While reading this book, I got to thinking if reviewing a second or even later books of a series with a brilliant start is worth the effort. Would people read the rest of the series nonetheless? That dilemma does not apply here since this book was as good as the first if not better. I thought after reading and switching between multiple books since I started blogging in earnest, I had control over what books I put down, something which I did not have during my early reading days.I do not know what exactly lulled me into that fancy, but today proved me wrong.
When I began the book and Kell’s team are trying to rebuild the world after what they thought was a success in some form, I thought I could pace myself. When whole new characters came waltzing into the mist filled streets (where Vin practiced using her metal alloys, burning them to give herself certain powers), then again I thought I could finish a more docile book which I could complete in a relatively shorter time. By the time the main city of Luthadel was under siege by multiple armies, there was political chaos and mental chaos in the different fractions and I stopped kidding myself that I could walk away today without seeing them through. Vin and Elend are trying to salvage and support a whole new way of life when the tendrils of what is left unfinished reach out to mess with an already unstable system.As compared to the last book, we tap into the emotions that drive each of the team and that gives it a wider perspective and another dimension to the tale. There are a lot of battles and a whole lot of planning. There were some really unexpected twists a few times in the book. I gave myself a headache reading it for half a day continuously( yes, this is my full-time activity now) but it was still worth every minute.
I am looking forward to see what happens in the next book!