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The Stormlight Archive
Oath Cover
Cover art by Michael Whelan
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 Dawnshard, Rhythm of War

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.

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 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.[1]


Oathbringer was also the name of Dalinar's Shardblade whilst he was a Shardbearer.[2]

Brandon has said that one of the things he wanted to do with Oathbringer was to really get some Fused to show their viewpoints on life, because it's not something he'd been able to do before.[3]