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Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive Book Two [Kindle Edition]

Brandon Sanderson
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Book Description

From the bestselling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic WHEEL OF TIME series comes a new, original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness.

Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artifacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

As the world tips into a war for control of the mythical artifacts of power made from Shard, characters are swept up into new dangers which will threaten their integrity and their lives.

Huge, ideas-filled, world-spanning fantasy from a master of the genre.

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    Book Description

    A trade paperback of the number 2 Sunday Times Bestselling epic fantasy from the natural heir to Robert Jordan..

    About the Author

    Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. Since then he has written, amongst others The Mistborn books and begun the internationally bestselling Stormlight Archive. He was also chosen by Robert Jordan's family to complete Jordan's Wheel of Time Sequence. He lives in Utah. Visit his website at, follow him on Twitter at and like him on Facebook at Read his blogs at and

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 13853 KB
    • Print Length: 1088 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0765326361
    • Publisher: Gollancz (6 Mar. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00FG26UEC
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (377 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,498 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    I'm Brandon Sanderson, and I write stories of the fantastic: fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers.

    My newest book is Words of Radiance, written as a love letter of sorts to the epic fantasy genre. It continues the story of the Stormlight Archive that began in The Way of Kings, and it's the type of book I always dreamed epic fantasy could be.

    In September 2013 I also released Steelheart, set in a near-future Chicago ruled by a ruthless villain with no heroes to oppose him.

    Mistborn and The Way of Kings are among my most popular works, as are my concluding volumes to Robert Jordan's epic series The Wheel of Time. My novella The Emperor's Soul won a Hugo Award in 2013. That year also marked the release of my first young adult fantasy, The Rithmatist.

    Sample chapters from all of my books are available at -- and check out the rest of my site for chapter-by-chapter annotations, deleted scenes, and more.

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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stunning continuation 8 Jun. 2014
    By Kitty
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    Oh my goodness, where to start with reviewing this huge and fantastic book?

    I will begin by saying that I loved this book the whole time I was reading it and the ending has made me so excited for the next book in the series. I know now that Sanderson will be able to make this into something completely brilliant because of how wonderfully this has all played out so far.

    So, to begin, this book is a staggering 1087 pages long but as I said in my previous review of Way of Kings (WoK from now on), the page count is perfectly justified because truly the story is wonderful. I would highly recommend this series to anyone, especially if you have previously read and enjoyed any of Sanderson's work. It may be a lot of reading, but falling into the world of Roshar again is a fantasy I can't wait to experience in the next book.

    The story continues to be told from a variety of different POVs including Shallan and Kaladin. These two have certainly become the main focus of this story which is understandable when you read the things that have happened to them and do happen to the across the course of the book. Along the way we meet some of out other characters from WoKs but we lose some and gain new ones too.

    Again the story is divided into sections, 5 main sections and 4 Interludes sections. The main sections are where the real plot of the story is developing and we see our favourite characters conquering evil, battling inner demons and much more. The Interludes act more as context for the rest of the world, giving us an insight into how the actions of our main characters have affected the other areas of the world.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    By Denis Vukosav TOP 50 REVIEWER
    ‘Words of Radiance’ written by Brandon Sanderson is the second installment in his ‘The Stormlight Archive’ series and if my impressions can be summarized in one sentence after its reading - it was worth the wait of 3 and half years for this sequel to come out.

    A world that Brandon Sanderson in his first novel ‘The Way of Kings' so brilliantly conceived and brought to life is back and the novel continues exactly where its predecessor ended. If you're a fan of the author and first part of his series then you certainly did not mind the epic size of his novel; the good news for readers is that its sequel is coming out even a bit longer, although reading again will pass as fast and exciting as was the first time.

    The author once again manages to create the convincing heroes with which reader will easily identify while fearing over their destinies; he offers an incredible story and brilliant turns that will arouse the reader’s will to turn the pages until the final one that despite the novel extensiveness comes too soon. Brandon Sanderson skillfully interweaves the stories of several main characters while maintaining equally exciting action throughout the novel; and although some writers are better known for their dialogues while the others excel in their descriptions, Sanderson succeeds to hold readers in tension both with his great dialogues and extraordinary sense of action.

    It is widely known how difficult is to write the second parts of the trilogy or saga because they do not begin nor end the whole story, but the fact is that the author with ‘Words of Radiance’ managed to not only pick up where he left off with ‘The Way of Kings' retaining all of his fans, but he raised the series to a new level.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 29 Mar. 2014
    By Mike
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    I can offer no other words than to say that this series is simply wonderful. I have not been as invested in any other series apart from the wheel of time and the kingkiller chronicles. Read. This. Series. You will not be disappointed.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 28 Mar. 2014
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    This did not disappoint, just as engaging as the first book. The plot developed with many unexpected twists and turns. The characterisation was deeply satisfying. Sanderson has created a fascinating and consistent world. Cannot wait for the next installment.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    By A. Fox
    Read the first book, read this, and then cry with the knowledge that part 3 is still but a mote in Brandon Sanderson's eye. For more fiction of this quality however, I for one will be a very patient man.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fantastic 5 Sept. 2014
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    Brendan Sanderson combines so many features that fantasy readers will find fantastic, that his books, and especially The Stormlight Archive are difficult to ignore.
    The heroic interpretation and development of Gemmel (RIP) the character refinement of Hobb, and the scale and, to be expected and alluded to in this series, of Jordan (RIP), adds up to an irresistible combination that I cannot recommend strongly enough.
    The added (quasi) scientific basis of the power that he writes into his characters, the mode of advancement which began with the Mistborn Trilogy, has been diluted her, but the overall feeling and the ability to make you care about the protagonists, is as strong in his writing as ever before.

    Perceived scale (only at this point), an excellent pace and characters who you really become involved with, make this my favourite fantasy series of the last five years.

    Cracking stuff.
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    Second book in and still a constant page turner. The pace was brisk and story was great. Yet again he nailed it and I'm now of to read book 3.
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    This is my favourite book of all time. Absolutely amazing story and world. Looking forward to the next book.
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    Published 18 days ago by Highlander71
    5.0 out of 5 stars don't even think about not buying this book.
    I said what I needed to say all ready. One of the best fantasy fiction novels ever! You will not regret it
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
    This is an amazing series. It is a long but rewarding book and I would recommend it to any heavy sifi reader.
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