Nightmare Fuel / The Stormlight Archive

"They are aflame. They burn. They bring the darkness when they come, and so all you can see is that their skin is aflame. Burn, burn, burn..."

Welcome to Roshar, a place of delightful highstorms and death. Just remember that all the Stormlight you can pay will never keep the monsters away.

This page is for the entire Stormlight Archive. Nightmare fuel for The Way of Kings is here.
  • So many things, but we are given the first one straight away in the prologue - the Heralds are bound to some endless cycle of death, torture and rebirth. While alive, they fight horrific wars to stop the Desolations, and seem to be truly Blessed with Suck. The prologue ends with one poor bugger still bound to the cycle, with the others unable to continue. We see what's become of the poor guy by the end of The Way of Kings.
  • The death messages. Utterly terrifying things that people utter in their dying moments. They speak of the complete annihilation of Roshar at the hands of unstoppable forces.
  • The Alethi Thrill. It starts off being described as simple personal bloodlust: bad, but pretty normal for a warrior culture. But as time goes on, it becomes increasingly apparent what's going on: because of Odium's influence, war and violence have become literally addictive.