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 17th, 2017
PublisherTor Books
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Novella

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...
  • James Lafayette Tivendale
    Lift was awesome and this novella was perfect for getting me back into Sanderson's Stormlight Archive world before Oathbringer x
  • Samir
    I liked the story but didn't like Lift so much. She reminds me of Dee Dee from Dexter's Laboratory. Now imagine Dee Dee singing "Everything is Awesome" from the "Lego Movie" and try not to be annoyed.
  • Choko
    *** 4.75 *** And now for the crown jewel of this collection, the never before published Stormlight Archive novella, “Edgedancer”. It takes place right after the second book in the series, "Words of Radiance". lift, our "Awesome" thief is the main protagonist here and this is one of the reasons I was not looking forward to reading it. Not because of anything else, but I was not a fan of Lift's character. Although I know she is young and the au...
  • Scott Hitchcock
    Finished up my re-read in prep for Oathbringer. While still a good book which offered us lots of hints about events, heralds, the cosmere, the radiants...............But, and there's always a but, I simply can only take Lift in small doses. The first time through I read this as part of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection I thought perhaps it was just a big of Sanderson burnout reading that much of him in one sitting and also finishing off M...
  • Gavin
    This Stormlight novella focused on Lift, who we met in the interludes of the main books. It was both a strength and a weakness because while Lift is an interesting character, and one with unique gifts, she also has the tendency to be a bit annoying. I think I prefer my Lift in small doses!Feeling stifled in the Bronze Palace of Azir, where her friend Gawx rules, she flees the place and goes for a bit of sightseeing. Along for the journey is her l...
  • ☽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...
  • 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 ...
  • Deborah Obida
    I will remember those who have been forgotten.I will listen to those who have been ignored!” I know I was supposed to read this before Oathbringer but things don't always go according to plans. This book is everything I thought and wanted it to be and storming more. I even love Lift more than I did before, The world building,writing, plot is amazing, its BS so am not surprised.Wyndle is so different from the other Sprens that bonded with Radian...
  • Eon ♒Windrunner♒
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    I loved Lift in the interlude of Words of Radiance (WoR). Her character and story was one that interested me a lot. She is so different than anyone else that we have yet seen with a spren. In fact she doesn’t even acknowledge that her spren is in fact a spren, instead she calls him a Voidbringer all the time. I find her irreverence and childishness sort of refreshing. So after coming into some of her power in WoR she has lived in the palace wit...
  • Thomas J. Benedict
    (Edit) Potential Cosmere connection:I think Roial from Elantris might be Wyndle, Lift’s spren from the Stormlight Archive series. Sanderson put effort into highlighting the fact both characters love to garden, which seems unique to only Roial and Wyndle within the Cosmere books I’ve read so far.———I will cry the day Brandon Sanderson dies.The Stormlight Archive series is at the cutting edge of fantasy, is monumental and will be remember...
  • Mike
    Damn it feels good to be back in the Cosmere and this novella was the perfect appetizer for the soon to be released (except for all you lucky SOBs who got an advanced copy) Oathbringer. Don't want to spoil much of the story so I will keep my comments general, just know this story is every bit as deep and nuanced as his other works even if it is orders of magnitude shorter than WoK and WoR.This story revolves around Lift, an interlude character fr...
  • 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.
  • Levi Walls
    I really enjoyed the story, and Her Great Pancakefulness Lift and her street urchin humor. Also, Wyndle is a gnarly little spren. That is all.
  • Ana M.
    Una historia corta, o medianamente corta, de acompañamiento para El archivo de las Tormentas. Ha sido realmente interesante leer esta novela corta y va a tener una repercusión en la saga principal bastante importante, espero. Lift, como ella misma diría, es maravillosa. Poco más hay que añadir salvo quizá la sonrisa que me saca este personaje continuamente.
