The well of ascension

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Mistborn novels volume 2.
New York : Tor, 2008, c2007.
1st mass market ed.
Physical Desc:
xii, 796 pages : maps ; 18 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 38
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 690L
Antioch High - Teen Fiction
McGavock High - Teen Fiction

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action.

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.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning

Collection Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity

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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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Reprint. Originally published: 2007.
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Sanderson, B. (20082007). The well of ascension. 1st mass market ed. New York: Tor.

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Sanderson, Brandon. 20082007. The Well of Ascension. New York: Tor.

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Sanderson, Brandon, The Well of Ascension. New York: Tor, 20082007.

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Sanderson, Brandon. The Well of Ascension. 1st mass market ed. New York: Tor, 20082007. Print.

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