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Summary Words of Radiance

That will follow The secrets she needs can be found at the Shattered Plains but just arriving there proves difficult than she could have imaginedMeanwhile 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 conseuences for Parshendi and humans alike indeed for Roshar itself are as dangerous as they are incalculabl Kindle Daily Deal 01Nov18 for 299 at 3rd read even better than the last 2 Don't judge me I made it a full year before rereading this monster book and it is even better the second time throughKalidan and Syl I still ship youBuddy Read May 1st with many friends over at Sanctum of Fantasy My apologies in advance for the ridiculous amount of updates I'm going to post for this book It cannot be helped as my fangirling refuses to be contained Original review April 2014 “Honor is dead But I'll see what I can do” I stand in awe of fantasy writers that can make an entire new world magic systems cultures history lands and everything else that goes into making a great fantasy and fill it with so many details that while you are reading the story you can get so drawn in that you feel like you are there or that it is a real place Brandon Sanderson is one such writer I enjoyed The Way of Kings WoK and gave it a 45 rating Words of Radiance is even better and 5 stars just doesn’t seem like enough The world is richer and we hit the ground running in this installment since the world has already been set forth Sanderson still built up on the foundation he already created in WoK and everything he added to it made if all the richerSanderson is maybe the best writer I have read at giving a lot of ups and downs throughout the story but saving up and building steam for that last 15 20% where the shit hits the fan and the intensity just skyrockets all the way to the end I was on the edge of my seat reminding myself to read all the words and take my time but I was so excited to see what happened next that I found myself reading faster and faster as everything in the story was unfoldingTold from multiple POVs throughout the story gives the reader an all encompassing understanding of the world and the various interests and plots of gods and men Every new layer and character added something to the story The end of each part of the book had me struggling to take my time through the interludes as I couldn’t wait to see what was happening with our characters A few of the interludes were from the Parshendi POV and gave an interesting understanding of the war and the Parshendi’s goals Some of the interludes revisited a few of the characters from WoK and made sense to me in how they fit into this story while I imagine others importance will make sense laterWhile WoK’s was very much Kaladins story WoR is Shallan’s I was a little worried about this as I didn’t really like Shallan very much in WoKs She was naïve and came to steal for Jasnah for that very reason she was less likeable But she totally grew on me in this book as she really comes into her own and we have a chance to learn of her past She has been hiding from it for so long that it is hard for her to face “I seek the truth” Shallan said “Wherever it may be whoever may hold it That’s who I am” I grew to really love her character She is full of banter and wit and gets herself in just as much trouble as she gets herself out of I had so much fun following her story as she travelled to the shattered plains and it was even fun once she met both Kaladin and Adolin I see the hint of a possible love triangle in there somewhere but thank god it hasn’t hit yet I really enjoyed the time she spent with each of the men but her first meeting and later banter with Kaladin was some of the funniest dialogue in the book “The only time you seem honest is when you’re insulting someone”“The only honest things I can say to you are insults” Oh Shallon does have a sharp tongue and it seems that she is unlike anyone else Adolin has tried to date before She has the princeling a little twisted up with what he should do The way that Shallon is able to affect the lives of those around her and change them for the better was amazing as well She was able to change the lives a few people extraordinarily and her new found abilities are extremely intriguing She does seem in a little over her head thoughAdolin was also a character from the last book that I wasn’t a huge fan of Compared to his father Dalinar and Kaladin he just wasn’t that interesting to me Well that has totally changed in this book Adolin is than he seems for sure and as a few of the chapters are told from his perspective I really started to enjoy his character The lengths he goes to for the people in his family and for what he feels is right are fantastic But he still has the privileged air about him so he does it in the most comfortable manor possible “Kaladin frowned “Wait Are you wearing cologne? In prison?”“Well there was no need to be barbaric just because I was incarcerated”“Storms you’re spoiled” Kaladin said smiling“I’m refined you insolent farmer” Adolin said Then he grinned “Besides I’ll have you know that I had to use cold water for my baths while here”“Poor boy” Kaladin’s arc is a journey of right and wrong honor and betrayal past and present He has a big boulder on his shoulder against all lighteyes based on is past Some warrant it and others do not But it is a journey a true hero must take if he is to be a hero I was happy I liked Shallan so much otherwise I might have got lost in Kaladin being a little bit of a downer through some of this He was lost in his hate at times although warranted it was hard to journey that with him It was nice when a few people were able to drag him out of it “I trust you It’s a very strange sensation”“Yeah well I’ll try to hold myself back from going skipping across the plateau in joy”Adolin grinned “I’d pay to see that”“Me skipping?”“You happy” Adolin said laughing “You’ve got a face like a storm I half think you could frighten off a storm” Kaladin really struggles with his vows and his relationship with Syl Did I mention that I really hope somehow someway that Syl and Kaladin a destined to be together That as their bond grows she will become corporeal in our world and they can have a romance which is totally the girl in me talking I ship them so hard though It is my dream and it is farfetched but I want it anyway DALINAR was my favorite character from the last book and he had a few moments in this one where I wasn’t sure what to expect from him It seemed that he might not be up to the task at hand and then he would pull something unbelievable out I loved his pose and calm He is everything that a leader should be that a king should be I always still seem to underestimate him and I am surprised by how he reacts to situations “What you did tonight was clever” Wit said “You turned an attack into a promise The wisest of men know that to render an insult powerless you often need only to embrace it” Sometimes he is played the fool but he recovers uickly and always moves in a positive direction no matter the cost to himself He is truly a good man doing the best he can for his kingdom and with so much stacked against him that can’t be hardHe is the character that I worried for the most because that is who Szeth was sent to kill in WoK Any meeting they had was intense and the conclusions to both their arcs in this book were unexpected and left my jaw on the floor “He fought as he wished he had all those years ago for the chance he had missed In that moment between storms when the rain stilled and the winds drew in their breaths to blow he danced with the slayer of kings and somehow held his own” There are so many other characters that played great roles in this Rock Teft Lopen Wit Jasnah Sadeas I hate that dude Sebarial and Palona as well so many others I couldn’t possibly name them allThere are so many reveals that will play a big part in other books and some that were shocking in this one I was on a rollercoaster almost the entire book and so many characters had surprises in their arcs The epilogue had me jumping out of my seat with excitement What a fantastic way to end the storyAll I know for sure at the end of this book is The Desolation Comes and it will be an epic journey that I can’t wait to participate inInitial mini reviewSueeHappy DanceSuee some There were so many things I loved and loved hating in this book OMG the ending and again the last 20% rocked my worldthe other 80% was great toobut the last 20% WOW Classical Music for Children imaginedMeanwhile 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 conseuences for Parshendi and humans alike Loving Brecht indeed for Roshar Pepe Gotera y Otilio. Chapuzas a domicilio itself are as dangerous as they are Beast-Demon Gangbang incalculabl Kindle Daily Deal 01Nov18 for 299 at 3rd read even better than the last 2 Don't judge me I made Topolino Noir it a full year before rereading this monster book and New Sales. Simplified. it The Bag Im In is even better the second time throughKalidan and Syl I still ship youBuddy Read May 1st with many friends over at Sanctum of Fantasy My apologies Paroles Immortelles (Vachanamrut) in advance for the ridiculous amount of updates I'm going to post for this book It cannot be helped as my fangirling refuses to be contained Original review April 2014 “Honor Certain Dark Things (Alex & CJ, is dead But I'll see what I can do” I stand Nirvana Revealed in awe of fantasy writers that can make an entire new world magic systems cultures history lands and everything else that goes Metropolis into making a great fantasy and fill Back to the Lab it with so many details that while you are reading the story you can get so drawn Het schrikkelspook in that you feel like you are there or that Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings it Rester vivant et autres textes is a real place Brandon Sanderson Unscripted (The Scripted Series, is one such writer I enjoyed The Way of Kings WoK and gave Perfectly Scripted (The Scripted Series, it a 45 rating Words of Radiance Union League Movement in the Deep South is even better and 5 stars just doesn’t seem like enough The world The Fashion Startup Guide is richer and we hit the ground running La Trenza (Narrativa) in this Hoosier Daddy installment since the world has already been set forth Sanderson still built up on the foundation he already created Pirates of Spanish Main in WoK and everything he added to The Golden One (LucasFilms Alien Chronicles, it made El canto del bandoneón if all the richerSanderson ¡Sé irresistible-mente feliz! is maybe the best writer I have read at giving a lot of ups and downs throughout the story but saving up and building steam for that last 15 20% where the shit hits the fan and the La ira del Fénix (Xavi Masip, intensity just skyrockets all the way to the end I was on the edge of my seat reminding myself to read all the words and take my time but I was so excited to see what happened next that I found myself reading faster and faster as everything The German Way of War in the story was unfoldingTold from multiple POVs throughout the story gives the reader an all encompassing understanding of the world and the various Stuffed interests and plots of gods and men Every new layer and character added something to the story The end of each part of the book had me struggling to take my time through the Barbary Slavemaster interludes as I couldn’t wait to see what was happening with our characters A few of the ¿Soy pequeña?: Un cuento ilustrado de Philipp Winterberg y Nadja Wichmann interludes were from the Parshendi POV and gave an Trayis (VLG, interesting understanding of the war and the Parshendi’s goals Some of the The Domination of Diana (Inferno Connection, interludes revisited a few of the characters from WoK and made sense to me Sexo Sentido III in how they fit El Jarama into this story while I Katherine (Hearts and Dreams, imagine others Hay Chicos Malos. El caso de Marta del Castillo importance will make sense laterWhile WoK’s was very much Kaladins story WoR The Bold and the Dominant is Shallan’s I was a little worried about this as I didn’t really like Shallan very much Álbum de paleografia e diplomática portuguesas in WoKs She was naïve and came to steal for Jasnah for that very reason she was less likeable But she totally grew on me Los Indios De Las Antillas in this book as she really comes La casa hiperbólica (La saga hiperbólica, into her own and we have a chance to learn of her past She has been hiding from The Granny Square Book it for so long that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (American Literature Classics Book 2) it Bled Espagnol is hard for her to face “I seek the truth” Shallan said “Wherever Ägyptomanie it may be whoever may hold Fallout 76 - Guìa Oficial Edición Coleccionista (en español) it That’s who I am” I grew to really love her character She The Truth Game is full of banter and wit and gets herself Enlivening the Chakra of the Heart in just as much trouble as she gets herself out of I had so much fun following her story as she travelled to the shattered plains and NATALY is The Prettiest Affirmations Workbook Positive Affirmations Workbook Includes it was even fun once she met both Kaladin and Adolin I see the hint of a possible love triangle Devil May Cry in there somewhere but thank god Pretender (Foreigner, it hasn’t hit yet I really enjoyed the time she spent with each of the men but her first meeting and later banter with Kaladin was some of the funniest dialogue Trinkets in the book “The only time you seem honest Hilos is when you’re Ódiame mañana insulting someone”“The only honest things I can say to you are Solved, the Mystery of Life insults” Oh Shallon does have a sharp tongue and A Fighter Pilots Story it seems that she A Bride Worth Taking (Arrangements, is unlike anyone else Adolin has tried to date before She has the princeling a little twisted up with what he should do The way that Shallon Emerson Lake and Palmer is able to affect the lives of those around her and change them for the better was amazing as well She was able to change the lives a few people extraordinarily and her new found abilities are extremely Stock Market Edges intriguing She does seem Òwe in a little over her head thoughAdolin was also a character from the last book that I wasn’t a huge fan of Compared to his father Dalinar and Kaladin he just wasn’t that Tres enanos y pico interesting to me Well that has totally changed La Gran Evasion in this book Adolin La Mauvaise élève is than he seems for sure and as a few of the chapters are told from his perspective I really started to enjoy his character The lengths he goes to for the people Les bruixes dArnes (Lluna Aymerich, in his family and for what he feels 35 Tote is right are fantastic But he still has the privileged air about him so he does Planetside it Zulus in the most comfortable manor possible “Kaladin frowned “Wait Are you wearing cologne? In prison?”“Well there was no need to be barbaric just because I was Weitergehen Gedichte incarcerated”“Storms you’re spoiled” Kaladin said smiling“I’m refined you Not the Dukes Darling (Greycourt, insolent farmer” Adolin said Then he grinned “Besides I’ll have you know that I had to use cold water for my baths while here”“Poor boy” Kaladin’s arc The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage is a journey of right and wrong honor and betrayal past and present He has a big boulder on his shoulder against all lighteyes based on Mes recettes minceur et gourmandes Croq'Kilos is past Some warrant My Brothers Keeper (Juxtapostition, it and others do not But Civitas to Kingdom it Juliette à New-York BD T01 is a journey a true hero must take En octubre no hay milagros if he El pollo Pepe y los números (El pollo Pepe y sus amigos) is to be a hero I was happy I liked Shallan so much otherwise I might have got lost Aquelarre de muñecas (Verso&Cuento) in Kaladin being a little bit of a downer through some of this He was lost The New Womans Broken Heart in his hate at times although warranted Now I Lay Me Down to Eat it was hard to journey that with him It was nice when a few people were able to drag him out of Обща теория на икономиката. I част - микроикономика it “I trust you It’s a very strange sensation”“Yeah well I’ll try to hold myself back from going skipping across the plateau Art Models Becca014: Figure Drawing Pose Reference (Art Models Poses) in joy”Adolin grinned “I’d pay to see that”“Me skipping?”“You happy” Adolin said laughing “You’ve got a face like a storm I half think you could frighten off a storm” Kaladin really struggles with his vows and his relationship with Syl Did I mention that I really hope somehow someway that Syl and Kaladin a destined to be together That as their bond grows she will become corporeal A Cold Case in Amsterdam Central (Lotte Meerman in our world and they can have a romance which Friendly Fire is totally the girl Árbol que crece torcido in me talking I ship them so hard though It Sure Thing (Sure Mastery is my dream and Virtuoso it Las mujeres samis del reno is farfetched but I want Magic of Ascanio Vol. 1 - The Structural Conception of Magic it anyway DALINAR was my favorite character from the last book and he had a few moments The Age of Innocence in this one where I wasn’t sure what to expect from him It seemed that he might not be up to the task at hand and then he would pull something unbelievable out I loved his pose and calm He Incest Tales 5 is everything that a leader should be that a king should be I always still seem to underestimate him and I am surprised by how he reacts to situations “What you did tonight was clever” Wit said “You turned an attack Lethal White into a promise The wisest of men know that to render an La medicina de ayahuasca insult powerless you often need only to embrace Unbroken (The Reaper Diaries, it” Sometimes he Always Conall (Bitterroot, is played the fool but he recovers uickly and always moves Highlander's Voyage: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Medieval Highlander Book 1) in a positive direction no matter the cost to himself He Taken by Force is truly a good man doing the best he can for his kingdom and with so much stacked against him that can’t be hardHe El acuerdo prenupcial is the character that I worried for the most because that Magnus Chase et les dieux d'Asgard - tome 3: Le vaisseau des damnés is who Szeth was sent to kill Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray (English Edition) in WoK Any meeting they had was Lieti nāk intense and the conclusions to both their arcs Lunario del paraiso in this book were unexpected and left my jaw on the floor “He fought as he wished he had all those years ago for the chance he had missed In that moment between storms when the rain stilled and the winds drew Nobilitas in their breaths to blow he danced with the slayer of kings and somehow held his own” There are so many other characters that played great roles Going Gay for His Billionaire Boss in this Rock Teft Lopen Wit Jasnah Sadeas I hate that dude Sebarial and Palona as well so many others I couldn’t possibly name them allThere are so many reveals that will play a big part The Law of Divine Compensation in other books and some that were shocking No Mama No in this one I was on a rollercoaster almost the entire book and so many characters had surprises Como Disenar Un Barco in their arcs The epilogue had me jumping out of my seat with excitement What a fantastic way to end the storyAll I know for sure at the end of this book The Zone System for 35mm Photographers is The Desolation Comes and El desenfreno erotico it will be an epic journey that I can’t wait to participate NAKED ANIME GIRLS 1: collection of photos inInitial mini reviewSueeHappy DanceSuee some There were so many things I loved and loved hating Neko-laus (Neko-laus in this book OMG the ending and again the last 20% rocked my worldthe other 80% was great toobut the last 20% WOW

