Next week, on November 18th, Waterstones are hosting Brandon Sanderson for a virtual event to celebrate the release of RHYTHM OF WAR! The highly-anticipated fourth novel in Brandon’s acclaimed Stormlight Archive series, it is due to be published in the UK by Gollancz. Here’s the synopsis…
After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an advantage, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar’s crafty ally Taravangian looms over every strategic move.
Now, as new technological discoveries by Navani Kholin’s scholars begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength.
At the same time that Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with his changing role within the Knights Radiant, his Windrunners face their own problem: As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead the coalition’s envoy to the honorspren stronghold of Lasting Integrity and either convince the spren to join the cause against the evil god Odium, or personally face the storm of failure.
There are two options for the event, which will be held via Zoom: there is a special Ticket & Book option available to people in the UK, which includes a copy of the book as well as a ticket for the virtual event (£25). For everyone else, there is also an option for just the event ticket (£5). From Waterstones:
The Ticket & Book option is UK delivery only, please do not choose this option if you do not have a valid UK postal address as you will not receive the book and may still be charged. Books will be posted after the event, which will be after publication date.
Waterstones are also offering a limited number of signed editions of RHYTHM OF WAR, which can be ordered here.
Gollancz has published all of the Stormlight Archive books in the UK, as well as a whole host of Brandon’s other acclaimed and best-selling novels and novellas — including the fan-favourite Mistborn series.
Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.