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Book
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Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Tor, 2007.
Description:
590 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
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Notes:
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
7 20 46 72 112 130 131 136 144 145 146 150 165 170 175
LCCN:
2007014105
ISBN:
0765356139 (pbk.)
9780765316882
0765316889
9780765356130 (pbk.)
Other Number:
122715367
System Availability:
5
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
5
Control Number:
172602
Call Number:
813/.6
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
4
# System items in:
4
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Characters
Vin (Female), Street-wise, Orphan, Former street urchin; able to burn metals internally; Elend's lover; struggling to adapt to her new position as royal consort
Elend Venture (Male), Lord Ruler of Luthadel; clinging to his power; father is leading an army against him; Vin's lover
Genre
Fantasy
Fiction
Adventure
Topics
Power struggles
Power
Assassins
Court life
Legends
Magic
Magical powers
Fathers and sons
Good vs. evil
Nobility
Orphans
Betrayal
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  Publishers Weekly Review

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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Summary
Evil has been defeated. The war has just begun.They did the impossible, deposing the godlike being whose brutal rule had lasted a thousand years. Now Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire.They have barely begun when three separate armies attack. As the siege 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.It may just be that killing the Lord Ruler was the easy part. Surviving the aftermath of his fall is going to be the real challenge.
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