Words of Radiance (Book 2 of The Stormlight Archive)
By: The Great Brandon Sanderson
My Rating: Five out of Five Stars
Oh my word. This stuff is like cheese and wine–the more time that passes, the better it gets.
And it was really good the first time.
I’m getting ready for Oathbringer on 11/14 by re-reading The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. I don’t know if it’s just that I understand the whole Cosmere universe better now or what, but reading Words of Radiance just now made me want to rise and shout.
If you haven’t read Brandon Sanderson yet, well…in the immortal words of the great thespian Shia Labouf:
“Don’t let your dreams be dreams. Just do it.” [To be read while shouting and spitting]
Seriously, people. We are witnessing the best fantasy of our time. It’s happening before our eyes.
Look up “EPIC” in the dictionary…
…and you’ll find a picture of Words of Radiance.
As an author Brandon Sanderson can do no wrong. At least he hasn’t yet. Considering he’s only been on the scene for about 9 years, there’s still plenty of time for him to lay an egg. But for now, his stuff is good. So good. Scary good. Guaranteed good.
The second book in The Stormlight Archive, Words of Radiance is over 1000 pages of awesome. Never boring. Always interesting. Frequently exciting. The only negative? That book three hasn’t been written yet!