Mistborn was a bit daunting to begin with jumping head first into a new fantasy universe with no bearings. But with any new series things begin to open at you get the lay of the land. The ash covered land. I really enjoyed Mistborn once the story got going. the allomancy magic system in this book is the real shining star. I believe Sanderson spent a long time on development of each metal. Overall there is a certain point in which the book takes off and I binge read until the end. I would definitely pick up the Well of Ascension to continue.