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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

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Author – Brandon Sanderson

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.Goodreads Synopsis

Holy shit…This was a spectacular read.

I finally got around to finishing Oathbringer this weekend, and I bought it the day it came out at Barnes and Noble (2.5 Months ago. Yes it took me a long time. I did have to read Edgedancer first too) The journey was well worth the destination! (heh) I’m not quite sure that I can even type up a blog post so soon after I finished reading it – the emotions are just too strong right now. Warning: this post is going to be more just a hype post rather than a review.

The art is incredible!

Dalinar finally got his book and we received the pleasure of learning about the rest of his character. Dalinar was always an interesting character, but the pain he went through in the past really ties him all together. (Especially at the end when the story comes full circle with Odium) Kaladin might still be my favorite character, but god damn Dalinar is a masterpiece. When Dalinar screams “You cannot have my pain!” right to Odium’s face (Well Odium is on Braize…) I swear I got chills and felt inspired at how epic the scene played out to be. This is why I am addicted to epic fantasy now, I crave that heroic-inspiration feeling! (It’s a drug endorphin highย  at this point…)ย As always the pace pickups in the last 15% of the novel. It was impossible to put down after the back to back to back hits that kept coming.

Enough about Dalinar though – Every other character grew on me during the Oathbringer journey as well. Szeth has got meย yearning for the day that his own focus book comes out. (As long as sword-nimi joins him) I’m really looking forward to learning more about Jasnah too, or rather learning what she knows already. (Bring me some of that sweet worldbuilding) I would really like to see more of Renarin while we are at it too. I see some of myself in his character (still the majority with Kaladin though). Lift has also grown on me now. When she was first introduced, I felt as if I had met her before, maybe parts of her character remind me of others from Sanderon’s works – which kind of bothered me for a while. There is just something about her that I can’t place…Edgedancer was a fun read though! (It reminded me a lot of The Slow Regard of Silent Things – another book 2.5)

If you have not started The Stormlight Archive series yet, go do it now. I need people to talk to about the cosmere.

I am not sure how I am going to make it waiting for book 4…

The most important step a man can take. Itโ€™s not the first one, is it? Itโ€™s the next one. Always the next step, Dalinar.

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47 comments on “Oathbringer

  1. A.J. Reeves says:

    Isn’t it the best when you love a book that much! I definitely feel a need to give this series a go based on your enthusiastic review.

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  2. Scrill says:

    I am currently working my way through the Mistborn series myself (my first of his), I can’t wait to start another by Sanderson, he’s amazing! I will probably do this series next. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I love Brandon Sanderson!! I, sadly haven’t got to the Oathbringer series yet… But, it’s on the list!! (It’s also been on the list for a while..) but, I’ve got a week on a beach coming up so I’m going to get so much reading done!! (if I can’t stop myself from imbibing on the ‘all inclusive’ too much) so, I feel so spoiled!!

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  4. Julia says:

    Totally agreed on the “you cannot have my pain!” line, that was a spine-tingling moment.

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    1. Chaz says:

      That one and โ€œI AM UNITY!โ€

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  5. Dakota Kemp says:

    Chaz! AHHHHHHH! You beat me to doing an Oathbringer review. I feel you with the enthusiasm. The Stormlight Archive is some good stuff.

    Gotta say, Kaladin is easily my favorite as well, but Dalinar is such a compelling character. I’m absolutely stoked that he got his own book.

    Chalk another ridiculously good story up for Sanderson.

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  6. Noriko says:

    Geez, this is a very enthusiastic, powerful review! I started tackling The Final Empire a couple of days ago, and I totally get what you are getting at! Brandon Sanderson enthralled me and turned me in an instant fangirl. I am now so excited (and I actually can’t) wait to read his other books!!

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  7. atypicalfemme says:

    Yep, yep. Always good to find fellow Cosmere fans. Canโ€™t wait for book 4 either!

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  8. tornpagesandroses says:

    I still haven’t read the first book ๐Ÿ˜‚ maybe I’ll wait until all the books are out before I start on it. Glad to know it’s still a good book though! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. speedyreader says:

    Great review!I haven’t decided if I want to read this one now or wait until closer to book4. The first two were so amazing!!

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  10. Norrie says:

    The only thing i’ve read from Sanderson was the Reckoners Trilogy which is sci-fi, and all the books are super short. The more reviews i see about his fantasy stuff, the more i want to read them. Even bought Mistborn the other day… the size of the books are daunting though… I think i need to wait till i’m on holiday and actually have a chance to spends hours and hours reading, because i don’t like spreading a book across a month.

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  11. Brandon Sanderson have always been on my To-Be-Read author but I don’t know why I still have’t read any of his books. Seriously ME. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great review by the way. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. leeawrites says:

    Good point about the next step!

