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Lift

Words of Radiance Extract: LIFT

words of radianceChristmas came early! We are so happy to be able to share with you an extract from Brandon Sanderson’s hotly anticipated  second book in the Stormlight ArchiveWords of Radiance (in bookshops and available to download from the 6th March 2014). We have some really exciting (top secret) Stormlight Archive things coming your way in 2014, but until then enjoy this standalone extract.

 

Lift

Lift had never robbed a palace before. Seemed like a dangerous thing to try. Not because she might get caught, but because once you robbed a starvin’ palace, where did you go next?

She climbed up onto the outer wall and looked in at the grounds. Everything inside—trees, rocks, buildings—reflected the starlight in an odd way. A bulbous-looking building stuck up in the middle of it all, like a bubble on a pond. In fact, most of the buildings were that same round shape, often with small protrusions sprouting out of the top. There wasn’t a straight line in the whole starvin’ place. Just lots and lots of curves.

Lift’s companions climbed up to peek over the top of the wall. A scuffling, scrambling, rowdy mess they were. Six men, supposedly master thieves. They couldn’t even climb a wall properly.

“The Bronze Palace itself,” Huqin breathed.

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