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Words of Radiance

Words of Radiance Book Two of the Stormlight Archive continues the immersive fantasy epic that The Way of Kings beganExpected 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 SylThe Assassin Szeth is active again mu This is it The review no one was waiting for First thing I must say I have never given any book 5 stars Because that would mean it is perfect And that's a tall order But I couldn't give it any less Because it was phenomenal Like holy shit amazing On to the review Needless to sayspoilers hoThe book was too large not complaining and there were too many insane parts definitely not complaining to do a blow by blow for each character So I'll stick with the best five Since it was obviously Shallans book we will start with her 5 Mapping the shattered plains on the flyThis was a pure scholar moment One where every neurone lines up and the answer screams at you SYMMETRY And who would've thought the inspiration would come from an assassin that almost killed her So there goes my theory that something landed in the centre and shattered the plains But alas it's merely another geometrically perfect natural occurrence that is so common place on Roshar Either way proving every single scholar wrong in the space of 5 heartbeatsJasnah will be proud She basically walked in said her piece dropped the mic and walked off Great moment 4How do you poop?Not only was this a hilarious moment But it was a damn good uestion at the perfect moment Adolin is doing what he does Playing the brave soldier impressing the ladies and everything is going as usual And then Shallan throws him a curveball She knew what she was supposed to ask but this was the man who she'll be spending her life with supposedly So she shows her true self And in my own humble opinion because it is my review after all that is the moment where Adolin begins to fall in love with her Aww3 Kaladins bootsAnother great moment for her We all know she's not one for confrontation or lying And when she does both it's gonna be damn good The whole part where she meets up with the con artist was interesting I wasn't a fan of her influence over Shallan because I could see this leading to losing her Radiance but she stayed cool and used her lessons for good And by good I mean petty larceny Then she killed and avenged her former teacher Stay classy Shallan 2 Becoming a spyBourne Identity mixed with high fantasy Learning espionage from herself and working for the Ghost Bloods to accomplish her own aims You have to respect that Have to respect her Also what the hell is the deal with MaskFace? The way Shallan had her committed was genius Now she's a member and things are only going to get convoluted And that just makes me salivate 1 Finding UrithiruThe mythical city The focus of Jasnah's research Some guy walked there but you can't find it? Kind of a slap to the face So much work was put into hunting down the last repository of untainted knowledge of the Desolations And she did Centre of the Plains Shallan manages to find the key to the portal to the secret city and saves the army from destruction All By Her Self Number 1 moment indeed Because it was a whole thing The build up from book 1 Realising that they're buildings not rocks Realising the Shardblade was the key to opening the portal And realising a few other things I've probably forgotten It was the culmination of a journey she started as a child And it was perfect In Way of Kings Shallan was an interesting character A nice read but nothing special That all changed here A depth was added to her as the deepest darkest secrets of her life were laid bare And the true measure of her strength was made known Dalinar was as always the Blackthorn A great man and a true soldier After everything he has been through and has accomplished there is no one who will ever compare to him His top five? Let's find out 5 Where is our honour?This wasn't a big bit of his but it was important It was the moment he truly realised how far men had fallen It was the moment he realised that the head of his Knights Radiant was a little bitch Trying to jump in and save his sons sans plate and blade was pure Blackthorn Noble and brave and suicidal The right course of action was clear to him Had it been anyone else Dalinar STILL would have tried to help But no one else would have You've got a lot of work to do Blackthorn 4 Admitting his visionsAs Wit said this was a powerful move Standard psychological tactics Embrace your weakness and make it your strength And what a place to do it Kings feast One giant Shardplated middle finger to the whole of Alethi royalty Like A Boss Once again a moment where he shows himself above the games and pettiness The only adult amongst children He raises the bar and invites people to join him 3 Banishing AmaramThis wasn't what we wanted to see but it will suffice for now Amaram Acting like he didn't slaughter the entirety of Kaladins suad just for a fancy piece of metal The look on his face at the duel when he realised who Kaladin was? Priceless Then denying it and blaming Kaladin? What a dick Didn't work did it you douche? Dalinar figured you out And banished your ass That was a big moment Kal prepared to apologise for Dalinars sake Dalinar prepared to alienate an old friend because Kaladin was right Heartwarming as hell And it wasn't just an afterthought Oh no He set a trapLet's focus on that for a moment The Blackthorn A warrior Despiser of politics and intrigue Set a trap Is there anything he can't do? No Moment over 2 Leading a force against the ParshendiDoes he have any idea where they are? Does he have any idea how long he'll be gone for? Does he have any idea what kind of forces they have? Does he fuck But he doesn't need to know because he is the Blackthorn Bold move Risking the Highstorms and striking out at the heart of the Parshendi Fulfil the Vengeance Pact once and for all A move that would either see him rise to the top of Alethkar or see his body fall beneath it Yet he didn't do it for the potential gain He did it simply because it needed to be done Deal with the Parshendi before the desolation comes Working with few resources against a deadline A necessary move to give them the best chance of victory Didn't uite work out as expected But he did what he could And that is why he was chosen to recreate the Knights 1 Bonding with the StormfatherThis was without a doubt an amazing moment The Stormfather himself The legend of the whole world Wherever the Highstorm lands the Stormfather is known Charged by Honour himself to pass on the message He hates humanity He despises their weakness And what does Dalinar do to this most widely know of spren? Binds him to his side in a moment that will never be forgotten No fanfare or anything just business DalinarI salute you Now that we know the fates of the past spren we know that this has never been done before Never in all the Desolations before has anyone bonded with the Stormfather Now the last Desolation is here and the Blackthorn will wield the Stormfather against the Voidbringers to reclaim the Tranuiline Halls Adolin Such a great guy Always trying to do the right thing Defend his father his brother his aunt his king and his girl whoever it may be at the time Now for his best moments 5 Cologne? In prison?The fact that Adolin imprisoned himself in protest of Kaladins punishment was amazing Yeah we've always known he was a good guy But this? Kaladin threw himself into a Shard duel with nothing but a spear And earned Adolin's loyalty He couldn't overrule the king obviously but he did the next best thing The son of a Highprince In prison For a Bridgeman The honour is boundless Yeah he bathed So what? He's not an animal 4 IronstanceThis refers to his first duel of the book When he decided to stop playing games These cretins were discrediting his family his father and his house And Adolin showed him what happens when you do something so stupid You get a battering This was a no mercy moment and it was fantastic You could see Adolin accept the responsibility of guarding his family Standing up to take the weight on his shoulders The maturing moment Love it 3 Final battle This was a great moment Not the greatest But still awesome Leading a battalion against the first Voidbringers of the Last Desolation? Too good The entire charge was amazing Going toe to toe with Stormform while the weather goes batshit crazy is a hell of a feat AND THEN he manages to sneak a thousand guys round the back of the enemies line and single handedly stops them finishing their devil song And while he's at it he kills their only Shardbearer All in a days work Brushes off shoulder2 Killing that rat bastard SadeasWe all wanted it We all dreamed of doing it No one cried Everyone cheered When Adolin wrapped his hands around Sadeas' neck and sueezed we all went crazy Parades were thrown and champagne flowed down the street After what he did we all wanted him dead Preferably at Dalinar or Kaladins hands But given their new Radiant status it wasn't gonna happen Enter Adolin While I approve its gonna spell problems between him and Shallan especially since she is also a Radiant Drama But still glad he killed him What I don't uite get is how Sadeas was that unstable The Radiants have returned Everstorm has returned and he is standing in the lost city of Urithiru And he still wants to steal Dalinars power and position Idiot 1 4 on 1 duelFor me this was the greatest of all A duel between Shardbearers is an awe inspiring thing Then when Adolin proposed a 2 on 1 it was a thing of beauty We were all waiting for the craziness to begin Then it did 4 fully armed and armoured warriors standing in front of Adolin And we lost our shit I still remember Zahels words they're afraid of youshow them why And he did That was the best thing The honour The courage Anyone would have conceded the fight It would have been the obvious thing to do The smart thing But not the right thing Attacking like the Whitespine he showed no mercy and gave no uarter And he held his own For a while at least Let's be honest with those odds we all expected him to die but he survived And won Yes it was a group effort Kaladin fought like a mad man and Renarinwas there All in all Adolin's best scene Kaladinis Kaladin Need I say ? No I don't 5 Riding the RyshadiumThis was a really subtle scene First of all I'd like to point out that one of the greatest warriors alive can't ride a horse Does that not seem odd? I thought he was of a high enough nahn to get riding lessons but I guess not Back to the scene Despite the fact he had only started riding horses about an hour earlier he STILL went and rode the Ryshadium Well he tried anyway But the biggest thing was that he laughed Genuinely For a few moments everything was forgotten and there was a simple joy in his life And for THAT I have made this a top five scene Because even the greatest need to laugh every once in a while 4 First flightWe all remember him practicing in the plains Lashing himself from side to side Jumping around like a monkey on meth And then he did it That which we have all been waiting for since we realised its possible He lashed himself upwards And he flew Oh my days was it amazing Rising into the sky Ascending unto the heavens Perhaps I'm reading too much into this but it was superb Soaring through the clouds with Syl and a whole group of wind spren He was free of the shackles of gravity and understood that the limits of his power were of his own creation 3 Killing the ChasmfiendThis was a hell of a fight Two Knights versus one Chasmfiend I can't be sure but I believe that the Chasmfiend was actually Voidspren possessed A few choice moments during the fight like the intelligence in its eyes and the red spren leaving it's body after But that's later Being hunted by a Chasmfiend through the cracks in the plains was amazing The sheer desperation of the chase was exhilarating The way Kaladin killed it was superb Sword to the brain From inside the mouth Chasmfiend steaks for all2 Honour is deadThis was without a doubt an amazing moment A surreal moment Surreal in that I actually believed I was on Roshar watching this duel happen and I STILL didn't believe it was happening This scene has made it into the top 5 of 34 of the main characters And even though Shallan was there it was Pattern that did the work Plus she had better bits Leaping into an arena full of Shardblades is an act of supreme insanity Unless you are Kaladin Stormblessed With nothing than a spear he leapt into a battle where each man counts as a hundred But he is no man He is a Knight Weaving around strike after strike he fought incredibly A force of nature long forgotten now returned Drawing Stormlight from his own reserves and the fractured plate itself Now let's be clear on one thing He was there as support He was there to distract one or two while Adolin beat the others That doesn't lessen his actions Throughout this book he has been wavering between what he wants to do and what he should do But when push comes to shove he knows the right thing and he does it with no hesitation 1 Resurrecting his OathThis was an emotional bit Sounds weird but it was Just to be clear the number one Kaladin moment stretches from Elhokar was Dalinars Tien all the way to the renewal of his Radiance The revelation He's injured Weak both physically and emotionally And it's raining Which is so very important Tien would always cheer his big brother up during the rains So in his vulnerable state it's no shock that he would think back to how his brother died How Kaladin failed Tien The guilt was weighing so heavily His spirit close to breaking as he tried to justify killing Elhokar Then the words come Not the Radiant oaths but these were arguably important The words he uses to justify killing the king were the same ones that turned the lifeless body of his innocent little brother into a military strategy And for the first time in a while Kaladin was back He realised that he cannot be that man who decides who to save and who to condemn Then he realises that Dalinar loves his nephew like Kaladin loved Tien And after thatnothing need be realised Charging up to the palace Injured and weak All to save a man he despises Uses a spear to take out two armoured guards Finds Elhokar drunk and unconscious Manages to rouse him and runs straight into Moash Wearing the plate Kaladin gave him What a dick In Moash's defense tenuous though it is he did try to get Kaladin to stand down As far as Moash knows nothing's changed But everything has changed Taylor Swift song Good song The battering Kaladin receives at the hands of those two is simply brutal Add that to his pre existing injuries and you wonder what is keeping this mans heart beating Moash wonders the same when in awe he asks Kal how are you standing?The answer? He sees himself clearly Truly The pain burns the falsities away and Kaladin knows who he wants to be A true protector Syl and Stormfather arguing over him She claims him Say the words Kaladin Stretch forth thy handI protect even those I hate so long as it is rightThere are no words to convey how insane I went at this point My kindle was set down while I cheered silently but hysterically Holy shit He led us on such a ride Even to the point of losing Syl But he pulled through He became a knight in truth And so concludes the top five for the main four What follows are writings on minor characters Szeth Ah man I feel so sorry for the guy Lied to by his people and forced to become a murderer His gentle nature broken by the weight of so many innocent lives All because the Shin didn't want to admit that maybe things were about to get bad Not only did they bury their heads in the sand but they decapitated the one guy who didn't DicksHis duels with Kaladin were amazing Not only because it was Radiant vs Radiant but because they finally showed him the truth That he was right all along Also Kaladin healing his dead arm? The implications are staggering It was also good because that was probably the first assassination attempt where he failed to kill anyone Ok on the plains not so much The way he tried to kill Dalinar? Lashing him upwards just enough to ascend? That was amazing True it might be my inner psycho talking but come on And then it ends by him being resurrected to join the Knights Radiant as internal affairs With Nightblood Because that's gonna end well Tarovingian is a hell of a mystery A fluctuating intelligence level? Obviously a gift from that Nightwatcher Who I maintain is a splinter of Cultivation But he's basically got a uantum diagram detailing the future and has folk acting on it to guarantee survival Not victory Survival So there's obviously a very large part of the diagram detailing the extinction of humanity Whilst reading a few uestions came to mind•is the desolation happening because Odium is returning?•if he is returning why? Honour is already dead and one must assume Cultivation is as well Why would he kill one threat and leave another?•how is being around Kaladin awakening the Radiance in his bridge men?•can Kaladin use Stormlight to heal other people? •what does Taln reacting to Shallans magic mean?•how will Alethi society change now that the major players are now in Urithiru?•in the face of another desolation will the Radiants be welcomed?