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  13. Love the art – I don’t read much in the way of adult fantasy, though I almost read fantasy exclusively in YA. But I love a good series that leaves you aching for the next installment!

    Jazz

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  14. I can’t wait to read this series. ๐Ÿ˜€ Did Sanderson finish it? I can’t start until the whole thing is written.

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    1. Chaz says:

      It is not finished – it might not even be done till 2030 if writes according to his plan!

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      1. What?! Oh man. I hope I live that long! That’s why I can’t start until it’s done. I might get hooked and never learn what happens.

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  15. I just purchased this book for my husband. Hope he likes it. He’s a huge fan of the author!

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  16. Fully Book'd says:

    Relating so much to the emotions you feel right after finishing a book. It could take anywhere between a week and a year for me to feel like I’ve come to terms with the events, let alone feel ready to right a review.

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  17. M.L.S.Weech says:

    That was my second-favorite book of last year. Question: How did you feel about Kaladin and the events of Kholinar? I understood the “plot point,” but I wasn’t a fan of the execution or the flashback attempting to explain the “plot point.”

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  18. Ansh Bomb says:

    Hey Chaz, I love good books too and Netflix(ofc). I wanted to ask you some stuff, so could I message you? By the way, love the preview of oathbringer! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. santylovesbooks says:

    Youโ€™re right. The art IS incredible

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  20. Colline says:

    I agree. The images are fantastic.

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  21. bunkie68 says:

    Oh, thanks. Just what I needed, more books to put on my towering TBR pile! ๐Ÿ™‚ This sounds like an amazing read. I’m working through the Mistborn series right now. I’ll put this one on the list.

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  22. Hi Chaz,
    Just wanted to let you know I tagged you for the listicle tag if you so wish to partake!
    https://jasminesreading.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/book-tag-tuesday-listicle-tag/

    Jazz

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  23. Martie says:

    This is not above your above review which I enjoyed. I have noticed that some of my followers hit “like” the moment I hit publish my review. No one can read that fast. Does this happen to you too?

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    1. Chaz says:

      Depending on the tags I use, yeah it usually happens for every post. I noticed a lot of spam posts too, and when I try to block the blog/site, it gives me an error message.

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  24. Lit Lens says:

    Brandon’s version of “What is the most important step a man can take?” was great, and makes the common answer (the first one) seem wrong. Where Words of Radiance was a book of triumph, Oathbringer felt like a book of accepting weaknesses and past failures. Great review โ€” only three more years until book four! We can make it!

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    1. Chaz says:

      Three years is so long… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  25. michmustread says:

    I have yet to read anything by Sanderson. I just borrowed Mistborn, but now I’m not sure if I should start with Stormlight Archive instead.

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  26. Kaylena says:

    I didn’t want to read the review because I haven’t read ANY Brandon Sanderson yet (and from what I can tell, it’s a must if you’ve got any fantasy genre cred)- but this looks so good. On my every expanding TBR!

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  27. saloni says:

    I’ve been wanting to read “The Stormlight Archive” FOREVER and it’s taking all my willpower not to do so. I don’t think I’d be able to stand the waiting around.

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  28. yesmoreblogs says:

    I’ve only read a few books by Brandon Sanderson. I think I will give this book a try as it sounds like a good one.

    https://yesmoreblogs.wordpress.com/

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  29. This is on my tbr for next month. I can’t believe I haven’t picked it up yet. I spent a week in Utah in November so I could go to the release of this!

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  30. Great review, dude. I’m just finishing the Earthsea series, myself, but shall proceed to this next!

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  31. thebibliophagist90 says:

    That artwork is amazing! So beautiful! I may have some of his books…I will have to check my three overflowing bookshelves haha. This sounds so good, It is now added to my TBR list….which is never-ending ๐Ÿ˜›

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  32. cdfolse says:

    I love your book review tab. I may not have read many book are have listed buy can totally relate with your love of reading.

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  33. The last book quote really spoke to me and its kinda be the answer to my life riddle. Thank you for your thoughts on this book. Btw, your hype is contagious.

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  34. fictionologyst says:

    I haven’t read any of Brandon Sanderson book but your review make me want to pick them up immediately! Maybe I’ll start with this one!

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    1. Chaz says:

      Well this is the 3rd book in the series. I would look up “The Way of Kings” if you want to jump in!

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      1. fictionologyst says:

        Already looked it up and I plan to order one soon. Thank you!

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  35. Seriously need to get my shit together and give Sanderson a try. Iโ€™ve heard nothing but good things about his books.

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  36. thegeekpretender says:

    When this book came out, our book club dropped our supposed read immediately and started Oathbringer instead. The Stormlight Archive has always been a breathtaking world (what can you expect from a Sanderson epic fantasy, right?). But I was enthralled by Oathbringer. ENTHRALLED! =))

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