Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 6 of 5 stars.
Series: The Stormlight Archive (Book 2 of 10)
Genre: Epic fantasy, high fantasy
First published: March 4th 2014 by Tor Books (US) and March 6th 2014 by Gollancz (UK)
Words. Of. Radiance.
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Jesting aside, the title of the book does pretty much sum up the magnificence of this sequel to The Way of Kings. Words of Radiance should be the paragon of excellence by which all sequels should hold themselves to as it was the best second book of a series that I’ve ever read.
If you have read my love letter to The Stormlight Archive, you would know that I pretty much adore everything about The Way of Kings – the characterisation, the worldbuilding, and even the minimal plot progression, given the significant portion of the book dedicated to the former. Words of Radiance took every element which I loved in the first book and enhanced it beyond my imagination.