The Great Mistborn Read-along of 2019 *Well of Ascension*

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  1. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy Soldier Forum Moderator

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    Greetings and hello!​

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    Enough of us have shown interest in reading or re-reading Mistborn, so I figured we'd have a thread where we can do a read-along! We'll set a pace for everyone to read together, but do not let that stop you from getting further ahead if you so desire!

    For the time being, we will focus on the first Trilogy of books.

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    Thanks Stephen for outlining our Read-along! Here is the layout for Book 1 with links to the annotations for each chapter.:
    Annotations list for each chapter in Mistborn 2 AKA Well of Ascension
    Deleted Scenes for Well of Ascension ( DO NOT read until the book is finished)
     
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  2. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai

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    Hiiiii!

    Because of ADD and anxiety, Leala is a slow reader, but she's also 43% or so done with the first book already. :lol

    My usual pace for this book is about 10-20 pages or 2-3 chapters a week.
     
  3. Stephen Lightheart

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    I'm in, unless y'all want a blistering pace. ^^
     
  4. Leala al'Dareis

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    Same here, Stephan. :lol
     
  5. Stephen Lightheart

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    My reasons are pretty similar, too. :lol
     
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    :fistbump
     
  7. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy Soldier Forum Moderator

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    Unlike Wheel of Time where the chapter pace was roughly 20 pages per chapter, Sanderson's chapters are merely a suggestion.

    We have 38 chapters and an Epilogue in Mistborn's first book. We could do roughly 3 chapters a week if that's a manageable pace.
     
  8. Leala al'Dareis

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    That sounds manageable to me. ^^
     
  9. Stephen Lightheart

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    It's a 541 page book, so that would be an average of 42 pages a week.
     
  10. Thaddius al'Guy

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    Is that too much for you? I'm reading the American mass market paperback, which is 641 pages. That's why I want to do it by chapters and not page numbers.
     
  11. Stephen Lightheart

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    Nah, I think I can do it. It's just about on the edge, though.
     
  12. Elia LePhant

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    I'm in! So excited, it's been many years since I read this trilogy.
     
  13. Leala al'Dareis

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    If you guys don't mind, I'll likely be ahead of ya'll. Though, there is a chance you'll catch up. I'll come in with commentary and still be part of the discussion, though. ^^
     
  14. Thaddius al'Guy

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    Now, as an added bonus, Sanderson on his website did do annotations for this book, so you get an inward glimpse at how he did things.

    I would suggest to read these AFTER you finish the book though, as they will spoil a lot of things.
     
  15. Stephen Lightheart

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    Yep! I'd already looked 'em up just now. ^^ I'm excited!
     
  16. Thaddius al'Guy

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    Does everyone that wants to be included already have the book at the ready? I'm thinking we start tonight and go through next Tuesday night.
     
  17. Stephen Lightheart

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    Winterdawn will probably join in as well. And we own it three times (and really want a fourth), so we're perfect.
     
  18. Elia LePhant

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    I have it so can start tonight.
     
  19. Thaddius al'Guy

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    This has all been possible because you stated in the other thread that you had been reading Mistborn.

    I blame you.
     
  20. Elania al'Manir

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    If you don't already have the books, I think the links to buy them on Brandon Sanderson's website are affiliate links so he gets more of the profit if you use them. :look