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The Well of Ascension
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The Dark Lord is dead, and now a new world can be built. The acclaimed epic commercial fantasy published for the first time in the UK.

About the Author

Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. Since then he has written the Mistborn series, amongst others, become a New York Times bestselling author and been hailed as the natural successor to Robert Jordan; indeed he was appointed by Jordan's estate to complete Jordan's Wheel of Time series. He lives in Utah.

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Sanderson's entertaining second Mistborn novel begins after most fantasy series end, when the team of brave and cunning heroes find that holding on to power is even harder than overthrowing the previous tyrant. Elend Venture, the scholarly new Lord Ruler of Luthadel, clings to power while Luthadel's aristocrats and merchants grumble and two enemy armies-one led by Elend's father, Lord Straff-camp outside the city gates. Fortunately, Elend can rely on help from his lover and unofficial court assassin, the young allomancer Vin, but her magical metal-using ability makes her a target. An orphan of decidedly low origins, Vin is also having trouble adapting to her position as royal consort, especially since the underclass skaa, newly freed by Elend, look to her as their protector. Meanwhile, the ancient evil known as the Deepness is rising once again. This entertaining read will especially please those who always wanted to know what happened after the good guys won. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

"""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"
""" 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"
"""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 itdown. . . . 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"
Praise for "The Well of Ascension":
"All the explosive action any adventure fan could want."
--"Locus
""Sanderson's entertaining second Mistborn novel begins after most fantasy series end, when the team of brave and cunning heroes find that holding on to power is even harder than overthrowing the previous tyrant. . . . This entertaining read will especially please those who always wanted to know what happened after the good guys won."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"A great epic fantasy . . . Fans of Terry Goodkind and Terry Brooks will find "The Well of Ascension" fulfilling, satisfying, and incredibly exciting."
"--SFRevu.com
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Praise for "The Well of Ascension":
"All the explosive action any adventure fan could want."
--"Locus
""Sanderson's entertaining second Mistborn novel begins after most fantasy series end, when the team of brave and cunning heroes find that holding on to power is even harder than overthrowing the previous tyrant. . . . This entertaining read will especially please those who always wanted to know what happened after the good guys won."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"A great epic fantasy . . . Fans of Terry Goodkind and Terry Brooks will find "The Well of Ascension" fulfilling, satisfying, and incredibly exciting."
"--SFRevu.com
"

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