This is a list of in-world books within the novel, The Way of Kings.

The Way of KingsEdit

Published by Nohadon at the end of his life. Dalinar Kholin has taken this book as a guide to how to live.

An ancient text, saved from being lost by the Vanrial. It was used by the Radiants as a guide on how to live. [1]

The book is a series of 40 parables that are metaphors of the author's life.[2]


I walked from Abamabar to Urithiru. - Epigraph [3]
A man's emotions are what define him, and control is the hallmark of true strength. To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.[4]

Alethi Codes of WarEdit

A one-page illustration lists the codes. This may be a book, or a page from within another book.[1]

Among the DarkeyedEdit

A book of folktales, recorded by Calinam. [5]

Corvana’s AnalecticsEdit

Written By Corvana.[6] This book contains references to the Dawnchant and songs of the Vanrial.

The ArgumentsEdit

A book of Vorin Scriptures.[6]


Man's life on Roshar is conflict.[7]

Book of Endless PagesEdit

A guide book of blank pages for the Devotary of Sincerity, one of the smallest of the devotaries of Vorinism. [8]

"On Roshar, that is a book of knowledge that can never be completed because people should always be learning, studying, and adding what they’ve learned to it." - BS


This book is an historical book covering political theory. [9]


A philosophical work that consists of four thick volumes on the interactions of the five Vorin kingdoms. During The Way of Kings, purchaced by Shallan from the Thalen book merchant, Artmyrn. [10]


Published by Guvlow. Considered a reliable source.


They changed, even as we fought them. Like shadows they were, that can transform as the flame dances. Never underestimate them because of what you first see.[9]
Purports to be a scrap of “The Poem of the Seventh Morning,” which has been lost, collected from Talatin, a Radiant of the order of Stonewards.



Flame and char. Skin so terrible. Eyes like pits of blackness.[11]

King Gavilar Kholin: A BiographyEdit

Published by Navani.

Another Biograpy of King Gavilar was also published by Tifandor. [12]

The Last DesolationEdit

Published by Ambrian.


Death upon the lips. Sound upon the air. Char upon the skin.[13]

Nearer the FlameEdit

A romance novel written from the viewpoint of a man descending into madness.[10]

Palates of PersonalityEdit

A book from which Kabsal quotes, it is filled with meaning and personality traits tied to foods, in this case jams.[9]

Seld seriesEdit

A series of books, up to at least 14. In the Epigraph the fourteenth book of Seldis referenced to find the original text for a quote translated by Gashashson-Navammis. [14]

Shadows RememberedEdit

Shadows Remembered[15] is one of the books that Jasnah is studying in her research on Voidbringers. It is a book of children's stories of Voidbringers, spirits and ghosts.[9]


They lived out in the wilds, always awaiting the Desolation ...

– Epigraph[16]

Tales by HearthlightEdit

Collection of children's folktales by Innia. Contains references to Voidbringers and the Desolation.[17]

Terxim’s AutobiographyEdit

Published by Terxim. Only one page of this survived the firing of the original Palanaeum.


Though I was due for dinner in Veden City that night, I insisted upon visiting Kholinar to speak with Tivbet. The tariffs through Urithiru were growing quite unreasonable. By then, the so-called Radiants had already begun to show their true nature.[12]

Times and PassagesEdit

Published by Rencalt. A shallow volume of Rosharan history since the Hierocracy. [10]


Published by Barlesha Lhan. A historical work that Jasnah refers to as "Barely worth the time spent scribing them. A popular survey of historical events at best."[18]

Western VoyagesEdit

Written by Myalmr[9]


Logicmaster: Logic and its related Arts. Philosophy, Mathematics.

Other topics: History, Science, The Feminine Arts: Drawing and Painting, Folktales and children's books.

Table of Authors MentionedEdit

Author Books Type Author Category Who has Read References
Ambrian The Last Desolation Historical [13]
Barleshsa Lhan Topics Historical Shallan [18]
Calinam Among the Darkeyed Folktales [5]
Corvana Analectics [6]
Gabrathin 4 Volumes, Unknown Titles Philosophical Logicmaster [10]
Guvlow Incarnat [9]
Innia Tales by Hearthlight [17]
Ista Poetry Poet [19]
Mederia Historical? [15]
Manaline Logicmaster [18]
Nashan Logicmaster [18]
Navani King Gavilar Kholin: A Biography Historical [12]
Niali the Just Logicmaster [18]
Nohadon The Way of Kings Philosophical Logicmaster Gavilar, Dalinar,Jasnah, Shallan [2]
Placini Logicmaster [18]
Rencalt Times and Passages Historical [10]
Shauka-daughter-Hasweth Logicmaster [10]
Syasikk Logicmaster [10]
Terxim Terxim's Autobiography Historical [20]
Tifandor Biograpy of King Gavilar Historical [12]
Tormas Logicmaster [18]
Traxil [12]
Yustara Philosophical Logicmaster [18]