•are the Parshendi the voidbringers or is it the spren that inhabit them?I will admit that my words did not do justice to these fine moments You want good words? Read the book Until next time fellow RadiantsMay the words be ever on your lips Lunario del paraiso immersive fantasy epic that The Way of Kings beganExpected 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 SylThe Assassin Szeth Nobilitas is active again mu This Going Gay for His Billionaire Boss is The Law of Divine Compensation it The review no one was waiting for First thing I must say I have never given any book 5 stars Because that would mean No Mama No it Como Disenar Un Barco is perfect And that's a tall order But I couldn't give The Zone System for 35mm Photographers it any less Because El desenfreno erotico it was phenomenal Like holy shit amazing On to the review Needless to sayspoilers hoThe book was too large not complaining and there were too many NAKED ANIME GIRLS 1: collection of photos insane parts definitely not complaining to do a blow by blow for each character So I'll stick with the best five Since Neko-laus (Neko-laus it was obviously Shallans book we will start with her 5 Mapping the shattered plains on the flyThis was a pure scholar moment One where every neurone lines up and the answer screams at you SYMMETRY And who would've thought the Light Ahead for the Negro inspiration would come from an assassin that almost killed her So there goes my theory that something landed Paradise in the centre and shattered the plains But alas Historia De La Teoría De La Arquitectura it's merely another geometrically perfect natural occurrence that Freaked Out (Lizzie McGuire, is so common place on Roshar Either way proving every single scholar wrong Key Strategy Tools in the space of 5 heartbeatsJasnah will be proud She basically walked Falling for Chloe (Lord Rival, in said her piece dropped the mic and walked off Great moment 4How do you poop?Not only was this a hilarious moment But Mystical Warrior (Midnight Bay, it was a damn good uestion at the perfect moment Adolin The Aztecs is doing what he does Playing the brave soldier El Hombre de sus sueños impressing the ladies and everything OUBIÑA TODA LA VERDAD: Ahora es mi turno is going as usual And then Shallan throws him a curveball She knew what she was supposed to ask but this was the man who she'll be spending her life with supposedly So she shows her true self And Picture This (Lizzie McGuire, in my own humble opinion because Best Dressed it Head Over Heels (Lizzie McGuire, is my review after all that Foe is the moment where Adolin begins to fall Founding Brothers in love with her Aww3 Kaladins bootsAnother great moment for her We all know she's not one for confrontation or lying And when she does both Get Carter it's gonna be damn good The whole part where she meets up with the con artist was Game of Thrones 2016 Wall Calendar interesting I wasn't a fan of her Headlines, Subheads & Value Propositions (Copy Hackers, influence over Shallan because I could see this leading to losing her Radiance but she stayed cool and used her lessons for good And by good I mean petty larceny Then she killed and avenged her former teacher Stay classy Shallan 2 Becoming a spyBourne Identity mixed with high fantasy Learning espionage from herself and working for the Ghost Bloods to accomplish her own aims You have to respect that Have to respect her Also what the hell Diseño y confección de moda. Patronaje. Las bases is the deal with MaskFace? The way Shallan had her committed was genius Now she's a member and things are only going to get convoluted And that just makes me salivate 1 Finding UrithiruThe mythical city The focus of Jasnah's research Some guy walked there but you can't find Historia de Gloria. Amor, humor y desamor it? Kind of a slap to the face So much work was put Trawl into hunting down the last repository of untainted knowledge of the Desolations And she did Centre of the Plains Shallan manages to find the key to the portal to the secret city and saves the army from destruction All By Her Self Number 1 moment Trawl indeed Because Light as a Feather, Silent as the Grave (Weeping Willow High it was a whole thing The build up from book 1 Realising that they're buildings not rocks Realising the Shardblade was the key to opening the portal And realising a few other things I've probably forgotten It was the culmination of a journey she started as a child And Space and Illusion in the Japanese Garden it was perfect In Way of Kings Shallan was an Corazón fugitivo interesting character A nice read but nothing special That all changed here A depth was added to her as the deepest darkest secrets of her life were laid bare And the true measure of her strength was made known Dalinar was as always the Blackthorn A great man and a true soldier After everything he has been through and has accomplished there Femdom for Nice Girls is no one who will ever compare to him His top five? Let's find out 5 Where The 49 Rays of God is our honour?This wasn't a big bit of his but The Franks it was La mujer rota important It was the moment he truly realised how far men had fallen It was the moment he realised that the head of his Knights Radiant was a little bitch Trying to jump El vuelo de jabirú in and save his sons sans plate and blade was pure Blackthorn Noble and brave and suicidal The right course of action was clear to him Had Blood Gorgons it been anyone else Dalinar STILL would have tried to help But no one else would have You've got a lot of work to do Blackthorn 4 Admitting his visionsAs Wit said this was a powerful move Standard psychological tactics Embrace your weakness and make Keir (Redemption, it your strength And what a place to do The Ape that Understood the Universe it Kings feast One giant Shardplated middle finger to the whole of Alethi royalty Like A Boss Once again a moment where he shows himself above the games and pettiness The only adult amongst children He raises the bar and Overload Flux (Central Galactic Concordance invites people to join him 3 Banishing AmaramThis wasn't what we wanted to see but I Fucked the Puppet it will suffice for now Amaram Acting like he didn't slaughter the entirety of Kaladins suad just for a fancy piece of metal The look on his face at the duel when he realised who Kaladin was? Priceless Then denying The Edge of Tomorrow it and blaming Kaladin? What a dick Didn't work did Mishne Torah Sefer Ha`avodah it you douche? Dalinar figured you out And banished your ass That was a big moment Kal prepared to apologise for Dalinars sake Dalinar prepared to alienate an old friend because Kaladin was right Heartwarming as hell And De moord op Roger Ackroyd it wasn't just an afterthought Oh no He set a trapLet's focus on that for a moment The Blackthorn A warrior Despiser of politics and Death Is Not the End (Inspector Rebus, intrigue Set a trap Is there anything he can't do? No Moment over 2 Leading a force against the ParshendiDoes he have any A Tenured Professor idea where they are? Does he have any Poeta en Nueva York idea how long he'll be gone for? Does he have any Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, idea what kind of forces they have? Does he fuck But he doesn't need to know because he The Front Porch Prophet is the Blackthorn Bold move Risking the Highstorms and striking out at the heart of the Parshendi Fulfil the Vengeance Pact once and for all A move that would either see him rise to the top of Alethkar or see his body fall beneath Zibaldone it Yet he didn't do Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas it for the potential gain He did Self Realization And Self Defeat it simply because Bloodraven it needed to be done Deal with the Parshendi before the desolation comes Working with few resources against a deadline A necessary move to give them the best chance of victory Didn't uite work out as expected But he did what he could And that The Coddling of the American Mind is why he was chosen to recreate the Knights 1 Bonding with the StormfatherThis was without a doubt an amazing moment The Stormfather himself The legend of the whole world Wherever the Highstorm lands the Stormfather Crea tu Propia Riqueza: Descubre el mundo de las inversiones y aprende a invertir en la bolsa de valores is known Charged by Honour himself to pass on the message He hates humanity He despises their weakness And what does Dalinar do to this most widely know of spren? Binds him to his side Red Hot Holidays in a moment that will never be forgotten No fanfare or anything just business DalinarI salute you Now that we know the fates of the past spren we know that this has never been done before Never Hammerfall (The Gene Wars, in all the Desolations before has anyone bonded with the Stormfather Now the last Desolation Strip Poker Friends is here and the Blackthorn will wield the Stormfather against the Voidbringers to reclaim the Tranuiline Halls Adolin Such a great guy Always trying to do the right thing Defend his father his brother his aunt his king and his girl whoever The Strip Poker Club it may be at the time Now for his best moments 5 Cologne? In prison?The fact that Adolin Prometo Amar-te imprisoned himself მშვიდი ცურვა in protest of Kaladins punishment was amazing Yeah we've always known he was a good guy But this? Kaladin threw himself The ASBO Fairy Tales into a Shard duel with nothing but a spear And earned Adolin's loyalty He couldn't overrule the king obviously but he did the next best thing The son of a Highprince In prison For a Bridgeman The honour Le grand livre de l'oracle Ge (cartes non fournies) is boundless Yeah he bathed So what? He's not an animal 4 IronstanceThis refers to his first duel of the book When he decided to stop playing games These cretins were discrediting his family his father and his house And Adolin showed him what happens when you do something so stupid You get a battering This was a no mercy moment and American Beauty it was fantastic You could see Adolin accept the responsibility of guarding his family Standing up to take the weight on his shoulders The maturing moment Love Angry Harry and the Seven it 3 Final battle This was a great moment Not the greatest But still awesome Leading a battalion against the first Voidbringers of the Last Desolation? Too good The entire charge was amazing Going toe to toe with Stormform while the weather goes batshit crazy The Gypsies is a hell of a feat AND THEN he manages to sneak a thousand guys round the back of the enemies line and single handedly stops them finishing their devil song And while he's at Cómo volé sobre el nido del cuco (OBRAS DIVERSAS) it he kills their only Shardbearer All Religa. Biografia najsłynniejszego polskiego kardiochirurga in a days work Brushes off shoulder2 Killing that rat bastard SadeasWe all wanted The Wedding: Relato- Crossover (Enséñame /Contrato) (Spanish Edition) it We all dreamed of doing The Olive Farm it No one cried Everyone cheered When Adolin wrapped his hands around Sadeas' neck and sueezed we all went crazy Parades were thrown and champagne flowed down the street After what he did we all wanted him dead Preferably at Dalinar or Kaladins hands But given their new Radiant status ข้าคือหุ่นยนต์ it wasn't gonna happen Enter Adolin While I approve Principles Of Modern Architecture its gonna spell problems between him and Shallan especially since she Night Callers is also a Radiant Drama But still glad he killed him What I don't uite get Witches Children is how Sadeas was that unstable The Radiants have returned Everstorm has returned and he The Havana Room is standing Animal Land in the lost city of Urithiru And he still wants to steal Dalinars power and position Idiot 1 4 on 1 duelFor me this was the greatest of all A duel between Shardbearers The Last Block In Harlem is an awe Diary of a Steak inspiring thing Then when Adolin proposed a 2 on 1 Los Dragones de Durn Saga, Trilogía Completa: Los Dragones de Durn, El Retorno de los Jinetes de Dragón, El Emperador Inmortal it was a thing of beauty We were all waiting for the craziness to begin Then Gideon (Finding Home, it did 4 fully armed and armoured warriors standing Galactic Treasure (The Quads of Galafrax, in front of Adolin And we lost our shit I still remember Zahels words they're afraid of youshow them why And he did That was the best thing The honour The courage Anyone would have conceded the fight It would have been the obvious thing to do The smart thing But not the right thing Attacking like the Whitespine he showed no mercy and gave no uarter And he held his own For a while at least Let's be honest with those odds we all expected him to die but he survived And won Yes Buttmen 2 it was a group effort Kaladin fought like a mad man and Renarinwas there All Shards of Time (Nightrunner, in all Adolin's best scene Kaladinis Kaladin Need I say ? No I don't 5 Riding the RyshadiumThis was a really subtle scene First of all I'd like to point out that one of the greatest warriors alive can't ride a horse Does that not seem odd? I thought he was of a high enough nahn to get riding lessons but I guess not Back to the scene Despite the fact he had only started riding horses about an hour earlier he STILL went and rode the Ryshadium Well he tried anyway But the biggest thing was that he laughed Genuinely For a few moments everything was forgotten and there was a simple joy Harry Potter and the Psychic Serpent in his life And for THAT I have made this a top five scene Because even the greatest need to laugh every once Brooklyn Vintage Ads Vol 6 in a while 4 First flightWe all remember him practicing Sistah Vegan in the plains Lashing himself from side to side Jumping around like a monkey on meth And then he did Loving John it That which we have all been waiting for since we realised The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 : City of Bones its possible He lashed himself upwards And he flew Oh my days was Gails Family (Icehome, it amazing Rising Come comida real: Una guía para transformar tu alimentación y tu salud (Divulgación-Autoayuda) into the sky Ascending unto the heavens Perhaps I'm reading too much Inward into this but HASTA NUNCA, EYACULACIÓN PRECOZ: Compendio científico, directo y sin rodeos hacia la solución definitiva it was superb Soaring through the clouds with Syl and a whole group of wind spren He was free of the shackles of gravity and understood that the limits of his power were of his own creation 3 Killing the ChasmfiendThis was a hell of a fight Two Knights versus one Chasmfiend I can't be sure but I believe that the Chasmfiend was actually Voidspren possessed A few choice moments during the fight like the Fotos de sexo cuerpos desnudos: fotos de sexo, cuerpos mujer desnuda, milf, sexo madura, chicas eróticas intelligence Expediente H.A.D.E.S.: (Conspiración y poder) in Pussy Portraits its eyes and the red spren leaving Cinco citas para el demonio it's body after But that's later Being hunted by a Chasmfiend through the cracks ¡Tómate un respiro! Mindfulness: El arte de mantener la calma en medio de la tempestad (FUERA DE COLECCIÓN Y ONE SHOT) in the plains was amazing The sheer desperation of the chase was exhilarating The way Kaladin killed Las 48 leyes del poder (FUERA DE COLECCIÓN Y ONE SHOT) it was superb Sword to the brain From Complot inside the mouth Chasmfiend steaks for all2 Honour The App Factory Playbook: How You Can Develop Your App Idea Without Learning to Code and Without a Technical Co-Founder (English Edition) is deadThis was without a doubt an amazing moment A surreal moment Surreal Bạn đắt giá bao nhiêu? in that I actually believed I was on Roshar watching this duel happen and I STILL didn't believe Cú sút của Beckham it was happening This scene has made Trăng nước Chương Dương it Ý niệm đại học into the top 5 of 34 of the main characters And even though Shallan was there Kindred Souls (Book 4) (Book 4) (Unfortunate Souls Series) it was Pattern that did the work Plus she had better bits Leaping Two Dads into an arena full of Shardblades panchira LOVEPOP gravure vol292 tsuna kimura is an act of supreme Numerical Recipes Example Book FORTRAN insanity Unless you are Kaladin Stormblessed With nothing than a spear he leapt The Trading Tribe into a battle where each man counts as a hundred But he Người cũ còn thương is no man He Prince of Champa is a Knight Weaving around strike after strike he fought Re-Create Your Life incredibly A force of nature long forgotten now returned Drawing Stormlight from his own reserves and the fractured plate Lịch sử Việt Nam, từ nguồn gốc đến giữa thế kỷ XX itself Now let's be clear on one thing He was there as support He was there to distract one or two while Adolin beat the others That doesn't lessen his actions Throughout this book he has been wavering between what he wants to do and what he should do But when push comes to shove he knows the right thing and he does Zen and Now it with no hesitation 1 Resurrecting his OathThis was an emotional bit Sounds weird but Jesus and the Essenes it was Just to be clear the number one Kaladin moment stretches from Elhokar was Dalinars Tien all the way to the renewal of his Radiance The revelation He's The Water is Sweeter injured Weak both physically and emotionally And The Water is Sweeter it's raining Which Có Người Sực Tỉnh Cơn Mơ is so very The Sirens of Falkeld important Tien would always cheer his big brother up during the rains So Forced to Mate with the Mermen in his vulnerable state 虛幻彼方 5 (Visionary the Other Side, it's no shock that he would think back to how his brother died How Kaladin failed Tien The guilt was weighing so heavily His spirit close to breaking as he tried to justify killing Elhokar Then the words come Not the Radiant oaths but these were arguably Lời hứa lúc Bình minh important The words he uses to justify killing the king were the same ones that turned the lifeless body of his Deep Breath innocent little brother Trò chơi tử thần (1/14, into a military strategy And for the first time Solar ARC Directions in a while Kaladin was back He realised that he cannot be that man who decides who to save and who to condemn Then he realises that Dalinar loves his nephew like Kaladin loved Tien And after thatnothing need be realised Charging up to the palace Injured and weak All to save a man he despises Uses a spear to take out two armoured guards Finds Elhokar drunk and unconscious Manages to rouse him and runs straight Mùa Đông Xám (Tàn Tro into Moash Wearing the plate Kaladin gave him What a dick In Moash's defense tenuous though Renaissance Business it Phía núi bên kia is he did try to get Kaladin to stand down As far as Moash knows nothing's changed But everything has changed Taylor Swift song Good song The battering Kaladin receives at the hands of those two The Big Thing is simply brutal Add that to his pre existing C.Q.B. injuries and you wonder what Sát Thủ Phi Nhân Loại (S.C.I, is keeping this mans heart beating Moash wonders the same when Hoar & Rime in awe he asks Kal how are you standing?The answer? He sees himself clearly Truly The pain burns the falsities away and Kaladin knows who he wants to be A true protector Syl and Stormfather arguing over him She claims him Say the words Kaladin Stretch forth thy handI protect even those I hate so long as Có Một Kẻ Rời Bỏ Thành Phố it Css is rightThere are no words to convey how The Death of Murat Idrissi insane I went at this point My kindle was set down while I cheered silently but hysterically Holy shit He led us on such a ride Even to the point of losing Syl But he pulled through He became a knight Chỉ tại con chích chòe in truth And so concludes the top five for the main four What follows are writings on minor characters Szeth Ah man I feel so sorry for the guy Lied to by his people and forced to become a murderer His gentle nature broken by the weight of so many Chỉ tại con chích chòe innocent lives All because the Shin didn't want to admit that maybe things were about to get bad Not only did they bury their heads A Soldier Reports in the sand but they decapitated the one guy who didn't DicksHis duels with Kaladin were amazing Not only because Bay đi những cơn mưa phùn it was Radiant vs Radiant but because they finally showed him the truth That he was right all along Also Kaladin healing his dead arm? The Kama Sutra - Amorous Man & Sensuous Woman implications are staggering It was also good because that was probably the first assassination attempt where he failed to kill anyone Ok on the plains not so much The way he tried to kill Dalinar? Lashing him upwards just enough to ascend? That was amazing True Lin Yi's Lantern it might be my Những vụ lừa đảo nổi tiếng thế giới -01 inner psycho talking but come on And then Ghi 1954 1960 it ends by him being resurrected to join the Knights Radiant as Đi cho hết một đêm hoang vu trên mặt đất internal affairs With Nightblood Because that's gonna end well Tarovingian Bỏ Trốn is a hell of a mystery A fluctuating The UX Reader intelligence level? Obviously a gift from that Nightwatcher Who I maintain The Trainers Handbook is a splinter of Cultivation But he's basically got a uantum diagram detailing the future and has folk acting on Đừng Hoang Tưởng Về Biển Lớn it to guarantee survival Not victory Survival So there's obviously a very large part of the diagram detailing the extinction of humanity Whilst reading a few uestions came to mind•is the desolation happening because Odium Edge of the Empire is returning?•if he Tash Hearts Tolstoy is returning why? Honour E De Wakaru Nihongo Tsukaiwake Jiten 1000 is already dead and one must assume Cultivation The Sanford Guide to Antimicorbial Therapy, 1994 is as well Why would he kill one threat and leave another?•how Sengoku Youko (Sengoku Youko, is being around Kaladin awakening the Radiance Form, Space and Vision in his bridge men?•can Kaladin use Stormlight to heal other people? •what does Taln reacting to Shallans magic mean?•how will Alethi society change now that the major players are now Compendium in Urithiru?•in the face of another desolation will the Radiants be welcomed?•are the Parshendi the voidbringers or THE ART OF SPELL CASTING is Weeds Among the Wheat it the spren that Growing Pains inhabit them?I will admit that my words did not do justice to these fine moments You want good words? Read the book Until next time fellow RadiantsMay the words be ever on your lips

