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Words of Radiance
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive sequence began in 2010 with the New York Times bestseller The Way of Kings. Now, the eagerly anticipated Words of Radiance continues the epic story and answers many of your questions.Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men and Parshendi was being celebrated. So began the Vengeance Pact among the highprinces of Alethkar and the War of Reckoning against the Parshendi. Now the Assassin is active again, murdering rulers all over the world of Roshar, using his baffling powers to thwart every bodyguard and elude all pursuers. Among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar, widely considered the power behind the Alethi throne. His leading role in the war would seem reason enough, but the Assassin's master has much deeper motives.Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status "darkeyes." Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly struggling to master remarkable new powers that are somehow linked to his honorspren, Syl.Brilliant but troubled Shallan strives along a parallel path. Despite being broken in ways she refuses to acknowledge, she bears a terrible burden: to somehow prevent the return of the legendary Voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation that will follow. The secrets she needs can be found at the Shattered Plains, but just arriving there proves more difficult than she could have imagined.Meanwhile, at the heart of the Shattered Plains, the Parshendi are making an epochal decision. Hard pressed by years of Alethi attacks, their numbers ever shrinking, they are convinced by their war leader, Eshonai, to risk everything on a desperate gamble with the very supernatural forces they once fled. The possible consequences for Parshendi and humans alike, indeed, for Roshar itself, are as dangerous as they are incalculable.The doors of the Stormlight Archive first opened to us with The Way of Kings. Read that book now available in all formats and then Words of Radiance, and you can be part of the adventure every dazzling step of the way.
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CrowCAH
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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#SeriesLove2024

January 1 - December 31, 2024

I plan on continuing the Stormlight Archive series with book two. And read all 12 books in the Rake Review “monthly” series; romances by the Brazen Belles.

TheSpineView Good luck! Glad to have you. 2mo
Andrew65 Brilliant, great to have you with us. Good luck 😁 2mo
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wildwoodreads
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Today I wanted to read my reviews and rank The Stormlight Archives books in the order of the ones I enjoyed most to least.

Now don‘t get me wrong, I enjoyed all of them.
This is just a way for me to compile my thoughts into one place for easy access when book five comes out. So head to Wildwood Reads to see why I ranked each book the way I did and join the discussion.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2023/05/24/ranking-the-stormlight-archives/

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Surf-Guitar-Read
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This is one of my favorite books of all time. The story is amazing and it is a wonderful book for big fantasy readers. Brandon Sanderson takes you on a wild ride in the adventures in this awesome read. Filled with exciting events, characters, and dialogue you will not be disappointed. As Roshar struggles to survive its inner fighting, a new power is rising. The knights radiant must be born again to save the world of men.

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Nessavamusic
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Here is my finished 2022 Reading Bracket. My top read of the year was Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. It was also the longest book I read at well over 1k pages. It was a great year of reading!

Thank you @chasjjlee for creating this great bracket!

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bookaholic1
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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I have been quite sick, and unable to pick up a book. (Which really sucks!). I am going to try and get into these two, and listen to some as well, hopefully while doing puzzles.

Anyone else felt so weak from being sick, that you couldn't pick up a book??

Purpleness Yes, when I had covid I was off work for a week and a half, and only read one book. So sorry you‘re sick, and hope you feel better soon. 14mo
TheLibrarian Hope you feel better soon! Being so weak and tired from being sick is terrible. 14mo
bthegood get well soon - 14mo
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Branwen
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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Happy New Year's Eve! 🎉🎉🎉 Is anyone doing anything fun? I'm spending the last day of the year enjoying some Sanderson awesomeness! 💕📚💕

wanderinglynn I too will be spending it reading! 🎊📚🥂 14mo
Branwen @wanderinglynn It's the perfect way to end the year! 💕📚 14mo
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wildwoodreads
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My last wrap up of the year. I didn‘t read many books in December but I finished Words of Radiance. That‘s feels like a win to me. What did you read this month?

Check out my wrap up post: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/12/30/december-2022-wrap-up/

jitteryjane724 I didn't read much this month either but I finally finished A Crown of Swords (Wheel of Time #7) and made a nice dent in The Secret Commonwealth (Phillip Pullman, book 2 of "The Book of Dust"). Hoping to get to the Sanderson portion of Wheel of Time next year! 14mo
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Nessavamusic
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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I am catching up on #12Booksof2022 here are my first five months:
January: Razorblade Tears - a fantastic revenge thriller
February: Project Hail Mary - a fun sci-fi that‘s about friendship
March: The Firekeeper‘s Daughter - A dark YA thriller
April: The Bitter Twins - the 2nd book in an amazing yet lesser known epic fantasy trilogy
May: Words of Radiance - book 2 in the Stormlight Archive which I caught up on this year & my fav of the series

Andrew65 Love Andy Weir, and looking to get to Brandon Sanderson in 2023. 14mo
Nessavamusic @andrew65 I recommend starting with Mistborn! 14mo
Andrew65 @Nessavamusic Exactly where I am starting following advice from another Litten. Thanks 😍 14mo
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wildwoodreads
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Taking pictures outside is all fun and games until it‘s 36 degrees out and everything is covered in frost. 😅

But the cold weather does make for cozy reading inside the house. I‘m hoping to finish Words of Radiance up in the next couple of days. Then I‘m going to jump right into Krampus. I love a spooky Christmas story.

