Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cover Reveal: 'Oathbringer' (Stormlight Archive Book 3) By Brandon Sanderson Gets Different Yet Interesting Layout

The books in Stormlight Archive are not just showcasing beautifully written epic wonders, but they also feature art works by different artists that author Brandon Sanderson liked. Each book features a couple of new artists and they add more character and color to the book.

The art for the third book in the said series is no exception. The cover has been revealed and it is nothing short as interesting. The art for the cover (along with some of the internal illustrations) was crafted by Michael Whelan, and you can see more of the process in this post.

Check out the cover for the third book in the Stormlight Archive, Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

You can check this cover side by side the first two covers.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Words of Radiance

The only issue the OCD demon in me found is the change in the layout, which makes it interesting. After having a female (not objectified) character in the cover why did the art department decided to slightly change the layout, putting the title at the bottom of the page, This is different to the first two male dominated covers in the series. Why, h why?

In general, there is no question that the cover is stunning! I just only hope the OCD monster will keep quiet.


The eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game.

In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

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.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson will be released on November 14, 2017.