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First added January 6th, 2021

Prologue: To Weep

Chandeliers hung above her, broken suns spraying light everywhere.

8. A Powerful Lie

Power was an illusion of perception, as Jasnah had said. The first step to being in control was to see yourself as capable of being in control.

13. Chaperone

The trick to happiness wasn’t in freezing every momentary pleasure and clinging to each one, but in ensuring one’s life would produce many future moments to anticipate.

Are you mocking my failings?” “No, I’m lauding them,” she said, standing up beside him. “You see, Adolin dear, if you hadn’t wrecked all those other relationships, you wouldn’t be here. With me.” She pulled close. “And so, in reality, you’re the greatest at relationships there ever was. You ruined only the wrong ones, you see.”

15. Brightness Radiant

She knew that passion—she’d felt what it was to be alive with interest, to be consumed by something so fully that you lost yourself in the wonder of it

21. Set Up to Fail

“Don’t hit the message too hard. If you want someone to believe what you’re telling them, come to your point gradually, so they’re with you the entire time.”

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22. The Darkness Within

“Don’t deflect your evils by pointing out the faults of others,”

The Girl Who Looked Up

The Girl Who Looked Up,” she whispered. “What?” Pattern asked. Shallan opened her eyes and breathed out Stormlight.

28. Another Option

You are not a hypocrite, Son of Honor. “I am,” Dalinar said softly. “But sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a person who is in the process of changing.”

30. Mother of Lies

So she lied. She insisted that she wasn’t afraid. She was committed. She’d always been that way. She would continue that way forever. Power could be an illusion of perception. Even within yourself.

Part One: United

Soon they were alone with the timeless, patient darkness.

I-2. Ellista


44. The Bright Side

Janala is a fool, just bright enough to be proud of the wits she has, but stupid enough to be unaware of how outmatched they are.

53. Such a Twisted Cut

You can’t spend forever floating between worlds, Cousin, she thought. Eventually you’ll need to decide where you want to belong. Life was so much harder, but potentially so much more fulfilling, when you


found the courage to choose

82. The Girl Who Stood Up

The longer you live, the more you fail. Failure is the mark of a life well lived.

live. And let your failures be part of you.

You can. Find the balance. Accept the pain, but don't accept that you deserved it.

91. Why He Froze

He never told Tukks the truth. When Kal had frozen on the practice field, it hadn’t been out of fear. He’d been very sure he could hurt someone. In fact, he’d realized that he could kill, if needed. And that was what had terrified him.

100. An Old Friend

Why was it that trying to stand tall should make you so much more likely to fall?

103. Hypocrite

“Sometimes, a hypocrite is nothing more than a man who is in the process of changing.”

122. A Debt Repaid

I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone. But that does not mean that I walked alone.