What are you reading this week?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/12/19/a-reading-update-a-festive-cup-of-tea/

jitteryjane724 I'm plowing through Wheel of Time #7...really looking forward to seeing how it is when Sanderson begins! 1y
wildwoodreads @jitteryjane724 I need to get back to Wheel of Time. I‘m on book three but I ended up putting it aside last year. 14mo
jitteryjane724 It's definitely an ebb and flow kind of thing! 14mo
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wildwoodreads
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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I love a good Christmas craft, especially when I can make it bookish. And this one was super easy. Plus, it‘s a fun way to incorporate your favorite book map into your Christmas decorations.

Instructions on how to make your own: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/12/16/a-bookish-christmas-craft/

wanderinglynn Super cool! ❤️ 1y
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wildwoodreads
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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Who‘s your favorite Cosmere character?

I think mine is Shallan so far. I‘ve adored her from the first moment that I picked up The Way of Kings and that‘s carried over into Words of Radiance.

But I‘m sure my favorites will change the further I read into the Cosmere. That‘s why I decided to do a dedicated blog post. I wanted to document my favorites so far and see how they change the more I read.

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wildwoodreads
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It‘s that time of year again. Time for my bookish Christmas gift guide. So I thought I‘d give you a little sneak peek of one of the presents that I added. My husband got me a @bigblanketco blanket and it‘s literally the coziest thing ever. It‘s 10‘x10‘ and completely over the top. But I absolutely love it. I knew it would be perfect for this list. Because who wouldn‘t love reading a Christmas story under a 100 square foot blanket? 😂😂😂

TEArificbooks I have one of these on my Christmas wish list. We have a couch that is big as a king bed that we all curl up together on at night to read together so this blanket would be perfect 1y
Kimberlone I also have a big blanket and it is the best! I love how heavy and warm it is 1y
wildwoodreads @mdm139 I hope you get it! They‘re amazing. 1y
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wildwoodreads
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I had intentions of taking a cute stack picture of my tbr. But I forgot to do that yesterday. And this morning was absolutely freezing. Everything had a thin layer of ice on it and the wind kept blowing everything around. So long story short. Play like I haven‘t shared these pictures before. 😂😂😂

Full tbr: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/12/01/december-2022-tbr/

HOTPock3tt I loved words of radiance. It was even better than the first one 1y
wildwoodreads @HOTPock3tt 100% agree and I haven‘t even finished it lol. 1y
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wildwoodreads
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Happy Thanksgiving, Littens. Tonight I‘m thankful for family, friends, thick books, and cozy blankets. I‘m glad I‘m squeezing some time to read in before I succumb to a food coma. 😂

jitteryjane724 Once I get through Wheel of Time I'm really excited to dive into Sanderson's work! Do you have a recommendation for where to start? 1y
wildwoodreads @jitteryjane724 I started with The Mistborn Series. 1y
jitteryjane724 @wildwoodreads great, thanks! 1y
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Nessavamusic
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#wondrouswednesday

1. I am usually reading a couple books at the same time. Usually one on audiobook and one physical and sometimes a third on my Kindle.
2. Tagged is my current favorite of the year. I have bailed a few things this year, probably the most notable is The Atlas Six, which I bailed on twice…

Eggs Thanks for the thoughtful responses 💙👏🏻 1y
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wildwoodreads
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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What‘s on your November tbr? 🍁🍁🍁🍁

I still have a couple of spooky books that I want to read. Then I hope to dive back into The Stormlight Archives this month. *fingers crossed*

Full tbr: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/11/01/november-2022-tbr/

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Nessavamusic
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I might finish one or two by the end of the month but they won‘t be my favorite. The Poison Song - end of a trilogy - was amazing but Words of Radiance is still my top read of the year so far.
#readingbracket2022

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magicalshelves
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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I didn‘t enjoy this quite as much as Way of Kings but it was still a great novel. I felt overwhelmed at times with the world building. Shallan also drove me insane during this book.

