The Well of Ascension

Book Two of Mistborn

Mistborn (Volume 2)

Brandon Sanderson; Read by Michael Kramer

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The second book in Brandon Sanderson's epic science fiction Mistborn Trilogy series.
 
The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler – the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years – has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.
 
As Kelsier’s protégé and slayer of the Lord Ruler she is now venerated by a budding new religion, a distinction that makes her intensely uncomfortable. Even more worrying, the mists have begun behaving strangely since the Lord Ruler died, and seem to harbor a strange vaporous entity that haunts her.
 
Stopping assassins may keep Vin’s Mistborn skills sharp, but it’s the least of her problems. Luthadel, the largest city of the former empire, doesn’t run itself, and Vin and the other members of Kelsier’s crew, who lead the revolution, must learn a whole new set of practical and political skills to help. It certainly won’t get easier with three armies – one of them composed of ferocious giants – now vying to conquer the city, and no sign of the Lord Ruler’s hidden cache of atium, the rarest and most powerful allomantic metal.
 
As the siege of Luthadel tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.

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Chapter 1

The army crept like a dark stain across the horizon.

King Elend Venture stood motionless upon the Luthadel city wall, looking out at the enemy troops. Around him, ash fell from the sky in fat, lazy flakes. It wasn’t the burnt white ash that one saw in dead coals; this was a deeper, harsher black ash. The Ashmounts had been particularly active lately.

Elend felt the ash dust his face and clothing, but he ignored it. In the distance, the bloody red sun was close to setting. It backlit the army that had come to take Elend’s kingdom from him.

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Praise for The Well of Ascension

“Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters.”—Booklist on Mistborn
 
"Enjoyable, adventurous read that. . .should satisfy even easily-bored teens." --Locus on Mistborn
 
"Elantris is the finest novel of fantasy to be written in many years. Brandon Sanderson has created a truly original world of magic and intrigue, and with the rigor of the best science fiction writers he has made it real at every level.”—Orson Scott Card
 
Elantris . . . is marked by vivid and strongly drawn characters (including a memorable female character) and ingenious plot twists that will keep the reader turning pages. Don’t miss it!”—Katherine Kurtz, New York Times-bestselling author of the Deryni series
“Sanderson’s outstanding fantasy debut . . offers something for everyone: mystery, magic, romance, political wrangling, religious conflict, fights for equality, sharp writing and wonderful, robust characters. . . . The intrigue and excitement grow steadily in this smoothly written, perfectly balanced narrative; by the end readers won’t want to put it down. . . . Sanderson is a writer to watch.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
 
“In this stunning debut novel [is] a completely unique world that enfolds the reader in mystery and wonder right through till the last page.”–Romantic Times BOOKReviews

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Brandon Sanderson; Read by Michael Kramer

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and lives in Utah with his wife and children. He has been chosen to complete the concluding volumes of Robert Jordan’s bestselling Wheel of Time® series.
 

Michael Kramer has narrated over 100 audiobooks for many bestselling authors, including Robert Jordan’s epic Wheel of Time fantasy-adventure series. Known for his “spot-on character portraits and accents, and his resonant, well-tempered voice” (AudioFile Magazine), his work includes recording books for the Library of Congress’s Talking Books program for the blind and physically handicapped.

 

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The Well of Ascension
Book Two of Mistborn
Brandon Sanderson; Read by Michael Kramer

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
December 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206381
ISBN10: 1427206384
Audio Run Time: 26:30
$29.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765316882
ISBN10: 0765316889
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 592 pages, Includes 1 map; Glossary
$29.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
June 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765356130
ISBN10: 0765356139
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 816 pages
$8.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
8/5/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765377142
ISBN10: 0765377144
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 784 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 and up
$12.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429961813
ISBN10: 1429961813
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 592 pages
$8.99
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