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Words of Radiance

Words of Radiance 3

by Brandon Sanderson
Publication Date: 11/03/2014
5/5 Rating 3 Reviews

*** Listed in the Top 10 Best Fantasy Books of 2014!***

See our Best of 2014 page for the full list and our top picks in Fiction, Kids, Young Adult and more.

From the bestselling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new, original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artifacts from a past civilisation that can win wars. As the world tips into a war for control of the mythical artifacts of power made from Shard, characters are swept up into new dangers which will threaten their integrity and their lives. Huge, ideas-filled, world-spanning fantasy from a master of the genre.

Publication Date:
Orion Publishing Co
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975.

Since then he has written, amongst others The Mistborn books and begun the internationally bestselling Stormlight Archive.

He was also chosen by Robert Jordan's family to complete Jordan's Wheel of Time Sequence. He lives in Utah.

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  • The best in epic fantasy

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    Sure, we had to wait a little while Sanderson finished off Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, but this long-awaited sequel to The Way of Kings does not disappoint.

    Brandon Sanderson is arguably the best epic fantasy author writing today, and this is a fine example of his craft.

  • Epic fantasy at its best

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    This second book (of a planned 10) in the Stormlight Archive was some time coming due to Sanderson's commitment to finish Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, but it is definitely worth the wait. With wonderful worldbuilding and fantastic characters Sanderson truly is Jordan's heir. Epic fantasy at its best.

  • Loving The Stormlight Archive

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    The last fighting scene in The Way of Kings (the first book of the series) left me so hyped up, I have been waiting for the sequel of this series ever since

    Words of Radiance does not disappoint. I kept on trying to tell myself to slow down, to enjoy it slowly ... nope! I got a neck pain (and back pain, and eye pain) from finishing the book in 3 days. But it is so totally worth it.

    Brandon Sanderson is one of my favourite-st (i know, I know, there is no such word .. indulge me, that is how much I love him) author ever.