Top positive review
Answers and developments galore
17 November 2017
I think I like this book the most, of the three that have been published.
It was by far the easiest to read, but that may be because less world building and character introduction were required. I found Dalinar's flashbacks to be a little tedious to experience, but, like everything in this series, it is placed for a purpose. The plotting in this series is incredible. There are developments that you are pretty sure will happen, and they're delightful to experience. But , there are also a lot of unexpected developments, which are thrilling. I am left at the end of this book feeling satisfied to have had some blanks filled in, but also filled with mysteries unsolved and wonder at how the author managed to pull off such a magnificent story (again).
This book is mostly focused on Dalinar and Shallan, with Kaladin a firm third. I really enjoyed the further development of Adolin, whom I've come to like, and Bridge 4. Happily, a few people who were interludes in books 1 and 2 have entered the main storyline, two of whom are favourites of mine. In book 1, I was enraged when POV shifted from Kaladin, as he was the only one I cared about. In book 2, I felt that way about Shallan's story. In this book, even though each POV chapter ended with the same high tension, I didn't feel the same anguish at parting with the POV character, because I am/ have become invested in most of the characters and their storylines, including interludes.
For the first time, I took this book slowly, and was full of joy during my 3 days reading. Now only a few more years to go 'til book 4...