Words of Radiance Part One

Words of Radiance Part One: The Stormlight Archive Book Two

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 05/03/2015
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Words of Radiance Part One
The Calm Before The Storm
Another exciting step into the Stormlight Archive! There's a storm brewing on the Shattered Plains, and it's a race against the impending countdown...but t... READ MORE
Riddler

Synopsis

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.

The story continues in Words of Radiance: Part Two.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9780575093317
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Weight: 487g
  • Dimensions: 131 x 200 x 39 mm

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Words of Radiance Part One
An Excellent Example of a Sequel
The most difficult hurdle of any book series is the sequel. So often sequels will fall flat, either being too different, too similar or just not having the... READ MORE
Naomi Brown
Words of Radiance Part One
Oathbringer books 1, 2 3
These books were ordered for my husband who enjoys reading science fiction/ fantasy. He thoroughly enjoyed all books and said they describe a very imagina... READ MORE
Pamela Larkin
Words of Radiance Part One
Pure Perfection
I have no complaints and loved this book from start to finish. With it being a sequel it has the advantage of not having to do so much character and world ... READ MORE
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