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This page contains some statistical analysis of Words of Radiance, the second book in The Stormlight Archive.

For a full series overview see The Stormlight Archive/Statistical analysis, and for other books in the series see The Way of Kings/Statistical analysis, Oathbringer/Statistical analysis, and Rhythm of War/Statistical analysis.

The information on this page can be found here.

Chapter by Chapter Breakdown[edit]

Chapter Character Word Count Percentage
Prologue: To Question Jasnah Kholin 5,283 1.33%
Part One: Alight
1. Santhid Shallan Davar 7,930 1.99%
2. Bridge Four Kaladin 5,471 1.37%
3. Pattern Shallan Davar 2,849 0.72%
4. Taker of Secrets Dalinar Kholin 4,285 1.08%
5. Ideals Kaladin 1,846 0.46%
Torol Sadeas 771 0.19%
Kaladin 5,883 1.48%
6. Terrible Destruction Shallan Davar 4,424 1.11%
7. Open Flame Shallan Davar 2,217 0.56%
8. Knives in the Back • Soldiers on the Field Dalinar Kholin 2,618 0.66%
9. Walking the Grave Kaladin 3,008 0.76%
10. Red Carpet Once White Shallan Davar (flashback) 322 0.08%
11. An Illusion of Perception Shallan Davar 4,062 1.02%
12. Hero Kaladin 4,531 1.14%
Part One Total 50,217 12.61%
Interludes
I-1. Narak Eshonai 3,540 0.89%
I-2. Ym Ym 2,986 0.75%
I-3. Rysn Rysn 7,602 1.91%
I-4. Last Legion Eshonai 4,209 1.06%
Interludes Total 18,337 4.60%
Part Two: Winds’ Approach
13. The Day’s Masterpiece Shallan Davar 2,731 0.69%
14. Ironstance Adolin Kholin 2,922 0.73%
15. A Hand with the Tower Shallan Davar 2,256 0.57%
16. Swordmaster Kaladin 4,464 1.12%
17. A Pattern Shallan Davar 4,848 1.22%
18. Bruises Kaladin 3,877 0.97%
19. Safe Things Shallan Davar (flashback) 1,447 0.36%
20. The Coldness of Clarity Shallan Davar 2,862 0.72%
21. Ashes Shallan Davar 2,371 0.60%
22. Lights in the Storm Kaladin 4,476 1.12%
23. Assassin Kaladin 1,889 0.47%
24. Tyn Shallan Davar 4,344 1.09%
25. Monsters Kaladin 4,356 1.09%
26. The Feather Adolin Kholin 3,790 0.95%
27. Fabrications to Distract Shallan Davar (flashback) 867 0.22%
28. Boots Shallan Davar 2,831 0.71%
29. Rule of Blood Torol Sadeas 3,191 0.80%
30. Nature Blushing Shallan Davar 2,592 0.65%
31. The Stillness Before Kaladin 880 0.22%
Shallan Davar 1,392 0.35%
32. The One Who Hates Kaladin 758 0.19%
Shallan Davar 84 0.02%
Kaladin 2,487 0.62%
33. Burdens Kaladin 1,856 0.47%
Adolin Kholin 252 0.06%
Kaladin 824 0.21%
34. Blossoms and Cake Shallan Davar 2,772 0.70%
Part Two Total 67,419 16.93%
Interludes
I-5. The Rider of Storms Eshonai 1,381 0.35%
I-6. Zahel Zahel 434 0.11%
I-7. Taln Talenel 915 0.23%
I-8. A Form of Power Eshonai 607 0.15%
Interludes Total 3,337 0.84%
Part Three: Deadly
35. The Multiplied Strain of Simultaneous Infusion Adolin Kholin 2,120 0.53%
Navani Kholin 2,522 0.63%
36. A New Woman Shallan Davar 4,614 1.16%
37. A Matter of Perspective Adolin Kholin 2,624 0.66%
38. The Silent Storm Shallan Davar 5,431 1.36%
39. Heterochromatic Shallan Davar (flashback) 3,032 0.76%
40. Palona Shallan Davar 2,141 0.54%
41. Scars Kaladin 5,543 1.39%
42. Mere Vapors Shallan Davar 2,455 0.62%
43. The Ghostbloods Shallan Davar 5,401 1.36%
44. One Form of Justice Kaladin 5,531 1.39%
45. Middlefest Shallan Davar (flashback) 6,710 1.68%
46. Patriots Kaladin 6,669 1.67%
47. Feminine Wiles Shallan Davar 3,612 0.91%
48. No More Weakness Shallan Davar (flashback) 3,356 0.84%
49. Watching the World Transform Shallan Davar 6,311 1.58%
50. Uncut Gems Adolin Kholin 2,800 0.70%
51. Heirs Adolin Kholin 2,752 0.69%
52. Into the Sky Kaladin 252 0.06%
Shallan Davar 1,124 0.28%
