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The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
When the Assassin in White murdered the Alethi king six years ago, it sparked the Vengeance Pact of the Alethkar highprinces against the Parshendi in the War of Reckoning. Now the assassin is active again, and Highprince Dalinar is on his list.
Kaladin, whose enemies expected him to die as a military slave, has been given command of the royal bodyguards. Now, he must protect the royal family from both common threats and the Assassin. All while struggling to learn about and control the remarkable powers that seem to be connected to his honorspren, Syl.
Shallan, brilliant, troubled and broken, struggles along her own path. Refusing to acknowledge the damage within, she focuses instead on the burden she has inherited from her mentor, Jasnah: To stop the voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation from happening. Her answers lay on the Shattered Plains, but getting there will be more difficult that she could imagine.
In the center of the Shattered Plains, the Parshendi have been forced into a corner and their leader, Eshonai, is considering a desperate gamble with the very forces they have been fighting.
The possible consequences for Parshendi and humans alike, indeed, for Roshar itself, are as dangerous as they are incalculable.