My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The story of Shallan from her abusive childhood until she comes into her powers is totally engaging. Kaladin’s relationship with the spren, Syl, had me praying intently for a happy ending. Adolin becomes even more endearing as his relationship with Shallan brings his character into the spotlight and the revelation of his brother’s true nature was perfectly done.
A tangle of relationships may have been hinted in this book. Several factions with seemingly the same goals are introduced. Although a lot of conflicting assassinations are directed by their members. A fight to the death that can mar one of the heroes of this series was committed.
And, of course, the story of Dalinar as he finds his Knights Radiant is at the center of this book.
A few surprises at the end of the book intrigued me so much that I have to restrain myself from reading the third book directly. Learning that the fourth installment to the series will not come until 2020 makes me very sad.