The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson(0 customer reviews)
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.
Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.
It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.
One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.
Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.
Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.
The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making.
Speak again the ancient oaths:
Life before death.
Strength before weakness.
Journey before Destination.
and return to men the Shards they once bore.
The Knights Radiant must stand again.
The Mistborn series
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Other Cosmere Titles
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
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Praise for this book
“Sanderson is one of the few authors who can be said to have the same reach and epic scope as George R. R. Martin.” —Buzzfeed.com
“Sanderson melds complex, believable characters, a marvelous world and thoughtful, ironic humor into an extraordinary and highly entertaining story.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Warbreaker
“An exceptional tale of magic, mystery, and the politics of divinity. Warbreaker might even take your breath away!” —Michael Moorcock
“Sanderson is an evil genius. There is simply no other way to describe what he's managed to pull off in this transcendent final volume in his Mistborn trilogy.” —RT BOOK REVIEWS, Gold Medal, top pick! on The Hero of Ages
“This very superior stand-alone fantasy proves, among other things, that Sanderson was a good choice to complete the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time saga. Sanderson is clearly a master of large-scale stories, splendidly depicting worlds as well as strong female characters.” —Booklist on Warbreaker
“Sanderson again demonstrates his capacity for handling large and complex themes while creating believable characters…. [Warbreaker] is essential reading for fantasy fans.” —Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
Brandon Sanderson lives in Utah with his wife and children. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker, The Alloy of Law, Words of Radiance, The Rithmatist, and Steelheart. He won the 2013 Hugo Award for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his first novel, Elantris. He is also the author of Infinity Blade: Awakening and Infinity Blade: Redemption, novels based on the blockbuster video game.Title: The Way of Kings
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
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