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Rdering 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 motivesBrilliant 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 I find myself having put off writing this review for a few weeks now I am still at a loss for words How do I deliver an appraisal of a book so mind bogglingly fantastic that anything I write will fall short of conveying the joy of reading it? Words of Radiance might as well be my description of this book and not the titleWOR being the second book in a ten book series called The Stormlight Archives picks up right where The Way of Kings left off but does so at a faster pace Where TWOK was a slow burn towards an amazing climax WOR definitely has a faster burning fuse with an ending that surpasses the former by weight of sheer jaw dropping momentsAnd those moments? They Were Astonishing The Way of Kings rocked your boat? That rocking was just a slight vibration It was the tremor of the water in the glass the promise of something to come and this book heralds the arrival and the full ROAR of the Tyrannosaurus Rex E freaking lectrifying Yup I’m making words up now Maybe if I just found a shardplate helmet threw in the words ambitious grandeur astounding magnificence stunning masterly extraordinary and blended them all together with a dash of stormlight it would form the word that would start to give you an idea of the wonder of Words of RadianceBrandon Sanderson just BROUGHT IT and dropped the mic before walking offstageI should be worried for the rest of the series as I cannot seeing him topping this but then he has already proven me wrong with this bookGo ahead and read this you won’t be sorry And if you find yourself nearing the end of the book and you are shouting and jumping and pointing towards the pages with exclamations of “HOLY GUACAMOLE BATMAN DID YOU JUST SEE THAT???? “ just know that somewhere out there I am nodding my head and saying “I told you so”Art by Ashley Coad Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) is Highprince Dalinar widely considered the power behind the Alethi throne His leading role Enséñame más in the war would seem reason enough but the Assassin's master has much deeper motivesBrilliant but troubled Shallan strives along a parallel path Despite being broken Wonder (The Books of Marvella, 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 I find myself having put off writing this review for a few weeks now I am still at a loss for words How do I deliver an appraisal of a book so mind bogglingly fantastic that anything I write will fall short of conveying the joy of reading Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set it? Words of Radiance might as well be my description of this book and not the titleWOR being the second book The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase in a ten book series called The Stormlight Archives picks up right where The Way of Kings left off but does so at a faster pace Where TWOK was a slow burn towards an amazing climax WOR definitely has a faster burning fuse with an ending that surpasses the former by weight of sheer jaw dropping momentsAnd those moments? They Were Astonishing The Way of Kings rocked your boat? That rocking was just a slight vibration It was the tremor of the water The Tunnel in the glass the promise of something to come and this book heralds the arrival and the full ROAR of the Tyrannosaurus Rex E freaking lectrifying Yup I’m making words up now Maybe Secretos del Cosmos if I just found a shardplate helmet threw The Secret Treasons in the words ambitious grandeur astounding magnificence stunning masterly extraordinary and blended them all together with a dash of stormlight مريض الوهم it would form the word that would start to give you an The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death idea of the wonder of Words of RadianceBrandon Sanderson just BROUGHT IT and dropped the mic before walking offstageI should be worried for the rest of the series as I cannot seeing him topping this but then he has already proven me wrong with this bookGo ahead and read this you won’t be sorry And ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, if you find yourself nearing the end of the book and you are shouting and jumping and pointing towards the pages with exclamations of “HOLY GUACAMOLE BATMAN DID YOU JUST SEE THAT???? “ just know that somewhere out there I am nodding my head and saying “I told you so”Art by Ashley Coad


