Words of Radiance

English language

Published Feb. 26, 2014 by Tom Doherty Associates.

ISBN:
9781429949620

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5 stars (7 reviews)

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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Review of 'Words of Radiance' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Brandon Sanderson has achieved another epic masterpiece with Words of Radiance. The 2nd book of The Stormlight Archive series is thoroughly enjoyable. You do need to have read the prior book to understand what's going on, but it is totally worth it. Words of Radiance continues where it left off with some of the same strong characters, plot, and magical settings. I sincerely hope that Sanderson dedicates more of his time to growing these series. I wouldn't mind a longer wait for the second Mistborn trilogy if we get more Stormlight books!



Read my full review on my blog: strakul.blogspot.com/2014/03/book-review-words-of-radiance-by.html

Review of 'Words of Radiance' on Goodreads

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.

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