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WORDS OF RADIANCE is the second novel in Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series. It reached #2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list (hardcover fiction) in its first week of publication (and #1 on the New York Times bestseller list). In case you’ve not checked out the series, here is a synopsis for the first book in the series, THE WAY OF KINGS (also published by Gollancz in the UK).
According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms, but the Voidbringers followed. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Led by ten angelic Heralds and ten orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won (or so the legends say). Today the only remnants of those supposed battles are the Shardblades, the possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the battlefield. The entire world is at war with itself – and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades, each secretly wishing to be the one who will finally unite all of mankind under a single throne. On a world scoured down to the rock by terrifying hurricanes, a young spearman is forced into the army of a Shardbearer, led to war against an enemy he doesn’t understand and doesn’t really want to fight.
THE WAY OF KINGS and WORDS OF RADIANCE are published by Tor Books in the US.