  • Chris
    So why the delay? Well, I'm a bit OCD and when I received Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, I wasn't quite ready to jump into the Mistborn and other stuff. The idea of reading a single story from the entire book made my eye twitch a bit.But then I found out that it would be a good idea to read this before Oathbringer, and since I'm starting that very soon, decided to just go with it.Great story! Lift is a fun character and this was a goo...
  • José
    Un poco lenta al principio, pero el final fue espectacular e introduce elementos muy interesantes para la saga de Stormlight Archive. Sanderson recomienda leer esta novela corta antes del tercer libro porque proporciona una mejor caracterización de Lift, una Radiant que seguramente será importante en la saga. Ahora sí, estoy listo para leer Oathbringer =)
  • Eric
    3 StarsSo that was…different. Edgedancer basically takes the Interlude with Lift from Words of Radiance and expands it into a novella. There was some interesting developments for the broader Stormlight Archive series and a glimpse into a different part of Roshar, but ultimately the novella fell a little flat for me. The main problem for me was the main character herself. I understand that she is young and immature (and actually think that Sande...
  • Holly
    I'm not entirely sure this novella (though not at novella length) book was entirely needed but I'll try to trust Sanderson on this one. Lift is a character we briefly saw previously and for a moment I thought I had already read this book somehow and just forgotten. But it seems the 'prologue' was just a repeat of the part from the previous book, and then the rest of the chapters were actually new. Lift's conversations with her spren, Wyndle, are ...
  • Steven
    While Lift's style of speech and constant "food food food" talk is a little grating on my nerves, overall her character is a great one. I love the Edgedancer ideals, and the surge of Growth/Regrowth is really cool. The Slick thing is neat, but doesn't pique my interest as much. Wyndle is really adorable to me, a reluctant hero.We see some growth (no pun intended) in both Lift and Wyndle in this one, along with her nemesis Darkness, and we get to ...
  • Holden Johnson
    Amazing. Just makes me salivate for Oathbringer even more unfortunately =(
  • Annye
    I somehow completely missed Edgedancer when it first came out. I even bought my husband Arcanum Unbounded, where it was first published! But I’m not generally a fan of short stories, so I planned to read it when I was bored or really needed a Sanderson fix.But then I started reading Oathbringer. In the introduction for that book Sanderson explicitly states that it is best read having already enjoyed Edgedancer. I trust him, of course, but I was...
  • daisy
    4.5 stars, I think! The final third of the story was definitely my fave, it took me a bit to get into it at the beginning. There were some really interesting characters introduced and explored further - this is definitely a must-read before moving on to Oathbringer, so... Glad I read it! (view spoiler)[Super intrigued about Arclo/The Sleepless, and what Darkness is going to do now that he's had his little.... forced epiphany : " ) (hide spoiler)]...
  • 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...
  • Maciel
    3.5/5Only because it was a short story and I didn't want it to end.A good good gooood short story, though.Loved to discover that Lift Is one of Brandon Sanderson's favorite characters too
  • 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...
  • Pavle
    Dodje kao melem na ranu posle nešto težih knjiga, plus divno pravi prazan prostor za sledeći deo Sandersonovog glavnog serijala kako u mojoj glavi, tako i na papiru, jer neke kockice, koje, istina, nisu ni morale biti složene, sada su tu i nekulturno pokazuju prstom ka svemu onome što predstoji. A i Lift je simpa. 3+
  • Mel Anie
    Rating: 5 Stars!! This was full of awesomeness I'll keep this review short not to spoil the fun of this book! I'm still amazed by Lift! Although she seems reckless and uncaring, she is goodhearted deep inside.We've first met her in Words of Radiance (yeap, she had cameo in one of Interludes). She is a really funny and enjoyable character. While Edgedancer doesn't follow any main story of the previous two books it is really a good idea to re...
  • Nelson
    I love that Sanderson gives himself the chance to explore places and cultures that we will possibly never see in the main series. This new setting is quite fascinating and the developments with Nale are quite important. Lift on the other hand, gives me conflicted feelings. I don't think I like her very much. She's very annoying in this story, I hope she changes over time and becomes more mature and tolerable, without losing her fun side, of cours...