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Oathbringer Part One

(The Stormlight Archive #3, part 1)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  3,905 ratings  ·  212 reviews
This volume is the first half of the novel OATHBRINGER. From the bestselling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new, original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight ...more
Paperback, 635 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Gollancz (first published November 14th 2017)
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Jonathan O'Neill
Review of 'Oathbringer (Parts 1 and 2)' here. ...more
Jun 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
This took me longer to finish compared to the other books in the series, it’s a little slow paced and I had to keep myself going to get to the finish line!
There is some story development but not as much as I wanted, sadly! The ending chapters however got me going and I couldn’t put the book down! So now I have to get on to the next part since I’m left with many questions!!!!
Dannii Elle
This is the first part of the third book in The Stormlight Archive series.

The human race has been geographically scattered, struggling to survive let alone advance, and involved in continual skirmishes with many enemies for some time, but now a new foe has appeared that puts their continued existence in immediate danger. How can the humans unite and what strength will they find to overcome this mighty enemy, who seeks to permanently eradicate or enslave them?

It goes without saying at this point,
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
It feels like I’ve been reading this for the longest time... I guess this is what happens when you have a break from the series and it turns into pretty much a year. ANYWAY...

Not my favourite book of the series. But if Dalinar is your favourite character you’ll probably enjoy this more than I did.

I can tell you specifically why this was a 4 star read and not a 5, for me it felt slightly repetitive but then at the same time I completely missed things that weren’t obvious, I had to ring my brother
Oct 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy

This was really slow and I didn‘t feel like we made that much progress in the story or with the characters. Compared to the other phenomenal books in the series so far this was a bit disappointing, however I‘ll get right into the next one and hope it‘ll pick up.
Wye Peng
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 to 2.5 stars. Part one and part two of Oathbringer were quite a letdown compared to what I've come to expect after Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. I found it very slow-paced and uninteresting. Much of it seemed like filler material. Hoping the next half of the book is better. ...more
Jarek "the Mistborn" Dąbrowski
AMAZING!!! This is at least just as good as the previous ones in the series. I really don't have words to express how much I enjoyed this book. The characters evolve very nicely. The worldbuilding is just epic. The story line gets better and better and deeper as we go along. Since Iam reading the polish version which is cut into two parts iam only half way through and the second one is getting published in freakin april:(
Anyway truly epic 5 stars for Oathbringer. I can say so far that this is th
Literary Han
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, magic, fantasy, epic
This was probably closer to 4.5 stars

Jackson Sambora
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This will be a spoiler-free review of Oathbringer (Part 1) - the first half of Book 3 in The Stormlight Archive.

I shall start by saying that storms - was it good to be back on Roshar!
I finished Edgedancer almost a year ago now, so I needed a bit of a refresher going into this. It helped that one of my best friends has already read it and could remind me of what was going on at the end of WoR and what would be relevant going into Oathbringer.

I shall get this out the way now, because I know I
Nov 03, 2020 rated it liked it

" 'Oh!' Pattern said, bursting up from the bowl to hover in the air. 'You were talking about mating! I'm to make sure you don't accidentally mate, as mating is forbidden by human society until you have first performed appropriate rituals! Yes, yes. Mmmmm. Dictates of custom require following certain patterns before you copulate. I've been studying this!'
'Oh, Stormfather,' Shallan said, covering her eyes with her freehand. A few shamespren even peeked in for a glimpse before vanishin
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oathbringer has taken a slower pace than the previous two books. That being said it's still great. It's building up the world, history and characters and is deepening the rift between the two sides.

There's been some intriguing revelations and further development into the Knights Raidants and their powers, which I found particularly engaging.

I'm also glad we get to delve into Dalinar's backstory this time, as he's a much more developed, interesting character than I first thought. I always liked
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A reread for me in preparation for the fourth book. Brandon Sanderson is such a talented storyteller and Oathbringer Part One is just a masterpiece of a book. Interesting from start to finish and a splendid fantasy novel.
Jun 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
'I have never gone to battle where some poor fools on either side - men who didn't want to be there in the first place - weren't going to bear the brunt of the pain.'
'Maybe,' Kaladin said, 'that should make you reconsider those other wars, rather than using them to justify this one.'

