The following is commentary, written by Brandon, about one of the chapters of MISTBORN: THE WELL OF ASCENSION. If you haven’t read this book, know that the following will contain major spoilers. We suggest reading the sample chapters from book one instead. You can also go to this book’s introduction or go to the main annotations page to access all annotations for all books. For those who have read some of MISTBORN 2, any spoilers for the ending of this book will be hidden, so as long as you’ve read up to this chapter, you should be all right.
Part Four Wrap-Up
I named this section ‘Knives.’ My philosophy was that it involved people being used as tools—and it focused on Vin and Zane, culminating with their attack on Cett’s position, then fight against each other.
I toyed with the name ‘Knives of Flesh’ but that conjured too many silly images for my writing group. They still haven’t let me hear the end of that one.
In the end, I like the shorter, simpler section title. It is a nice counter-point to the previous section, which was titled king. It focused on Elend, this focused on Vin.
Next section focuses on the Siege of Luthadel and its end.