Oathbringer (#3)

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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.


“Fans of the Stormlight Archive series will enjoy this book, which brings back favorite characters and deepens a well-drawn fantasy world.”


“The much-anticipated third Stormlight Archive epic fantasy installment is classic Sanderson, with multiple story lines and unexpected twists and turns [...] Sanderson successfully balances introducing new elements and satisfactorily resolving some threads, leaving fans to eagerly await the next in the series.”

Publishers Weekly

“OATHBRINGER is everything I expected it to be. Not only does it make good on the promises of the first two volumes, it elevates the Stormlight Archive to new heights of epic magic, exceptional worldbuilding, and satisfying action. With each new novel, Sanderson proves himself to be the true heir to Robert Jordan’s throne. He’s writing big, meaty, contemplative epic fantasy, and showing no signs of slowing down.”

B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

“Sanderson absolutely blew me away with OATHBRINGER.”

Book Nest

“Venli, Taravangian, Moash and Wit each take pivotal next steps towards the end of this episode. I can’t wait to see where they lead the series next!”

Book Loons

“Sanderson outdid himself once again. It is a wonderful, well-paced, emotional read with a poignant focus on the brokenness of people and how to overcome your own limits.”

The Ranting Dragon

“The big twist in this novel definitely changes the perception of events. It will be interesting to see how each character learns to rebalance their beliefs and actions. Additionally, there is a whole new history which can be explored. I definitely did not expect the revelation, but it will make the future action more interesting.”


"Sanderson is the kind of author who has me hanging onto every ounce of information, he keeps me fascinated, and I’m always left craving for more."

Fantasy Hive

Awards & Accolades


#1 New York Times Bestseller List


#1 Locus Bestseller List


#7 Wall Street Journal Fiction E-books Bestseller List


#24 USA Today Bestseller List

United Kingdom

#7 Sunday Times of London Bestseller


#9 Der Spiegel Bestseller List


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