Rhythm of War/Statistical analysis

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This page contains some statistical analysis of Rhythm of War, the fourth book in The Stormlight Archive.

For a full series overview see The Stormlight Archive/Statistical analysis, and for other books in the series see The Way of Kings/Statistical analysis, Words of Radiance/Statistical analysis, and Oathbringer/Statistical analysis.


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Chapter by Chapter BreakdownEdit

Chapter Character Word Count Percentage
Prologue: To Pretend Navani Kholin 5,812 1.27%
Part 1: Burdens 96,729 21.22%
Chapter 1: Calluses Lirin 3,918 0.86%
Chapter 2: Severed Cords Kaladin 2,572 0.56%
Shallan Davar 1,438 0.32%
Kaladin 2,199 0.48%
Chapter 3: The Fourth Bridge Navani Kholin 3,698 0.81%
Chapter 4: Architects of the Future Shallan Davar 1,960 0.43%
Chapter 5: Broken Spears Kaladin 2,689 0.59%
Shallan Davar 945 0.21%
Kaladin 1,467 0.32%
Chapter 6: A Loose Thread Shallan Davar 1,102 0.24%
Kaladin 582 0.13%
Navani Kholin 1,645 0.36%
Kaladin 1,469 0.32%
Chapter 7: The Rarest Vintage Shallan Davar 2,837 0.62%
Kaladin 1,384 0.3%
Shallan Davar 691 0.15%
Chapter 8: Surrender Kaladin 1,048 0.23%
Shallan Davar 1,593 0.35%
Kaladin 1,179 0.26%
Chapter 9: Contradictions Kaladin 1,580 0.35%
Navani Kholin 2,317 0.51%
Shallan Davar 2,217 0.49%
Chapter 10: A Single Casualty Kaladin 3,483 0.76%
Chapter 11: Passion and Courage Venli 4,551 1%
Chapter 12: A Way to Help Kaladin 6,486 1.42%
Chapter 13: Another Hunt Shallan Davar 6,316 1.39%
Chapter 14: Voice Venli 6,331 1.39%
Chapter 15: The Light and the Music Kaladin 6,532 1.43%
Chapter 16: An Unknown Song Navani Kholin 5,037 1.1%
Chapter 17: A Proposal Navani Kholin 5,104 1.12%
Chapter 18: Surgeon Kaladin 3,249 0.71%
Chapter 19: Garnets Navani Kholin 7,516 1.65%
Part 1 Epigraphs 1,594 0.35%
Interludes 5,718 1.25%
Interlude I-1: Sylphrena Syl 2,829 0.62%
Interlude I-2: Sja-anat Sja-anat 1,363 0.3%
Interlude I-3: Into the Fire Taravangian 1,526 0.33%
Part 2: Our Calling 97,882 21.47%
Chapter 20: The Unseen Court Shallan Davar 3,319 0.73%
Chapter 21: The Seething Knot Adolin Kholin 6,222 1.36%
Chapter 22: No Use Talking Adolin Kholin 5,121 1.12%
Shallan Davar 178 0.04%
Chapter 23: Binding Wounds Kaladin 2,660 0.58%
Chapter 24: Full of Awe Shallan Davar 2,867 0.63%
Chapter 25: Devotary of Mercy Kaladin 3,996 0.88%
Chapter 26: A Little Espionage Shallan Davar 7,343 1.61%
Chapter 27: Banners Navani Kholin 3,813 0.84%
Chapter 28: Heresies Navani Kholin 1,448 0.32%
Chapter 29: A Cage Without Bars Adolin Kholin 1,951 0.43%
Shallan Davar 1,273 0.28%
Adolin Kholin 1,770 0.39%