10 thoughts on “Words of Radiance

  1. says:

    Okay this is finally happening I’m ranking The Stormlight Archive as my number one favorite book series of all time overtaking the throne previously held by Mistborn trilogy and I don’t think this will change anytime soon The Gods of the Cosmere knows how much I love the original Mistborn trilogy but Brandon Sanderson really raised the bar for the epic fantasy genre sky high with this series Words of Radiance only the second book in The Stormlight Archive series and the seuel to The Way of Kings managed to build upon almost everything done by its predecessor and improve every element necessary to become a masterpiece I’m certain the title of this book almost literally reflects its content; each word is structured to give radiance to your life simply from reading themThe story still told from multiple POV and while still remaining mostly character driven it's much plot centered this time Starting with the countdown mentioned in the beginning of the book you're made aware that there will be a lot of twists and turns coming The plot kept me glued to the book from cover to cover; it was so addictive to read and I couldn't wait to know and see what happened with each page turnedAs I mentioned before each book will shift its focus on different specific main characters and this time the focus rests on ShallanPicture Shallan And The Chasmfiend by emmgoyer7Sanderson again managed to make me love a character who I wasn't the biggest fan of in their first book appearance The first time this happened was with Steris from the Mistborn spinoffs and now the same exact thing happened here with Shallan Her character development in this novel is stunning to say the least She’s funny lovable and intelligent; it’s also really intriguing to see her relationship development with Kaladin Adolin Jasnah and Pattern Her past is explored completely and the revelations in relating them to her current smile are very heartwarmingEven though there’s a huge amount of development in and focus on Shallan in my opinion the best storyline still comes from Kaladin’s POV; he's the main hero from The Way of Kings and from my perspective the true main protagonist of this series After seeing his background and development fleshed out in the first book it’s really interesting to see how he develops into an even amazing character by the end of this one and Stormfather he did Not only do the most intense and interesting plotlines come from his POV but every single epic and badass moment literally involve his actions and existencePicture “Honor is dead but I’ll see what I can do” by VargasniThe world building level improves again as there are creatures mythology lore and magic systems explored in this book The scale of the world remains as grand as ever and by now I think I know about Alethkar the Shattered Plains than I know about my real country and its history I wish this is an exaggeration but it's notThe magic systems this time are explored in much detail than in the previous book especially in regards to the classes Windrunner and Lightweaver I won’t give too many details on the magic system itself because the book could do that for you To simplify it Windrunners deal with manipulating gravitational pulls and Lightweavers focus on creating illusions A great example of the Windrunner ability could be seen from a PS4 video game called “Gravity Rush” Look it up if you want to strengthen your imagination or if you think the magic system will confuse you somehow but here's an image preview of what I'm talking aboutKnowing the premise of the magic systems and simply from looking at the front cover of the book you can predict there will be epic action seuences There is much action this time and nothing can even compare to the climax of this book It’s honestly one of the craziest and most epic climax seuences I’ve ever read so far even better than The Hero of Ages from the Mistborn trilogy or The Way of Kings There are so many things happening in the last 150 pages of the book that I’m surprised I could still write a review for this Remember my praise for the climax to The Way of Kings? Well this one is superior by far so prepare yourself to be mind blown completely Here is the front cover of the Polish version of Words of Radiance if you need convincingLike in the previous book the only con I have about this book is again it’s not long enough and the seuel to this book is not out yet 1090 pages long and filled with a whopping 400k word inside and yet when I flipped the last page and closed the book I still craved for When the realization that the seuel isn’t here yet dawned on me I was crushedBinge reading this series inflicted me with a symptom which I called “The Stormlight Archive's Hangover” Basically it means I can’t start another epic fantasy other than this series for a while without the implication of giving them an unfair rating My heart and soul still remain in Roshar with the characters I care about deeply because of Sanderson's writing; which always made every detail so vivid and immersive Words of Radiance is the perfect example of the kind of experience I’m looking for in a book It’s the reason why I read and why epic fantasy will always be my favorite genre The epic fantasy genre has The Lord of the Rings in the past A Song of Ice Fire in the present and for the future this genre has The Stormlight Archive series to look forward to By the conclusion of this series I’m sure it will surpass both those series mentioned; it already has for me The Stormlight Archive series is the mark of epic fantasy at its best There's absolutely no reason you should skip this series if you're a fan of epichigh fantasy genre; I really hope we could go through this series together telling stories and living these tales with our future generations Side note I’m really glad I read Warbreaker first before reading this as two specific characters from there made an appearance hereYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions


  2. says:

    Holy crap on a stick I bow in supreme aweThat's it


  3. says:

