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Words of Radiance

Words of Radiance 1

Book Two of the Stormlight Archive

by Brandon Sanderson
Paperback
Publication Date: 19/09/2017
5/5 Rating 1 Reviews
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From #1New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson,Words of Radiance, Book Two of the Stormlight Archive, continues the immersive fantasy epic thatThe Way of Kings began.

Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status "darkeyes." Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly struggling to master remarkable new powers that are somehow linked to his honorspren, Syl.

The Assassin, Szeth, is active again, murdering rulers all over the world of Roshar, using his baffling powers to thwart every bodyguard and elude all pursuers. Among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar, widely considered the power behind the Alethi throne. His leading role in the war would seem reason enough, but the Assassin's master has much deeper motives.

Brilliant but troubled Shallan strives along a parallel path. Despite being broken in ways she refuses to acknowledge, she bears a terrible burden: to somehow prevent the return of the legendary Voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation that will follow. The secrets she needs can be found at the Shattered Plains, but just arriving there proves more difficult than she could have imagined.

Meanwhile, at the heart of the Shattered Plains, the Parshendi are making an epochal decision. Hard pressed by years of Alethi attacks, their numbers ever shrinking, they are convinced by their war leader, Eshonai, to risk everything on a desperate gamble with the very supernatural forces they once fled. The possible consequences for Parshendi and humans alike, indeed, for Roshar itself, are as dangerous as they are incalculable.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer(Novella)
Oathbringer

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning


Collection
Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners

Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity

ISBN:
9781250166531
9781250166531
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19-09-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tom\Doherty#Associates, LLC
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
230.89x157.23x48.77mm
Weight:
1.04kg
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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating

5 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • As good as the first

    by on

    Sanderson has created a fantastic world and we see more of it open up in this sequel. He looks to be setting up for a long series as more parts are revealed and new characters introduced. If you liked the first you'll like this one.