The Stormlight Archive
Oath Cover
First Edition Book Cover
Michael Whelan, Artist
Publication information
Genre(s) Epic fantasy
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date November 2017
Media type Hardcover
Pages 1243
ISBN ISBN 978-0-7653-2637-9
Preceded By The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, Edgedancer
Followed By Untitled

Oathbringer is the title of the third novel in The Stormlight Archive, an epic fantasy series by Brandon Sanderson expected to consist of ten volumes. This novel focuses on Dalinar Kholin, through a series of flashbacks.[1] Earlier, it was intended to be the second novel in the series, before Sanderson shifted the focus of the second book to Shallan Davar with Words of Radiance.


Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: the enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together - and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past - even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.[2]

For in depth plot summary, see Chapter Summaries.


Oathbringer was also the name of Dalinar's Shardblade whilst he was a Shardbearer.[3]

This Shardblade was bonded to Dalinar when he was twenty Weepings old.[3] He used it in combat with the Parshendi.

The Blade is six feet long, slightly curved and a handspan wide. It has wavelike serrations near the hilt, and is curved like a fisherman's hook near the tip.[3]

Near the end of The Way of Kings, Dalinar gave the Blade to Sadeas in exchange for the bridgemen who protected him when Sadeas abandoned him to the Parshendi.[4]



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