Vin finds and releases the power from the well of ascension into the world with some interesting consequences. The final search for the The Hero of Ages unfolds with some unique and surprising results.
The Hero of Ages is the second book in the Mistborn trilogy. A sequel, The Alloy of Law was subsequently released and takes place 300 years after the conclusion of the trilogy. This is a high fantasy book that takes place on the world of Scadrial. A land that is plagued by constant ash falls and overwhelming mists which prevent the growth of vegetation. The book is told in the third person narrative from the various different characters.
In this world that is covered in ash, with the mysterious mist that appears to be harming people, more back story is revealed to explain this and the true purpose of the mist is revealed. Vin and company spend the majority of the book uncovering the puzzling clues left by the Lord Ruler. There is an unexpected and interesting twist to the story we have been following concerning the Hero of Ages, I will not say anymore here so as not to give out any spoilers!! We learn more about the Evil God Ruin as well as the Good God of Preservation with their fight for the balance of power between them.
The ending to this story is a bit sad and certainly unique and definitely not what we were expecting, but certainly satisfying in its own way. I am anxious to see where this series is going and I am looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading high fantasy revolving around the struggle between good and evil utilizing interesting characters.