Words of Radiance

Words of Radiance (2014, Tom Doherty Associates)

English language

Published Feb. 26, 2014 by Tom Doherty Associates.


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4 stars (1 review)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance, Book Two of the Stormlight Archive, continues the immersive fantasy epic that The 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 …

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4 stars

I highly recommend this excellent follow-up to WOK, even if you found that book slow-building. I am still enjoying the characters and the twists to the story, and looking forward to book 3. I am a new reader to the genre and am now in a the hard place of deciding what to read this month while waiting for the next books in other series that I am reading to be released.