Words of Radiance

A viral Books Words of Radiance published Brandon Sanderson s The Stormlight Archive sequence began in with the New York Times bestseller The Way of Kings Now the eagerly anticipated Words of Ra

A viral Books Words of Radiance published Brandon Sanderson s The Stormlight Archive sequence began in 2010 with the New York Times bestseller The Way of Kings Now, the eagerly anticipated Words of Radiance continues the epic story and answers many of your questions.Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men anBrandon Sanderson s The Stormlight Archive sequence began in 2010 with the New York Times bestseller The Way of Kings Now, the eagerly anticipated Words of Radiance continues the epic story and answers many of your questions.Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men and Parshendi was being celebrated So began the Vengeance Pact among the highprinces of Alethkar and the War of Reckoning against the Parshendi.Now the Assassin 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.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.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 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.The doors of the Stormlight Archive first opened to us with The Way of Kings Read that book now available in all formats and then Words of Radiance, and you can be part of the adventure every dazzling step of the way.At the Publisher s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.. Good Ebook Words of Radiance Okay, this is finally happening. I’m ranking The Stormlight Archive as my number 1 favorite book series of all time, overtaking the throne previously held by Mistborn trilogy, and I don’t think this will ever change. The Gods of the Cosmere knows how much I love the original Mistborn trilogy but Brandon Sanderson really raised the bar for the epic fantasy genre sky high with this series.Words of Radiance, only the second book in The Stormlight Archive series and the sequel to The Way of Kings, managed to build upon almost everything done by its predecessor and improve every element necessary to become a masterpiece. I’m certain the title of this book almost literally reflects its content; each word is structured to give radiance to your life simply from reading them.The story still told from multiple POV and while still remaining mostly character driven, it's much more plot centered this time. Starting with the countdown mentioned in the beginning of the book, you're made aware that there will be a lot of twists and turns coming. The plot kept me glued to the book from cover to cover; it was so addictive to read and I couldn't wait to know more and see what happened with each page turned.As I mentioned before, each book will shift its focus more on different specific main characters, and this time the focus rests on Shallan.Picture: Shallan And The Chasmfiend, by emmgoyer7Sanderson again managed to make me love a character who I wasn't the biggest fan of in their first book appearance. The first time this happened was with Steris from the Mistborn spinoffs, and now the same exact thing happened here with Shallan. Her character development in this novel is stunning, to say the least. She’s funny, lovable, and intelligent; it’s also really intriguing to see her relationship development with Kaladin, Adolin, Jasnah and Pattern. Her past is explored completely and the revelations in relating them to her current "smile" are very heartwarming.Even though there’s a huge amount of development in and focus on Shallan, in my opinion the best storyline still comes from Kaladin’s POV; he's the main hero from The Way of Kings and from my perspective, the true main protagonist of this series. After seeing his background and development fleshed out in the first book, it’s really interesting to see how he develops into an even more amazing character by the end of this one, and Stormfather he did. Not only do the most intense and interesting plotlines come from his POV, but every single epic and badass moment literally involve his actions and existence.Picture: “Honor is dead but I’ll see what I can do” by VargasniThe world-building level improves again as there are more creatures, mythology, lore, and magic systems explored in this book. The scale of the world remains as grand as ever, and by now I think I know more about Alethkar, the Shattered Plains, than I know about my real country and its history. (I wish this is an exaggeration but it's not.)The magic systems this time are explored in much more detail than in the previous book, especially in regards to the classes Windrunner and Lightweaver. I won’t give too many details on the magic system itself, because the book could do that for you. To simplify it, Windrunners deal with manipulating gravitational pulls and Lightweavers focus on creating illusions. A great example of the Windrunner ability could be seen from a PS4 video game called “Gravity Rush”. Look it up if you want to strengthen your imagination, or if you think the magic system will confuse you somehow, but here's an image preview of what I'm talking about.Knowing the premise of the magic systems and simply from looking at the front cover of the book, you can predict there will be epic action sequences. There is much more action this time and nothing can even compare to the climax of this book. It’s honestly one of the craziest and most epic climax sequences I’ve ever read so far, even better than The Hero of Ages from the Mistborn trilogy or The Way of Kings. There are so many things happening in the last 150 pages of the book that I’m surprised I could still write a review for this. Remember my praise for the climax to The Way of Kings? Well, this one is superior by far, so prepare yourself to be mind-blown completely. Here is the front cover of the Polish version of Words of Radiance if you need more convincing.Like in the previous book, the only con I have about this book is again, it’s not long enough and the sequel to this book is not out yet. 1090 pages long and filled with a whopping 400k word inside, and yet when I flipped the last page and closed the book, I still craved for more. When the realization that the sequel isn’t here yet dawned on me, I was crushed.Binge reading this series inflicted me with a symptom which I called “The Stormlight Archive's Hangover”. Basically, it means I can’t start another epic fantasy other than this series for a while without the implication of giving them an unfair rating. My heart and soul still remain in Roshar, with the characters I care about deeply because of Sanderson's writing; which always made every detail so vivid and immersive.Words of Radiance is the perfect example of the kind of experience I’m looking for in a book. It’s the reason why I read and why epic fantasy will always be my favorite genre. The epic fantasy genre has The Lord of the Rings in the past, A Song of Ice & Fire in the present, and for the future, this genre has The Stormlight Archive series to look forward to. By the conclusion of this series, I’m sure it will surpass both those series mentioned; it already has for me. The Stormlight Archive series is the mark of epic fantasy at its best. There's absolutely no reason you should skip this series if you're a fan of epic/high fantasy genre; I really hope we could go through this series together, telling stories and living these tales with our future generations.Side note: I’m really glad I read Warbreaker first before reading this as two specific characters from there made an appearance here!
Words of Radiance Book Two of the Stormlight Archive From 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. Words of Radiance by 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, Words of Radiance The Coppermind th Shard Words of Radiance Stormlight Archive Wiki Fandom Words of Radiance is the second volume in The Stormlight Archive, an epic fantasy series by Brandon Sanderson expected to consist of ten volumes It was released on March th, With this volume, the epic continues the story of Kaladin from the first volume, The Way of Kings However, in this volume, the focal character is Shallan. Words of Radiance Summary SuperSummary Words of Radiance is a epic fantasy novel by American writer Brandon Sanderson The second installment in the series The Stormlight Archive, the story is told by a host of characters involved in a war against the series antagonists, the Voidbringers.

