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Mass Market Paperback The Way of Kings: Book One of the Stormlight Archive Book

ISBN: 0765365278

ISBN13: 9780765365279

The Way of Kings: Book One of the Stormlight Archive

(Part of the The Stormlight Archive (#1) Series and The Cosmere Series)

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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 in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only...

Customer Reviews

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Long and Worth It

This is a long book. There is no getting around that. Going over the texts I sent my cousin as I was reading it, especially the last five hundred pages (the fact that I can say last five hundred pages and still mean a minority of the book says something), I used a lot of caps. I picked up a lot of new favorite characters. The magic system(s) is/are interesting. Word of warning, there is a steep learning curve to the magic system, so steep that it almost turned me off from the book at the very start. Once I got over the panic of the complexity (aka, as soon as I got halfway through the first chapter), I was very, very quickly sucked into the characters and their lives. Narrative complexity is about the same level as Game of Thrones, but Way of Kings is a lot less grim dark. I say this knowing how the book opens. I recommend this book for fantasy lovers of Robert Jordan and Mercedes Lackey. Also, this isn't anything close to a standalone novel. Some first books could function like that. This definitely does not. To expose my bias, Mistborn by the same author is in my top three favorite books of all time.

One of the best books I've read

I bought this on a whim after a recommendation from a friend. I was GLUED to it and finished it in under 2 weeks. It was absolutely amazing! I am now hooked on the series and am reading his other books. I highly recommend this if you enjoy fantasy and insane character development!

Absolutely fantastic!

This book is so ridiculously epic!!! If you want a book that you’ll end up glued to try this one!

Brilliant book brilliant author

Great story. Great world. Brandon Sanderson is brilliant in the execution of the story but also adds leadership principles to a fantasy novel. Will go down in history aside Tolkien.

A wonderful fantasy experience

At first the length was intimidating, but I cannot recommend this enough for fantasy fans, very well written and thorough.

Exceptional Fantasy Epic! My new favorite book

Brandon Sanderson has created an amazing, magically-invested fantasy world with a biodiversity that tests the imagination, though he explains it so well it simply feels natural while reading about it. Systems of magic, nature, and culture are all solidly laid out and explained to the best of the abilities of those who inhabit and experience them. There is well-written action and strife, and the world of Roshar does not yet know it faces danger of apocalyptic proportions, and throughout all of this Sanderson maintains a wonderful focus on characters and their development. At over 1200 pages, this glorious tome can appear somewhat intimidating, but it is worth every penny and every moment spent. I lent this to a friend who does not usually enjoy books longer than a couple hundred pages, and despite her usual tendencies, she devoured the Way of Kings with enthusiasm. It is a fantastic addition to Sanderson's growing Cosmere of worlds.

One of the Best Books in Existence

Do you like fantasy? Do you like the idea of other worlds and systems of magic that hold endless possibilities? Then you should not only read this book, but anything else by this author that you can get your hands on. He weaves a complex yet stimulating story with amazing characters and intricate plotlines that leave you wanting to turn the next page, even when you have to put it down. I finished this book in three days because it was just too good. Enjoy.

The Way of Kings Mentions in Our Blog

The Way of Kings in 10x10: The Best Books of the Decade
10x10: The Best Books of the Decade
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 20, 2019

Here's our fourth installment for the best books of the past decade. Each week for five weeks, we are presenting top ten lists of the best books of the past decade in two different genres. A total of ten lists of ten: 10 x 10 equals 100! This week's lists are SciFi/Fantasy and Thriller/Mystery. Here are our picks for the top ten of each.

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