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The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
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Feb 15, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, 2009
Read in February, 2009

"The Well of Ascension", the sequel to "Mistborn" is good, but not as good as its predecessor. Sanderson does display the same skill with pacing and character as he does in "Mistborn", but I didn't find myself caring as much about what was happening as I did with the first book. I do give it four stars because I did enjoy it and it was a fun, exciting read. It just suffers in comparison to the first book. I just can't pinpoint why.
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Lori Ha, Sandi, I think I basically said the same thing in my review. I'm glad I wasn't being dense - that you have the same problem pinpointing just what is lacking here. I wonder if Sanderson was distracted while writing it, knowing he would have to finish the massive Wheel of Time series.

message 2: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy Sandi and Lori,
I agree with both of you - the second wasn't quite as good as the first. I wonder if it's not just that we're familiar with the characters and the world? And also that we have high expectations because we liked the first book?

I guess rereading the first book (some time in the future) would help me answer those questions.

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