This is the second book in the Mistborn trilogy, and though a bit long-winded, it manages to be as engaging as the first. The Lord Ruler has been overthrown and Elend Venture declared king. The narrative revolves around the power politics of the broken kingdom, which can get a bit tiresome at times. Sanderson throws twist after twist, it's almost difficult to keep up with it at times. That being said, some of his twists are brilliant ones that make you want to keep reading and see it through to the end. I'm looking forward to finishing the series.