Words of Radiance

Words of Radiance Summary

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 Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer(Novella)
Oathbringer

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


Collection
Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker

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
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners

Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity

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Book Reviews

MistahC

Excellence5 star

Simply Amazing55

Chroniuminus

Amazing5 star

As good if not better than the first. Captivating and addicting, I couldn’t tear myself away from reading. To put it bluntly I’m obsessed with these books55

HisMajestyClay

Beautiful Buildup to Something Amazing5 star

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

millayhefifth

Perfection5 star

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

Jhiugykk

Words of Radiance5 star

Excellent book. Hard to put down !55

Oodd B Narr

Love it!5 star

Can’t stop praising this series! Love it!55

Findaddy16

Awesome!5 star

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

Myrhillion

Couldn’t stop reading...5 star

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

Fheter3

Sanderson has done it again!!5 star

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

kiki8324

One of the best books I’ve ever read5 star

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



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