Dawnshard: From The Stormlight Archive (Hardcover)

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Sanderson returns to the world of Roshar in the form of a short but dense novella. Set between two gargantuan volumes (Oathbringer and Rhythm of War), Dawnshard serves as an interim piece and a refreshing return to the Stormlight archive after years of going without.

Rysn Ftori has spent years apprenticed under her Babsk, Vstim, learning the ways of trade and commerce. But now she is a professional tradesman, commisioned by Queen Navani herself to uncover the secrets of Aimia, an island shrouded in mystery and virtually inaccessible since the Day of Recreance. Not only do the queens Navani of Urithuru and Fen of Thaylenah have a great interest in the island and its secrets, but so does Rysn herself. 

Dawnshard is a great primer before diving back into the Stormlight Archive in full and a worthy story of its own. Very good, l would read again, insert thumbs up emojis.


— From Perry's Picks


From Brandon Sanderson—author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive and its fourth massive installment, Rhythm of War—comes a new hefty novella, Dawnshard. Taking place between Oathbringer and Rhythm of War, this tale (like Edgedancer before it) gives often-overshadowed characters their own chance to shine.

When a ghost ship is discovered, its crew presumed dead after trying to reach the storm-shrouded island Akinah, Navani Kholin must send an expedition to make sure the island hasn't fallen into enemy hands. Knights Radiant who fly too near find their Stormlight suddenly drained, so the voyage must be by sea.

Shipowner Rysn Ftori lost the use of her legs but gained the companionship of Chiri-Chiri, a Stormlight-ingesting winged larkin, a species once thought extinct. Now Rysn's pet is ill, and any hope for Chiri-Chiri’s recovery can be found only at the ancestral home of the larkin: Akinah. With the help of Lopen, the formerly one-armed Windrunner, Rysn must accept Navani's quest and sail into the perilous storm from which no one has returned alive. If the crew cannot uncover the secrets of the hidden island city before the wrath of its ancient guardians falls upon them, the fate of Roshar and the entire Cosmere hangs in the balance.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Rhythm of War

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
The Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
The Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners


The Skyward series

Graphic Novels
White Sand
Dark One

About the Author

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance; and other novels, including The Rithmatist, Steelheart, and Skyward. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250850553
ISBN-10: 125085055X
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: February 15th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: The Stormlight Archive