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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

Words of Radiance is  the second novel in Sanderson's hugely popular Stormlight Archive series. Picking up six years after the assassination of the Alethi king this novel is non-stop action and a joy to read. The Assassin in White returns and this time sets his sights on all the kings/princes of the lands and it seems as if no one can stop him until Kaladin ( a military slave who amazingly works his way up to a position of power) arrives with his extraordinary (and secret) abilities. Shallan, a young woman struggling with abilities of her own, is determined to stop the return of the Voidbringers. This brings her and Kaladin together and it is soon discovered that their goals are intertwined.
Words of Radiance is truly an amazing epic journey that you will love going on. The internal struggles of the characters will endear them to the reader and make them so real you will root for their success from beginning to end. Sanderson has done a terrific job with this one.

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