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Aug 19 2013 1:00pm

Download Words of Radiance Wallpaper by Michael Whelan

Words of Radiance wallpaper cover art Michael Whelan

Feeling the need to spruce up your desktop or mobile device? Download the wallpaper to Words of Radiance, the second book in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series, tentatively scheduled for a March 4th, 2014 release date.

Michael Whelan returns to the series to provide the cover for the second installment. Check out the process and various sketches he went through deciding who and what to feature for Words of Radiance, or just get straight to downloading!

Available sizes are:

2560 x 1600 - for 30-inch behemoths
1920 x 1080 - 1080p
1900 x 1200
1680 x 1050 - WSXGA
1600 x 1200 - Non-widescreen monitors
1440 x 900
1280 x 800
1024 x 768 - XGA
1024 x 600 - for netbooks
960 x 640 - iPhone 4 or newer
900 x 600 - SVGA
320 x 480 - iPhone 3 or older/HVGA (vertical)

14 comments
Jeremy Guebert
1. jeremyguebert
Two things:

1. Awesome! I will be updating my home computer's wallpaper as soon as I get home from work.

2. Any chance of a version without the author/title on it, so we can just appreciate the beautiful artwork?
Patrick N
2. Patrick N
WTB Print! Like the AMoL Print that thing is awesome and got a bitchin frame for it.
David Foster
3. ZenBossanova
I am with JeremyGuebert on this. I love Sanderson, but when I have a wallpaper, I just want the art itself.

Regardless, thanks for posting this!
Mike Jackson
4. MRJackson
Patrick N @2 - We'll be offering a print @ michaelwhelan.com that will be similar in size and quality to AMoL and WoK. But I believe Michael is still tinkering with the image. We'll announce via our newsletter when the print is ready.

We'll also be running an additional "making of" feature on the website. And possibly include a high-res wallpaper without the wall of type if they don't offer one on TOR.com.

http://www.michaelwhelan.com/follow-us/
Peter Ahlstrom
5. PeterAhlstrom
With Way of Kings there was a 1920x1200 version (which is my screen resolution) but this time there's a strange 1900x1200 version. A quick Google search tells me 1920x1200 monitors are 33 times as popular as 1900x1200 monitors (and I'm not convinced those 1900x1200 monitors aren't actually 1920x1200).

In short: 1920x1200, please. :)
David Foster
6. ZenBossanova
Peter Ahlstrom,
the Herald of Sanderson has spoken!
Thus let it be!
j p
7. sps49
Michael Whelan rules.
That is all.
Chris Lough
8. TorChris
Hey all, we'll be adding the title-less wallpaper soon and will let ya'll know through Twitter/Facebook/this site/etc. when it's been updated!
The Imager
10. TheImager
Devil's advocate here, but I'm really disappointed with artwork for this book. I just don't like it at all.

With Whelan being such a great artist, and Sanderson writing such amazing stories; I was just expecting something... more.

I was really hoping he'd pick Raymond Swanland as the cover artist for this book. Dude did some great artwork on some of Modesitt's books and that Towers of Midnight ebook cover he did was awesome.

Feel free to cast your stones, but I stand by my post.
Kyle Richardson
11. cheetohm
I love that the cover art is available, but does Brandon Sanderson have to be so big. I loved the arrangement for The Way of Kings wallpaper with the the name and title in the upper left hand corner where there was nothing, just like this one. It is kind of annoying to cover up the real dynamic part of the storm with the larger than life name and title. Much better if it was like The Way of Kings.

In other news keep it up Whelan. This is some of the coolest cover art I have ever seen.
Patrick N
12. hblackorby
None of the wallpapers work on an Android phone :( They're all either crazy wide, or too low-res.
Husain Makhanawala
13. Monkeydluffyisking
Another awesome wallpaper. Iam now off to change the Way of kings wallpaper with this. Just looking at the wallpaper increases the anticipation for the next book. Can't wait!
Erina Her
16. tuary
This goes very well along with the first cover. :)

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