Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5) by Brandon Sanderson

Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, a special gift edition of Edgedancer, a short novel of the Stormlight Archive (previously published in Arcanum Unbounded).Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older--a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from ...

Details Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5)

TitleEdgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherTor Books
GenreFantasy, Short Stories, Fiction, Epic Fantasy

Reviews Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5)

  • Petrik
    Mini Review (I read this in Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection)Lift approaching the city of Yeddaw (This is an example of the kind of illustration that appeared in Arcanum Unbounded for each story.)According to Khriss’s annotation, Roshar from The Stormlight Archive series is the most majestic planet and probably the most important System to the Cosmere universe. Out of all worlds that Sanderson has created until now, Roshar and Scadrial...
  • Melanie
    Readalong for the BooktubeSFF Awards which is being hosted by Adriana from Perpetual Pages, Chelsea from TheReadingOutlaw, Samantha from Novels and Nonsense, Connor from Connor O'Brien, Elizabeth from Books and Pieces, Kaitlin from Kitty G, Sam from Thoughts on Tomes, Elena from Elena Reads Books, and Thomas from SFF180!First and foremost, I haven't read The Way of Kings or Words of Radiance, and I know this had some spoilers for me and I'm a ...
  • ☽Luna☾
    This book! O.M.G. My prayers have been answered and I have been given the most relatable character ever.. A 12 year old girl?! So I guess what they say about my maturity levels are true, but anyway.... It was also about food and I love food and think about it 24/7, I had approximately 15 snacks while reading this due to the delicious wine hamper picture at the start of every chapter. *turns on awesomeness* More detailed RTC Recommended to all fa...
  • Scott Hitchcock
    Good to be back in this world. Because of the main character definitely more of a YA feel to this one.
  • Holden Johnson
    Amazing. Just makes me salivate for Oathbringer even more unfortunately =(
  • Liam Degnan
    Took me awhile to get to this, but I finally did, and of course I loved it. Although... they REALLY need to do something about this cover: That's a pretty awful cover. Or illustration. Or whatever the crap that is. I don't know why that's what comes up on Goodreads. This is a much better idea of how I picture Lift. *Sigh*. Patiently waiting for Oathbringer. That, at least, already has a fantastic cover.
  • Adam
    I really dug this. A great introduction to a new Stormlight character and a great all round short story. Closer to a novella though. And would also be completely beyond confusing if your not yet familiar with the series. And if for some reason you AREN'T familiar with the series, then if I were you, I wouldn't feel comfortable calling myself a fan of fantasy. Just saying....Lift is a great character and I really enjoyed her dialogue and the relat...
  • Robin
    Lift, Lopen.. are all Sanderson characters whose names begin with L awesome? Lift, Lopen.. are all Sanderson characters whose​ names begin with L awesome?
  • Quintin Zimmermann
    Oooookay, save for the final confrontation and setup for the forthcoming Oathbeaker, I didn't really enjoy Edgedancer, in particular the character of Lift. Sorry! Lift's nescient pursuit of pancakes and Darkness (Herald Nale) across Yeddaw just didn't grab me. Please dial back the snarkness factor and she literally uses the words awesome (and awesomeness) in excess of 50 occasions, like... enough already. It is only after Lift looks within hersel...
  • Towey Leake
    I loved this and I wish it were longer. I absolutely enjoyed learning more about Lift and her insights into the Cosmere universe. I loved the additional information we were given about Darkness and the Assassin in White. I love this world.I enjoyed Wyndle and hers relationship and their banter. He is like a little Butler trying to keep her in line. They are such a fantastic duo. I hope we see more of her in Oathbringer.
  • Evance Tairo
    Well. Its amazing how Authors can conjure a tale spanning generations, different cultures, and geographical points to mention a few in a thousand page volume, or less in that matter. How well the tale is told, the cultures, characters, places are constructed differentiate a good Author and a normal one. That is the opinion of many. But i think if an Author can deliver all those that defines a good Author in less than two hundred pages, that marks...
  • Daniel Millard
    This is a review of the novella as featured in "Arcanum Unbounded". It is not 50 pages, but rather 130-some.Edgedancer is a compact story that intersects Nale/Nin and Lift's storylines, and is told entirely from Lift's perspective as a means of fleshing out her background before her (upcoming) inclusion in further Stormlight Archive books. It takes place immediately after the events of Words of Radiance.Right away I'll admit that Lift is one of m...
  • Jarek
