The Stormlight Archive/Keteks

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In each book of The Stormlight Archive, the titles of the five parts form a ketek which is revealed with context as the book's endnote.

The Way of Kings[edit]

Above silence, the illuminating storms—dying storms—illuminate the silence above.

—A ketek by an illiterate dying Herdazian, collected by the Silent Gatherers[1]
Part Title
Part 1 Above Silence
Part 2 The Illuminating Storms
Part 3 Dying
Part 4 Storm's Illumination
Part 5 The Silence Above

Words of Radiance[edit]

Alight, winds approach deadly approaching winds alight.

—A ketek by Navani Kholin describing the meeting of the Everstorm with a highstorm, collected by Nazh[2]

WoR Endnote.jpg

Part Title
Part 1 Alight
Part 2 Winds' Approach
Part 3 Deadly
Part 4 The Approach
Part 5 Winds Alight


United, new beginnings sing: "Defying truth, love. Truth defy!" Sing beginnings, new unity.

—A ketek written by Jasnah Kholin for Shallan Davar's wedding celebration.[3]

OB Endnote.jpg

Part Title
Part 1 United
Part 2 New Beginnings Sing
Part 3 Defying Truth, Love Truth
Part 4 Defy! Sing Beginnings!
Part 5 New Unity

Rhythm of War[edit]

Burdens, Our Calling. Songs of Home, a knowledge: Knowing a Home of Songs, called our burden.

—Ketek written by El, Fused scholar of human art forms, to commemorate the restoration of the Sibling[4]
Part Title
Part 1 Burdens
Part 2 Our Calling
Part 3 Songs of Home
Part 4 A Knowledge
Part 5 Knowing a Home of Songs, Called Our Burden