    This is it The review no one was waiting for First thing I must say I have never given any book 5 stars Because that would mean it is perfect And that's a tall order But I couldn't give it any less Because it was phenomenal Like holy shit amazing On to the review Needless to sayspoilers hoThe book was too large not complaining and there were too many insane parts definitely not complaining to do a blow by blow for each character So I'll stick with the best five Since it was obviously Shallans book we will start with her 5 Mapping the shattered plains on the flyThis was a pure scholar moment One where every neurone lines up and the answer screams at you SYMMETRY And who would've thought the inspiration would come from an assassin that almost killed her So there goes my theory that something landed in the centre and shattered the plains But alas it's merely another geometrically perfect natural occurrence that is so common place on Roshar Either way proving every single scholar wrong in the space of 5 heartbeatsJasnah will be proud She basically walked in said her piece dropped the mic and walked off Great moment 4How do you poop?Not only was this a hilarious moment But it was a damn good uestion at the perfect moment Adolin is doing what he does Playing the brave soldier impressing the ladies and everything is going as usual And then Shallan throws him a curveball She knew what she was supposed to ask but this was the man who she'll be spending her life with supposedly So she shows her true self And in my own humble opinion because it is my review after all that is the moment where Adolin begins to fall in love with her Aww3 Kaladins bootsAnother great moment for her We all know she's not one for confrontation or lying And when she does both it's gonna be damn good The whole part where she meets up with the con artist was interesting I wasn't a fan of her influence over Shallan because I could see this leading to losing her Radiance but she stayed cool and used her lessons for good And by good I mean petty larceny Then she killed and avenged her former teacher Stay classy Shallan 2 Becoming a spyBourne Identity mixed with high fantasy Learning espionage from herself and working for the Ghost Bloods to accomplish her own aims You have to respect that Have to respect her Also what the hell is the deal with MaskFace? The way Shallan had her committed was genius Now she's a member and things are only going to get convoluted And that just makes me salivate 1 Finding UrithiruThe mythical city The focus of Jasnah's research Some guy walked there but you can't find it? Kind of a slap to the face So much work was put into hunting down the last repository of untainted knowledge of the Desolations And she did Centre of the Plains Shallan manages to find the key to the portal to the secret city and saves the army from destruction All By Her Self Number 1 moment indeed Because it was a whole thing The build up from book 1 Realising that they're buildings not rocks Realising the Shardblade was the key to opening the portal And realising a few other things I've probably forgotten It was the culmination of a journey she started as a child And it was perfect In Way of Kings Shallan was an interesting character A nice read but nothing special That all changed here A depth was added to her as the deepest darkest secrets of her life were laid bare And the true measure of her strength was made known Dalinar was as always the Blackthorn A great man and a true soldier After everything he has been through and has accomplished there is no one who will ever compare to him His top five? Let's find out 5 Where is our honour?This wasn't a big bit of his but it was important It was the moment he truly realised how far men had fallen It was the moment he realised that the head of his Knights Radiant was a little bitch Trying to jump in and save his sons sans plate and blade was pure Blackthorn Noble and brave and suicidal The right course of action was clear to him Had it been anyone else Dalinar STILL would have tried to help But no one else would have You've got a lot of work to do Blackthorn 4 Admitting his visionsAs Wit said this was a powerful move Standard psychological tactics Embrace your weakness and make it your strength And what a place to do it Kings feast One giant Shardplated middle finger to the whole of Alethi royalty Like A Boss Once again a moment where he shows himself above the games and pettiness The only adult amongst children He raises the bar and invites people to join him 3 Banishing AmaramThis wasn't what we wanted to see but it will suffice for now Amaram Acting like he didn't slaughter the entirety of Kaladins suad just for a fancy piece of metal The look on his face at the duel when he realised who Kaladin was? Priceless Then denying it and blaming Kaladin? What a dick Didn't work did it you douche? Dalinar figured you out And banished your ass That was a big moment Kal prepared to apologise for Dalinars sake Dalinar prepared to alienate an old friend because Kaladin was right Heartwarming as hell And it wasn't just an afterthought Oh no He set a trapLet's focus on that for a moment The Blackthorn A warrior Despiser of politics and intrigue Set a trap Is there anything he can't do? No Moment over 2 Leading a force against the ParshendiDoes he have any idea where they are? Does he have any idea how long he'll be gone for? Does he have any idea what kind of forces they have? Does he fuck But he doesn't need to know because he is the Blackthorn Bold move Risking the Highstorms and striking out at the heart of the Parshendi Fulfil the Vengeance Pact once and for all A move that would either see him rise to the top of Alethkar or see his body fall beneath it Yet he didn't do it for the potential gain He did it simply because it needed to be done Deal with the Parshendi before the desolation comes Working with few resources against a deadline A necessary move to give them the best chance of victory Didn't uite work out as expected But he did what he could And that is why he was chosen to recreate the Knights 1 Bonding with the StormfatherThis was without a doubt an amazing moment The Stormfather himself The legend of the whole world Wherever the Highstorm lands the Stormfather is known Charged by Honour himself to pass on the message He hates humanity He despises their weakness And what does Dalinar do to this most widely know of spren? Binds him to his side in a moment that will never be forgotten No fanfare or anything just business DalinarI salute you Now that we know the fates of the past spren we know that this has never been done before Never in all the Desolations before has anyone bonded with the Stormfather Now the last Desolation is here and the Blackthorn will wield the Stormfather against the Voidbringers to reclaim the Tranuiline Halls Adolin Such a great guy Always trying to do the right thing Defend his father his brother his aunt his king and his girl whoever it may be at the time Now for his best moments 5 Cologne? In prison?The fact that Adolin imprisoned himself in protest of Kaladins punishment was amazing Yeah we've always known he was a good guy But this? Kaladin threw himself into a Shard duel with nothing but a spear And earned Adolin's loyalty He couldn't overrule the king obviously but he did the next best thing The son of a Highprince In prison For a Bridgeman The honour is boundless Yeah he bathed So what? He's not an animal 4 IronstanceThis refers to his first duel of the book When he decided to stop playing games These cretins were discrediting his family his father and his house And Adolin showed him what happens when you do something so stupid You get a battering This was a no mercy moment and it was fantastic You could see Adolin accept the responsibility of guarding his family Standing up to take the weight on his shoulders The maturing moment Love it 3 Final battle This was a great moment Not the greatest But still awesome Leading a battalion against the first Voidbringers of the Last Desolation? Too good The entire charge was amazing Going toe to toe with Stormform while the weather goes batshit crazy is a hell of a feat AND THEN he manages to sneak a thousand guys round the back of the enemies line and single handedly stops them finishing their devil song And while he's at it he kills their only Shardbearer All in a days work Brushes off shoulder2 Killing that rat bastard SadeasWe all wanted it We all dreamed of doing it No one cried Everyone cheered When Adolin wrapped his hands around Sadeas' neck and sueezed we all went crazy Parades were thrown and champagne flowed down the street After what he did we all wanted him dead Preferably at Dalinar or Kaladins hands But given their new Radiant status it wasn't gonna happen Enter Adolin While I approve its gonna spell problems between him and Shallan especially since she is also a Radiant Drama But still glad he killed him What I don't uite get is how Sadeas was that unstable The Radiants have returned Everstorm has returned and he is standing in the lost city of Urithiru And he still wants to steal Dalinars power and position Idiot 1 4 on 1 duelFor me this was the greatest of all A duel between Shardbearers is an awe inspiring thing Then when Adolin proposed a 2 on 1 it was a thing of beauty We were all waiting for the craziness to begin Then it did 4 fully armed and armoured warriors standing in front of Adolin And we lost our shit I still remember Zahels words they're afraid of youshow them why And he did That was the best thing The honour The courage Anyone would have conceded the fight It would have been the obvious thing to do The smart thing But not the right thing Attacking like the Whitespine he showed no mercy and gave no uarter And he held his own For a while at least Let's be honest with those odds we all expected him to die but he survived And won Yes it was a group effort Kaladin fought like a mad man and Renarinwas there All in all Adolin's best scene Kaladinis Kaladin Need I say ? No I don't 5 Riding the RyshadiumThis was a really subtle scene First of all I'd like to point out that one of the greatest warriors alive can't ride a horse Does that not seem odd? I thought he was of a high enough nahn to get riding lessons but I guess not Back to the scene Despite the fact he had only started riding horses about an hour earlier he STILL went and rode the Ryshadium Well he tried anyway But the biggest thing was that he laughed Genuinely For a few moments everything was forgotten and there was a simple joy in his life And for THAT I have made this a top five scene Because even the greatest need to laugh every once in a while 4 First flightWe all remember him practicing in the plains Lashing himself from side to side Jumping around like a monkey on meth And then he did it That which we have all been waiting for since we realised its possible He lashed himself upwards And he flew Oh my days was it amazing Rising into the sky Ascending unto the heavens Perhaps I'm reading too much into this but it was superb Soaring through the clouds with Syl and a whole group of wind spren He was free of the shackles of gravity and understood that the limits of his power were of his own creation 3 Killing the ChasmfiendThis was a hell of a fight Two Knights versus one Chasmfiend I can't be sure but I believe that the Chasmfiend was actually Voidspren possessed A few choice moments during the fight like the intelligence in its eyes and the red spren leaving it's body after But that's later Being hunted by a Chasmfiend through the cracks in the plains was amazing The sheer desperation of the chase was exhilarating The way Kaladin killed it was superb Sword to the brain From inside the mouth Chasmfiend steaks for all2 Honour is deadThis was without a doubt an amazing moment A surreal moment Surreal in that I actually believed I was on Roshar watching this duel happen and I STILL didn't believe it was happening This scene has made it into the top 5 of 34 of the main characters And even though Shallan was there it was Pattern that did the work Plus she had better bits Leaping into an arena full of Shardblades is an act of supreme insanity Unless you are Kaladin Stormblessed With nothing than a spear he leapt into a battle where each man counts as a hundred But he is no man He is a Knight Weaving around strike after strike he fought incredibly A force of nature long forgotten now returned Drawing Stormlight from his own reserves and the fractured plate itself Now let's be clear on one thing He was there as support He was there to distract one or two while Adolin beat the others That doesn't lessen his actions Throughout this book he has been wavering between what he wants to do and what he should do But when push comes to shove he knows the right thing and he does it with no hesitation 1 Resurrecting his OathThis was an emotional bit Sounds weird but it was Just to be clear the number one Kaladin moment stretches from Elhokar was Dalinars Tien all the way to the renewal of his Radiance The revelation He's injured Weak both physically and emotionally And it's raining Which is so very important Tien would always cheer his big brother up during the rains So in his vulnerable state it's no shock that he would think back to how his brother died How Kaladin failed Tien The guilt was weighing so heavily His spirit close to breaking as he tried to justify killing Elhokar Then the words come Not the Radiant oaths but these were arguably important The words he uses to justify killing the king were the same ones that turned the lifeless body of his innocent little brother into a military strategy And for the first time in a while Kaladin was back He realised that he cannot be that man who decides who to save and who to condemn Then he realises that Dalinar loves his nephew like Kaladin loved Tien And after thatnothing need be realised Charging up to the palace Injured and weak All to save a man he despises Uses a spear to take out two armoured guards Finds Elhokar drunk and unconscious Manages to rouse him and runs straight into Moash Wearing the plate Kaladin gave him What a dick In Moash's defense tenuous though it is he did try to get Kaladin to stand down As far as Moash knows nothing's changed But everything has changed Taylor Swift song Good song The battering Kaladin receives at the hands of those two is simply brutal Add that to his pre existing injuries and you wonder what is keeping this mans heart beating Moash wonders the same when in awe he asks Kal how are you standing?The answer? He sees himself clearly Truly The pain burns the falsities away and Kaladin knows who he wants to be A true protector Syl and Stormfather arguing over him She claims him Say the words Kaladin Stretch forth thy handI protect even those I hate so long as it is rightThere are no words to convey how insane I went at this point My kindle was set down while I cheered silently but hysterically Holy shit He led us on such a ride Even to the point of losing Syl But he pulled through He became a knight in truth And so concludes the top five for the main four What follows are writings on minor characters Szeth Ah man I feel so sorry for the guy Lied to by his people and forced to become a murderer His gentle nature broken by the weight of so many innocent lives All because the Shin didn't want to admit that maybe things were about to get bad Not only did they bury their heads in the sand but they decapitated the one guy who didn't DicksHis duels with Kaladin were amazing Not only because it was Radiant vs Radiant but because they finally showed him the truth That he was right all along Also Kaladin healing his dead arm? The implications are staggering It was also good because that was probably the first assassination attempt where he failed to kill anyone Ok on the plains not so much The way he tried to kill Dalinar? Lashing him upwards just enough to ascend? That was amazing True it might be my inner psycho talking but come on And then it ends by him being resurrected to join the Knights Radiant as internal affairs With Nightblood Because that's gonna end well Tarovingian is a hell of a mystery A fluctuating intelligence level? Obviously a gift from that Nightwatcher Who I maintain is a splinter of Cultivation But he's basically got a uantum diagram detailing the future and has folk acting on it to guarantee survival Not victory Survival So there's obviously a very large part of the diagram detailing the extinction of humanity Whilst reading a few uestions came to mind•is the desolation happening because Odium is returning?•if he is returning why? Honour is already dead and one must assume Cultivation is as well Why would he kill one threat and leave another?•how is being around Kaladin awakening the Radiance in his bridge men?•can Kaladin use Stormlight to heal other people? •what does Taln reacting to Shallans magic mean?•how will Alethi society change now that the major players are now in Urithiru?•in the face of another desolation will the Radiants be welcomed?•are the Parshendi the voidbringers or is it the spren that inhabit them?I will admit that my words did not do justice to these fine moments You want good words? Read the book Until next time fellow RadiantsMay the words be ever on your lips


