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Le Puits de l'ascension, (Mistborn #2)

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En mettant fin au règne brutal et millénaire du tyran, ils ont réalisé l’impossible.
À présent, Vin la gamine des rues devenue Fille-des-Brumes, et Elend Venture, le jeune noble idéaliste, doivent construire un nouveau gouvernement sur les cendres de l’Empire. Mais trois armées menées par des factions hostiles, dont celle des monstrueux koloss, font le siège de Luthadel. A
Broché, 726 pages
Published October 13th 2010 by Orbit (first published August 21st 2007)
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Kat O'Keeffe
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I can't handle how amazing this series is. Brandon Sanderson continues to overwhelm me with his impressive storytelling skills. Just like in The Final Empire, the world and the characters and the story were all beyond fantastic. There must be some kind of sorcery involved in how this man weaves together plot threads, because really.

I can't say much more without spoilers, but if you have not yet read this series, READ IT. SERIOUSLY. READ IT.
Christine Riccio
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The overall book is a solid 4 stars bUT THE LAST 100 PAGES IS 5 STARS NO QUESTION OMG
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

3.5 stars

Anytime I'm reading fantasy for review, I take copious notes. In fact, most of the time, my review is pretty much written by the time I finish the book, I just need to make slight alterations to account for any last minute goings on.

And I like that, b/c your average fantasy is 2 - 3x longer than any other book. Trying to go back after the fact and recall all the key details would be a nightmare.


Brandon Sanderson has consistently thwarted me in this area. And
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
Holy son of a biscuit eater!!! THIS BOOK! I loved it, loved it, loved it! Sanderson tackled most of my feels in this book and YES I cried here and there but most of it was happy crying. My dog even looked at me like I was crazy when I was laughing and crying and yelling YES at certain parts.

Vin landed softly on the damp cobblestones, watching as the mists began to form around her. They puffed into existence as darkness fell, growing like tangles of translucent vines, twisting and wrapping aroun
Bookdragon Sean
I like a story that surprises me, and this series keeps doing it. The ending of the last book was undoubtedly epic. I don’t know how Brandon Sanderson does it. It felt like the closing chapter for these characters, but, in reality, it was only the beginning of the series. The Lord Ruler’s death could have been the ending, but he was only the surface issue. Indeed, with his death a whole host of problems arose, and none of them are as simple as they appear. This proved that the generic plot of th ...more
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a thrilling sequel.
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sorry in advance about the bad language but....


Okay, everyone just read this series, okay? okay.
Cait • A Page with a View
4.5 stars. Oh man, these books are hard to rate. This was a lot like the first one where I was mildly interested in the beginning, then pretty bored for a good chunk of the book... and then flipping through the last 20% like

I was SO into the brilliant last bit that I ended the book thinking 5 STARS. GREATEST BOOK EVER. Buuuuut then I remembered that most of the book was more like

I don't want to say much about the plot that would spoil this book, but I'll still hide these few plot points in case
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series has been AMAZING. Just brilliant!
I did a BR with my pal ChopinFC. Aaaand, I turned into Usain Bolt while reading this book. Sorry Rod! 😬

Both books have gone in completely different directions and I’ve enjoyed that so much. Usually the 2nd book in a series is not as strong but that’s not the case in The Well of Ascension.
I’m so impressed with Brandon Sanderson on this series. He has written a world that is detailed and complicated. It's always on the edge of war, starvation or total c
Mike (the Paladin)
I feel here as if I ought to apologize to my friends who love these books. The first was okay but I found the pacing a bit slow and had a "my interest comes and goes" experience. Sadly if I compare the pacing of the first volume of the series to the pacing in this one (the second volume) the story in volume 1 moved like the wind.

I know that some are very involved here and love these, and I can see why. The characters have depth and you get an "in depth" view of their lives. Not only their lives
Cait (Paper Fury)
I have only one word for this and it is: #nope. This was the most insufferably tedious book of my life. And duuuude, I loved The Final Empire! It was exciting and had a con artist thing going on and magical wizard people with an epic magic system. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SEQUEL. I went from adoring Sanderson to probably never trying a book by him again.

Excuse me. I kind of need to walk into a brick wall and scream a little because I am so 100000% done with this this beast.

This book was...not very good. I absolutely loved the first book, it was sooo good! I still love the magical device he uses, but honestly this book did not live up to the first. The main character becomes pretty stupid, and the love interest was never that interesting. I will read the third book, but my hopes are not high.
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This nearly destroyed me and I absolutely loved it.
Jessica (priceiswong)
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own
See my full discussion (with GIFs :P) at
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha i'm dead

fucking dead




cry at my funeral

Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
The Well of Ascension was a beautiful follow-up to The Final Empire. There's so much going on now that it's difficult to speak on a lot of the specifics, so my review will focus on more general overview of what I enjoyed and what I didn't.


