Waiting On Wednesday #35


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where we spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating.

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

March 4th, 2014

Words of Raidance

In the first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the

enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war. Among those caught up in the conflict are Highprince Dalinar Kholin, who leads the human armies; his neice Jasnah, a renowned scholar; her student Shallan, a brilliant but troubled young woman; and Kaladin, a military slave who, by the book’s end, was beginning to become the first magically endowed Knight Radiant in centuries.

In Words of Radiance their intertwined stories will continue and, as Sanderson fans have come to expect, develop in unexpected, wonderfully surprising directions. The war with the Parshendi will move into a new, dangerous phase, as Dalinar leads the human armies deep into the heart of the Shattered Plains in a bold attempt to finally end it. Shallan will come along, hoping to find the legendary, perhaps mythical, city of Urithuru, which Jasnah believes holds a secret vital to mankind’s survival on Roshar. The Parshendi take a dangerous step to strengthen themselves for the human challenge, risking the return of the fearsome Voidbringers of old. To deal with it all, Kaladin must learn how to fulfill his new role, while mastering the powers of a Windrunner.

*flips table and runs in circles* Another Brandon Sanderson book!! The Way of Kings was huge, but it was utterly fantastic so I can’t wait to delve into this one…which I think actually might be longer than the first one. This is high fantasy as its finest.

So what are you waiting on?

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16 Responses to Waiting On Wednesday #35

  1. hmmm… I have never read this series… I like High Fantasy sometimes…. Should I ???

    • YES! Well…okay, maybe. I personally think Way of Kings is one of the best high fantasy books I’ve ever read, so I want to recommend it like crazy. However it’s huge, like 1007 pages…and this one is supposed to be longer and apparently the series going to be around 10 books long. So it’s book commitment of the highest caliber. It’s really detailed and it takes a bit of warming up but I really loved the story.

  2. Never heard of it,but it sounds awesome!Hope you can stop by mine.

  3. Great pick, I have the first book but still haven’t read it – the sheer size is putting me off! I should really start it soon otherwise I’ll have two huge tomes to read 🙂 Hope you enjoy it when you get a copy!

  4. I think I need to start reading some more high fantasy, cuz this sounds great! Nice pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  5. Vanya D. says:

    I know Sanderson is an amazing fantasy writer, but I haven’t gotten around to reading a single one of his books. Shame on me, I know. tsk, tsk.

    Thanks for sharing this amazing title!

    Here’s my WOW.

  6. I haven’t read anything by him except where he finished robert jordans, but sounds interesting. hope you get to read it soon.

  7. Ooo this sounds good, I am off to look at book one!

  8. Looks like a solid good fantasy! I need to read more fantasy 😀 I used to read wayyy more. I have a ton of old fantasy books on my shelf I’ve never read..it’s time to pick one up! Lol

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