1087 pages

English language

Published Sept. 5, 2014 by Tor Books.

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5 stars (2 reviews)

The eagerly awaited sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Way of Kings.

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, 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 …

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Good sequel that addresses the problems of the previous book

5 stars

In the previous book, pretty much my only problem was Shallan, and in this book she finally gets the character development she needs to be an interesting character. It continues the themes of morality being sometimes ambiguous and the importance of oaths.

Sanderson is a brilliant author, and I continue to enjoy his works. If you are on edge whether to listen to the audiobook version, I would encourage it. Michael Kramer is an amazing voice actor, and Kate Reading's voice for Pattern is just so cute.

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