Best-selling Provo sci-fi writer Brandon Sanderson will launch his new novel, "Words of Radiance," the second in his "The Stormlight Archive" series, with a midnight reading at the Brigham Young University Bookstore on Tuesday, March 4. (Listen to an excerpt here.)
His first book in the series, the 1,001-page "The Way of Kings," was released in 2010. "I like big books, because if I fall in love with a big book there's a lot to love," the writer told The Tribune at the time.
In this series, Sanderson creates the hurricane-whipped world of Roshar, where animals live in shells, and humans, prize "shardblade" swords and armour left behind by Knights Radiant, and are caught up in a conflict with the humanoid Parshendi people.