Book Review: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

“Sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a man in the process of changing.”

Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)

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 destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together–and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past–even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.


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I’m going to start this by saying Ths Stormlight Archives is one of my favourite books series, with the first book ‘The Way of Kings’ potentially being my all time favourite book. This is pretty impressive in itself as I generally only read fantasy, especially epic fantasy when I’m really in the mood for it and to be labelled all time favourite, well that’s just something else entirely haha. Mainly what I’m trying to say is that I was a tad excited for this one, (okay maybe a bit more than a tad). So what did I think?

Well it was pretty much everything I expected to be which was both totally awesome and sort of disappointing at the same time. What I mean by that is I had high expectations it’s one I have been waiting eagerly for and pre-ordered as soon as I could so the fact that it met all those expectations was fantastic, it was kind of disappointing because it didn’t go above those expectations, the last two books, especially the first was full of so many  ‘whoa’ moments that although there was definitely a few scattered within this book I kind of expected that at least something would be revealed which kind of took away from the effect. Now I know this is most definitely a first world problem but it just didn’t leave me with that absolutely knocked my socks of kind of feeling. At this point there is also a lot of characters and whole lot of POV chapters that sometimes I did have to go back and just refresh myself on what was going on. I also think I missed a fair bit there is just too much going on the whole time. But you know that’s what re-reads are for.

What I did adore about this book is getting to not only explore the main characters a whole lot more, some of whom I was becoming increasingly worried about but we got to delve into a lot of minor character development, I know I just said that there were a few to many different POV but some were ones I had been dying to read! There was also two absolute draw dropping moments in my opinion in the book, the kind that I had been sitting patiently waiting for and I’m going to be honest really didn’t see them coming! In a 1300 page book though it would of been nice to see maybe one or two more. With all that said I did thoroughly enjoy reading through the book, and am definitely waiting for the next already!

Rating: 4/5

Would I read again: Yes, I think it’s kind of necessary 

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Of course


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