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)
Właśnie mija rok, od kiedy przeczytałem tę opasłą powieść. Trochę żal, że byłem zbyt leniwy, by opisać moje wrażenia od razu, z pewnością wtedy potrafiłbym poruszyć więcej aspektów, ale może i dobrze - bo dzięki temu oszczędziłem Wam nadmiaru zachwytu wylewającego się z każdego zdania recenzji! Tak,...
Technically, this is competently written, and the narrators do a decent job with their parts once I sped up the playback to 1.25 times normal speed. But... I was bored a lot of the time. It got interesting for awhile. I like Kaladan and Shallan, but they don't make up for the clunky world-buildin...
This is the first of a projected ten book epic fantasy series by Sanderson. I'd been holding off on starting it because I wanted him to get a few more books under his belt. He has now released book three, Oathbringer, and my husband finished his massive listen of the entire Wheel of Time series and ...
This was a really fun read and the only criticism that I can offer is I felt that he could have closed a few more plot points raised in the story than he did. A grand sweeping story with lots of great characters, amazing action detailed throughout and another great new magic system created for this ...