The Rhythm of War German cover surfaces.
Big book launches are always fun to keep an eye on. Not only do we have updates from the author and publisher on various fronts, but we can’t help but cast our eyes overseas. As the launch of Rhythm of War — the fourth book in The Stormlight Archive — nears, covers from foreign countries are starting to surface. Of course, the first big cover we saw came from the U.K., but given how uniform author Brandon Sanderson’s entire catalog looks over there, it wasn’t exactly a stunning or surprising cover.
That cover in question shows who I assume is Shallan, but I suppose it could be someone else. However, given that she’s a main character who has yet to grace the cover, I suppose it most likely is her. But that’s enough about the U.K. cover, which we already know about. One other country has revealed their cover. Thanks to the folks on Reddit, we now have access to it ourselves.
But what does the image on the cover portray? Well, I suppose Roshar is big enough that it can portray any number of harbor cities. After all, between the use of the Oathgates and the abilities of the Knights Radiant, things are getting smaller. But, if we are to simply take a stab at it, Thaylen City does seem like a possibility. It’s the city we’ve heard from most, and while Karbranth is more prominent in nature, its structure is so distinctive that this book’s cover is most definitely not portraying that.
It also helps that we know the Thaylen merchant Rysn could be a more prominent character going forward. We know she will be the main character in the novella Dawnshard, but perhaps her journey could also take her back home. That being said, it doesn’t look like a female person on the cover. I’d bet money it’s Dalinar, but who knows?
It’s also worth noting that this is likely only part one of Rhythm of War, as the German publisher published these books in two parts in the past. I’m curious to see what that cover shows off and what the title will ultimately be. Considering we don’t know a release date for part two yet, though, there’s a good chance we simply will not find out for a while.
What do you think of the Rhythm of War German cover? Who and where do you think we are seeing? Sound off with our best guesses down below!
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