The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings
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Hardcover, St Martins Pr, 2010, ISBN13 9780765326355, ISBN10 0765326353

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Widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert Jordans Wheel of Time saga, Brandon Sanderson now begins a grand cycle of his own, one every bit as ambitious and immersive.

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, Dalinars niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallans 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.

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Publisher: Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom
Publish Date: Aug 31, 2010
ISBN-13: 9780765326355
ISBN-10: 0765326353
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1008
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.1
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.5 x 6.4 x 2.4
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A Great Read
9/21/2010

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5.0 stars by AvidReaderinBreese

As always Brandon Sanderson delivers with a tale unlike anything in this genre that's come before, by any author. Although it is a HUGE book (1007 pages!) I couldn't put it down. The only drawback is waiting for the next installment. Brandon Sanderson is without a doubt one of the most imaginative and creative writers of our time.

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Excellent book!
11/1/2010

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Absolutely loved the book and looking forward to those that follow! Immerse yourself in a creative, believable world with strong characters you care about. Smart dialogue & great storytelling. Brandon Sanderson has just become one of my favorite authors.

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Best Epic Fantasy Book EVER
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5.0 stars by wyrocksmom

Brandon Sanderson has always been a favorite author of mine, but this series is definitely my favorite so far. With enough detail for the world to be completely real and enough fantasy for the books to be interesting, Sanderson blends action in and amongst background information and character development to make this book a very engaging read. The characters are very likable and well-developed, as well as being dynamic and relatable. This hard cover version from Walmart is a fabulous price and value for such a great work of fiction!

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