  1. Brandon s major books for the second half of 2016 are The Dark Talent, the final volume in Alcatraz Smedry s autobiographical account of his battle against the Evil Librarians who secretly rule our world, and Arcanum Unbounded, the collection of short fiction in the Cosmere universe that includes the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive, among others This collection features The Emperor s Soul, Mistborn Secret History, and a brand new Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer.Earlier this year he released Calamity, the finale of the 1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners trilogy that began with Steelheart.Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written Tor has published Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy and its followup The Alloy of Law, Warbreaker, and The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten volume series The Stormlight Archive He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time series 2009 s The Gathering Storm and 2010 s Towers of Midnight were followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in January 2013 Four books in his middle grade Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians series have been released in new editions by Starscape, and his novella Infinity Blade Awakening was an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series Two novellas, Legion and The Emperor s Soul, were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in 2012, and 2013 brought two young adult novels, The Rithmatist from Tor and Steelheart from Delacorte.The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings The Emperor s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella He has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the 1 spot.Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

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  1. Okay, this is finally happening I m ranking The Stormlight Archive as my number 1 favorite book series of all time, overtaking the throne previously held by Mistborn trilogy, and I don t think this will ever change The Gods of the Cosmere knows how much I love the original Mistborn trilogy but Brandon Sanderson really raised the bar for the epic fantasy genre sky high with this series.Words of Radiance, only the second book in The Stormlight Archive series and the sequel to The Way of Kings, man [...]



  2. This is it The review no one was waiting for First thing I must say, I have never given any book 5 stars Because that would mean it is perfect And that s a tall order But I couldn t give it any less Because it was phenomenal Like holy shit amazing On to the review Needless to sayspoilers ho The book was too large not complaining and there were too many insane parts definitely not complaining to do a blow by blow for each character So I ll stick with the best five Since it was obviously Shallans [...]


  3. Re read on Audible Now I m ready for Oathbringer MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListHOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER I freaking loved this book I am going to give a crazy arse review that will probably only make sense to me and throw in some excerpts and pictures and who cares Almost everyone has read this right, right I love you Brandon Sanderson But now that I sit and think about it, I will most likely be dead before you finish the books I still love you though I still love all of the men of BRIDGE FO [...]


  4. 3rd read even better than the last 2Don t judge me I made it a full year before rereading this monster book and it is even better the second time through.Kalidan and Syl I still ship you.Buddy Read May 1st with many friends over at Sanctum of Fantasy My apologies in advance for the ridiculous amount of updates I m going to post for this book It cannot be helped as my fangirling refuses to be contained.Original review April 2014 Honor is dead But I ll see what I can do I stand in awe of fantasy w [...]


