Summary:Words of Radiance/Chapter 10

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Chapter 10: Red Carpet, Once White
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Words of Radiance Summary
Follows Chapter 9: Walking the Grave
Precedes Chapter 11: An Illusion of Perception
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Viewpoint Shallan Davar
Word Count 322

Epigraph[edit]

I wish to think had I not been under sorrow's thumb, I would have seen earlier the approaching dangers. Yet in all honesty, I'm not certain anything could have been done.

—From the journal of Navani Kholin, Jesesach 1174

Plot Summary[edit]

Six years ago

Shallan believing the world is ending and it being her fault is crying. As her father tries getting her to sleep he wipes some blood from her face and starts singing a lullaby. Shallan thinks her self to be a monster that kills and thus unworthy of the love and affection her father is giving her. In the room there are several corpses one of them being a woman in white, Shallan's mother. She didn't bleed very much but the other man did. As Shallan and her father pass the his save in the wall Shallan can see the light form the "monster" coming from inside of it. After the song ends her father leaves the bedroom closing the door on the corpses.

Characters[edit]

Present
Mentioned
  • Shallan's mother
  • Another man

Setting[edit]

The Davar estates.

Notable[edit]

  • The image to depict Shallan's chapters switches from a picture of Shadesmar, to Pattern.

Quotes[edit]

Now go to sleep in chasms deep, with darkness all around you.

Though rock and dread may be your bed, so sleep my baby dear.
Now comes the storm, but you'll be warm, the wind will rock your basket.
The crystals fine, will glow sublime, so sleep my baby dear.
And with a song, it won't be long, you'll sleep my baby dear.

—The lullaby Lin sings to Shallan

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