Words of Radiance Part 2 - Brandon Sanderson

“Honor is dead. But I'll see what I can do.”

~ Spoilers for Words of Radiance Part 1 ~

Words of Radiance Part 2 is the second part of the second book of The Stormlight Archive, written by Brandon Sanderson. It was first published in 2014 and continues the story right from the first part of the book. Shallan, finally arrived on Shattered Plains, is still trying desperately to find out the mystery of Voidbringers and Urithiru before it's too late. Meanwhile, Kaladin, still working as Dalinar and the king's bodyguard, is torn apart between his duty as a bodyguard and Moash's plan to assassinate the king, Elhokar. The Vengeance Pact seems to be reaching its conclusion as both Dalinar and Eshonai, the leader of the Parshendi, are preparing for one final battle on the Shattered Plains.

This book is something else. I love how every characters are developed throughout the story. Not just the main characters, but also the minor ones and the ones within the interlude stories. They're not all good or perfect in any way, but their struggles for the things that they believe make me fall in love and invested in their tales. The worldbuilding also gets a lot of attention in this book, especially the things happening outside the Shattered Plains. It's fascinating how a short chapter in the interludes could impact the story significantly. And like always, some mysteries are revealed, while others are introduced. Standard Sanderson's storytelling.

It is curious to see how the next book will continue this story. Everything becomes even more complicated from before and the stakes are even higher for our heroes. I can't wait to read the third book. It's just so much fun!

Words of Radiance Part 2
Brandon Sanderson
First Published