena

Writing a review about this one.