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(The Stormlight Archive #3)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  88,215 ratings  ·  6,299 reviews
In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with des
Hardcover, 1248 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Tor Books
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Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: epic/high fantasy fans
My review probably won’t be able to do this book justice. Well, justice is dead but I’ll see what I can do.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that my expectations regarding Oathbringer were extremely hard to contain. I had heard a lot of fantastic things about this series the first time I went through The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance last year, but I read through them many years after their original release dates. Oathbringer is a different experience in terms of environment and surrounding h
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Holy shite balls!! My Kaladin/Shallan print came today. Not even taking it out of plastic until I get it framed!! Bloody hell, it’s beautiful!!!!


Let simply start with the book itself before I show the freaking freaking freaking awesome inside pictures and map on the dust jacket! I'm am freaking happy!

I got the pre-order from Audible BUT I was waiting to read this beautiful book and listen at the same time. ♥

Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Well, this was disappointing. Easily the worst so far. I postponed writing a review hoping some time and a re-read would somehow improve my opinion of the book. It didn’t.

Part 1 was passable. Part 2 was watered by too many unnecessary PoVs. Part 3 was watered by too many sub-plots and not enough interaction between characters. Part 4 didn’t manage to pick up the pace. Part 5 tried to squish so many events it became chaotic.

The plot takes over characters and they are like leafs in the storm. The
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, owned
4.5 stars.

Finishing Oathbringer was both a satisfaction and a disappointment. Satisfying because this book was absolutely astonishing in every way that I expected it to be. Disappointing because I wanted it to be longer (even though it's almost 1300 pgs and it took me over two weeks to finish it).

What can I really say about Oathbringer? Questions that I have waited years for answers were finally answered, all of my favorite characters were amazing as usual and Sanderson still keeps on developi
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ugh the wait will be so long
TS Chan
The Storming genius has outdone himself. Again!

Words of Radiance was easily the best book I've ever read, which naturally resulted in some pretty high expectations going into Oathbringer. As much as I've tried to smother it after waiting for over 3.5 years, I just had to accept that it was futile.

Who am I kidding? Sanderson has completely smashed all expectations by offering yet another best book I've ever read.

Is Oathbringer a literary masterpiece? A classic that will stand the test of time
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing

ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review.

1.) The Way of Kings ★★★★★
2.) Words of Radiance ★★★★★
2.5) Edgedancer ★★★★

“You cannot have my pain”

I am so sorry this review is a month late! With the holidays and the start of this new year, my life has just been a little hectic to write a review that does this amazing book and series justice! But hopefully this will sing even an ounce of the praise that this epic fantasy series deserves, because this third installment was nothing short of
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Mogsy (MMOGC)
5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

A full five stars to Oathbringer and nothing less. If you’ve read the two previous volumes in the Stormlight Archive, you’d probably already understand; this series is a masterful, meticulous continuation into the journey to explore the mysterious world of Roshar, and once again this third installment is revealing so much more about our characters and their roles in this epic tableau. I find myself speechless, as I often a
Holy c**p.

This was amazing.

I thought it was going to be hard to top the first two doorstoppers, but this one not only outdid the others in page-count but also in the quality of the storytelling. Every aspect of it was brilliant.

I'm not usually one to gush on and on about epic fantasies. Most are pretty okay and I can slog through and eventually enjoy certain ones like GoT all right, but a few really manage to jump right out there and grab you with character, world-building, and overall story wit
James Tivendale
This will just be a quick informal review as I know better reviewers have already written essay long assessments on what they think about Oathbringer. This is a difficult one for me to rate actually. The Stormlight Archive is probably my second favourite fantasy world following Malazan. I adore the characters so much. Kaladin is brilliant and I really liked Shallan's development, especially with reference to Veil. (We didn't get to see too much of Radiant but I'm sure she'll be important going f ...more
Sean Gibson
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s self-evident that if you’re reading book three of a series that requires a Sherpa to place each volume on your bookshelf and that is part of a series that has, as of yet, SEVEN unpublished volumes to come (don’t you die on us, Sanderson—DON’T YOU DIE!), you probably enjoyed the first two (in my case, check and check).

So, if you’re reading this and wondering if you should dive into this series despite the fact that there are rumors (as yet uncorroborated, though we’re working on it) that OJ
Full review now posted!

Rating: 6/5 stars

This book deserves all the stars in the Cosmere. And then some.

When I read The Way of Kings, it became one of my favorite books of all time. When I read Words of Radiance, it supplanted its predecessor, which I find to be incredibly rare for a second book in a series. I was understandably impressed, but while I was excited for Oathbringer, I honestly believed there was no way it could be better than the books that came before it. I’ve never in my life been
You NAILED IT. You... genius human.

First of all, this is NOT a review. There are plenty of well-spoken, coherent people in here who can give this book the justice it deserves far better than I can. This is me incoherently recounting my emotional state while I was reading it.

WOW. So freaking much happened that I don't even know where to begin. It all started out well and mellow. There were lighthearted funny moments and all around ‘’calm’’-ish (well, as calm as can be expected) atmosphere as the
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this world. And by that I mean Roshar - the spren! the storms! the spren! the Listener's rhythms and forms! THE SPREN! - but definitely also the entire Cosmere. Brandon Sanderson has created something incredible here and I'm enjoying every part of it.

