Rhythm of War - Brandon Sanderson

Rhythm of War

By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 2,850 Ratings


An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller and a USA Today and Indie Bestseller!

The Stormlight Archive saga continues in Rhythm of War, the eagerly awaited sequel to Brandon Sanderson's #1
New York Times bestselling Oathbringer, from an epic fantasy writer at the top of his game.

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, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar’s crafty ally Taravangian looms over every strategic move.

Now, as new technological discoveries by Navani Kholin’s scholars 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.

At the same time that Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with his changing role within the Knights Radiant, his Windrunners face their own problem: As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead the coalition’s envoy to the honorspren stronghold of Lasting Integrity and either convince the spren to join the cause against the evil god Odium, or personally face the storm of failure.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Rhythm of War

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners


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  • Storming Amazing

    By MistahC
    Best book series I’ve ever read. Can’t recommend enough. Brandon Sanderson delivers yet again with his fourth entry of the stormlight archives!
  • So long…

    By so do so do so
    I like a long book. I’ve read a dozen of Sanderson’s books. This one was longer than any other and had less payoff. It’s still good and moved the story forward, but the ending wasn’t a big enough payoff for all the work it took getting there.
  • Slow!!!!

    By 184749393738394$483
    The first books in this series are amazing. This one is far to slow. Worst book in the series by far.
  • Amazing

    By KyleBBB5
    Can’t wait for book 5. Life before Death.
  • Amazing

    By Gfy0602
    He is best author ever.
  • No words can express how good!!

    By ck71Stinger
    Started over and reread books 1,2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, then book 4. Started June 6th, just finished today July 22nd. I caught so much more rereading before going to book 4. About 5000 pages in all and I need more:) All of Sanderson’s books are fantastic, this series though is my favorite series I’ve ever read. He does not rush to build his characters, the world building is fantastic! I have never been so invested in such a large number of characters! I have decided not to discuss details of this book or series as I just don’t want to for those that have not read it yet. I will say this, I read 92 books last year, all in sci-fi, fantasy, epic genre. This series is number 1 on my list for all time! Just a work of art Mr. Sanderson, thank you! Happy reading!
  • Come for Adolin, stay for Teft

    By Pandas Eat Rage
    Shallans still the worst
  • Throughly Enjoyable.

    By EFraze77
    Couldn’t put it down in many many parts. A lovely bit of escapism and adventure.
  • A Fun Read, But Not As Good As Previous Books

    By Jefllo
    This was one of Brandon’s slower books, I think, but if you like a slow, savory plot with a steady build up, then this is the book for you. I really enjoyed seeing all the character arcs and development of the plot, and the payoffs were perfect. That being said, I did I feel at times the narrative wasn’t as well put together as the previous stormlight books, and I don’t entirely agree with the page count, as I feel like Brandon could have cut maybe 75-100 pages if he wanted to to speed up the story. I loved Navani though. Looking forward to Stormlight 5!
  • Excellent book, slowest out of the series

    By Dolemike007
    Excellent book to my favorite Fantasy Epic series. At the end of each book in The Shardlight Chronicles it seems that the characters are vastly overpowered and essentially ‘Neo’ of their universe. I love how Sanderson still finds ways to scale back, put into perspective, or write characters that have real struggles with godlike powers. I would have to say this is probably the slowest book in the series so far, and the most depressing. Characters that we have watched become so strong overtime just fall apart or are tested beyond their limits. I am not going to lie, at times it was a hard read. That being said, it does pick up tremendously towards the end and the pay off is worth it. I definitely would recommend as a must read if you are a Sanderson fan!