The plot was by far the strongest point of the novel. I was just so engrossed in all of the political conversations happening here. I like my high fantasy heavy on the political intrigue with dashes of cunning & betrayal.

Plus the last little bit of t
This is That Book.

You know the one.

The one you've daydreamed about.

The one you hope, deep in your little reader heart, you'll finally find.

The one with the plot that is both wide-ranging and intensely personal; with the characters who are all nuanced and flawed; with the complicated political intrigues to keep you guessing; with the shocking twists that are, true to form, both surprising and inevitable.

You've slogged through the morass of uninspiring Twilight clones. You've suffered through dyst
Sep 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: fantasy
I'm continually impressed with Brandon Sanderson, and I appreciate the subtle (at least to me) morality in his books. As most people who read his books will know, Sanderson comes from a Mormon background, and I think this only enhances his ability and perspective as a writer.

I read his first widely published novel Elantris a few years back. The pace, magic, character development, etc., was all good, esp. for a first novel. I eventually picked up Mistborn a few months after its release and this
Hasham Rasool
'The Well of Ascension' genres are fantasy and sci-fi.

'The Well of Ascension' is a very different book than The Final Empire but I am enjoyed reading it.

This book has focused little bit Elend Venture, more insecurities of Vin and it has introduced a new character Zane.

It is a stupendous sequel.

I love this book so much Alhamdulillah!
Aria the Blue Fairy

“That's the point, isn't it? We have to live on, no matter how hard it gets. We'll win in the end.”

Rating: 4.5 stars

I am just in love with this series. I am completely, utterly, irrevocably, in love with this world and this characters. Brandon Sanderson, you can do no wrong in my book.


I can gush on and on about how much I love this. I really can. But that won't really make this a review, won't it?

So let's get o
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 stars.
I definitely did not see foreshadowing happen this time because I DIDNT SEE THAT COMING.
Still love Elend. Still love Vin. Still love Sazed.
This series is going to KILL ME I can feel it.
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book goes something likes this:

Elend and the group: Hey, we need to find a way to defeat these two armies, led by tyrants, who've come to conquer the city.

Elend and the group:Yes, we should! But first, let us talk about it for 500 pages.

Anyway, I've read many reviews that mention this book is slow paced, but to even describe this book merely 'slow-paced' is a big understatement. I think glacial pace describes it much better. You keep thinking it's going to pick up, after all, it's 700 pages
“People who underestimated you were easier to manipulate.”

(I lowkey thought picking a quote would be easier but nope. They're all amazing so, I did eenie meenie minie mo.)






It had suspense

It had action (Made me wanna pop in the book and fight people)

It had strong, wise, reckless, flawed, fierce characters that eventually grow on you. I loved seeing their growth in this book especially Elend and Vin. (view spoiler)
"Chaos and stability, the mist was both. Upon the land there was an empire, within that empire were a dozen shattered kingdoms, within those kingdoms were cities, towns, villages, plantations. And above them all, within them all, around them all, was the mist. It was more constant than the sun, for it could not be hidden by clouds. It was more powerful than the storms, for it would outlast any weather’s fury. It was always there. Changing, but eternal."

The Well of Ascension takes place one year
Clau R.
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-ship-them, 2016
4.5 stars
So this was still a great read but i just couldn't bring myself to love it as much as Mistborn: The Final Empire! *cries*. How to describe my feelings.. hum.. I guess, if you take out Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle that's how i felt. Still a good book but its just missing the characters i was obsessed with!


Buddy read with my girl, Diana Bautista!!

Oh my gosh, this book should have been called "The Well of Absolute Tension". Tense is the perfect word to describe this book. Luthadel is surrounded on all sides by enemies, they have a weak but idealistic king, no food, a small army and winter is coming. There are spies everywhere it seems, and murders keep occurring with no explanation... *gnaws fingers* Tense, I say!

I loved the political and espionagical (I know that's not a real word... I just made it up.) feel of this book. I loved learni
Deborah Obida
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Buddy read with Tessy

This is the most amazing sequel I’ve ever read, its action packed from the beginning to the end. I think i just found my new favourite series,not sure of the number on my list yet, but definitely among my top 3.From the characters to the plot and the writing everything is exquisite, This book made me laugh, cry and hyperventilate in some places cause I swear I could not breath. This book blew me away, I still can decide my favourite in the series,that is how good it is. M
Robin (Bridge Four)
Shadows of Self should be released October 6th. So what better excuse do I need to reread every book in the Mistborn world? NONE!!!

One of the things that I love about a Sanderson book, and there are many, is that they stand up upon re-read. On this read I knew the twists, I knew the characters and still I felt every high and low all over again. I saw the very subtle clues to the twist and foreshadowing and was as impressed with the writing the second time through as the first. That is a great fe
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