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I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.
The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson What an astounding sequel to a brilliant original book. Probably one of the stronger sequels I've ever read. And in many ways I enjoyed this almost more than the original.

It focused more on the character of Eland Venture, opened up on more of the insecurities of Vin, introduced the new character of Zane and also provided insight into creatures such as the kandra and koloss.

I loved how Sanderson not only addresses such fascinating world-building ideas but cobbled them together with the political and religious elements of the first book. He really properly handled the idea of what happens after a revolution when the despot is removed. Basically he opened up the whole of the first book and turned a few things around.

I really loved how he turned the whole idea of the prophecy around. These lines say it all: "Something has taken control of our religion, something nefarious, something that cannot be trusted. It misleads, and it shadows."

I will now await a time I can lay hold of the next book and then I will devour it. Literally! Or maybe not...

Also as a side-note this book also has a very strong eunuch character. And they're always under-represented in fantasy...