The Way of Kings

From 1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.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 inFrom 1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.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, Dalinar s niece, Jasnah Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan s 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 Destinationd return to men the Shards they once bore.The Knights Radiant must stand again.Other Tor books by Brandon SandersonThe CosmereThe Stormlight ArchiveThe Way of KingsWords of RadianceEdgedancer Novella Oathbringer forthcoming The Mistborn trilogyMistborn The Final EmpireThe Well of AscensionThe Hero of AgesMistborn The Wax and Wayne seriesAlloy of LawShadows of SelfBands of MourningCollectionArcanum UnboundedOther Cosmere novelsElantrisWarbreakerThe Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians seriesAlcatraz vs the Evil LibrariansThe Scrivener s BonesThe Knights of CrystalliaThe Shattered LensThe Dark TalentThe Rithmatist seriesThe RithmatistOther books by Brandon SandersonThe ReckonersSteelheartFirefightCalamity
The Way of Kings From New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson The Way of Kings Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion Roshar is a world of stone and storms

  • Title: The Way of Kings
  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • ISBN: 9780575097346
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon s major books for the second half of 2016 are The Dark Talent, the final volume in Alcatraz Smedry s autobiographical account of his battle against the Evil Librarians who secretly rule our world, and Arcanum Unbounded, the collection of short fiction in the Cosmere universe that includes the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive, among others This collection features The Emperor s Soul, Mistborn Secret History, and a brand new Stormlight Archive novella, Edgedancer.Earlier this year he released Calamity, the finale of the 1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners trilogy that began with Steelheart.Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written Tor has published Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy and its followup The Alloy of Law, Warbreaker, and The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten volume series The Stormlight Archive He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan s Wheel of Time series 2009 s The Gathering Storm and 2010 s Towers of Midnight were followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in January 2013 Four books in his middle grade Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians series have been released in new editions by Starscape, and his novella Infinity Blade Awakening was an ebook bestseller for Epic Games accompanying their acclaimed Infinity Blade iOS video game series Two novellas, Legion and The Emperor s Soul, were released by Subterranean Press and Tachyon Publications in 2012, and 2013 brought two young adult novels, The Rithmatist from Tor and Steelheart from Delacorte.The only author to make the short list for the David Gemmell Legend Award six times in four years, Brandon won that award in 2011 for The Way of Kings The Emperor s Soul won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella He has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List multiple times, with five novels hitting the 1 spot.Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

    412 Comment

    • Kogiopsis said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      I'm running out of superlatives.Seriously, after praising The Well of Ascension as a reader's dream book, I was worried. What would I say if The Hero of Ages was better? Even finding the perfect GIF for that book didn't solve the problem - because soon enough, there'll be The Alloy of Law, and I still haven't read Elantris.And then this book came along.Now, I'll admit that I took my sweet time. About six months, off and on, actually. For a lot of that, I wasn't sure what I was getting into. Ther [...]

    • Patrick said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      I got to read an ARC of the book and I really enjoyed it. Sanderson really knows how tell a story and create an interesting world.

    • Felicia said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      WOW. Ok, so I actually cried during this book (it was a stressful day, but I'm usually not a weeper). This book captures the epic grandiosity and scope that I remember as a kid reading Eddings and Feist and Jordan. I didn't know what was going on all the time, but I was keenly aware of the great plot, the secrets, and the depth of world building and character in this book.Yes, it's REALLY long, and yes, it lags a bit from time to time under all the philosophy, but honestly I was just staggered b [...]

    • Petrik said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Buddy reading this epic book with these lighteyes:Brightness CelesteBrightness AriaIncredible, impressive or fantastic, all these words are an understatement to the quality this book holds. The Way of Kings is the beginning of a masterpiece series in epic fantasy. It is now my life goal and a new addition to my bucket list to obtain and read the entire series of The Stormlight Archive, which will probably take at least another 20 years from now to complete.Before you started reading this book, l [...]

    • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      9/24/17: Rereading b/c OATHBRINGER. *is daunted*Reviewed by: Rabid Reads4.5 starsI have a new favorite author. His name is Brandon Sanderson. This book . . . made me curse like a sailer.If I had tried to read it in public, at the very least, I would have been banned from the property. More likely, I'd have either been locked up for 24-hour observation at the local mental health ward or at the local precinct for Disturbing the Peace, but only after having passed numerous drug tests, proving that [...]

    • Carol. said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      A three and a half star read."What?" Sanderson's fans say, "this is a classic!""What?" people who read my reviews say, "you gave the same rating to that mess of a zombie book!"Let me 'splain.No, there is too much. Let me sum up.Ignore comments about the length. I've read books that were as long (hello, The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition), and everyone has read series that were over a thousand pages. What troubles me about The Way of Kings is that I felt like I was reading the fantasy equi [...]

    • Melanie said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Buddy Read with Robin and the rest of BB&B! ❤“In the end, all men die. How you lived will be far more important to the Almighty than what you accomplished.”This was the best Brandon Sanderson book I’ve read. Since I’ve started reviewing books, everyone constantly talks about Mistborn, which don’t get me wrong, is an amazing series too, but this book blew the entire original trilogy out of the water. I truly believe in my whole heart that The Stormlight Archive series is the serie [...]

