This is a list of in-world books within the novel, The Way of Kings.

The Way of KingsEdit

Published by Nohadon at the end of his life. Dalinar Kholin has taken this book as a guide on how to live.

An ancient text, saved from being lost by the Vanrial, it was used by the Knights Radiant as a guide on how to live.[1]

The book is a series of 40 parables that are metaphors of the author's life.[2]


I walked from Abamabar to Urithiru.[3]
A man's emotions are what define him, and control is the hallmark of true strength. To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.[4]

Alethi Codes of WarEdit

A one-page illustration lists the codes. This may be a book, or a page from within another book.[1]

Among the DarkeyedEdit

A book of folktales, recorded by Calinam. [5]

Corvana’s AnalecticsEdit

Written By Corvana,[6] this book contains references to the Dawnchant and songs of the Vanrial.

The ArgumentsEdit

A book of Vorin Scriptures.[6]


Man's life on Roshar is conflict.[7]

The Book of Endless PagesEdit

A guide book of blank pages for the Devotary of Sincerity, one of the smallest of the devotaries of Vorinism.[8]

"On Roshar, that is a book of knowledge that can never be completed because people should always be learning, studying, and adding what they’ve learned to it."

Brandon Sanderson


This book is an historical book covering political theory. [9]


A philosophical work that consists of four thick volumes on the interactions of the five Vorin kingdoms. During The Way of Kings, purchaced by Shallan from the Thalen book merchant, Artmyrn. [10]


Published by Guvlow. Considered a reliable source.


They changed, even as we fought them. Like shadows they were, that can transform as the flame dances. Never underestimate them because of what you first see.[9]

Purports to be a scrap of "The Poem of the Seventh Morning," which has been lost, collected from Talatin, a Radiant of the order of Stonewards.



Flame and char. Skin so terrible. Eyes like pits of blackness.[11]

King Gavilar Kholin: A BiographyEdit

Published by Navani.

Another biography of King Gavilar was published by Tifandor.[12]

The Last DesolationEdit

Published by Ambrian.


Death upon the lips. Sound upon the air. Char upon the skin.[13]

Nearer the FlameEdit

A romance novel written from the viewpoint of a man descending into madness.[10]

Palates of PersonalityEdit

A book from which Kabsal quotes, it is filled with meaning and personality traits tied to foods, in this case jams.[9]

Seld seriesEdit

A series of books, up to at least 14. In the epigraph, the fourteenth book of Seldis referenced to find the original text for a quote translated by Gashashson-Navammis[14]

Shadows RememberedEdit

Shadows Remembered[15] is one of the books that Jasnah is studying in her research on Voidbringers. It is a book of children's stories of Voidbringers, spirits and ghosts.[9]


They lived out in the wilds, always awaiting the Desolation ... [16]

Tales by HearthlightEdit

Collection of children's folktales by Innia. Contains references to Voidbringers and the Desolation.[17]

Terxim’s AutobiographyEdit

Published by Terxim. Only one page of this survived the firing of the original Palanaeum.


Though I was due for dinner in Veden City that night, I insisted upon visiting Kholinar to speak with Tivbet. The tariffs through Urithiru were growing quite unreasonable. By then, the so-called Radiants had already begun to show their true nature.[12]

Times and PassagesEdit

Published by Rencalt. A shallow volume of Rosharan history since the Hierocracy.[10]


Published by Barlesha Lhan. A historical work that Jasnah refers to as "Barely worth the time spent scribing them. A popular survey of historical events at best."[18]

Western VoyagesEdit

Written by Myalmr[9]


Logicmaster: Logic and its related Arts. Philosophy, Mathematics.

Other topics: History, Science, The Feminine Arts: Drawing and Painting, Folktales and children's books.

Table of Authors MentionedEdit

Author Books Type Author Category Who has Read References
Ambrian The Last Desolation Historical [13]
Barleshsa Lhan Topics Historical Shallan [18]
Calinam Among the Darkeyed Folktales [5]
Corvana Analectics [6]
Gabrathin 4 Volumes, Unknown Titles Philosophical Logicmaster [10]
Guvlow Incarnat [9]
Innia Tales by Hearthlight [17]
Ista Poetry Poet [19]
Manaline Logicmaster [18]
Mederia Historical? [15]
Myalmr Western Voyages [9]
Nashan Logicmaster [18]
Navani King Gavilar Kholin: A Biography Historical [12]
Niali the Just Logicmaster [18]
Nohadon The Way of Kings Philosophical Logicmaster Gavilar, Dalinar, Jasnah, Shallan [2]
Placini Logicmaster [18]
Rencalt Times and Passages Historical [10]
Shauka-daughter-Hasweth Logicmaster [10]
Syasikk Logicmaster [10]
Terxim Terxim's Autobiography Historical [20]
Tifandor Biograpy of King Gavilar Historical [12]
Tormas Logicmaster [18]
Traxil [12]
Yustara Philosophical Logicmaster [18]


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