As for this book specifically, it was a terrific ride. We learned more about the history of Roshar and the desolations and we got some big developments in the current situation. There were also some great characters arcs. Shalla
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
While trying to compose a review that will do this series justice, the question becomes not whether Oathbringer was an amazing installment in the Stormlight Archive series, but how do I explain how fiercely I loved it without gushing like a fangirl? Suffice to say it’s on a pedestal. I can see so many of the brilliant ideas within it shaping fantasy works for decades to come. It truly is the next evolution in the genre similar to that brought on by the likes of Jordan and Tolkien. At least, that ...more
Liam Degnan
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
**UPDATE 10/21/18: Yes, rereading this already.....**

**UPDATE: Because ever since I read this book it has completely wrecked me from making significant progress on anything else. It's the sign of a great book when a month and three other books can pass, and your mind is still trapped by this one. Read at your own risk 😭😭😭😭.**

“The question is not whether you will love, hurt, dream, and die. It is what you will love, why you will hurt, when you will dream, and how you will die. This is your choi
Helen 2.0
"Having power is a terrible burden, the worst thing imaginable, except for every other alternative."

Power and its burden seems to be a major theme in Oathbringer, which features a number of exciting and frustrating developments in its 1200 pages. (The most frustrating revelation of all is the fact that we will be waiting until 2020 at least for the fourth installment.)

Every Stormlight Archive volume is a character study of a different Knight Radiant; first Kaladin, then Shallan, and now Dalina
Jan 31, 2017 marked it as to-read
*screams for eternity over this wonderfully glorious cover*

This book will end my life.
I expect to have a heart attack after finishing this.

Counting the days until release in November..
Robin (Bridge Four)
Kindle Daily Deal 01Nov18 for $2.99 at Amazon

5 "Sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a person who is in the process of changing" Stars


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I always feel like I get more when I read a Sanderson book. Not only is the story fantastic but the book itself is always beautiful. The art inside the book, maps and the cover jacket are always exquisite and make owning the hardback a necessity. Then there is the audio which is always well performed and makes something this size even mo
Leah Steele
Soo I just saw that there are going to be ten books in this series. Ten? 10?! TEN?!! So, what you're telling me is that I'm going to be in my mid 40's before I get to see the end of this story... damn
Jun 24, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
THE PROLOGUE HAS BEEN RELEASED AND IT IS FUCKIN PERFECTION!!!!!!! Can someone read it so we may fangirl like lunatics?! Thanks!



YOU GUYS WE HAVE A COVER!! THE UK COVER IS PERFECTION! P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N! I want to cry endlessly! This series is probably the best fantasy story out there and I CANNOT WAIT TO REREAD THE FIRST TWO BOOKS AGAIN! I still remember how I felt reading them! FUCKIN GLORIOUS!

Jun 29, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 I guess.

Well if this isn't the biggest disappointment of the year then... Then I have some worrisome months ahead 😨

I would like to start this by apologizing to all the hardworking people that put a lot of time and effort into this book, I’m sorry I didn’t like this book as much as I hoped.

Before I start you should know that I love this series, that I went in with high expectations and that I been meaning to read this for the last 8 months. It’s always amazing to be back to this world and I l
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

*** 4.75 ***

This book was all about accepting the journey and the multitude of faults and falls it consists of, rather than look at where it has gotten you and what the destination was to begin with... The first book was the journey of Kaladin, the second Shallan's, and this one is all about Dalinar, the Blackthorn! I might write a review, eventually, when I am more capable of gathering all my thoughts, but for now I just need to say - READ THIS SERIES! IT IS AWESOME!!!

"...“You are not a hereti
Mila B
Mar 02, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
March 2014: Wait, what? 2015? Brandon just published Words of Radiance, and he is giving us Skybreaker a year and maybe some later? So soon? I got so used to waiting on Martin that I can hardly believe how efficient Brandon it.
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, epics, reviewed

Review for Way of Kings
Review for Words of Radiance

No surprise here that a Stormlight book clocks in at 5 stars. I think this book really establishes Sanderson as THE preeminent epic fantasy writer of our day (and I will Internet fight you if you disagree). Before diving into spoilery analysis of the book let me say this was on level with the previous two books: amazing world building (natch), nuanced character development, wonderful story punctuated by excellent plot twists, and a weaving
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.

Having recently finished a binge read of the first three novels in The Stormlight Archive, I can honestly say my mind is filled with this intricately detailed, amazingly epic story, so much so that I am finding it difficult to put into words my feelings for this series and, specifically, its third installment: Oathbringer. Mainly, this is due to the distinct originality and uniqueness of this book, which is hard to adequately describe. The world of Roshar far d
4ish stars.

After three books, I think I pretty much have a feel for this series, and I think it’s safe to say that it will never be a full 5-star series for me. Not that it’s not great (I will continue to have the next installments pre-ordered on audible), and it will consistently be a solid 3.5-4 stars, maybe even 4.25, but as much as I like and respect Brandon as a creator, I still have a few issues with the series.

To quote Matthew Quann’s great review, “Sanderson isn't writing the most poetic
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant book by Sanderson. I wish all the series were written already so I can just continue nonstop and probably wouldn't sleep for weeks till I'm done with them all. Now it's going to seem like anything I read next will just be so bland with less flavor.
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The Stormlight Archive (10 books)
  • The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
  • Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
  • The Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive, #4)
  • Untitled (The Stormlight Archive, #5)
  • Untitled (The Stormlight Archive, #6)
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  • Untitled (The Stormlight Archive, #8)
  • Untitled (The Stormlight Archive, #9)
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