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Nessavamusic
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This was phenomenal. I enjoyed book 1, but like all epic fantasy book 1‘s, it was heavy on world building and introduction of characters, so it took a long time to get to the action. This is 1300 pages of action and amazing characters. This is a beautiful high fantasy world and this book is added to my favorite reads of all time. I am a full on Sanderson fan now! 5⭐️
#Chunksterchallenge - 1310 pages!
#NSR22 - epic fantasy
#bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! That's a serious chunkster!!! 2y
Amiable Great job! My son loved this book, too. 2y
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wildwoodreads
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I did a little book shopping today. It feels like it‘s been forever since I set foot into a bookstore. I went in for Words of Radiance but I got distracted along the way.

I‘ve been wanting Deserter for awhile but I‘ve never heard of The Haunted Bookstore. Let me know in the comments if you‘ve read it. I‘d love to hear some reviews.

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Bookworm04
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Nice impressed with my self 4 months to complte this on and off go me!!!!

Looking forward to reading edge dancer then onto book 3

Massive book it was and I did it and understood it better then first one but did prefer the first one way of kings not sure why yet need to process my thoughts 🤣.

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Bookworm04
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Nice brew and carry on reading :) nice chilled day off.

ItsAngel I love your bookmark. Horses are my favorite 💜 2y
Bookworm04 Got it from a local gift shop I got 5 of them out the 10 available I try find picture 2y
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Bookworm04
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AvidReader25
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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Part 2:
6) The Royal Holiday
7) The Survivors
8) Anna Karenina
9) The Snow Child
10) The Stormlight Archives (particularly Words of Radiance)

Runners Up: Before the Coffee Gets Cold, The Lazy Genius Way, Beartown, Amelia Unabridged, Address Unknown, & The Book of Will

See any of your favorites?

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RaeLovesToRead
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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Even though, in my humble opinion, the series subsequently goes downhill, Words of Radiance is my June pick for #12booksof2021.

I'm still reading Rhythm of War and how I feel at the end of it will determine whether I continue with the series.

Words of Radiance, however, did what I love about Sanderson's books... it crescendo-ed! The action built and built and left me wanting more at the end.

Also, I like the pictures 😄

kplovesbooks This book was SO good!!! I need to finish this series but I feel like I have to reread this first! 2y
RaeLovesToRead @kplovesbooks For me, the series has gone up and down... This and the first one both had fantastic action in the last quarter (and usually fantasy books start well, but fizzle, so this is a big bonus!) I've still got about 1000 paged of Rhythm of War left to go! 😅 2y
kplovesbooks @RaeLovesToRead Hopefully it picks back up! This doesn't give me hope to reread and continue the series! 😂 2y
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RaeLovesToRead @kplovesbooks Don't despair! Lots of Littens absolutely love the whole series. I'm definitely in the minority 😊 2y
kplovesbooks @RaeLovesToRead 1000 page books DO make me despair though!! 😂😂 2y
vivastory I have only read The Way of Kings, which I loved. I had an eye exam a couple of weeks ago & had a nice long conversation about books with the employee who was helping me. He said that he really disliked Rhythm of War. I hope that's a minority opinion though 2y
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory I feel a bit guilty for not being completely in love with Sanderson's work. The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance both ended in some great action sequences (although I did find getting there a bit of a slog). I'd give them both 7/10 - rounded up to 4*. Oathbringer was all over the place structurally and it's too early to tell with Rhythm of War. If GR reviews are anything to go off, his fans are not at all disappointed. 2y
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory Also, it was still the best book I read in June! 😊😁 2y
vivastory I hope to read Words of Radiance soonish. I did love Mistborn. It's one of my favorite trilogies of all time. 2y
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory I've got the first Mistborn on my shelf but first I need to find out what happens to Fitz and the Fool and before I do that I'll probably read The Liveship Trilogy... 2y
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Bookworm04
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Love my kindle fire hd 8 that hubby got me got Xmas. Winner I can use borrow box now and kindle I can continuous read and reading ruler like phone app does. No more reading on phone ekkkk

Andrew65 Brilliant! 2y
Bookworm04 :) happy now can read even more. With other kindles with me. One I. Work bag. On under pillow in bedroom. This one downstairs in front room. Plus 4 new paper back to thats me sorted 2y
EvieBee Yay! 2y
Bookworm04 Yes my oasis does more then the new signature so told hubby want tablet so can run borrow box and book stuff on it. Put a hd 7 in amazon wish list. 2 hours audible reading long with paper back. Now switched txt to speech on kindle book love it @EvieBee :) I sure was you was talking to me about new kindles might be wrong someone on here did x (edited) 2y
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Bookworm04
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Started this Saturday read Saturday and today managed 100 pages in 2 days nice 👍📖 100 pages of this book , 58 pages assassins apprentice on Saturday 2 chapters 20 minutes in court. Best put book down and go to bed.

