The Way of Kings
Released in two volumes due to size of book. According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed ...They came... show more
Released in two volumes due to size of book. According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed ...They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, known as Shardblades. Led by ten angelic Heralds and ten orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won. Or so the legends say. Today, the only remnants of those supposed battles are the Shardblades, the possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the battlefield. The entire world is at war with itself - and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades, each secretly wishing to be the one who will finally unite all of mankind under a single throne. On a world scoured down to the rock by terrifying hurricanes that blow through every few days is a young spearman ,forced into the army of a Shardbearer, led to war against an enemy he doesn't understand and doesn't really want to fight. What happened deep in mankind's past? Why did the Radiants turn against mankind, and what happened to the magic they used to wield?
Publish date: May 1st 2011
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
Series: The Stormlight Archive (#1)
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 ...
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...