Mistborn: The Well of Ascension, the final novella in Sanderson’s Mistborn series, takes place during the reign of Kell’s former assistant, Vin. Now an all-powerful Mistborn, Vin battles a terrifying new threat—Darkness—while struggling with personal issues stemming from her past. Meanwhile, she is enlisted to help save a neighboring kingdom from falling into Ruins. Yet when she encounters a mysterious woman who also claims to be Mistborn, Vin realizes that the options before her may not be as clearcut as they appear—or even possible.
The ultimate battle between good and evil has been won. The Hero of Ages, long prophesied to wield potent magic, has been born and raised secretly, a secret that not even his family knows about. But now, it is time for him to come forth and join the fray. After many years of planning, the kingdom of Scadrial is ready for its savior. At last, shall we discover what his name truly is?
The Well of Ascension collects the final, climactic pieces of The Way of Kings universe. Vin is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Kelsier’s followers have been divided between those who believe that light can conquer death and those who believe that there must be balance, or that the heroic sacrifice may be a false god. But this new peace may prove deceptive: behind their humble beginnings lies a hidden power that will come to claim the world and inflict its rule upon people who do not know evil from good.
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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 a budding new religion now venerates her, 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.