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 the Assassin's master has much deeper motives.
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 more 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.
Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning
Other Cosmere novels
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
The Rithmatist series
Other books by Brandon Sanderson
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I love this book with all my heart, the twists and turns along with the masterful storytelling and character development will lead to it's one-day classical status. I plan to read it again in the future!55
I mean if there’s a book and series to get totally lost in, this is it. Just what I was hoping to find in quarantine and the characters and story are perfection.55
Excellent book. Hard to put down !55
Can’t stop praising this series! Love it!55
The way of kings and this book are two of my all-time favorites. Do yourself a favor and read them! God I hope there’s a movie or an HBO series on the Stormlight Chronicles. Great stuff.55
It took a bit to spin up, but then I could not stop reading. Epic follow-up to way of kings, with some closure on a few threads.55
Storms! Sanderson Stormblessed has produced a fantastic follow-up to The Way of Kings. I cannot wait to continue the Stormlight Archives. Once again, well done!55
By the time I get near the end, I tried to slow down my reading because I did not want this one to end! If done right this series would make a great TV show.55
This novel along with the other books in the Stormlight archive is magnificently captivating, and impossibly complex. I love all of Brandon’s books that are within the Cosmere!55
Absolutely loved it. It amazes me that the author can keep it all together.55