Chapter 30: The Betrayal Shallan Davar 1,145 0.25%
Adolin Kholin 931 0.2%
Shallan Davar 675 0.15%
Adolin Kholin 1,475 0.32%
Chapter 31: Daughter of Traitors Venli 2,163 0.47%
Chapter 32: Of Three Minds Adolin Kholin 580 0.13%
Shallan Davar 2,188 0.48%
Chapter 33: Understanding Kaladin 695 0.15%
Chapter 34: A Flame Never Extinguished Shallan Davar 4,886 1.07%
Chapter 35: The Strength of a Soldier Adolin Kholin 954 0.21%
Shallan Davar 658 0.14%
Adolin Kholin 3,310 0.73%
Chapter 36: The Price of Honor Shallan Davar 2,548 0.56%
Adolin Kholin 1,537 0.34%
Chapter 37: Silence From the Dead Navani Kholin 2,110 0.46%
Venli 965 0.21%
Kaladin 1,029 0.23%
Venli 850 0.19%
Chapter 38: Rhythm of the Terrors Navani Kholin 585 0.13%
Venli 733 0.16%
Kaladin 1,690 0.37%
Venli 271 0.06%
Chapter 39: Invasion Kaladin 591 0.13%
Navani Kholin 695 0.15%
Kaladin 1,641 0.36%
Navani Kholin 948 0.21%
Kaladin 1,313 0.29%
Chapter 40: In for All Navani Kholin 2,813 0.62%
Chapter 41: The Most Dangerous Venli 1,693 0.37%
Navani Kholin 1,141 0.25%
Kaladin 1,028 0.23%
Chapter 42: Armor and Teeth Navani Kholin 1,287 0.28%
Kaladin 1,105 0.24%
Navani Kholin 739 0.16%
Venli 804 0.18%
Navani Kholin 351 0.08%
Venli 697 0.15%
Navani Kholin 1,644 0.36%
Chapter 43: Men and Monsters Kaladin 4,730 1.04%
Part 2 Epigraphs 723 0.16%
Interludes 9,126 2%
Interlude I-4: Vyre Moash 2,171 0.48%
Interlude I-5: Lift Lift 3,811 0.84%
Interlude I-6: A Boon and a Curse Taravangian 3,144 0.69%
Part 3: Songs of Home 97,698 21.43%
Chapter 44: Tinder Waiting for the Spark Kaladin 2,917 0.64%
Chapter 45: A Bold Heart, a Keen and Crafty Mind Eshonai (flashback) 956 0.21%
Venli (flashback) 1,982 0.43%
Chapter 46: The Weight of the Tower Navani Kholin 1,764 0.39%
Kaladin 1,974 0.43%
Chapter 47: A Cage Forged of Spirits Dalinar Kholin 2,865 0.63%
Chapter 48: Scent of Death, Scent of Life Eshonai (flashback) 2,336 0.51%
Chapter 49: Soul of Discovery Navani Kholin 2,231 0.49%
Kaladin 2,785 0.61%
Navani Kholin 938 0.21%
Chapter 50: Queen Dalinar Kholin 6,186 1.36%
Chapter 51: To Sing Hopeless Songs Venli 1,818 0.4%
Chapter 52: A Path Toward Saving Venli (flashback) 2,232 0.49%
Chapter 53: Compassion Venli 2,329 0.51%
Chapter 54: The Future Become Dust Dalinar Kholin 1,709 0.37%
Renarin Kholin 1,456 0.32%
Chapter 55: Kinship with the Open Sky Kaladin 3,406 0.75%
Chapter 56: Nodes Venli 2,704 0.59%
Chapter 57: Child of Odium Eshonai (flashback) 1,166 0.26%
Venli (flashback) 1,490 0.33%
Eshonai (flashback) 783 0.17%
Chapter 58: Spanreeds Kaladin 2,601 0.57%
Chapter 59: The Lattice of a Growing Crystal Kaladin 5,397 1.18%
Chapter 60: Essai Venli 3,351 0.74%
Chapter 61: Oil and Water Navani Kholin 3,908 0.86%
