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)
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...