^ sooooo true bestie

4.5 stars but rounding up bc it's pride month. happy pride drehy

during most of this book i was just sitting here like jesse... what the fuck are you talking about... but things are starting to
Shine Mathew
Apr 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Definitely on the slower side after the chaos and mayhem of the last book. But, it's a Stormlight book and I can never not like it. The Way of Kings was a Kaladin show through and through and Words of Radiance was all about Shallan. Oathbringer throws the limelight on Dalinar. Sanderson creates a wonderfully complex and tragic character with Dalinar. Character work is solid as always, but the part 1 has been mostly setup for the bigger things to follow in Part 2 (hopefully).

Kaladin was mostly si
Michelle (Witchy Books)
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
Whew the fist half of oathbringer is done. This book is mammoth. It's so good though. :)

Stars: ★★★★
Rating: 3. 5 stars.

I want to read the next volume and I like how the characters aren't always black and white, but.......there is a thing called 'too much world building' haha. So much world building and details and side characters, I really have my hands full! XD

PS: I read the Chinese translation of this book.
Sep 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
*chefs kiss*
Sofija Kryž
Oct 18, 2020 rated it liked it
EDIT: Originally, I reviewed Part I of “Oathbringer” before I read Part II. And so, though unintentionally, I did not do Part I justice. I have now updated my review to amend for that.

When I started reading Part I of “Oathbringer”, I was quite excited. Spoilt by Sanderson’s detailed, almost OCD worldbuilding and complex characters going through highly painful inner transformations, I stuck glued to his work for the last couple of months. I was super excited about the new setting and secrets of R
Elin (Tickmicks bokblogg)
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars.
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
First parts always get 4 starz (except "The Way of Kings", I would have given that 5 :D), but BSand sure knows how to inject some startling revelations right at the end.

On to Part 2 :3
Rep: bi mc with PTSD, mc with depression, gay side character with epilepsy
Ashwini Abhyankar
Nov 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
And that's done, finally. It took a while to get here because of work but onto the next one. ...more
S.K. Levy
3.5 stars.

This review is based on parts one and two.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson is the third instalment in the Stormlight Archive and I was really looking forward to reading book three after the first two blew my mind. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy Oathbringer as much as the first two books.

- The world building is still insane and completely next level
- The last 200 pages were amazing - everything was brought together, the pace improved, the switching POVs gave a rounded view of wha
Courtney (bookplaces)
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Update: Finished Part 2 and it was incredible. I need Rhythm of War immediately.

I am going to wait until finishing part 2 to rate and review, but am really enjoying this one so far!😍
Molek Kasa
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2019
It's been 3 years since I last read the Stormlight Archive, so it's taken me a while to get into the groove of things as there are things that I don't remember from where we left off.

For the most part, part 1 of Oathbringer feels like a lot of plot setting before the real action comes in. A bit slow at times. I need more Kaladin. I'm not too sure of Shallan's character development as she's at the brink of annoying at times, but I'm pretty sure Sanderson has something up his sleeve with this.

Jean Louchez
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was disappointed by this entry of the Stormlight Archive saga. Character interactions and plot developments were not really interesting. Some interesting ideas and still looking forward to the next book, but this one was rough.
Reem Ghabbany
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think this was my least favorite in the series
it's still really good though I just really enjoyed the first 2 more
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘Be wary of ANYONE who claims to be able to see the future’ except me, because I KNOW that part 2 is gonna be just as epic!
Alicia Day
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a lot more enjoyable the second time
Review to come after part two.
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The Stormlight Archive (10 books)
  • The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
  • Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
  • Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
  • Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive, #4)
  • Untitled (The Stormlight Archive, #5)
  • Untitled (The Stormlight Archive, #6)
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