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 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 more difficult than she could have
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.
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