    I forgot how wonderfull and engulfing this world is. The main character looks like will be important in the coming novels. Dont want to spoil anything for you guys so ill just say. This was freakin awesome!!...oh and my fav whiterobed assassin was in it sporting a certain sword:D:D 5 stars baby!;)
  • John de' Medici
    Super Fun!Lift's just adorable...Quite a shift from my view of a typical Knight Radiant - broken, head down, ever brooding. (Looking at you Kaladin!)I only jest. I love me some Kal and Syl.Refreshing, and an essential to a Stormlight fan.Oh, and... Szeth son-son Vallano, Truthless of Shinovar. Totally unrelated, I just love how it rolls off the tongue... hahaha!
  • Miche
    Lift is awesome! ;-)
  • Rahman
    Lift's awesomeness infuses this novella. (Also a certain someone with a certain something makes a short appearance.)
  • Taylor Ramirez
    Original Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...Reread Spoiler Review:Shardfork.“But Lift, she was a dropdead. Don’t intertwine, don’t get caught up. Go your own way.”—Page 545Aw, no Lift.“‘Yes,’ Wyndle said, ‘you should do just that! Let us pop over to the market and pick up a legendary, all-powerful weapon of myth and lore, woth more than many kingdoms! I hear they sell them in bushels, following spring weather in the...
  • Pixie Dust
    I read this book after The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. I thought it wasn’t a very interesting aside. In the postscript, Sanderson explains that when we next encounter Lift in Oathbringer, she has already said some of her oaths, so he felt it important to show it to readers rather than have it happen off the page. But I don’t understand why it can’t be done within the main books themselves, instead of it being a novella on its own. I...
  • Jacques Bezuidenhout
    Being back in this world just makes me long for Oathbringer coming out later this year.This book had quite a bit more of a YA feel to it. Where that doesn't always bother me, Lift did seem very childish at times. That being said, she often contradict with her actions.This novella gives you the back story for Lift before she gets included into the main Stormlight story. I think it is great. It probably would've been irritating spending significant...
  • Anouk
    Fantastic to read this in preparation for Stormlight #3. Lift is a great character and at times absolutely hilarious.Two of my favourite quotes:"I suppose we can't sit around preparing gardens while the world ends, can we?" - WyndleTo a certain white-robed assassin...: "Oookay." Lift said. "Um, you can be crazy all you want. It's fine, I like crazy people. It's real funny when they lick walls and eat rocks and stuff. But before you start dancing,...
  • Amber
    Lift is so funny! She's my favorite character in the Cosmere - well, she and Hoid. The way she thinks about things is vivid and colorful. This story is a big part of the cosmere, in my opinion, even though it doesn't have much effect on the rest of the Stormlight Archive.Oh and I love how she reacts with Szeth. I want that guy to have a friend!
  • Fiona
    Lift is such an amazing character. And her love for food is so relatable. "So, we came all this way, and tracked down the most dangerous man we've ever met, merely so you could steal his breakfast. We didn't come here to do . . . to do anything more, then?""Do you want to do something more?"Pro tip: have a stack of pancakes at the ready before reading this.
  • Svalberd
    A fantastic journey into the Stormlight world. Once again, Sanderson kicks butt in this world, with magic systems and original fantasy plot lines (and a tad of humor)! This short story certainly let me glimpse bits and pieces of more of the Stormlight story coming together, as well as more "high fantasy" tinges of lore in this world. I recommend to all who love the Stormlight Archive (and Sanderson).
  • Jessica Petree
    This story is amazing - hilarious - funny - and down-right unexpectedly surprising, just as always Sanderson manages in a good story. There are some Sanderson stories that are so-so. This is not one of those stories. Lift takes it away with pranks, plot and more as she hunts her nemesis Darkness. Not to mention - this story sheds loads of light on what is going on in Roshar after Words of Radiance. A truly must read.
  • Bryan
    This is one of the best stories that Sanderson has shared. That is high praise, because all of his stuff is amazing. Lift is awesome. I love the interaction with Lift and Darkness. Those two are both great characters. The carefree attitude of Lift is so endearing. I hope to read more about Lift in as the Cosmere evolves.
  • Kathy
    This novella is really just character development for Lift, who was briefly introduced in Words of Radiance. Interesting character, but she does get a little wearisome and there are other characters I like much better. Overall, a good addition to the Radiants.
  • Catherine Ford
    I'm not sure what to think of this book. It was interesting following Lift, but it also grated on my nerves a bit. I also managed to fall asleep while reading it. But the story was quite good.
  • Megan Barrett
    i think i like lift now maybe. also i want some szeth and nightblood pov
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