WORDS OF RADIANCE
Roshar is a world rich with strange flora and fauna, and Brandon Sanderson's narrative features a diverse cast woven through multiple story threads, all complex and interesting. How to choose what to present on the cover for WORDS OF RADIANCE?
Fortunately, Irene Gallo and the editorial staff at Tor Books provided key scenes for me to consider.
Once ideas started to gel, I separated background from foreground and worked on each independently. I’m not convinced this is the best approach ordinarily, but for these books I think it works. Because of the importance of weather in The Stormlight Archive, it felt appropriate to build the storm first then construct the scene within it.
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Words of Radiance
Brandon Sanderson’s epic Stormlight Archive continues with his #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance. Six years ago, the Assassin in White killed the Alethi king, and now he’s murdering rulers all over Roshar; among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar. Kaladin is in command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial post for his low status, and must protect the king and Dalinar, while secretly mastering remarkable new powers linked to his honorspren, Syl. Shallan bears the burden of preventing the return of the Voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation that follows. The Shattered Plains hold the answer, where the Parshendi are convinced by their war leader to risk everything on a desperate gamble with the very supernatural forces they once fled.
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