The Way of Kings
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 soiless ground. Cities are built only where... show more
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 soiless 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.
Publish date: 31 sierpnia 2010
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 1007
Edition language: English
Series: The Stormlight Archive (#1)
Mistborn was pretty good, but I didn't get extremely excited about it. This, however, was so much better. I feel like I finally understand why people are so impressed with Brandon Sanderson. I wasn't sure about this when I read the prologue. It was just very surreal and confusing, but once I go...
It had been a long time since I'd indulged in a nice long fantasy book just for pleasure--a long time since I'd been able to focus on a long book--so it says a lot this held me. I'd heard that Sanderson was completing the Wheel of Time series. I never got through the first book of that series, which...
In the proud tradition of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series - a series Sanderson is finishing for the late Jordan - comes The Stormlight Archive: The Way of Kings.At 1000 pages apiece and a planned 10 book series, this series also follows in the proud tradition of using 100 words where 10 would s...
The Way of Kings is Brandon Sanderson’s opening volume in a new epic fantasy series, bringing his unique world building and ability to construct magical systems to the land of Roshar. Through the viewpoints of four primary characters, Sanderson opens his epic with a wide view of his new world howev...