WORDS OF RADIANCE  by Brandon Sanderson
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WORDS OF RADIANCE

From the "The Stormlight Archive" series, volume 2
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A compelling epic fantasy set in a world poised on the brink of disaster.

Shallan, a talented but troubled provincial girl, has betrayed the brilliant scholar Jasnah Kholin, and yet the older woman has responded by taking Shallan on as a student and partner in the quest to prevent the terrifying Voidbringers from returning to destroy mankind. Now all Shallan has to do is prove herself useful—and try to stay ahead of the terrible memories she keeps buried inside. Kaladin has risen from slave to bridgeman to captain and trusted bodyguard in highprince Dalinar’s army. Now he has to turn a thousand downtrodden bridgemen into a respectable fighting force—while looking for a way to make two powerful, duplicitous men pay for what they’ve done. Both Shallan and Kaladin must learn to use and understand their strange abilities, which hearken back to the myths of the lost Knights Radiant. Meanwhile, the warrior Dalinar struggles to understand the visions sent to him by a god who claims to be dead, visions he believes are telling him to refound the Knights Radiant to prevent a catastrophe. This book picks up where The Way of Kings left off, diving deeper into the vivid characters readers have come to know and love and pushing each of them closer to their breaking points. The vast scope of the world Sanderson (The Way of Kings, 2010, etc.) has created remains, but the story is even more tightly focused, driving toward a suspenseful climax.

Balancing fascinating worldbuilding with a page-turner of a plot, this is a series fantasy fans won’t want to miss.

Pub Date: March 4th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-7653-6528-6
Page count: 1328pp
Publisher: Tor
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