Kaladin 493 0.12%
Shallan Davar 1,077 0.27%
Kaladin 300 0.08%
Shallan Davar 771 0.19%
Kaladin 341 0.09%
Shallan Davar 694 0.17%
Kaladin 891 0.22%
Shallan Davar 386 0.10%
Kaladin 1,585 0.40%
53. Perfection Adolin Kholin 2,255 0.57%
54. Veil’s Lesson Shallan Davar 4,412 1.11%
55. The Rules of the Game Kaladin 6,165 1.55%
56. Whitespine Uncaged Kaladin 891 0.22%
Adolin Kholin 1,074 0.27%
Kaladin 429 0.11%
Adolin Kholin 1,244 0.31%
Dalinar Kholin 430 0.11%
Adolin Kholin 431 0.11%
Dalinar Kholin 444 0.11%
57. To Kill the Wind Shallan Davar 306 0.08%
Kaladin 3,495 0.88%
58. Never Again Kaladin 1,038 0.26%
Torol Sadeas 405 0.10%
Kaladin 187 0.05%
Part Three Total 115,408 28.98%
Interludes
I-9. Lift Lift 10,664 2.68%
I-10. Szeth Szeth-son-son-Vallano 773 0.19%
I-11. New Rhythms Eshonai 4,799 1.21%
Interludes Total 16,236 4.08%
Part Four: The Approach
59. Fleet Kaladin 2,804 0.70%
60. Veil Walks Shallan Davar 3,143 0.79%
61. Obedience Shallan Davar (flashback) 1,861 0.47%
62. The One Who Killed Promises Kaladin 2,153 0.54%
63. A Burning World Shallan Davar 5,523 1.39%
64. Treasures Kaladin 557 0.14%
Shallan Davar 1,120 0.28%
65. The One Who Deserves It Shallan Davar (flashback) 1,821 0.46%
66. Stormblessings Kaladin 3,055 0.77%
67. Spit and Bile Dalinar Kholin 5,944 1.49%
68. Bridges Kaladin 7,178 1.80%
69. Nothing Kaladin 2,034 0.51%
Shallan Davar 1,946 0.49%
70. From a Nightmare Kaladin 1,099 0.28%
Shallan Davar 3,661 0.92%
71. Vigil Teft 1,333 0.33%
Kaladin 4,629 1.16%
72. Selfish Reasons Kaladin 2,009 0.50%
Shallan Davar 2,070 0.52%
73. A Thousand Scurrying Creatures Shallan Davar (flashback) 2,860 0.72%
74. Striding the Storm Kaladin 2,699 0.68%
75. True Glory Dalinar Kholin 1,860 0.47%
Shallan Davar 1,981 0.50%
Part Four Total 60,536 15.20%
Interludes
I-12. Lhan Lhan 2,549 0.64%
I-13. A Part to Play Eshonai 517 0.13%
I-14. Taravangian Taravangian 7,122 1.79%
Interludes Total 10,188 2.56%
Part Five: Winds Alight
76. The Hidden Blade Kaladin 1,144 0.29%
Dalinar Kholin 650 0.16%
Torol Sadeas 280 0.07%
Dalinar Kholin 986 0.25%
Kaladin 1,697 0.43%
Torol Sadeas 193 0.05%
77. Trust Shallan Davar 3,095 0.78%
Kaladin 835 0.21%
78. Contradictions Shallan Davar 3,325 0.83%
79. Toward the Center Dalinar Kholin 1,470 0.37%
80. To Fight the Rain Shallan Davar 1,866 0.47%
Kaladin 1,708 0.43%
81. The Last Day Dalinar Kholin 2,239 0.56%
Kaladin 1,717 0.43%
Adolin Kholin 1,142 0.29%
Shallan Davar 1,339 0.34%
Dalinar Kholin 817 0.21%
82. For Glory Lit Kaladin 777 0.20%
Adolin Kholin 857 0.22%
Dalinar Kholin 1,455 0.37%
Kaladin 963 0.24%
83. Time’s Illusion Shallan Davar 986 0.25%
Adolin Kholin 999 0.25%
Dalinar Kholin 1,098 0.28%
Kaladin 718 0.18%
84. The One Who Saves Shallan Davar 983 0.25%
Adolin Kholin 1,009 0.25%
Kaladin 1,120 0.28%
85. Swallowed by the Sky Dalinar Kholin 700 0.18%
Shallan Davar 236 0.06%
Dalinar Kholin 597 0.15%
Adolin Kholin 236 0.06%
Dalinar Kholin 403 0.10%
Adolin Kholin 1,204 0.30%
86. Patterns of Light Kaladin 313 0.08%
Shallan Davar 122 0.03%
Dalinar Kholin 1,037 0.26%
Kaladin 682 0.17%
Shallan Davar 449 0.11%
Kaladin 1,138 0.29%
Shallan Davar 392 0.10%
Kaladin 351 0.09%
Shallan Davar 255 0.06%
Kaladin 1,163 0.29%
87. The Riddens Kaladin 1,891 0.47%
Shallan Davar 1,221 0.31%
Lopen 615 0.15%
Moash 625 0.16%
88. The Man Who Owned the Winds Shallan Davar 2,128 0.53%
Meridas Amaram 1,141 0.29%
Szeth-son-son-Vallano 894 0.22%
89. The Four Dalinar Kholin 360 0.09%
Adolin Kholin 1,184 0.30%
Dalinar Kholin 2,511 0.63%
Part Five Total 57,316 14.39%
Epilogue: Art and Expectation Wit 1,821 0.46%

