Oathbringer

Oathbringer

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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."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Tor Fantasy,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780765326379
076532637X
Branch Call Number: SCIFI Sanderso Brandon 10/2017
Characteristics: 1243 pages ;,25 cm.

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shahvk
Feb 06, 2021

Just when you think the series can’t get any better, it does. Admittedly it wasn’t as amazing as Words of Radiance, Oatbringer will continue to blow your mind and it was a masterpiece. In every book, we see that Sanderson focuses on one character, and in this one it was Dalinar. We get to live through his curse and his life as the Blackthorn, and in my opinion this is the darkest book of the 3 so far simply because of the amount of bloodshed in this book. Literally everything was great in this book, it made me and the main characters question their morals, and not everyone found answers which is an amazing aspect of the growth of these different characters. Great part about the book is that it's 1200 pages long! Yayyy! One thing that I did not like was (mild spoiler) ****we did not get to see the Jasnah and Navani reunion.*** Also we all need more Jasnah, she’s my favorite character. I loved the character dynamics, everything worked and it's a great great read!

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yellow_zebu_36
Aug 19, 2020

The copy I have has 2 pages ripped out. Can I get a different copy?

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dieccp
Jun 09, 2020

sanders once again delivers in this action packed wounder of a book nice inclusion to the cosmere

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brian_1028
Jan 30, 2020

This book is so awesome. You can see Sanderson's Jordan influences in this, especially toward the end. Everything builds up to a huge crescendo that makes you want to be there, fighting with them. Definite recommend.

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julia_sedai
Jan 31, 2019

I enjoyed reading this. Dalinar is still the best and my favourite character.

The plot was great although I didn't really like the Shadesmar part. Also Shallan was way too crazy. Literally. I'm glad he spent a lot of time on her part, though, because it seems she is getting better.

This just makes me want to keep reading but the next one's not coming out for years :(

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Audwin
Sep 19, 2018

Consider reading Edgedancer first. This is Stormlight series book 2.5. Brandon recommends reading this before you read Oathbringer.

Here is a link to Brandon's notes on this book
https://brandonsanderson.com/edgedancer-is-out/

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TJFS
Aug 17, 2018

Absolutely wonderful book! A very worthy addition to the Starlight Archive. The backstory of Dalinar is captivating, and the struggles Shallan faces are very real. A book that is fun, thought-provoking, and impossible to put down!

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eriksolenberger
Apr 30, 2018

Brandon Sanderson does it again! Far surpassing expectations with a surprise ending that beautifully completes this book and sets up the rest of the series.

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Dvdbaker87
Apr 07, 2018

Great book. The author Brandon Sanderson uses both current and past events to weave an interesting tale, one that doesn't stop until the last page.

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jcbsvrt
Apr 02, 2018

An excellent addition to the Stormlight Archive! This book picks up right where the last one left off and holds onto the reader for all of its 1200+ pages. A drawback is that, due to its length, readers will want to clear their schedules for several days before reading. This one exploited "safehands" being shown quite a bit more than the last two, as well as adding more romance that I think it could do without, or it being written differently could have made it better. I love how human the characters are, with realistic (for fantasy) struggles and shortcomings. I also love how Sanderson writes the backstory of one character in each book, making that backstory relevant to the story, instead of devoting the first book entirely to the backstory of the many main characters.

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melodia1988
Nov 10, 2020

"It's terrible to have been hurt. It's unfair and awful and horrid. But Shallan, it's okay to live on... Your other minds take over because they look so much more appealing. You'll never control them until you're confident in returning to the one who birthed them. Until you accept you... In you I see a woman more wonderful than any of the lies. I promise you, that woman is worth protecting. You are worth protecting... It's all right to hurt. Find the balance. Accept the pain, but don't accept that you deserved it." p. 793-794

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melodia1988
Nov 10, 2020

"You're not a monster Shallan. Oh child. The world is monstrous at times, and there are those who would have you believe that you are terrible by association... But you see, it flows the other direction. You are not worse for your association with the world, but it is better for its association with you." p. 791

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melodia1988
Nov 10, 2020

"You tried to help... you mostly failed. This is life. The longer you live, the more you fail. Failure is the mark of a life well-lived. In turn, the only way to live without failure is to be of no use to anyone. Trust me, I've practiced." -Wit, p. 789

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Jan 07, 2021

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