This is the second book in the Stormlight Archive series by Brian Sanderson. We read the first book for the previous sci-fi/fantasy meeting, and we had such a great discussion that that we decided to read the second.
If anyone would like to join us in reading The Way of Kings (book #1) and Words of Radiance (book #2), we'd love to have you join us for this meeting. Be aware, even though there are only 2 books, this will be quite an epic project for someone starting from book 1. The first book alone is over 1200 pages. I don't say this to discourage, just to advise. We'd love for more people to join us, as these books are great discussion material.