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FROM THE BACK COVER
The Knights Radiant must stand again.
The ancient oaths have at last been spoken; the spren return. Men seek that which was lost. I fear the struggle will destroy them.
(The ancient oaths [Immortal Words] have at last been spoken; the spren return. Men seek that which was lost. I fear the struggle will destroy them.)
It is the nature of the magic. A broken soul has cracks into which something else can be fit. Surgebindings, the powers of creation themselves. They can brace a broken soul; but they can also widen its fissures.
(It is the nature of the magic. A broken soul has cracks into which something else can be fit. [Your Spiritweb receives "cracks" so that Investiture can fill them, granting access to the relative magic system.] Surgebindings, the powers of creation themselves. They can brace a broken soul; but they can also widen its fissures.)
The Windrunner, lost in a shattered land, balanced upon the boundary between vengeance and honor. The Lightweaver, slowly being consumed by her past, searching for the lie that she must become. The Bondsmith, born in blood and death, striving to rebuild what was destroyed. The Explorer, straddling the fates of two peoples, forced to choose between slow death and a terrible betrayal of all she believes.
(The Windrunner [Kaladin], lost in a shattered land [Shattered Plains], balanced upon the boundary between vengeance and honor. The Lightweaver [Shallan], slowly being consumed by her past, searching for the lie that she must become. The Bondsmith [Dalinar], born in blood and death, striving to rebuild what was destroyed. The Explorer [Eshonai], straddling the fates of two peoples, forced to choose between slow death and a terrible betrayal of all she believes)
It is past time for them to awaken, for the Everstorm looms.
And the Assassin has arrived.
1. Windrunner / 风行使 - 卡拉丁
2. Lightweaver / 织光人 - 沙兰
3. Bondsmith / 铸契匠 - 达力拿
4. Explorer / 探险家 - 伊舒娜
Order 01. Windrunners / 一、风行骑士团 - 卡拉丁
Order 02. Skybreakers / 二、破天骑士团 - 泽斯
（令使纳兰艾林 / 纳勒 / 宁已出场）
Order 03. Dustbringers / 三、归尘骑士团 - 未知
Order 04. Edgedancers / 四、缘舞骑士团 - Lift / 莉芙特
Order 05. Truthwatchers / 五、识真骑士团 - 雷纳林
Order 06. Lightweavers / 六、织光骑士团 - 沙兰
Order 07. Elsecallers / 七、异唤骑士团 - 迦熙娜
Order 08. Willshapers / 八、念化骑士团 - 未知
（人选：伊舒娜 / 前提：仆族智者可为光辉骑士）
Order 09. Stonewards / 九、护地骑士团 - 未知
（令使塔拉内拉塔艾林 / 塔拉内 / 塔恩已出场）
Order 10. Bondsmiths / 十、铸契骑士团 - 达力拿
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FROM THE COVER FLAP
The eagerly awaited sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Way of Kings.
Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men and Parshendi was being celebrated. So began the Vengeance Pact among the highprinces of Alethkar and the War of Reckoning against the Parshendi.
Now the Assassin is active again, murdering rulers all over the world, using his baffling powers to thwart every bodyguard and elude all pursuers. Among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar, widely considered the power behind the Alethi throne. His leading role in the war would seem reason enough, but the Assassin’s master has much deeper motives.
Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status darkeyes. Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly struggling to master remarkable new powers that are somehow linked to his honorspren, Syl.
Brilliant but troubled Shallan strives along a parallel path. Despite being broken in ways she refuses to acknowledge, she bears a terrible burden: to somehow prevent the return of the legendary Voidbringers and their civilization-ending Desolation. The secrets she needs can be found at the Shattered Plains, but even arriving there proves more difficult than she imagined.
Meanwhile, at the heart of the Shattered Plains, the Parshendi are making an epochal decision. Hard pressed by years of Alethi attacks, their numbers ever shrinking, they are convinced by their war leader, Eshonai, to risk everything on an desperate gamble with the very supernatural forces they once fled. The consequences for Parshendi and humans alike—indeed, for Roshar itself—are as dangerous as they are incalculable.