Publisher: Tor Books (November 14, 2017)
Hardcover: 1248 pages
Awards: Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy (2017)
Thoughts: In my humble opinion, Brandon Sanderson is the best fantasy writer out there today. He is a master world-builder. Book 3 of the Stormlight Archive absolutely lives up to the excellence of the previous two books. The thing I like most is that while you are drawn into an insanely detailed world full of complicated politics and settings, the character development is off the charts. In this book, all of the major players are forced to look inside themselves and face who they truly are. Can they live with that person? Will they run from the truths that they find or embrace them? This recurring theme plays out in a variety of ways, all of them poignant and thought provoking. Loved, loved, loved the book!
First sentence: Dalinar Kholin appeared in the vision standing beside the memory of a dead god.
Favorite Quote From the Book: “To love the journey is to accept no such end. I have found, through painful experience, that the most important step a person can take is always the next one.”
Summary from Amazon.com:
In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.
Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.
Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together―and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past―even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.