In Oathbringer, the third volume of the 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.
Sixth of the Dusk, set in a never-before-seen world, showcases a society on
the brink of technological change. On the deadly island of Patji, where birds
grant people magical talents and predators can sense the thoughts of their
prey, a solitary trapper discovers that the island is not the only thing out
to kill him. When he begins to see his own corpse at every turn, does this
spell danger for his entire culture?
When the familiar and seemingly safe turns lethal, therein danger lies. Amid a
forest where the shades of the dead linger all around, every homesteader knows
to follow the Simple Rules: "Don’t kindle flame, don’t shed the blood of
another, don’t run at night. These things draw shades." Silence Montane has
broken all three rules on more than one occasion. And to protect her family
from a murderous gang with high bounties on their heads, Silence will break
every rule again, at the risk of becoming a shade herself.