Brandon Sanderson – Words of Radiance (part 1)

I’m not sure I can find words grand enough to describe my feelings for this book, I could gush about it for days. I’d love to know how Brandon Sanderson manages to write books with such complex worlds and characters, that are so fast paced and yet still sooooo long! This particular book, for instance, was so long they had to publish the paperback in two parts. You’d think that there’d be parts where you’d be bored, but not at all!

What I’m loving is that in this book, the characters that seemed so distant to each other in the first book are now all meeting or coming close to meeting and those stories that didn’t seem like they could be related at all are now building into something much more epic!

I have to say, my favourite character is still Kaladin, although Shallan is playing a much greater part now and I’m liking that we get to see much more of her back story and her powers and influence are growing. She’s definitely going to be a character to watch.

I still can’t quite figure out Dalinar/Adolin, they seem like good guys, but I’m not 100% sold on that. We finish this book with Adolin saying “I’ll see it done”, in reference to winning shardplates from those Highprinces who are opposing Dalinar and siding with Sadeas, but I’m not convinced that he will be successful, and if that happens, I don’t know what that will mean for the kingdom. As much as I’m unsure about Dalinar and Adolin right now, I know for sure that I don’t want Sadeas anywhere near the crown.

I can’t wait to move on to part 2, and then Oathbringer after that. I can’t even predict what is going to happen, but I know it will be epic!

My rating: 5/5Average rating: 4.76
653 pages. Published in: 2015
Read in Paperbackon 31st July – 21st August 2018

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