Words of Radiance

Sanderson, Brandon

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Words of Radiance
The war with the Parshendi moves into a new, dangerous phase, as Dalinar leads the human armies deep into the heart of the Shattered Plains. Meanwhile Shallan searches for the legendary city of Urithuru, and Kaladin, leader of the restored Knights Radiant, masters the powers of a Windrunner.
Publisher: New York :, Tor,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0765326361
Characteristics: 1087 pages ;,25 cm.


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Jan 02, 2015
  • dwu10 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent second book. Though it is a massive novel, I managed to stay interested almost the entire time as the characters were always doing something interesting or exciting.

The characters were interesting, the plots were complex yet believable, and the quality of writing was fantastic.

Very impressed and I liked Words of Radiance even more than Way of Kings.


Oct 06, 2014
  • zuzana_novakova rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this just blew me away.
(almost literally, with Kaladin being master of the winds or whatever plus all the storms.)
i can't even put into words how amazing it was.

Jul 01, 2014
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing.Outstanding.Beautiful. This Novel is Outstanding. I am in awe. The previous novel was awesome, but this one is even better. It is so well written and Brilliant. Well done Sanderson, well done!

Apr 07, 2014
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

More expansive, thrilling, and intricate than the first! Sanderson is clearly attempting to create a work of Fantasy on par with Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time. The war between the Parshendi and Alethi continues as the clock counts down. Dalinar struggles to unite the Highprinces, but their ambitious nature, and political backstabbing continue to get in his way. These brilliantly conceived external struggles heat up until a final climatic battle, but it is the internal battles that individual characters face that proves the more fascinating. Both Kaladin and Shallan in particular must face their pasts and themselves to arrive at a self that they can accept. A greater diversity of perspectives is given as more characters are added. Many discover facts that equal into a greater puzzle, for both this volume, and the series as a whole. For this reason, there are many vague threads that still need answers. These perspectives also allow us to delve into personalities and motives. We gain understanding of one through their own words, then get a completely different view from those they interact with. With this other view, we see a person whom we barely know, and in this way it becomes clear why they all find it so difficult to trust each other. Through the authors beautiful descriptions, and their accompanying sketches, the world is both expanded upon, and whets our appetite to know more, and there is much more to come. Like before Sanderson leaves us with a satisfying conclusion. Plenty of revelations, truths, and realizations, nicely tie up the first stage of the series, but leaves us eagerly anticipating the next.


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Jul 01, 2014
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Not as bad as the first but its still there. Bloody battles, beheadings, somewhat gory swordplay. Some scattered intestines. The most violent scenes are with the assassin. Those scenes can be brutal.

Jul 01, 2014
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: uses of Ba*tard and w*ore


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Oct 06, 2014
  • zuzana_novakova rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

then remind me to try to kill you once in a while," she snapped. "If i succeed, it will make me feel better, and if i fail, it will make you feel better. Everyone wins!"


Oct 06, 2014
  • zuzana_novakova rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"sad, i know," she said, feeling depressed, "it was beautiful."
"it would have been more beautiful if it hadn't tried to eat me."
from my perspective, Shallan noted, "it didn't try, it succeeded."
-shallan and Kaladin, after defeating the chasmfiend


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Jul 01, 2014
  • KingSalomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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