    • Sean Gibson said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      So, a buddy of mine has been trying to get me into Sanderson for some time (figuratively speaking, I should notehe has not, as of yet, physically tried to jam me inside the poor man, for which, I'm sure, Mr. Sanderson is quite grateful). At my friend's suggestion, I started with Mistborn, which--and don't freak out on me here, Sandersonites--I thought was solid, but didn't exactly salt my pickle (is that a thing?). So, he proceeded to give me The Way of Kings as a gift--his polite way of forcing [...]

    • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Re-read on Audible. It was even better the second time around. Shallan's story wasn't as boring this time around. I'm not sure if it was the audio or what, but I'm glad. I'm still in love with Kaladin and I still love Dalinar! Their parts are my favorites even though the whole book is awesome. **First Read Review**MAGNIFICENT! Where do I begin reviewing this book! I loved it for starters. I can't imagine how someone can have such a brilliant mind to think of an epic book like this, much less goi [...]

    • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~ said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Actual Rating: 4.5 StarsSo finishing this novel was incredibly bittersweet.The Stormlight Archive is the last of Brandon Sanderson's High Fantasy works I have left to read before I am forced to confront The Great Waiting.However, I am glad I waited to read this series, as it seems like it's going to be one of Sanderson's largest & most clarifying contributions to the Cosmere universe. I had such a wonderful time reading this. I've seen a couple reviewers saying the book could've been shorter [...]

    • Evan Leach said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      When I was a kid, I was never able to get the best of those damned Magic Eye paintings. I would stare and stare until my eyes watered, but to no avail.All I see is an OK fantasy novel.Well, looking at The Way of Kings and its glittering, 4.58 rating is bringing back some painful childhood memories that I’ve tried really hard to repress. Because like those stupid paintings, I just can’t see what all the fuss is about. To be clear, I didn’t hate this book: I thought it was sort of O.K. But t [...]

    • TS Chan said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Fourth time and it is still as awesome! The Stormlight Archive is Brandon Sanderson's "love letter to the epic fantasy genre". His magnum opus. From my perspective, he had lovingly and painstakingly crafted a masterpiece that was not just his greatest but one of the greatest of all time. And thus, this is my love letter to The Stormlight Archive and I hope it can do some justice to this favourite series of mine. There are many great fantasy books out there; some have a compelling story to tell s [...]

    • Robin (Bridge Four) said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Buddy read/reread and 3rd read of this monster done. The thing I love the most about Way of Kings is that even though it is my 3rd read of the book I catch so many new things, remember things I've forgotten and still get just as caught up in the story. Still a 5 star read all the way.Be prepared for many many updates.On Sale Today here 5/23/16BUDDY READ/REREAD!!! April 2015, BECAUSE WE CANSince a few new people have been infected with the Sandersonitis bug (we are not a cult oOSarahOo :P) and I [...]

    • Eon ♒Windrunner♒ said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      SEPTEMBER 2017 UDATE: JUST AS INCREDIBLE AS THE FIRST FEW TIMES I READ IT!The highly anticipated 2017 BB&B BR of the Stormlight Archives has finally arrived. Grab your books and get lost with us in the sheer magnificence.                                                                                   The best stories always stay with youAfter you have finished the last page and closed the book, the stories an [...]

    • Celeste said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      I’ve been struck speechless. I’ve loved Sanderson’s books in the past, but this one completely blew me away. I really wish I could give The Way of Kings a sixth star. It has supplanted The Name of the Wind as my favorite fantasy novel of all-time. Rothfuss is still high-prince of my heart, but Sanderson reigns as king. Kvothe is an amazing, beautifully written character, but he doesn’t hold a Stormlighted-sphere to Kaladin. (Also, how can I not esteem the sheer amount of writing we get f [...]

    • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Via The Obsessive Bookseller at nikihawkesHaving read (and loved) many of Sanderson’s other works, I was interested in reading this one, but hadn’t planned on picking it up any time soon. However, as every Sanderson fan I came across told me with passion that Way of Kings was the “best one yet”, I finally couldn’t stand it anymore and had to see what they were all raving about. And you know what? They were right. Not only is Way of Kings one of Sanderson’s best, but it is also one of [...]

    • Becky said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      This book. Wow. I kinda don't even know what to write about this book. The scope of it, the detail, everything is just so epic. And then I think about the fact that there are a proposed nine more books, and I just The EPICNESS. As I was reading this, I admit to being unable to see how this story, already ginormous all on its lonesome, could expand to a whopping 10 book series and do it well. Keep the pacing, the excitement, the world, the magic system, the awesomenes all consistent. Oh me of lit [...]

    • J.L. Sutton said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Brandon Sanderson’s Roshar is a world with a rich history, mythologies, magic systems and an ecology which has been shaped by violent (high)storms; this is massive world-building at its best! When you’re reading Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1), you’re never sure which details will be relevant later on. Here’s a clue: even though it’s a monster of a book (1,007 pages) almost everything becomes relevant eventually. Am I anxious to read the second book? More like anxious for the thir [...]