Chapter 62: Keeper of Forms Eshonai (flashback) 1,817 0.4%
Chapter 63: Practice Kaladin 3,747 0.82%
Chapter 64: Personal Reminder Jasnah Kholin 4,506 0.99%
Chapter 65: Hypothesis Navani Kholin 2,228 0.49%
Chapter 66: Bearer of Agonies Dalinar Kholin 3,547 0.78%
Chapter 67: Song of Stones Venli 2,213 0.49%
Chapter 68: One Family Eshonai (flashback) 3,380 0.74%
Chapter 69: Pure Tones of Roshar Navani Kholin 4,010 0.88%
Chapter 70: Well Kaladin 722 0.16%
Navani Kholin 241 0.05%
Kaladin 5,216 1.14%
Chapter 71: Rider of Storms Dalinar Kholin 3,444 0.76%
Chapter 72: Outmatched Navani Kholin 586 0.13%
Part 3 Epigraphs 757 0.17%
Interludes 4,459 0.98%
Interlude I-7: Szeth Szeth 1,743 0.38%
Interlude I-8: Chiri-Chiri Chiri-Chiri 1,129 0.25%
Interlude I-9: The Sword Taravangian 1,587 0.35%
Part 4: A Knowledge 78,430 17.2%
Chapter 73: Which Master to Follow Venli (flashback) 2,449 0.54%
Chapter 74: A Symbol Venli 2,338 0.51%
Chapter 75: The Middle Step Adolin Kholin 1,325 0.29%
Shallan Davar 3,266 0.72%
Chapter 76: Harmony Navani Kholin 3,687 0.81%
Chapter 77: The Proper Legality Venli (flashback) 4,196 0.92%
Chapter 78: The High Judge Shallan Davar 1,278 0.28%
Adolin Kholin 2,355 0.52%
Shallan Davar 285 0.06%
Chapter 79: Open Wound Rlain 2,832 0.62%
Chapter 80: The Dog and the Dragon Kaladin 5,620 1.23%
Chapter 81: Trapped Eshonai (flashback) 1,430 0.31%
Venli (flashback) 391 0.09%
Chapter 82: Knife Shallan Davar 1,903 0.42%
Adolin Kholin 879 0.19%
Chapter 83: The Games of Men and Singers Venli 3,727 0.82%
Chapter 84: Scholar Navani Kholin 2,451 0.54%
Chapter 85: Dabbid Dabbid 2,258 0.5%
Chapter 86: The Song of Mornings Venli (flashback) 2,992 0.66%
Chapter 87: Trial by Witness Adolin Kholin 4,151 0.91%
Shallan Davar 1,203 0.26%
Chapter 88: Falling Star Eshonai (flashback) 1,302 0.29%
Chapter 89: Voice of Lights Navani Kholin 2,837 0.62%
Chapter 90: One Chance Adolin Kholin 2,402 0.53%
Shallan Davar 989 0.22%
Chapter 91: Worth Saving Teft 2,667 0.59%
Chapter 92: A Gift Venli 1,453 0.32%
Chapter 93: Strong Enough Shallan Davar 3,627 0.8%
Chapter 94: Sacrifice Adolin Kholin 3,426 0.75%
Chapter 95: What She Truly Was Venli (flashback) 1,896 0.42%
Chapter 96: A Thousand Lies Venli 1,245 0.27%
Chapter 97: Freedom Navani Kholin 4,960 1.09%
Part 4 Epigraphs 610 0.13%
Interludes 4,592 1.01%
Interlude I-10: Hesina Hesina 1,902 0.42%
Interlude I-11: Adin Adin 1,371 0.3%
Interlude I-12: Vulnerable Taravangian 1,319 0.29%
Part 5: Knowing a Home of Songs, Called Our Burden 52,908 11.61%
Chapter 98: An Unwholesome Shade Dalinar Kholin 1,854 0.41%
Chapter 99: Not Bound Jasnah Kholin 2,374 0.52%
