Words of Radiance
|简称||WoR · 亮话|
|插画||艾萨克·斯图尔特 · 本·麦克斯威尼 · 丹·多斯桑托斯|
|设定||三界宙 · 柔刹|
|媒介||纸质书 · 电子书 · 有声书 · 广播剧|
Shallan travels by ship to the 破碎平原. She learns from Jasnah of her betrothal to 阿多林. She is awoken in the middle of the night just in time to witness the murder of Jasnah, so she causes the ship to sink through soulcasting in an attempt to save the crew. She is helped ashore by a santhid and manages to join Tvlakv's slave wagons.
Dalinar continues to try to unite the 轩亲王s by asserting his authority as the Highprince of War. He has an illusion during a 飓风 in which he participates with a Knight Radiant's crew in a fight against a Thunderclast.
Shallan encounters Tyn's caravan and joins with them to defend against bandits, also winning the support of a group of deserters that had been chasing them. Tyn figures that Shallan couldn't possibly be who she says she is, so she takes her on as an apprentice con artist. When she finds out via spanreed that she really is Shallan, she tries to kill her, but Shallan summons her 碎瑛刃 in time, killing her first.
阿多林 fights a couple of duels as part of his father's plan to bring the Highprinces together as 雷纳林 starts training with his plate with Zahel. 撒迪亚斯(消歧义) continues to work against Dalinar, consolidating power and going out on gemstone raids when it's not his turn.
Shallan finally arrives at the Shattered Plains, right in the middle of a conference between the king and all the Highprinces. She informs the royal family of Jasnah's death and bluffs her way into being hired by Sebarial. She then takes on the character of "Veil" using her fledgling Lightweaving skills and does some work for the 鬼血会, hoping to learn about Urithiru and warn Dalinar of the Parshendi Voidbringers. Her day job is fixing up Sebarial's books, and she finds time to start courting her betrothed, Adolin, who start to hit it off.
Kaladin continues to train the other bridgemen, trying to find decent sergeants so he can delegate more patrols and guard duty. He decides to go into the chasms alone to learn how to walk on walls like Szeth, and after faltering at first, eventually soars above the ground in complete control of his abilities. 莫阿什 finally reveals his secret past and his lust for revenge against the king himself. Kaladin is torn -- he knows the king is weak and should be removed, but he is assigned to protect him.
Adolin finally goads Relis into dueling him, hoping to beat him and one other in spectacular fashion so that he may ask a boon of the king -- to challenge Sadeas himself to a duel. Unfortunately, he fails to specify how many challengers, so he has to face four shardbearers. With Kaladin's help, who leaps into the arena as Adolin is about to be killed, the four are defeated and Adolin asks for his boon. Kaladin asks for one too: to face the "murderer" Amaram. Kaladin is arrested.
Meanwhile, the mysterious countdown continues . . .
Kaladin stews in a prison cell and gets a visit from Wit. When released, he learns that Adolin demanded to be imprisoned as long as he was, softening his attitude toward Adolin and lighteyes in general. When the army goes to explore the Shattered Plains, an assassination attempt is made on Dalinar. Shallan and Kaladin both plummet into the chasm but survive using Stormlight. They experience many hazards together, and both reveal much about their past. Kaladin kills a 深渊恶魔 with Shallan's shardblade and they ride out a highstorm together and survive, but Kaladin has lost all contact with Syl due to his involvement with the plot on 艾尔霍卡's life.
With the countdown clock almost to zero, Dalinar prepares to make his assault against the Parshendi. Shallan insists on going, having mapped out a good deal of the Plains while lost in them. Dalinar also agrees to leave the slave Parshmen behind. Kaladin is forced to stay behind with a grievous wound to the leg.
Dalinar leads a large army to the center of the Shattered Plains, guided by Shallan, to try to end the war once and for all. Kaladin broods over his loss of Syl and his injuries. He has an epiphany and goes to protect the incompetent king from assassination. He is confronted by Moash and is about to die from his wounds until he says the words:
|I will protect even those I hate so long as it is right.|
Syl returns and becomes his shardblade. He fights off Moash and Graves.
The Alethi army encounters the Parshendi, who have taken on a strange new form. A portion of them fight while a portion of them sing a strange, foreboding song. The humans win, but not in time to stop the Everstorm from coming at the same exact time as a Highstorm. Szeth arrives to finish the job on Dalinar, but Kaladin intervenes and drives him away. Shallan finds the portal and activates it using her shardblade. They are transported to Urithiru.
Dalinar, Shallan, Kaladin, and Renarin gather in Urithiru and declare themselves as Knights Radiant.
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