“Oathbringer” is the third novel in the epic fantasy series, The Stormlight Archive, written by Brandon Sanderson and published in 2017. It continues the story of the characters introduced in the previous novels, “The Way of Kings” and “Words of Radiance”.
The novel is set in the world of Roshar, a land beset by powerful storms and threatened by ancient enemies. The story follows the characters of Kaladin, Shallan, and Dalinar, who are all struggling to come to terms with their roles in the larger conflict.
As the threat of the Voidbringers looms, Dalinar is plagued by visions of a dark past and struggles to understand his own role in the coming war. Shallan must confront the secrets of her own past and the toll they are taking on her psyche. And Kaladin, now a high-ranking officer in the military, must navigate the politics of his own people and try to find a way to unite them against the coming darkness.
Sanderson’s writing is detailed and immersive, with complex characters and a richly drawn world. The novel is full of action, magic, and political intrigue, with a deep exploration of themes such as trauma, leadership, and redemption.
“Oathbringer” is a masterful work of epic fantasy that will appeal to fans of the genre and those who enjoy intricate world-building and character development. It is a worthy addition to The Stormlight Archive and cements Sanderson’s place as one of the leading voices in contemporary fantasy fiction.