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Bookworm04
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Wow such pretty pages on first opening book

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Andorsey
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Wonderful sequel, just as compelling (if not more) than the first!

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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I freaking loved The Way of Kings, but I loved this even more. This follows right after the first book. There was a lot of oh crap moments, some plot twists, humor, and just a lot of character growth. Soooo good. Pick this series up!!!
#stormlightarchive #cosmere #thestormlightarchive #brandonsanderson #litsy #littens #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookreview #review

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RaeLovesToRead
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I didn't rate the first 40% but once I got to know all the characters again, I can safely say that Words of Radiance was pretty epic. Some of the most complex lore-building I've come across in fantasy, lots of action, excellent illustrations and kept me on my toes 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Now for Oathbringer... 😀😁

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Mishu94
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Okay Part 2 of this book was even better!!! Action packed and I can‘t help but fall in love with all the characters! Everyone has their own storyline going and I can‘t wait to see where they all end up! 😬😬😬

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Mishu94
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Loved the story line and the character development was amazing! I couldn‘t put this down because the story was unfolding and finally was getting answers to my questions!!!

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RaeLovesToRead
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Trying to book selfie with my kitty and my Kindle 😁

Reading Words of Radiance. After all the time I spent rolling my eyes at Shallan's Dad-joke zingers, I really shouldn't have found a poop joke as laugh-out-loud funny as I did 😂😂

CaffeineAndCandy 😂💜💜💜 3y
DaveGreen7777 Dad-jokes is the perfect description of Shallan‘s “wit”! 😂🤣 3y
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 😁😅 it seems to be getting good now, Dave! 😊 3y
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IhoardBOOKS
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I had a productive reading month in May considering I‘d just started my job at that time but weekends were helpful and with the wonder that is audio books I was still doing at least a book a day. I‘m slowly making my way through the Stormlight Archive series and it is so good.
Some really good reads and some not so much, overall a great month though.

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RaeLovesToRead
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Fellow readers: does this one get better?

I'm nearly a third of the way through Words of Radiance and I'm still waiting for it to grab me. I liked (but didn't love) The Way of Kings so thought I'd carry on with the series.

It usually takes me a while to get into a fantasy world, but it doesn't seem to be capturing my imagination in the same way that, say, a Robin Hobb or George R.R. Martin book would.

I'll read on and see what happens!

DaveGreen7777 I did feel this one got better as it went along, and the third book is actually my favorite in the series so far. Hope this helps! 😁 3y
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Thank you, Dave! There's a lot of hopping about at the moment and I think I've left it a bit long after reading the first. I will persevere!! Hopefully I'll get more into it and read the rest of the series... 😊 3y
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AvidReader25
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Great reading month. I‘m starting to dive into the plays for the American Theatre Critics Association‘s award for a new play. I‘m on the committee that decides and I‘ve got one month to read the rest, so that will keep me busy in March.

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AvidReader25
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The first book was filled with so much world building that it was hard to keep track of everyone. The second book was incredible because you‘re already fully immersed in the lives of all the characters and now they are finally interacting! I love Shallon‘s story. This book brings together so many of the plot lines that have been building. So many questions are answered. Now I can‘t wait to read the next one!

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LeticiaToraci
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Great Sequel in an awesome series! #Bookspin January @TheAromaofBooks #AtoZ2021 #atoz #W

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3y
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RaeLovesToRead
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Bit of Brandon Sanderson before bed 😊 Need something a bit livelier because I keep picking up serious books about issues and the real world. Want to lose myself for a bit.

DaveGreen7777 I love Navani! As the series progresses, you can see more and more of her traits in Jasnah! 😊 3y
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 I just wish I could remember more about what happened in the first book... the Wikipedia summary was insufficient! It's been too long since I read the first instalment! Hopefully it'll all come back to me as the story moves on. 3y
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TugstenDragon
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❤️

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Skeebies05
Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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I live in Kansas so this is just a lake. And don‘t worry the numbers are limited. I had to get out of my house!

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CaitlinR
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I enjoyed this second book from the Stormlight Archive just as much as I enjoyed the first and I‘ll begin the third book soon. Wonderful progression of the story, and the character development continues to satisfy.

Bit more warfare oriented, but didn‘t lose my interest. I enjoy the Interludes — it will be fun to see if those minor characters become major. And ... Wit, the Shakespeare-like clown, is one of my favorite people/creatures.

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BGam
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What can i say, this book is as good as it gets! Although each of the books in the SLA is a chunkster worth over 1000 pages, the story and the language is an easy read but so well written. Amazing world and magic system which is not so over the top, not too complex political intrigues and what amazing character building. But somehow I m finding shallan a bit too arrogant and Navami‘s indifference to her own king son is a bit weird.
#windrunner