I’m not a short story person, if I’m being honest, but if you miss a short story in the Cosmere you might miss something big. So let’s get to my review of Edgedancer.
Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older–a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating the free-spirited Lift, who can’t help heading to Yeddaw when she hears the relentless Darkness is there hunting people like her with budding powers. The downtrodden in Yeddaw have no champion, and Lift knows she must seize this awesome responsibility.
My Thoughts on Edgedancer
I didn’t love Edgedancer, but I did like it. Lift annoyed me a little bit, but a short story doesn’t leave a lot of room for the character development that I crave. So, I hope to see more of that in the next Stormlight novel. I did like Wyndle though, so I can’t wait to see more of him.
Overall, I did like how Edgedancer expanded the world and gave insight to some of the things to come. It wasn’t my favorite, but it was definitely worth the read.
My Rating: 3/5