Starred Review: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson“Sanderson’s skill at world building is unmatched, and in ‘The Stormlight Archive’ series he has developed an innovative magical system and combined it with rich, complex characters to create a compelling story. His eagerly awaited sequel to The Way of Kings exceeds expectations. This developing epic series is a must-read for all fantasy fans.”

Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance got a starred review in Library Journal!

Here’s the full review, from the March 15th issue:

Almost everyone in the world of Roshar is oblivious to the pending return of the mythical Voidbringers and the Desolation that will surely follow. In the past the Voidbringers were always opposed by the Knights Radiant, but that was so long ago that even the oldest histories shed little light except that the Knights Radiant somehow betrayed humanity after the last Desolation. Kaladin, a former military slave and now head of the royal bodyguards, must come to trust his emerging abilities as well as the lighteyes leader ¬Dalinar in order truly to become a Windrunner. Likewise, Shallan’s new powers are key to the future. Not only must she master them, but she must come to grips with her haunting past.
VERDICT: Sanderson’s skill at world building is unmatched, and in the “Stormlight Archive” series he has developed an innovative magical system and combined it with rich, complex characters to create a compelling story. His eagerly awaited sequel to The Way of Kings exceeds expectations. This developing epic series is a must-read for all fantasy fans.

Words of Radiance will be published on March 4th.