Dawnshard: Stormlight Archive Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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 Akina, 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.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 5 minutes|
|Narrator||Kate Reading, Michael Kramer|
|Audible.ca Release Date||August 16 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #444 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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As such the novel has several typical aspects of a naval adventure story with the ruins of lost civilisations, giant sea monsters and bad omens. Of course, the return of the Radiants and Voidbringers influences all this and three Radiants accompany the crew of the Wandersail on their mission.
Like ‘Edgedancer’, the previous ‘Stormlight’ novella which took place between the second and third volumes of the saga, the primary character is taken from the various ‘interludes’ that appear in ‘The Stormlight Archive’ novels. ‘Dawnshard’ is more serious in tone than ‘Edgedancer’. This is primarily because the lead character of ‘Edgedancer’ was Lift, with her unique outlook upon life and her fixation with food.
‘Dawnshard’ focusses on the more serious character of Rysn. Although a relatively minor character, she appeared in several of the ‘interludes’ throughout the first three volumes of ‘The Stormlight Archive’. It was during one of these that she lost the use of her legs. As such, a fair proportion of this novella is concerned with her coming to terms with this, adjusting to it and regaining her independence alongside her fulfilling her new role as a shipowner and attempting to win over the crew.
As well as Rysn, the story also comes from the perspective of Lopen, one of the members of Bridge Four and followers of Kaladin. With his boundless optimism, flamboyant humour and having recently regrown his lost arm through his newfound Radiant powers, he works well as a contrast to Rysn.
Although the story comes from just the two perspectives, several other characters such as Cord, Huio and Rusho also feature and significantly develop.
Not being an entirely independent, it is advisable to read the previous Stormlight novels for this to make sense as there is a substantial amount of world building behind it. The three previous ‘interludes’ in those books concerned with Rysn also provide her background to this story. There are also more Cosmere connections but picking up on these is not essential to enjoying this novella.
To say the least it has surprised me, the minor characters from the main series have been fleshed out and actually have become a lot more interesting than I would have believed possible.
Another great read from Brandon, hopefully many more to come in the future.
If you haven't read stormlight 1-3, do that first. One or two things in stormlight 4 will make more sense if you read this beforehand though
By the end, I’m particularly talking about SPOILER ALERT how Rysn persuades the sleepless. I wasn’t convinced by it. Part of it felt it wasn’t Sanderson writing… but I don’t know. Maybe I’m being silly.