  5. March 5th Done with first readthrough It was, in fact, perfect than expected I only cried a little bit mostly afterwards I just have this feeling of intense satisfaction.I will probably still wait to review until I ve read through twice I have a lot that I think I want to say but I haven t fully processed it.August 10 It s obvious to everyone that I m not gonna get around to a reread for a while, right Cool I ll do it eventually, because I have a lot to say about this book, but it ll take a lot [...]


  6. Words of Radiance is an absolutely marvelous continuation of the Stormlight Archive series As many of you know, it gets harder to review books in a series the further you get away from the first book Here I am at the end of only book 2 already over 2000 pages into this series or over 80 hours in my case and there is just soooo muchhhh storyyyy So naturally, it s tough to write a review without any spoilers BUT HERE I GO BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT ALL OF YOU So one of the things I appreciate most about [...]


  7. As I fear not a child with a weapon he cannot lift, I will never fear the mind of a man who does not think OMG This was not just a book, it was a 4 day vacation to the world of Roshar, the complete package It came with exotic locations, historical sites, a taste of the lives of all social classes including their cuisines and family traditions You re in my home now she said, and Lopen mouthed along with the words In a Herdazian woman s home, nobody s station means nothing beside her own I m not g [...]


  8. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsWORDS OF RADIANCE is the second installment of Brandon Sanderson s STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE series, and, unfortunately it fell a little flat for me.Don t get me wrong, I liked it This was one of those occasions when my rating steadily declined the I stewed about the ends and outs but immediately upon completion, I was all, Yeah Sanderson rocks again WOOT But then came the stewing .I had several significant issues with this book 1 Cosmere crossover misfire.The Cosmere is the r [...]


  9. I find myself having put off writing this review for a few weeks now I am still at a loss for words How do I deliver an appraisal of a book so mind bogglingly fantastic that anything I write will fall short of conveying the joy of reading it Words of Radiance might as well be my description of this book and not the title.WOR, being the second book in a ten book series called The Stormlight Archives, picks up right where The Way of Kings left off but does so at a faster pace Where TWOK was a slow [...]


  10. 1 The Way of Kings I am so sorry with how this review is like three weeks late November just got so overwhelming for me with trips and other things, but I m here now and happily ready to yell at you all about how this series is Brandon Sanderson s magnum opus Words are where most change begins This is book two of The Stormlight Archive series It has multiple points of view, but every one of the characters will somehow weasel their way inside of your heart Like, I know I m probably getting too ol [...]


  11. 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 201I don t know what was intimidating, the size of Words of Radiance when I first beheld it, or the thought of having to write the review when I finished I took me about seven days to read this giant tome, and then five just to let everything sink in So many emotions So amazing Even now, I don t know if I can completely separate my subjective feelings for this novel, simply because of the MAJOR soft spot I harbor for this particular series See, I [...]


  12. I mean, Sanderson always puts the word Epic in Epic Fantasy and at over 750 pagesis is EPIC I LOVED the last book, I loved this one as well If you like Sanderson you ll love it, if you don twell, this is definitely Sanderson The same amazing characters continue from the last book, some Game of Thrones type twists that are shocking as well, and as always, the lore and magic system RULE Shallan continues to be an amazing character, and the growth of her abilities go into HELLA cool territory One t [...]


  13. Words of Radiance is the spectacular 2nd book in Brandon Sanderson s Stormlight Archive If you re looking for an epic fantasy series, the Stormlight Archive is it The world of Roshar keeps getting bigger and bigger and, at the same time, interesting Words of Radiance picks up right where Way of Kings ended, and like the first book it is a fun and satisfying journey The book will answer many of the questions you had after finishing Way of Kings while, of course, raising completely new questions [...]


  14. Words Of Radiance End of review Jesting aside, the title of the book does pretty much sum up the magnificence of this sequel to The Way of Kings It should be the paragon of excellence by which all sequels should hold themselves to as it was the best second book of a series that I ve ever read If you have read my love letter to The Stormlight Archive, you would know that I pretty much adore everything about The Way of Kings the characterisation, the worldbuilding, and even the minimal plot progre [...]


  15. So I read this book so long ago and never wrote a review Words won t suffice the way I feel about this book, I have been reading for a long time and this book is THE BEST BOOK I VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE Seriously Nothing will ever compare to this series I will wait everyday in suspense for book 3 Hurry the fuck up please KING SANDERSON I need .


