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'Oathbringer' (Stormlight Archive #3) by Brandon Sanderson.
Oathbringer is the third volume of Brandon Sanderson's epic fantasy series - The Stormlight Archive. It is usually recommended to read the 'Edgedancer' novella well before starting this novel. Since this series is usually heavy on Cosmere references, a prior knowledge of the 'Warbreaker' book is usually recommended before the second book.
The book is epic in all aspects, and it's hard not to describe its awesomeness without mentioning any spoilers. I'll, however, refrain from including any spoilers in this review. The book is grim, and it emanates a feeling of doom and despair. I may as well say that this is Sanderson's foray into the grimdark fantasy. Despite the tone, you get some much needed lighter moments.
The main theme of the book, in my opinion, is the search of one's identity. Each of the characters suffer from certain issues which they must come in terms with in order to work together for a greater goal. The character motivations are grey, and we tend to sympathize and understand the motivations of some of the enemies as well.
Sanderson expands upon his world and mythos and teases us of things to come. The journey is amazing - you see the characters develop and are taken unawares by hidden twists and turns. Stay on with it until the end - because as soon as the destination comes quite near, the Sanderson avalanche begins. Oh, what an amazing ride it is.
Finishing Oathbringer so soon was indeed My Glory and My Shame - Glory, because it is one of the best books I have read so far, even surpassing Words of Radiance. Actually, it's the best book I have read so far. And Shame, for I would never experience the awesomeness again as I did the first time. I would rate it a perfect 5/5.
Sanderson has raised the stakes higher for the fourth book in the series. After all, what is the most important step a man can take?
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