Words of Radiance

Obvious spoiler warning is obvious.

Words of Radiance is the second book in Brandon Sanderson Stormlight Archive series. As always with Brandon Sanderson:

  • There are a lot of interleaving stories

  • The magic system is uniquely tailored to the environment.

This is the first series in which he has a non-human race, the Parshendi/Parshmen.

If the previous book is the one where the characters who have powers discover them, this book is about a “coming out”. This book is the one that pays off most of the mysteries from the previous one – the per-knights-radiant-order spren kind and how they relate to the power, what are the shardblades (dead spren except…), why did Syl insist that the assassin in white is not a Knight radiant, etc.