Chapter 100: Watchers at the Rim Kaladin 1,054 0.23%
Chapter 101: Undertext Dalinar Kholin 3,709 0.81%
Chapter 102: Highstorm Coming Venli 1,151 0.25%
Navani Kholin 1,589 0.35%
Kaladin 867 0.19%
Chapter 103: The Legend You Live Teft 1,117 0.25%
Kaladin 510 0.11%
Teft 294 0.06%
Chapter 104: Full of Hope Rlain 459 0.1%
Kaladin 563 0.12%
Venli 467 0.1%
Teft 979 0.21%
Chapter 105: Children of Passions Kaladin 598 0.13%
Moash 639 0.14%
Navani Kholin 700 0.15%
Chapter 106: A Hundred Discordant Rhythms Kaladin 258 0.06%
Navani Kholin 649 0.14%
Venli 972 0.21%
Kaladin 371 0.08%
Chapter 107: Uniting Navani Kholin 386 0.08%
Dalinar Kholin 126 0.03%
Kaladin 110 0.02%
Dalinar Kholin 169 0.04%
Venli 378 0.08%
Kaladin 274 0.06%
Dalinar Kholin 214 0.05%
Chapter 108: Moments Kaladin 1,387 0.3%
Chapter 109: Emulsifier Venli 351 0.08%
Navani Kholin 293 0.06%
Rlain 1,438 0.32%
Chapter 110: Reborn Kaladin 237 0.05%
Navani Kholin 674 0.15%
Lirin 467 0.1%
Chapter 111: Unchained Dalinar Kholin 1,359 0.3%
Rlain 503 0.11%
Dalinar Kholin 2,051 0.45%
Navani Kholin 523 0.11%
Dalinar Kholin 820 0.18%
Adin 899 0.2%
Dalinar Kholin 800 0.18%
Moash 490 0.11%
Chapter 112: Terms Dalinar Kholin 3,536 0.78%
Chapter 113: Emotion Navani Kholin 879 0.19%
Taravangian 1,679 0.37%
Chapter 114: Broken Gods Rlain 650 0.14%
Taravangian 403 0.09%
Kaladin 567 0.12%
Taravangian 573 0.13%
Chapter 115: Testament Shallan Davar 1,442 0.32%
Venli 1,089 0.24%
Chapter 116: Mercy Kaladin 969 0.21%
Lezian 578 0.13%
Kaladin 357 0.08%
Dalinar Kholin 892 0.2%
Chapter 117: One Final Gift Eshonai (flashback) 1,732 0.38%
Epilogue: Dirty Tricks Wit 1,972 0.43%
Part 5 Epigraphs 467 0.1%
Ars Arcanum 2,537 0.56%
Book Total 455,891 100%

Unique POV BreakdownEdit

Character (23+2) # of POVs (226) % of Total POVs Word Count (455,891) % of Word Count
Kaladin 49 21.78% 98,904 21.69%
Navani Kholin 39 17.33% 84,237 18.48%
Shallan Davar 28 12.44% 60,172 13.20%
Venli 25 11.11% 44,644 9.79%
Adolin Kholin 16 7.11% 38,389 8.42%
Dalinar Kholin 16 7.11% 33,281 7.30%
Venli (flashback) 8 3.56% 17,628 3.87%
Eshonai (flashback) 9 4.00% 14,902 3.27%
Taravangian 7 3.11% 10,231 2.24%
Jasnah Kholin 2 0.89% 6,880 1.51%
Rlain 5 2.22% 5,882 1.29%
Teft 4 1.78% 5,057 1.11%
Lirin 2 0.89% 4,385 0.96%
Epigraphs -- -- 4,151 0.91%
Lift 1 0.44% 3,811 0.84%
Moash 3 1.33% 3,300 0.72%
Syl 1 0.44% 2,829 0.62%
Ars Arcanum -- -- 2,537 0.56%
Adin 2 0.89% 2,270 0.50%
Dabbid 1 0.44% 2,258 0.50%
Wit 1 0.44% 1,972 0.43%
Hesina 1 0.44% 1,902 0.42%
Szeth 1 0.44% 1,743 0.38%
Renarin Kholin 1 0.44% 1,456 0.32%
Sja-anat 1 0.44% 1,363 0.30%
Chiri-Chiri 1 0.44% 1,129 0.25%
Lezian 1 0.44% 578 0.13%
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