    • Jorge Desormeaux said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      I began reading this book with a frown. The Prelude lasts barely more than 3 pages, and it assaulted me with 'Desolations', 'Dustbringers', 'Shardblades', 'Oathpact' and 'Radiants', all of them thrown about without care or explanation. The first chapter is no better: more meaningless words strewn carelessly. Worse, the opening sccene is a first-person narrative of a white-clad assassin who engages in a dizzying (confusing) set of gravity-manipulating acrobatics (which involve more arbitrary name [...]

    • ☽Luna☾ said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination. Speak again the ancient oaths and return to men the Shards they once bore. The Knights Radiant must stand again. Bestok.everWowowowowowow Kaladin, Syl, Shallan & Sveth <333PS. Kaladin is my brooding sulking baby who needs 1 million kisses, a box of chocolates and a warm sweater made from love & tears. I would die right now for Kaladin Stormblessed then I would revive myself and wrap him in a tight blanket & r [...]

    • Choko said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      *** 4.65 ***A Buddy Read with my Fantasy Family @ BB&B! Because we love Sanderson!!!"“Weakness can imitate strength if bound properly, just as cowardice can imitate heroism if given nowhere to flee.” "Once again, my tendency to read Epic Fantasy has lead me to a conundrum - how does one go about writing a satisfactory review of a book over 1000 pages long, bursting at the seams with characters and plot arcs??? I think it is almost impossible to do such creation a justice, and I know for [...]

    • Sandra [the fucking book fairy] said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      “Sometimes the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important as the victory itself.”REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOKIt took me forever to finish this (well, shorter than when I read The Final Empire), not because I didn’t like it, or because I was having a hard time delving into it. It's all me. This is a real case of "it-was-me-not-you" scenario.I FREAKIN' LOVED THIS BOOK!I'm going to echo what my good friend Petrik said about this book in his review, [...]

    • Markus said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      ”Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before Destination. Speak again the ancient oaths and return to men the Shards they once bore. The Knights Radiant must stand again.”It has been ages since the legendary Knights Radiant stood against the Voidbringers. Now all that remains of them are the Shardplates and Shardblades they once wore. The world of Roshar has descended into a place of murder and intrigue, and while assassins kill kings in the shadows of the night, war rages on [...]

    • Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》 said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Books like Way of Kings deserve their own special ratings. 5 stars don't seem enough. How the hell people who have read the first book aren't reading Words of Radiance at this very moment? I want to wait but Kaladin and Szeth are all i could think of.I like big books and I can not lie . .with my fellow Sanderson worshiper AKA Mary Knights radiant chapters are like porn for my soul. "That soft, feminine face had a nobler, more angular cast to it now, like a warrior from a forgotten time. She stoo [...]

    • Steven said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Reread Nov 2017 - Yup, still five stars. Even better this time, because I appreciated all the tiny developments and nuances that were sneaky buildups the first time. :)---For the first, oh, 60-70% of the book, this was a 3 star book. I loved the characters, but there wasn't much of a plot and that bugged me. I knew it was setup for the rest of the 10 book series, but I wanted more.Well, the last 25% delivered. The story went from good to great to OHMYGODDIDTHATJUSTHAPPEN awesome. The characters [...]

    • Manju said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      I simply loved every single book that I have read by Mr. Sanderson and well I have read five books by him. I was not ready to read this one because of its huge size but finally decided to read after being told by a friend that this is one of the BEST book in fantasy genre, a genre I absolutely love. So I must read this and I am very happy that I actually read this.Being a Sanderson fan I know magic system in this book, like his every other, is going to be unique but I didn’t know that it would [...]

    • Bibi said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Mr Sanderson really needs to take a class on dialogue structuring and placement, also, he can't write a romantic scene to save his life.Nonetheless, this was epic fantasy at its most ambitious and perhaps a bit too ambitious because worldbuilding was on a massive scale. Ecology, theology, mythology etcetera, which meant that info-dumping was inevitable.Undoubtedly, Sanderson is extremely talented but as with most people with genius intellect, he made the mistake of showing us just how much HE kn [...]

    • Elisabeth said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      Omg! I just -- AHHhH!! Favorite book of the year! So so good!! Video Review:youtube/watch?v=_JKaK

    • A Bald Mage** Steve said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      via GIPHY‘Life before Death.Strength before Weakness.Journey before Destination.’I want to start this review by describing the actual hardcover edition, there has been a lot of time and effort put into this book; it is simply fantastic to look at on the inside as well as the outside, the diagrams and sketches throughout the book were beautiful to look over and quite frankly puts any other book I’ve read in the last five or six years to shame. But is the book as good as the art work?Firstly [...]

    • Emelia said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:37 AM

      How does one review a book like The Way of Kings ? There are authors that write, and then there are authors that create. Brandon Sanderson has created a world where, for a time, the reader is transported into and lives til the turn of the final page. Sure, I can liken this book unto authors such as Tolkien and Gemmell and still fall short of praise, but I will do my best in hopes that you will seek this book out and read it immediately. It is a somewhat fractured review for there is no possible [...]

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