It feels like it’s been forever since I wrote a review. And we can blame that on the book that I’m reviewing today. It took me a minute to get through Oathbringer, and I’m so excited to review it today. And to check this one off my Cosmere list. So, let’s get to it.
Dalinar and the Alethi forces take refuge in the legendary tower city of Urithiru, once home to the lost Knights Radiant. There, he and the newly raised Radiants must explore the mysteries of the legendary city to understand and train their powers. In doing so they must also face long-lost truths that could upend everything they think they know.
Humanity faces a new Desolation, and with the return of the Voidbringers, an enemy as great in number as in their thirst for vengeance, the world of Roshar will never be the same. Unless the nations unite behind Dalinar, putting aside his blood-soaked past, even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.
After loving Words of Radiance I was so excited to dive into Oathbringer. And I enjoyed it as well, but it did have a few parts where the story lagged a bit. There was a lot of world building as this book sets up for the next sequence. But I did enjoy the direction that the story is taking.
In true Sanderson fashion the end of Oathbringer was epic. This series has expanded so far from where it began. There is a huge cast of well-developed characters and countries. I can’t wait to get into Rythmn of War. And I can’t wait to see how he ties this all together in Stormlight 5.