This is the second book in the Mistborn trilogy and deals heavily with the political repercussions of over throwing a tyrannical government and trying to establish a form of democracy. There is a lot of sitting around and talking in this story, but I still really enjoyed it.
There’s a lot of character development, especially for Elend and Sazed. I really loved learning more about Sazed and his people. Elend becomes very enduring because of his idealism. I found myself rooting for him, hoping that he’d be able to create the utopia he dreams of. But, when there are three different armies at your front door, ready to kill you, ideals don’t mean much.
Vin is conflicted through the entire book and I was a little annoyed by that because I felt like there was a love triangle type thing developing, lucky that was squashed. (I’m really tired of love triangles) But the real conflict within Vin is her struggle of not knowing if killing the Lord Ruler was the right thing to do. Since so little is known about the time before the Lord Ruler’s ascension, or even how he ascended, Vin is worried that the Deepness is returning to destroy the world.
Vin is convinced that if she can find the Well of Ascension, she can save her city and its people. But, well, this is only the second book of three, so obviously, things don’t go well.
Overall, a very solid second book that leads into a promising third.
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