Mittwoch, 27. Dezember 2017

[Review] Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson

Titel: Oathbringer
Series: The Stormlight Archives #3
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: McMillian Audio
Format: Audio, english, 55h
Synopsis: GoodReads
Review: 5*, GoodReads, Amazon
Buy: Amazon

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 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.

Wow, where to start? I adored this book, and I did a happy dance every time a connection to ‚Warbreaker‘ or something that happened earlier in the series was made, although I’m sure I missed about 90% of all the layers and schemes and conspiracies afoot.
That’s also why I don’t really know what to write for this review, as I am simply overwhelmed by this book and all the layers.
I also don’t want to spoiler anything that happened in the previous books.

For those who haven’t read anything by Brandon Sanderson let me say that his worldbuilding is fantastic and his plots are incredibly layered. As I said, there are schemes within schemes and I don’t know how many times you have to read his books to make all the connections and see all the threads.

This book is even more action-packed and fast-paced than it’s predecessors and we learn even more about this world and various aspects of it.
As for characters we stick to our main group of characters and see all of them grow greatly.
Especially Dalinar and Shallan underwent some major character development. I think I said something similar about Shallan in my last review but it’s true, but while she really grew up a lot in the last book, we saw some darker sides this time around.
I was also really happy to get a look behind Dalinars stern exterior.

I really don’t want to say anything more, for fear of spoilers and the fact that there is no way I can do the amazingness of this book justice. This is truly epic.

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