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At the end of Oathbringer, Dalinar asks his wife, Navani, to teach him to write,[1] which she does, and he creates the volume, Oathbringer, somewhat revealed in the epigraphs of that self-same novel.[2]

OathbringerEdit

Chapter Epigraph Sources
One I’m certain some will feel threatened by this record. Some few may feel liberated. Most will simply feel that it should not exist. From Oathbringer, preface
Two I needed to write it anyway. From Oathbringer, preface
Four I know that many women who read this will see it only as further proof that I am the godless heretic everyone claims. From Oathbringer, preface
Five I can point to the moment when I decided for certain this record had to be written. I hung between realms, seeing into Shadesmar—the realm of the spren—and beyond. From Oathbringer, preface
Six I thought that I was surely dead. Certainly, some who saw farther than I did thought I had fallen. From Oathbringer, preface
Seven I did not die. I experienced something worse. From Oathbringer, preface
Eight That moment notwithstanding, I can honestly say this book has been brewing in me since my youth. From Oathbringer, preface
Nine The sum of my experiences has pointed at this moment. This decision. From Oathbringer, preface
Ten Perhaps my heresy stretches back to those days in my childhood, where these ideas began. From Oathbringer, preface
Twelve I ask not that you forgive me. Nor that you even understand. From Oathbringer, preface
Thirteen I ask only that you read or listen to these words. From Oathbringer, preface
Fourteen In this record, I hold nothing back. I will try not to shy away from difficult topics, or paint myself in a dishonestly heroic light. From Oathbringer, preface
Fifteen I will express only direct, even brutal, truth. You must know what I have done, and what those actions cost me. From Oathbringer, preface
Sixteen For in this comes the lesson. From Oathbringer, preface
Seventeen It is not a lesson I claim to be able to teach. Experience herself is the great teacher, and you must seek her directly. From Oathbringer, preface
Eighteen You cannot have a spice described to you, but must taste it for yourself. From Oathbringer, preface
Twenty However, with a dangerous spice, you can be warned to taste lightly. I would that your lesson may not be as painful as my own. From Oathbringer, preface
Twenty-one I am no storyteller, to entertain you with whimsical yarns. From Oathbringer, preface
Twenty-two I am no philosopher, to intrigue you with piercing questions. From Oathbringer, preface
Twenty-three I am no poet, to delight you with clever allusions. From Oathbringer, preface
Twenty-four I have no doubt that you are smarter than I am. I can only relate what happened, what I have done, and then let you draw conclusions. From Oathbringer, preface
Twenty-five I will confess my murders before you. Most painfully, I have killed someone who loved me dearly. From Oathbringer, preface
Twenty-seven I will confess my heresy. I do not back down from the things I have said, regardless of what the ardents demand. From Oathbringer, preface
Twenty-eight Finally, I will confess my humanity. I have been named a monster, and do not deny those claims. I am the monster that I fear we all can become. From Oathbringer, preface
Twenty-nine So sit back. Read, or listen, to someone who has passed between realms. From Oathbringer, preface
Thirty Listen to the words of a fool. From Oathbringer, preface
Thirty-one If they cannot make you less foolish, at least let them give you hope. From Oathbringer, preface
Thirty-two For I, of all people, have changed. From Oathbringer, preface

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