From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, a special gift edition of Edgedancer, a short novel of the Stormlight Archive.
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...more
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Lift approaching the city of Yeddaw (This is an example of the kind of illustration that appeared in Arcanum Unbounded for each story.)
According to Khrisss annotation, Roshar from The Stormlight Archive series is the most majestic planet and probably the most important System to the Cosmere universe. Out of all worlds that Sanderson has created until now, Roshar and Scadrial have always been my favorite worlds to visit and to ...more
And now for the crown jewel of this collection, the never before published Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer. It takes place right after the second book in the series, "Words of Radiance". lift, our "Awesome" thief is the main protagonist here and this is one of the reasons I was not looking forward to reading it. Not because of anything else, but I was not a fan of Lift's character. Although I know she is young and the author is giving her plenty of place to grow, and I mean ...more
But, and there's always a but, I simply can only take Lift in small doses. The first time through I read this as part of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection I thought perhaps it was just a big of Sanderson burnout reading that much of him in one sitting and also finishing off MB Era 2 about the same time.
This time it ...more
Feeling stifled in the Bronze Palace of Azir, where her friend Gawx rules, she flees the place and goes for a bit of sightseeing. Along for the journey is her long-suffering "Voidbringer" companion Wyndle.
My prayers have been answered and I have been given the most relatable character ever.. A 12 year old girl?! So I guess what they say about my maturity levels are true, but anyway.... It was also about food and I love food and think about it 24/7, I had approximately 15 snacks while reading this due to the delicious wine hamper picture at the start of every chapter.
*turns on awesomeness*
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Recommended to all fans of Sanderson. You do need to read his other ...more
First and foremost, I haven't read The Way of Kings or Words of Radiance, and I know this had some spoilers for me and I'm a horrible person, but I really needed to read this ...more
I will remember those who have been forgotten.
I will listen to those who have been ignored!
I know I was supposed to read this before Oathbringer but things don't always go according to plans.
This book is everything I thought and wanted it to be and storming more. I even love Lift more than I did before, The world building,writing, plot is amazing, its BS so am not surprised.
Wyndle is so different from the other Sprens that bonded with Radiants, he is so whinny, he complains about everything, ...more
I loved Lift in the interlude of Words of Radiance (WoR). Her character and story was one that interested me a lot. She is so different than anyone else that we have yet seen with a spren. In fact she doesnt even acknowledge that her spren is in fact a spren, instead she calls him a Voidbringer all the time. I find her irreverence and childishness sort of refreshing.
So after coming into some of her power in WoR she has lived in the palace with her good friend Gawx but apparently it is time to ...more
Sanderson says something about how he has all these people to thank and how hes not the only person responsible for the book and hes so humble and whatever who cares, but then...
Then, he strongly recommends stopping and reading his novella ...more
I like Lift as a character, but shes got a very distinctive, powerful and somewhat flamboyant personality to say the least. So reading for her for an extended period of time can be just a liiittle much. On the other hand, I usually dont enjoy novellas all that much, but this one was interesting, and I cant wait to see how one character in particular plays a role in Oathbringer.
Someone please stop me from getting through this series faster than the characters do Stormlight.
I can ...more
I think Roial from Elantris might be Wyndle, Lifts spren from the Stormlight Archive series. Sanderson put effort into highlighting the fact both characters love to garden, which seems unique to only Roial and Wyndle within the Cosmere books Ive read so far.
I will cry the day Brandon Sanderson dies.
The Stormlight Archive series is at the cutting edge of fantasy, is monumental and will be remembered for years. By the time the last book comes out, I predict the ...more
This story revolves around Lift, an interlude character from Words of Radiance. She is a young, impulsive, ...more
That's a pretty awful cover. Or illustration. Or whatever the crap that is. I don't know why that's what comes up on Goodreads.
This is a much better idea of how I picture Lift.
*Sigh*. Patiently waiting for Oathbringer. That, at least, already has a fantastic cover.
basically, i want to adopt her pancakefulness, Lift
So that wasdifferent. Edgedancer basically takes the Interlude with Lift from Words of Radiance and expands it into a novella. There was some interesting developments for the broader Stormlight Archive series and a glimpse into a different part of Roshar, but ultimately the novella fell a little flat for me.
The main problem for me was the main character herself. I understand that she is young and immature (and actually think that Sanderson did a great job writing her character in a way ...more
But then I found out that it would be a good idea to read this before Oathbringer, and since I'm starting that very soon, decided to just go with it.
Great story! Lift is a fun character and this was a good comic side story in the Stormlight Archive. That ...more
This book was a short and fun read. Since its by Brandon Sanderson, it will obviously receive five stars.
From another review, I heard that Edgedancer was necessary to read before Oathbringer. Is this an excuse to buy another book? Youve caught me red handed ...more
The book focuses on Lift, a plucky young girl who features briefly in Words of Radiance. The only problem is the material from WoR is repeated here, but this wasnt signposted very well. So, when I started reading, I instantly thought Ive read this before and nearly didnt continue with it. But after searching around, I discovered only the prologue is repeated material (around a fifth of the book).
As a fan of this series, Im ...more
We see some growth (no pun intended) in both Lift and Wyndle in this one, along with her nemesis Darkness, and we get to meet another Surgebinder (who shares a little of ...more
But then I started reading Oathbringer. In the introduction for that book Sanderson explicitly states that it is best read having already enjoyed Edgedancer. I trust him, of course, but I was way too hyped for Oathbringer to put it down and ...more
Lift's nescient pursuit of pancakes and Darkness (Herald Nale) across Yeddaw just didn't grab me. Please dial back the snarkness factor and she literally uses the words awesome (and awesomeness) in excess of 50 occasions, like... enough already.
It is only after Lift looks within herself with some degree of introspection that we get to ...more
This is a story of Lift, a character introduced in one of the Interludes of Words of Radiance. (She reminds me of Dido in Joan Aikens Wolves Chronicles.) I believe it bridges WofR and Oathbringer. With this story, we see other parts of Roshar but the same fascinating magic and storms. It starts off light but gradually gets serious. ...more
Lift is a wonderful character. I remember her POV standing out in the Interludes of Words of Radiance. Lift is going to be important in the future books of The Stormlight Archive (this information is from Sanderson's Postscript in the book) and I look forward to that.
As a whole, this story was typical Sanderson. There were a few mysteries at the ...more
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