Words of Radiance (2014) is the second book in Brandon Sanderson's ''Stormlight Archive'' series. It's a chunky read, well constructed with multiple characters and relevant interludes, and strong characters who are growing and developing.
I liked how powerfully and promisingly the first book (The Way of Kings) finished, and
the second book does even better. It is fantasy SF, but with a designed
magical system that combines both magic and mechanics.
Classical and classic fantasy.