Hardcover, 1243 pages

English language

Published Nov. 13, 2017 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC.

ISBN:
978-0-7653-2637-9
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4 stars (195 reviews)

The eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, at the top of his game

In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe whose numbers are as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: the enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, an din its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the …

5 editions

reviewed Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive, #3)

Review of 'Oathbringer' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

I thought the book dragged a bit, and I was planning to take a break from the series, but that ending went hard. 

reviewed Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive, #3)

Review of 'Oathbringer' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

After pondering this for a while, I think I'm going to land on a soft 4 stars. I have had a complicated relationship so far with The Stormlight Archive, not because I dislike it at all (I really like it a lot!) but I feel there are so many technical components of Sanderson's writing that really hold this series back from its full potential. But I think a lot of my criticisms of the first two books were, in some part, addressed and changed for the better in the third book.

Firstly, the story moves as a much more consistently, engaging pace in this book. Action is dispersed throughout the story rather than being offloaded to the final 50 pages. There's a LOT of overarching story development taking place, making the reader feel a little less lost in where this big story is leading. The character development is really on …

reviewed Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive, #3)

Review of 'Oathbringer' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

On my second read (listen, actually -- the Graphic Audio version is good), this book is kind of a slog. Most of the first three-quarters of the book tends to draaaag on forever with lots of lame politicky stuff and people wandering aimlessly. Stuff happens, but it's not nearly as fun to read the second time as the previous books. At least the ending is good, which is always the case with Sanderson's books.

Now I can finally start the "new" book (from 9 months ago).

reviewed Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive, #3)

Review of 'Oathbringer' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

October 2020 Reread:
But sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a person who is in the process of changing.

Oathbringer remains five stars on the re-read and may be my favorite of the Stormlight series, but yet I know so little about the larger world and universe. I was prepared for the scope of the story to expand drastically with this book but I was still overwhelmed. 1200 pages is a tome but it doesn't drag. Each chapter, story and character moves the tale forward.

But merely being tradition does not make something worthy...we can't just assume that because something is old it is right.

Unfortunately I still find Shadesmar to drag. Everything is so new, different and you learn as the characters do so it's a challenging place to understand. I expect the Cognitive Realm will continue to be a setting going forward and Sanderson intentionally told us …

Review of 'Oathbringer' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This book takes Dalinar Kholin from "a good character" to easily my favorite character in the series so far. Oathbringer reveals Dalinar's deepest flaws and delivers some gut wrenching, tear jerking scenes while doing it. Brandon doesn't pull any punches here in showing the people of Roshar living the human (and listener, I guess) condition, while keeping the action interesting and subverting some expectations along the way.

reviewed Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive, #3)

Review of 'Oathbringer' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

третя книжка серії тягнеться нескінченно. вже літають всі, вже ті чарівні мечі в кожного... а все ніяк ворожнеча не здається =) автора вистачило на дві книжки, третю висмоктано з пальця, нмсд.

reviewed Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive, #3)

Review of 'Oathbringer' on Goodreads

5 stars

Superb. Sanderson forged this story like a sword: balanced. The "I knew that would happen" moments and the "I did not see that coming" moments fade and advance in perfect harmony. I still enjoy the characters. Now the wait begins for the next installment.

reviewed Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive, #3)

Review of 'Oathbringer' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Look, I'm an emotional guy; especially as I've gotten older I cry at the drop of a hat at movies, shows, that They Lived Subaru commercial, a good song, memories, all of it.
But never until the Stormlight Archive have I understood--EXPERIENCED--why people cry over books. Never have I openly sobbed at the beauty of redemption, and forgiveness, and grace, and honor.

This book is the most important step a man can take, and that is all I can say about it.

Review of 'Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

An amazing book, and unquestionably epic. OB had everything: character growth, worldbuilding, heartbreak, spectacle. Once the plot geared itself into motion it hurdled towards the end. There's something special about the way Sanderson writes that the end product is so spectacularly satisfying. Everything just clicks together so well as if the story could only have concluded the way that it did. Despite that, it's not overly predictable.

I feel that, despite his huge success, Sanderson doesn't really get the credit due to him in some circles of fantasy readers compared to more "adult" writers with a grittier style. However, I think this is a disservice to the work he's done both to develop his characters and to evaluate and work with stereotypes of the genre. Despite building towards a war of mythic proportions, he's really undermined what I think of as the Dark Lord or Orc problem. There are no …

reviewed Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive, #3)

Review of 'Oathbringer' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

So at last, here's my review. It took me a while to get to writing this and I am still not sure that this can express what I think about this book. Because it's just 1200 pages of epic.



I've rarely, if ever anticipated a book with such high hopes and such dread of being disappointed. So it could either end up being "Fellowship of the Ring"-awesome or "Phantom Menace"-WTF...

Then came the day or rather midnight and I clicked refresh on my reading device until the book started downloading. The next day, I realized how lucky I was when I heard that the book was coming out on different dates all over the world and that people were having trouble downloading--especially the audio version while others had to wait two days or more until the book was even out.

Reportedly, a big audiobook seller was brought down that day …

Review of 'Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Goodgooglymoogly.. We've been waiting and what was delivered was a banquet. I ate and I ate and I ate and I'M STILL HUNGRY FOR MORE.

In a nutshell, we knew nothing, now we know a lot of things, now we're ready for a (re)building, to get us to... I have no idea. With Sanderson we have a cosmere to deal with and while I don't see the strings drawing it together quite yet. I feel on the spiders web that it's there in the future.

What a book what a book. Alright let me get my gripes out of my head. These characters all are working through their flaws in this book. Which I guess is right since Oaths make you have to look at who you are and accept that kind of stuff so you can move forward but it seemed no one but Navani had their sh*t together. …

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