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Dawnshard

By: Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
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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.

©2022 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2022 Mainframe, Inc.

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continued brilliance

how does he keep doing it, I am starting to expect Brandon to announce he is from another planet all along just like the hard hitting twists he throws around so casually.

different story that fits so perfectly every interaction dragging you deeper and deeper into the world. jaw dropping, heart wrenching scenes that feel like your standing in the room when it happens.

I enjoyed this book very much.

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Cheery-Cheery for this one!

A couple of big cheers for this one. Great to have a fix for my Stormlight saga obsession and really good to have Rysn, Chiri-Chiri and the Lopen get an adventure where they learn to shine! I can see great things for these guys. I do think Michael could do a better Lopen accent but otherwise all good! Thanks!

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OK entry

To be honest I found large stretches this one kind of mediocre or mildly annoying, but the ending was good and has significance for the larger series. Perhaps you’ll love it from start to finish, but if not, consider increasing the playback speed.

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More Lopen

You wanted more Lopen. You got it. Could have done with slightly more Lopen but as The Lopen would say, there's only so much Lopen one can fit into a book. The Lopen.

Lopen, Lopen. The Lopen.

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Fantasy with representation

Sanderson does it again. This time with a fantastic take from A character with challenges oft unrepresented in fantasy, using a unique skill set to take on what’s in front of her.

Comes before Rhythm of War. I’ll be rereading that next.

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really good

really good as always, very enjoyable and a nice addition to stormlight as expected. thanks

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Loved it!

Can't get enough of this series. Characters are very interesting. Good pace, pity it's only a novella

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Perfect addition to the series

absolutly wonderful link between the main books, perfectly flows important events and character developments 10/10. On to the next amazing book in the Stormlight Archives can't get enough

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Excellent story

Brandon Sanderson tells the most amazing tales and this one is full of adventure and humour and wonderful characters. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading (an interesting name) are two of the best Narrators around.

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Excellent fill in

This novella is great to help maintain all the different stories involved in the series. My only hesitation to give the performance 5 stars is the female narrator speaks like a robot and to me causes a break in the flow between the narrators sections the male reads with expression and the female sounds like a robot if this intentional I don’t think it works sorry

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