#Edgedancer: A 272-page Novella…

EdgedancerEdgedancer (The Stormlight Archive 2.5)

By: Brandon Sanderson

My Rating: Five stars out of Five

And another thing I love about Brandon Sanderson…

He calls a 272-page book a novella.

Edgedancer is The Stormlight Archive 2.5…just a little thing to satiate the need while waiting for Oathbringer on 11/14. It’s also part of the collection of “short” stories called Arcanum Unbounded. Just a warning, Edgedancer is full of spoilers for The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. If that’s important to you, read those two first.

Edgedancer tells more of the story of Lift, a very minor character introduced in Words of Radiance who will eventually grow into a major character in The Stormlight Archive. It also sets the scene for a couple other characters who are well known and had some significant events happen to them between Words of Radiance and Oathbringer. It’s an important part of the bigger story.

On its own Edgedancer is perfectly entertaining and classically Brandon Sanderson. Lift is an outstanding character who demands to be cheered for and has miles of headroom for growth. She’s funny and kind and troubled, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.

Now, if I can just keep myself distracted until Oathbringer…

Happy Reading!

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