An edition of Words of Radiance (2012)

Words of Radiance

Book Two of the Stormlight Archive

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An edition of Words of Radiance (2012)

Words of Radiance

Book Two of the Stormlight Archive

  • 4.72 ·
  • 72 Ratings
  • 141 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading
  • 117 Have read

The eagerly awaited sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Way of Kings.

Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men and Parshendi was being celebrated. So began the Vengeance Pact among the highprinces of Alethkar and the War of Reckoning against the Parshendi.

Now the Assassin is active again, murdering rulers all over the world, using his baffling powers to thwart every bodyguard and elude all pursuers. Among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar, widely considered the power behind the Alethi throne. His leading role in the war would seem reason enough, but the Assassin’s master has much deeper motives.

Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status darkeyes. Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly struggling to master remarkable new powers that are somehow linked to his honorspren, Syl.

Brilliant but troubled Shallan strives along a parallel path. Despite being broken in ways she refuses to acknowledge, she bears a terrible burden: to somehow prevent the return of the legendary Voidbringers and their civilization-ending Desolation. The secrets she needs can be found at the Shattered Plains, but even arriving there proves more difficult than she imagined.

Meanwhile, at the heart of the Shattered Plains, the Parshendi are making an epochal decision. Hard pressed by years of Alethi attacks, their numbers ever shrinking, they are convinced by their war leader, Eshonai, to risk everything on a desperate gamble with the very supernatural forces they once fled. The consequences for Parshendi and humans alike—indeed, for Roshar itself—are as dangerous as they are incalculable.

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Publisher
Tor Books, Tor
Pages
1087

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Words of Radiance: Book Two of the Stormlight Archive
Sep 19, 2017, Tor Books
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Words of Radiance: Book Two of the Stormlight Archive
March 4, 2014, Tor Books, Tor
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Words of Radiance
2014, Tom Doherty Associates
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Words of Radiance: Book Two of the Stormlight Archive
Mar 04, 2014, Tor Books

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Edition Notes

Series
The Stormlight Archive, 2

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3619.A533 W67 2014

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
1087
Dimensions
9.4 x 6.5 x 2.7 inches
Weight
2.9 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25438720M
Internet Archive
wordsofradiance0000sand
ISBN 10
0765326361
ISBN 13
9780765326362
LCCN
2014008908
OCLC/WorldCat
867184929
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0765326361
Library Thing
13306364
Goodreads
17332218

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