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Words of Radiance (Brandon Sanderson)

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

⏱ The Book in 30 Seconds or Less

War, and the battle for gemhearts, continues between the Alethi and Parshendi on the Shattered Plains. Highprince Dalinar’s visions of different times and the Knights Radiant are becoming more frequent, and a mysterious countdown has appeared on walls inside Dalinar’s home. Newly appointed Captain Kaladin Stormblessed continues to grapple with his newly discovered powers as a Surgebinder while trying his best to protect king Elhokar from the assassin in White. Things are changing on the Shattered plains, Dalinar is trying to figure out what those changes will be, all while juggling the constant threat of highprince Sadeas stabbing him the back again.

🤷‍♂️ Who Should Read This Book?

If you’ve read The Way Of Kings already, then this is a no brainer. You’ve probably already decided to read this book even before coming across this review. The Stormlight Archives have proven to be an incredible series so far, and I think anyone who’s given book 1 a chance needs to read Words of Radiance.

Read this book if:

  • You like epic fantasy

  • You like worlds with unique and well thought out magic systems

  • You like stories that have an underdog

  • You like stories that progress through the viewpoints of many different characters

  • You like fantastic story telling

📚How Did I Come Across This Book?

As I mentioned in my review of The Way Of Kings, I was introduced to Brandon Sanderson via the Mistborn series a few years ago. I absolutely loved that story, The Stormlight Archive was another story that I was told rivalled Mistborn for some of Brandon Sanderson’s best work. I picked up Words of Radiance because I had just finished The Way Of Kings and felt compelled to keep going with this incredible story.

🏆 My Verdict

Words of Radiance is incredible. Like The Way Of Kings before it, I’d have to give It a 10/10... I might be the worst book reviewer out there but I honestly think that if the series continues in this way every book in this series will likely be a 10/10 in my eyes! If you haven’t read The Way Of Kings yet, read that, then read this.

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💵 Where to buy

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Who am I?

Mike Nardi is a freelance copywriter, YouTube content creator, and blogger. I make videos about fiverr, freelancing, and making money online. Visit me at: YouTube, Twitter, Newsletter

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