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Dawnshard (novella)

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<Dawnshard (novella)>
Dawnshard cover.jpg
The Stormlight Archive
Follows Oathbringer
Precedes Rhythm of War
Setting Roshar, Cosmere
Released upcoming

Dawnshard is an upcoming novella featuring Rysn travelling to Aimia.[1][2] Part of The Stormlight Archive series, it is set between Oathbringer and Rhythm of War,[3] and takes place three months after the end of Oathbringer.[4] It is expected to be released in October 2020, about one month before the release of Rhythm of War.[5]


Brandon originally intended to call the novella Wandersail after the ship that Vstim had given Rysn and upon which she would be sailing. However, he decided to change it to prevent confusion with the Wandersail that Wit told a story about,[5] and to reserve Wandersail as a title for a potential picture book.[6]

Brandon decided to write and publish Dawnshard prior to the release of Rhythm of War because Aimia has relevance to the story and Rysn was the character best able to go there, presumably because of her newly acquired ship.[1] The book should reveal some of the history and current situation of Aimia and the Sleepless.[7]

Brandon is planning to use Lopen as a secondary viewpoint character.[6] Lopen and Huio will both have character arcs in the novella.[8]


  • The cover of the novella depicts the skeleton of a larkin.[9]


  1. a b General Reddit 2020
    Arcanum - 2020-03-22#
  2. TWoK Leatherbound Kickstarter Update #6
    — Kickstarter - 2020-07-14#
  3. General Reddit 2020
    Arcanum - 2020-01-01#
  4. Live Signing Session #17 — Rhythm of War
    — Youtube - 2020-08-27#
  5. a b General Reddit 2020
    Arcanum - 2020-07-01#
  6. a b YouTube Livestream 12
    Arcanum - 2020-07-16#
  7. Stormlight Book Four Updates
    Arcanum - 2020-01-10#
  8. Live Signing Session #19
    — Youtube - 2020-10-01#
  9. General Reddit 2020
    Arcanum - 2020-06-20#
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