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Edgedancer

Narrated by: Kate Reading
Series: Stormlight Archive, Book 2.5
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (329 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older - a wish she believed was granted. 

Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating the free-spirited Lift, who can't help heading to Yeddaw when she hears the relentless Darkness is there hunting people like her with budding powers. 

The downtrodden in Yeddaw have no champion, and Lift knows she must seize this awesome responsibility.

©2018 Brandon Sanderson (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Waste of a credit

First hour and a bit is the section from Words Of Radience, so it’s actually a 5 hour book.
Lift isn’t a very exciting character in my opinion.
Audible should offer it for a few $$ instead of having it full price of a normal length book, it is after all, tiny.
Not worth it and not fundamental to the stormlight archive story.

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There’s a better way

Audible actually includes this book in the arcanum unbounded so if you want to buy this just get that and get an extra seven books.

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personally not my favorite

Easy story and great addition to the series. I just really dont like Lift. sorry

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Awesome

Lovely Storyline with an awesome main character. The readers are also great. Can't recommend it enough.

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great!

great addition for anyone who love the stormlight and wants entrench themselves deeper into the lore of the universe.

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Worth it

A shorter story but memorable characters and what feels like some crucial background for a number of characters. Adds more colour and depth o the world as well as giving Lift a change to slide into your heart before smacking into something. Definitely worth the time and the narration is perfectly done and gripping the whole way through. If you've listened or the read the first two books treat yourself to an epic 6+ hours of side quest

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Lift is a great character

A nice fun adventure nestled between the serious nature of the other Stormlight Archive books.

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edgedancer novella

struggled with it. took a little while for it to link up with the main Stormlight Archive story. once there it got a little better

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now that was something different and special

what interests me about this book is the way the characters seem to grow from the book, and the way they are so different from the main line story and yet fit in so well. hats off to this majestic author , I am both surprised and impressed.

this would not have been an easy story to write and also not an easy story to present, but as I have come to expect the narrators pull it off seamlessly, with style and something a little bit more than her other readings as if... she gives lift a life all of her own.

a shorter book that ties in 2 and 3 well with listening to, just fall Into it and enjoy

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Loved the voicing of Lift

Really great fill-in story after book 2 of the Stormlight Archive. I enjoyed it thoroughly, especially the kid voice of the main character - Kate Reading does it beautifully and it made the story such a joy.
The authors endnote voiced by the male voice from the main series is worth a listen, I laughed at the authors tone being the same as Dalinar from the series ;)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-2019

give me more please.

these kind of stories (really well written) gives good depths to charachters and world. really worth picking up.

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  • Kalyan Voruganti
  • 05-01-2019

better than I expected

I wasn't sure a about this one. if I'd like the character and how it fitted into the main series. it was surprisingly good and I really enjoyed it. highly recommended

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-11-2019

You can skip this title without regret.

Very anoing main character, very little developments in the story. Just skip to Oathbringer and don't look back.

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  • R. Madsen
  • 01-09-2019

Not for everybody (at least not for me)

You know how a character in a book, play or movie can really rub you the wrong way? They are so annoying that they actively turn you off the media they appear in? Lift, the protagonist of this novella, is that for me.

Lift is like a bad, bad D&D character played by someone who does not know how to share the table. The writing itself also felt super lazy. Our boy Sanderson likes his Deus Ex Machina, but this time it seems that he didn't even bother to try.

The epilogue revealing the authors love for the character and the plans of a greater involvement of her in the story onwards made me regret having already bought Oathbringer.

This was a painful listen and based upon how much Lift is a part of Oathbringer and how her chapters are spaced, I might not finish Oathbringer.

edit: Who am I kidding. I read through Danaerys' flip-flopping in Mereen and am hoping against hope that she poops herself to death in a ditch. I'm a glutton for punishment. I'll finish this series as well. Lift or no Lift (though I'll hate every minute featuring her).

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  • Simon
  • 19-10-2018

So Burn Me as a Heretic!

Fine, just tie me to a stake, light the fire and give me my just desserts because though I am of sane mind I am going to criticise one of Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight books! In my defence I already think that the Stormlight Archive is one of the very finest examples of epic fantasy ever produced - and apparently we're not even halfway through it. The sheer depth and quality of it, especially the world-building is staggering.

What makes this even more bizarre is that it's also, I think, one of the best performances I have heard from Kate Reading. I've always thought she was at her best with dialogue rather than narrative and this is dialogue heavy. She really seemed to enjoyed reading it, I felt there was a bit of extra oomph to her delivery. It was also cool to hear a story set in among those grandiose events covered by the Stormlight Archive books and to see a little more of some of the well-known characters who play small parts in Lift's story.

So what's not to like? Well to me it really lacked a lot of what's great about the main sequence of the Stormlight Archives. That hasn't been scared to include some humour but this story felt more like a young adult type of heroine with the humour to match and some of it grew pretty old pretty quickly for me. The awkward relationship between Lift and her bonded spren was the cornerstone but Sanderson has done that concept so much better before now.

What's more of course if you pay by credits forget this one and buy Arcanum Unbounded which is a complete collection of Sanderson stories including this one so represents much better value as a package.

So, there it is, go buy your wooden stake, faggots and matches if you have to but I'm sorry to say that this one just didn't cut it for me.

Simon the Heretic.

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  • Efstathopoulos P.
  • 30-10-2018

Awesome but already read in Arcanum Unbounded

As all other works of Brandon Sanderson this novella is amazing too! However, if you've listed to the first 2 Stormlight series books and to the Arcanum Unbounded then don't purchase this since there is zero new content introduced here.

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  • Ed Peters
  • 03-03-2019

young adult stormlight novella

Not the next stormlight archive book... my mistake. If you're a Terry Pratchett fan this is a bit like buying one of the Tiffany Aching books thinking it's the latest discworld novel. Somewhat entertaining, but with a faintly irritating, juvenile feel throughout. The main character's trite reflections on life are probably realistic for a thirteen year old, but a bit annoying if you are not 13 yourself.

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  • Anne Macnabb
  • 22-11-2018

On my oath..

In a time of stories that promote violence, lies and a lack or resolution and hope, your stories are a refreshing change and a joy to read. I believe cultural attitudes reflect the type of stories and media we expose ourselves to; and I have no hesitation to recommend your books to my children, friends and family. Keep up the great work Brandon!!

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  • Gary Lambourne
  • 28-10-2018

Edge dancer

I was disappointed. Maybe the bar was set too high in the previous books. I would have liked this to have incorporated more.

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  • Kate~Marie
  • 24-10-2018

Another great book

I've read all of Sanderson's books and this be felt very different and I really enjoyed it. Written from the view point if a child, it made for a funny yet sometimes frustrating storyline!! Lift is clearly smarter than she likes for people to know. i really look forward to hearing about how she develops as she learns more about her powers and the way if the world!

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  • Sean
  • 01-09-2020

worth a read

but much weaker than the main books. I think the focus on one character's point of view perhaps makes it a bit tiring, lyft is also a bit overbearing but does become much more likeable by the end.

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  • Scattybeth
  • 08-08-2020

Great fun

So nice to spend more time with Lift! Definitely worth a read between words of Radiance and Oath Breaker

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-2020

Loved loved loved

What a great character!
Loved it. It'll sure fit in well, after the radiance books and before Oathbringer.
Fantastic short story.

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  • Shanie Higgins
  • 12-05-2020

Brilliant

You should read this after the first 2 stormlight books but could read it on its own. It's much more lighthearted than the novels and Lyft is a brilliant character.