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    Reread Audio 2020MY BLOG Melissa Martin's Reading ListHOLY CRAP ON A CRACKERI freaking loved this book I am going to give a crazy arse review that will probably only make sense to me and throw in some excerpts and pictures and who cares? Almost everyone has read this right right? I love you Brandon Sanderson But now that I sit and think about it I will most likely be dead before you finish the books I still love you though I still love all of the men of BRIDGE FOUR Here's a random EXCERPT Kaladin pressed the stone against the wall of the chasm and it stuck there All right he said stepping back Rock jumped up and grabbed it then dangled from the wall bending legs below His deep bellowing laugh echoed in the chasm This time he holds meSigzil made a notation on his ledger Good Keeping hanging on RockFor how long? Rock asked Until you fallUntil I The large Horneater frowned hanging from the stone with both hands I do not like this experiment any longerLet me just get this off my chest and out of the way I love Kaladin I loved him in book one I love him in book two I will love him for all time In the first book I wasn't really all that fond of Shallan not that I really didn't like her I just didn't care for her parts Probably because all of the action was with the boys elsewhere And in this beginning until half way through the book I didn't care too much for her parts either although they were a lot better than they were in the first book as she joins up with the gang This would include Bridge Four the King Dalinar Adolin the evil peeps and everyone else I particular fell in love with her character when her and Kaladin were stuck in a chasm together They had a wonderful banter together and had to get out of some sticky situations Kaladin also found out some very interesting things about her So now my opinion is that she's pretty damn cool and I want to read of what's going on with her I didn't care too much for Dalinar's son Adolin in the first book but he blew me away in this one He is a really good dude EXCERPT Kaladin reached the jailer taking him by the arm What is happening? The king put Dalinar's heir in here?The king didn't have anything to do with it the jailer said Brightlord Adolin insisted So long as you were in here he wouldn't leave We tried to stop him but the man's a prince We can't storming make him do anything not even leave He locked himself away in the cell and we just had to live with itImpossible Kaladin glanced at Adolin who walked slowly down the hallway The prince looked a lot better than Kaladin felt Adolin had obviously seen a few baths and his prison cell had been much larger with privacy It had still been a cell That was the disturbance I heard Kaladin thought on that day early after I was imprisoned Adolin came and shut himself inKaladin jogged up to the man Why?Didn't seem right you in here Adolin said eyes forwarad I ruined your chance to dual SadeasI'd be crippled or dead without you Adolin said So I wouldn't have had the chance to fight Sadeas anyway The prince stopped in the hallway and looked at Kaladin Besides You saved RenarinIt's my job Kaladin saidThen we need to pay you bridgeboy Adolin said Because I don't know if I've ever met another man who would jump unard into a fight among six ShardbearersKaladin frowned Wait Are you wearing cologne? In prison?Well there was no need to be barbaric just because I was incarceratedI'm going back and forth with all of this too There is a point where Kaladin Adolin and Dalinar are trying to fight this assassin from killing the king but he is strong so very strong Imagine the sweetness when Kaladin scared him off because he knew Kaladin was something else Syl Kaladin's little Spren is in this too of course I love her so much She plays a vital part in this book Well she's vital anyway and we get to learn about her So back when Shallan and Kaladin were kinda lost in the chasm's Shallan sort of figured something out from her drawings and a whole group of her and some of the peeps go back there Kaladin is healing from an unfortunate event and I'm so glad that changed in this book I was afraid Mr Sanderson might leave us hanging on until the next book BUT OMG it was so EPIC to me when Kaladin saw the light so to speak I thought I was going to have a panic attack I was so excited He ended up fighting the assassin in an awesome showdown people found some stuff people died and people found out some awesome stuff And there is messed up stuff to come they will have to fight in the other book That's a lot of stuff Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾


  5. says:

    “Do not let your assumptions about a culture block your ability to perceive the individual or you will fail”Great 2nd read of Words of Radiance Sanderson's world definitely holds up I am ready for the experience to continue On to Oathbringer 2016 ReviewWords of Radiance is the spectacular 2nd book in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive If you’re looking for an epic fantasy series the Stormlight Archive is it The world of Roshar keeps getting bigger and bigger and at the same time interesting Words of Radiance picks up right where Way of Kings ended and like the first book it is a fun and satisfying journey The book will answer many of the uestions you had after finishing Way of Kings while of course raising completely new uestions I’ve already reread this monster of a book 1087 pages but I’ll need to be patient Some uestions need to remain unanswered I suppose at least until I get to Othbringer


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    I find myself having put off writing this review for a few weeks now I am still at a loss for words How do I deliver an appraisal of a book so mind bogglingly fantastic that anything I write will fall short of conveying the joy of reading it? Words of Radiance might as well be my description of this book and not the titleWOR being the second book in a ten book series called The Stormlight Archives picks up right where The Way of Kings left off but does so at a faster pace Where TWOK was a slow burn towards an amazing climax WOR definitely has a faster burning fuse with an ending that surpasses the former by weight of sheer jaw dropping momentsAnd those moments? They Were Astonishing The Way of Kings rocked your boat? That rocking was just a slight vibration It was the tremor of the water in the glass the promise of something to come and this book heralds the arrival and the full ROAR of the Tyrannosaurus Rex E freaking lectrifying Yup I’m making words up now Maybe if I just found a shardplate helmet threw in the words ambitious grandeur astounding magnificence stunning masterly extraordinary and blended them all together with a dash of stormlight it would form the word that would start to give you an idea of the wonder of Words of RadianceBrandon Sanderson just BROUGHT IT and dropped the mic before walking offstageI should be worried for the rest of the series as I cannot seeing him topping this but then he has already proven me wrong with this bookGo ahead and read this you won’t be sorry And if you find yourself nearing the end of the book and you are shouting and jumping and pointing towards the pages with exclamations of “HOLY GUACAMOLE BATMAN DID YOU JUST SEE THAT???? “ just know that somewhere out there I am nodding my head and saying “I told you so”Art by Ashley Coad


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    Kindle Daily Deal 01Nov18 for 299 at 3rd read even better than the last 2 Don't judge me I made it a full year before rereading this monster book and it is even better the second time throughKalidan and Syl I still ship youBuddy Read May 1st with many friends over at Sanctum of Fantasy My apologies in advance for the ridiculous amount of updates I'm going to post for this book It cannot be helped as my fangirling refuses to be contained Original review April 2014 “Honor is dead But I'll see what I can do” I stand in awe of fantasy writers that can make an entire new world magic systems cultures history lands and everything else that goes into making a great fantasy and fill it with so many details that while you are reading the story you can get so drawn in that you feel like you are there or that it is a real place Brandon Sanderson is one such writer I enjoyed The Way of Kings WoK and gave it a 45 rating Words of Radiance is even better and 5 stars just doesn’t seem like enough The world is richer and we hit the ground running in this installment since the world has already been set forth Sanderson still built up on the foundation he already created in WoK and everything he added to it made if all the richerSanderson is maybe the best writer I have read at giving a lot of ups and downs throughout the story but saving up and building steam for that last 15 20% where the shit hits the fan and the intensity just skyrockets all the way to the end I was on the edge of my seat reminding myself to read all the words and take my time but I was so excited to see what happened next that I found myself reading faster and faster as everything in the story was unfoldingTold from multiple POVs throughout the story gives the reader an all encompassing understanding of the world and the various interests and plots of gods and men Every new layer and character added something to the story The end of each part of the book had me struggling to take my time through the interludes as I couldn’t wait to see what was happening with our characters A few of the interludes were from the Parshendi POV and gave an interesting understanding of the war and the Parshendi’s goals Some of the interludes revisited a few of the characters from WoK and made sense to me in how they fit into this story while I imagine others importance will make sense laterWhile WoK’s was very much Kaladins story WoR is Shallan’s I was a little worried about this as I didn’t really like Shallan very much in WoKs She was naïve and came to steal for Jasnah for that very reason she was less likeable But she totally grew on me in this book as she really comes into her own and we have a chance to learn of her past She has been hiding from it for so long that it is hard for her to face “I seek the truth” Shallan said “Wherever it may be whoever may hold it That’s who I am” I grew to really love her character She is full of banter and wit and gets herself in just as much trouble as she gets herself out of I had so much fun following her story as she travelled to the shattered plains and it was even fun once she met both Kaladin and Adolin I see the hint of a possible love triangle in there somewhere but thank god it hasn’t hit yet I really enjoyed the time she spent with each of the men but her first meeting and later banter with Kaladin was some of the funniest dialogue in the book “The only time you seem honest is when you’re insulting someone”“The only honest things I can say to you are insults” Oh Shallon does have a sharp tongue and it seems that she is unlike anyone else Adolin has tried to date before She has the princeling a little twisted up with what he should do The way that Shallon is able to affect the lives of those around her and change them for the better was amazing as well She was able to change the lives a few people extraordinarily and her new found abilities are extremely intriguing She does seem in a little over her head thoughAdolin was also a character from the last book that I wasn’t a huge fan of Compared to his father Dalinar and Kaladin he just wasn’t that interesting to me Well that has totally changed in this book Adolin is than he seems for sure and as a few of the chapters are told from his perspective I really started to enjoy his character The lengths he goes to for the people in his family and for what he feels is right are fantastic But he still has the privileged air about him so he does it in the most comfortable manor possible “Kaladin frowned “Wait Are you wearing cologne? In prison?”“Well there was no need to be barbaric just because I was incarcerated”“Storms you’re spoiled” Kaladin said smiling“I’m refined you insolent farmer” Adolin said Then he grinned “Besides I’ll have you know that I had to use cold water for my baths while here”“Poor boy” Kaladin’s arc is a journey of right and wrong honor and betrayal past and present He has a big boulder on his shoulder against all lighteyes based on is past Some warrant it and others do not But it is a journey a true hero must take if he is to be a hero I was happy I liked Shallan so much otherwise I might have got lost in Kaladin being a little bit of a downer through some of this He was lost in his hate at times although warranted it was hard to journey that with him It was nice when a few people were able to drag him out of it “I trust you It’s a very strange sensation”“Yeah well I’ll try to hold myself back from going skipping across the plateau in joy”Adolin grinned “I’d pay to see that”“Me skipping?”“You happy” Adolin said laughing “You’ve got a face like a storm I half think you could frighten off a storm” Kaladin really struggles with his vows and his relationship with Syl Did I mention that I really hope somehow someway that Syl and Kaladin a destined to be together That as their bond grows she will become corporeal in our world and they can have a romance which is totally the girl in me talking I ship them so hard though It is my dream and it is farfetched but I want it anyway DALINAR was my favorite character from the last book and he had a few moments in this one where I wasn’t sure what to expect from him It seemed that he might not be up to the task at hand and then he would pull something unbelievable out I loved his pose and calm He is everything that a leader should be that a king should be I always still seem to underestimate him and I am surprised by how he reacts to situations “What you did tonight was clever” Wit said “You turned an attack into a promise The wisest of men know that to render an insult powerless you often need only to embrace it” Sometimes he is played the fool but he recovers uickly and always moves in a positive direction no matter the cost to himself He is truly a good man doing the best he can for his kingdom and with so much stacked against him that can’t be hardHe is the character that I worried for the most because that is who Szeth was sent to kill in WoK Any meeting they had was intense and the conclusions to both their arcs in this book were unexpected and left my jaw on the floor “He fought as he wished he had all those years ago for the chance he had missed In that moment between storms when the rain stilled and the winds drew in their breaths to blow he danced with the slayer of kings and somehow held his own” There are so many other characters that played great roles in this Rock Teft Lopen Wit Jasnah Sadeas I hate that dude Sebarial and Palona as well so many others I couldn’t possibly name them allThere are so many reveals that will play a big part in other books and some that were shocking in this one I was on a rollercoaster almost the entire book and so many characters had surprises in their arcs The epilogue had me jumping out of my seat with excitement What a fantastic way to end the storyAll I know for sure at the end of this book is The Desolation Comes and it will be an epic journey that I can’t wait to participate inInitial mini reviewSueeHappy DanceSuee some There were so many things I loved and loved hating in this book OMG the ending and again the last 20% rocked my worldthe other 80% was great toobut the last 20% WOW