Unique POV Breakdown[edit]

Character (21+1) # of POVs (178) % of Total POVs Word Count (398,238) % of Word Count
Jasnah Kholin 1 0.5618% 5,283 1.3266%
Shallan Davar 50 28.0899% 125,141 31.4237%
Dalinar Kholin 19 10.6742% 29,904 7.5091%
Kaladin 55 30.8989% 124,850 31.3506%
Torol Sadeas 5 2.8090% 4,840 1.2154%
Shallan Davar (flashback) 9 5.0562% 22,276 5.5936%
Eshonai 6 3.3708% 15,053 3.7799%
Ym 1 0.5618% 2,986 0.7498%
Rysn 1 0.5618% 7,602 1.9089%
Adolin Kholin 18 10.1124% 28,895 7.2557%
Zahel 1 0.5618% 434 0.1090%
Talenel 1 0.5618% 915 0.2298%
Navani Kholin 1 0.5618% 2,522 0.6333%
Lift 1 0.5618% 10,664 2.6778%
Szeth-son-son-Vallano 2 1.1236% 1,667 0.4186%
Teft 1 0.5618% 1,333 0.3347%
Lhan 1 0.5618% 2,549 0.6401%
Taravangian 1 0.5618% 7,122 1.7884%
Lopen 1 0.5618% 615 0.1544%
Moash 1 0.5618% 625 0.1569%
Meridas Amaram 1 0.5618% 1,141 0.2865%
Wit 1 0.5618% 1,821 0.4573%
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