  16. Full review now posted I have a new favorite book, and it s this one Words of Radiance was powerful and moving and epic in both size and scope There is absolutely no negative feedback I could give this book I know I had some friends that were disappointed in how long it took me to read this, and the fact that I paused and read a few other books But there s a reason for that When I truly love a story with all of my heart, I don t want to the book I m reading to end So I ll put it down and read so [...]


  17. Re read 11 26 17 I had made a last minute decision to re read this epic series on the strength of the third book coming out a few days ago and far from being overwhelmed much , I was actually knocked over I think what I most liked about this one was the characterizations Shallan has come so damn far, but compared to the first book, it s a toss up who has gone farther Kaladin or her I mean, just in terms of personal growth rather than outright power, it s head to head I love it That s not to say [...]


  18. Shallan needs to fuck off not be in this series She was the only reason i couldn t give this absolutely fantastic book 5 stars On the bright side at least we got her out of the way Can t wait for Oathbringer AKA Dalinar s book Anyone knows when we are getting Szeth s


  19. Words of RadianceBook 2 of the Stormlight ArchiveBy Brandon SandersonA Review by Eric AllenThe Stormlight Archive is a series, I have found, that is a love hate sort of thing Either you love it, or you hate it I ve never talked to anyone that was anywhere in the middle The first book, The Way of Kings, was hugely popular, making the top ten on the New York Times bestseller list, and has spawned its own little island in the vast ocean of fandom But there have also been a lot of criticisms of it, [...]


  20. Spoiler free reviewI m still lost for words about how to review this book So I ll just write anything that comes to my mind This book was incredible, the world building, character development, writing style has lots of improvement from the first book and finally the amazing plot I totally get why people love this book this much but I m still torn between this and Mistborn, still don t know which I love , it s a good thing I have a big heart to contain it all then There is politics,religion,diver [...]



  21. Rereads done Remarkably, I loved it even this time The Graphic Audio really elevated my reading experience and I just had a complete blast.Read with BBB from Oct 15 17 and from Oct 18 23_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Original Spoiler Free Review Date read September 1 14, 2015 I guess I m just waiting for the thunder It always follows after the lightning Sometimes you have to wait, but eventually it comes If lightning struck in The Way of Kings, the [...]


  22. The Stormlight Archive series is probably my favourite fantasy series of the lot It has everything I want in a story Good worldbuilding, cool magic, great characters, and a fast paced action packed plot that has a little bit of everything The story held up well during this reread of mine and although I lost the impact of most of the shock twists and turns and some of the tension of the action scenes I was still fully engaged by the story and the characters and lot in the awesomeness that is the [...]


  23. For Oliver Sanderson, Who was born during the middle of the writing of this book, and was walking by the time it was done Aww, I have never started a review with the book s dedication before, dedications are usually read it and forget it affairs, nice for the dedicatee, nothing to do with me However, this one is charming and noteworthy in that I seldom consider how long it must take authors to write lengthy books This dedication makes me appreciate the time and effort Brandon Sanderson puts into [...]


  24. 3.75ish stars.I should start by saying that this heifer took me right around ten months to finish with several periods of backburner status Not that it wasn t good the second half at least but because it s such a big commitment 1000 pages If my relationships with books were compared to romantic relationships, I d be considered a huge hussy.Bookxual Profile 1 I don t have the kind of patience a long book requires A book with 500 pages is really pushing it for me I m of a 450 max kind of guy with [...]


  25. On the whole, my life is pretty uneventful I do normal human things with other normal humans, feeling normal human emotions But sometimes, rarely, a book swoops in and uproots my life with a ship for which I would actually die My poor Fangirl heart bleeds for that ship You may catch me curled up in my bed for days in the fetal position, obsessively rereading the best scenes That ship, my lovelies, was Kal Shallan for me He saw it in her eyes The anguish, the frustration The terrible nothing that [...]


  26. Impressions after 2nd time re read I honestly did not think any book would top the Way of Kings but I was mistaken Words of Radiancerepresents the top echelon of epic fantasy, creative writing , worldbuilding and character development I m speechless and in complete awe of Sanderson s imagination and artistry The second time re reading listening through audiobooks was so much better It allows me to connect all the dots and all the subtleties hidden within the writing It was almost like solving a [...]



  27. GRAND MAJESTIC EPIC Finally writing my say about this storming book after rereading it I sometimes get speechless about the things I m completely and utterly in love with and have to have than enough time to gather my thoughts and compose something coherent.First and foremost, what a great sequel to my favorite book The Stormlight Archive series is by far Brandon Sanderson s best work The character development is proportionate with the story development and its rare that an author is able to ba [...]


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