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    Words of Radiance is an absolutely marvelous continuation of the Stormlight Archive series As many of you know it gets harder to review books in a series the further you get away from the first book Here I am at the end of only book 2 already over 2000 pages into this series or over 80 hours in my case and there is just soooo muchhhh storyyyy So naturally it's tough to write a review without any spoilers BUT HERE I GO BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT ALL OF YOUSo one of the things I appreciate most about Sanderson's style is how he unfolds the stories he chooses to tell No matter the scope there's always a realistic scattering of situations that serve to grow the main characters in a way that feels very natural There's always a reliably steady build toward the culmination of eventsCircumstances are not contrived and I never have to worry about the author telling me how I should feel about his characters without also showing me why Dialogue is realistic and I am especially fond of how much humor Sanderson worked into this installment I've heard whisperings of those who think Sanderson's dialogue is cheesy but I'm a real fan of uick witted banter puns so a particular scene in the chasms really warmed my heartI found myself extremely engaged with the Interludes for this installment The Interludes in Words of Radiance did a far superior job of developing the fringes of the story than in The Way of Kings It grows the span of the realm makes me feel like I'm reading about a real place with real people real conflicts that don't always wrap themselves up into neat solvable packagesAs a whole this series strikes a nice balance between politics magic but I felt as though the politicking was a bit lacking in this novel Thankfully this is mostly made up for by two elements1 How strongly the Interludes contribute to the developing political atmosphere of Roshar2 The captivating expansions of the magic system in relation to our main characters Some of the lack has to do with Dalinar's POV being almost entirely absent The novel switches back forth between Kaladin Shallan 99% of the time and so we are largely excluded from Dalinar's part in the political game outside of brief snatches of his interactions with those twoSpeaking of POV's the unbalance here is something I mentioned in my review of The Way of Kings but after reading Words of Radiance I think it's something I have come to terms with It was difficult for me to spend over a thousand pages without Dalinar as he is my favorite character But I think Sanderson is expressing this story in the way that makes the most logical sense and if that means spending 100 pages with Kaladin then that's what it means Long story short I was a lot less bothered this time around because I've come to expect Sanderson will spend the time he deems necessary with each character after all the time I've spent in the Cosmere universe I will just trust himNow we come to one of my absolute favorite elements of this novel the actionbattle scenes They're just so energizing exciting to read Specifically I think a lot of us are impressed by the scene we've affectionately dubbed Honor Is Dead Damn friends When I first listened to this scene I had to stop my car on the side of the road just so I could completely lose myself in it There is literally no word appropriate for it than badass This scene is surrounded by many action seuences all of which help my rapt attention I love reading Sanderson's combat especially because it gives me the opportunity to see how beautifully he works in his own magic systems The experience is like a danceOverall small hang ups on POV's politics do not weigh enough to influence how much I enjoyed this story That's a huge part of Sanderson's appeal as a fantasy writer his stories are consistently satisfying uniue and a hell of a lot of fun I'm very specifically planning out when I will pick up Oathbringer because once I finish I will have finished all I have left to read of the Cosmere I want to wait a couple of months before I dive in because I want to savor every moment of that book when I get to it plus I hear there's uite a lot of Dalinar so I'm than ready for thatNow before I close this review I want to mention something spoilery Please do not read past this point if you haven't read this seriesSPOILERS BELOWAlright so Jasnah Not for one second did I believe that she was dead I'm actually really surprised the rouse of her death carried on for the whole book It was stressing me out how long it took her to show back up because she was just way too important to be taken down at the hands of an assassin I was worried Sanderson may wait until Oathbringer to bring her back aroundJasnah is in my estimation the best female character of the series so when she finally makes a reappearance I was annoyed than relieved because I couldn't believe she was also kept out of this story for so long Every time Shallan Navani had an interaction over Jasnah's death I just rolled my eyes This obviously isn't a huge deal I just wanted to rant about it for a moment


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    March 5th Done with first readthrough It was in fact perfect than expected I only cried a little bit; mostly afterwards I just have this feeling of intense satisfactionI will probably still wait to review until I've read through twice; I have a lot that I think I want to say but I haven't fully processed itAugust 10 It's obvious to everyone that I'm not gonna get around to a reread for a while right? Cool I'll do it eventually because I have a lot to say about this book but it'll take a lot time and energy than I have right now4 MARCH 2014 IT'S OUT I'm going to leave this review up as is until I can replace it with an actual review of the book; as I'm going to be reading it twice one speed read before Sanderson comes to my area for a signing one thorough re read afterwards that may be some time18 December 2013 Review rewrittenreorganized to be coherent and remove out of date info19 January 2014 Links added for TOR released chapters There will be two chunks posted on the website before the book comes out21 January 2014 First of those two remaining chunks released at noon EST I feel pretty comfortable saying we'll see the last set of chapters the ones Peter Ahlstrom has been hinting at by saying we haven't gotten the 'hooks' yet at the same time on the 28th28 January 2014 I was right Links updated below Note that now all the chapters we know to expect have been released; this may be the end of preview materialRELEASE DATE March 4 This is pretty much set at this pointCOVERFLAP DESCRIPTION can be found here If you're not sure who's who title explanations are under the spoiler cut view spoilerthe Windrunner is Kaladin the Lightweaver is Shallan and the Explorer is Eshonai We're pretty sure the Bondsmith is Dalinar; I'm hesitant to list that as an absolute ID because I still think he's a strong contender for being a Stoneward The Assassin obviously is Szeth hide spoiler


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    “As I fear not a child with a weapon he cannot lift I will never fear the mind of a man who does not think” OMG This was not just a book it was a 4 day vacation to the world of Roshar the complete package It came with exotic locations historical sites a taste of the lives of all social classes including their cuisines and family traditions You're in my home now she said and Lopen mouthed along with the words In a Herdazian woman's home nobody's station means nothing beside her own I'm not going to have them come and get you and find you not properly fed I'll not have people saying that Your Brightship no I won't Eat up I've got soup cooking a ton of rainy Stormy days and specific for the area fauna and flora We did get a steady diet of the local political intrigues and barely survived in the civil wars and border disputes but what is a vacation in a distant land world hopping with Hoit without some bloodshed am I right? “Onward then To glory and some such nonsense” I am not going to pretend I have any idea where to start with a review of a work of this scope and caliber Similar to how I felt about all the works in Jordan's Wheel of Time the only thing I really feel like doing is put my great caps on the key board and gush of how much I loved everything about it However I am trying to be an adult here and write something that makes sense so I am going to try to stomp my enthusiasm and adult a bit “Expectation That is the true soul of art If you can give a man than he expects then he will laud you his entire life If you can create an air of anticipation and feed it properly you will succeed” Despite the rather obvious attempt of the author to tell us about expectations of an artist and how and when one can live up to them I think Brandon Sanderson has done a darn good job at keeping the promise he made to us with the first volume of the series He promised us something Epic something full of characters we can root for and root against and he promised us a battle between Good and Evil which will be contentious multi leveled and just as murky and conflicting for those who find themselves in the middle of it as it is in Real Life He promised us to laugh and to cry moments of pure and languid wonder as well as the breathless inability to put the book down and forgo with sleep and favorite other activities just so we could find out what happens next It promised us a game of clues little crumbs of information thrown in across the books of the hole Cosmere Universe which raise the steaks of survival not only to the faith of a People a Kingdom a World but of the complex relationships and causalities which affect all the Worlds in the Whole Cosmere Universe And he made us promise of romance and growth and happiness and pain I am here to day definitively Mr Sanderson DELIVERED And just like he delivered PRIME “He fought as he wished he had all those years ago for the chance he had missed In that moment between storms when the rain stilled and the winds drew in their breaths to blow he danced with the slayer of kings and somehow held his own” The Way of Kings was all about our dark eyed doctor in training slave freeing Stormlight consuming warrior Kaladin We got his background story we got the path of how he got to where he is and we got to love the gang of Bridge Four Yes we had multiple POV's as we do here but the majority was concerned with how Kaladin became Kaladin In this volume the person whom we get to know from the outside in and vise versa is Shallan We all had a pretty good idea that things were not as they seemed with this smart mouth young noble who somehow manages to get in trouble all the time and insults people regardless of station or length of acuaintance “Are you that afraid of being wrong? One would assume you’d be accustomed to it by now”He grunted “Be careful girl You wouldn’t want to accidentally insult a man”“The last thing I’d want to do is accidentally insult you Vathah” Shallan said “To think that Icouldn’t manage it on purpose if I wanted” I really really don't want to get into the details of the plot less I give something away and spoil it for people However I would want to encourage all my reading friends be it fans of the Fantasy Genre or not to read this series It is sweet but not syrupy so it has romance but just hints at it it is violent but only as befitting the true purpose of the plot no gratuitous violence at all it has politics and war but they do not prevail the content and there is enough balance in order to make it interesting for all it is witty and yes sometimes that felt just a little forced but it was a good counterpoint to the sadness that many of the realities of this World bring about What I am trying to say is that this is not a perfect book despite the rating I give it It has its weaknesses and there are plenty of things I would have wanted or less of but as a whole this is a worthy investment of time and money I think we are experiencing modern classic in the making and none of us should be left ignorant of it The bad news I believe there are 10 books planned in the series and this is only the second The good news the third book is coming out in couple of weeks and you will not have to wait for it I know I can't “I empathize with your skepticism but I don’t agree with it I just think you've been looking for God in the wrong places”“I suppose that you’re going to tell me where you think I should look”“You’ll find God in the same place you’re going to find salvation from this mess” Wit said “Inside the hearts of men”“Curiously” said “I believe I can actually agree with that though I suspect for different reasons than you imply” image error