I’ve done it! I finally finished Rhythm of War. Let’s finally get to this long-awaited review.
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.
Now, as new technological discoveries 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.
My Thoughts on Rythm of War
After Oathbringer, all I wanted to do was read Rhythm of War. Ultimately, I ended up enjoying this one, but I did find myself loosing attention about halfway through. I don’t know if it was because I burned myself out or if it just had a few slow spots. One thing that slowed it down for me was the inclusion of Venli’s point of view. I found myself wanting to get back to the characters that I already know and love. But I eventually warmed up to her point of view and she became a major player in this book.
And in true Sanderson fashion he wrapped everything up in a way that left me wanting more. He closed some major plot points in Rhythm of War, but then he opened up new ones to explore in the next book. I’m interested to see where he’s going with this story arc as a whole. But I know from experience that guessing will do me no good because he always takes things in an unexpected direction.
My Rating: 4/5