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The Way of Kings

Sanderson, Brandon (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Way of Kings
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A new epic series by the best-selling writer of Robert Jordan's final Wheel of Time novels introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery and a woman who would save her impoverished house.
Authors: Sanderson, Brandon
Title: The way of kings
Publisher: New York : Tor Fantasy, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1007 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Brandon Sanderson
Notes: Maps on lining papers
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Summary: A new epic series by the best-selling writer of Robert Jordan's final Wheel of Time novels introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery and a woman who would save her impoverished house.
ISBN: 9780765326355
0765326353
Branch Call Number: SF SANDERSON 2010
Subject Headings: Manuscripts Fiction Slavery Fiction Kings and rulers Fiction Imaginary wars and battles Fiction Imaginary places Fiction Magic Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Manuscripts
Slavery
Kings and rulers
Imaginary wars and battles
Imaginary places
Magic
LCCN: 2010034369
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The first book in a new epic fantasy series from the bestselling author who was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. As in A Game of Thrones, the sides struggling for power are neither good nor evil.


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Jul 05, 2014
  • Ravfire rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Absolutely brilliant and the way it ends makes you wanting the next in the series right at the moment. My only problem is while the novel beings and ends in an amazing fashion, the middle (though necessary) is a bit long.The middle is only good and takes a while to get through, but when you get to the last 350 pages it becomes amazing.

Was for a June book club but I read another book by mistake - Reckless, by Cornelia Funk. A good book, but not this one!

An epic series, not for the faint of heart. This series is epic in both scope and size. This is a traditional high fantasy story with some very likeable heroes trying to save their world. People who enjoy the Song of Ice and Fire books or the Wheel of Time will enjoy this series.

Mar 14, 2014
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sanderson has created an intricately layered world of belief, politics, multiple cultures, and a magic that is both strange, yet steeped in the familiarity of the sciences. The Way of Kings is not epic in terms of grandeur, but in the scope of its philosophical, and theological pondering. More emphasis is placed on intellectual conversations, and individual soul-searching than on battles, which are nonetheless impressive.

Actions affect character integrity to the point where they truly bare scars from the consequences that arise. Each of the principal leads struggles to find the correct path, even though they are yet unaware of what path they are on, so vast and unforeseeable are the plots of the true enemies. It is only by piecing together clues, and warnings that they receive individually, that we are aware of the approaching storm and what it possibly is.

The destination is yet unknown, and many mysteries are still in store for us, but like the Knights Radiant say the "journey before destination", and this one is both immensely exciting, and thought-provoking.

Aug 24, 2013
  • JCLGreggW rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely masterful high fantasy. Here, Sanderson stakes out his claim to be the next Robert Jordan. The first of a planned ten (TEN!) book series, Sanderson does what he does best: gives us memorable characters, both male and female, a unique magic system, wonderful and exotic worldbuilding, and a story that's truly epic in scope. If I HAD to nitpick, I might say that he could have tightened the wording up a little bit, but you'll likely be so enthralled with the story you won't notice. Yes, we're all going to have to wait for the entire series to be written, but trust me, gang: this one's worth picking up.

Jul 05, 2013
  • love_the_world rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books i have ever read.

May 14, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Way of Kings is by far the best book iv ever read it is so good i almost had a heart attack..gah...weez....huf...ugg.......uggg.aaagghghfdgh.ehbwoehbwhifbowrhvbwlrvh.........okay i got over the shock of how good this book is ,but anyway this book got everything violence,gore,humor,drama, but no romance yyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss sorry i hate romance but this book is a MUST read

Apr 11, 2013
  • Fleeter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely stunning. Sanderson's world-building talents are something to marvel at. The cultures and characters have that third dimension that so many in modern literature seem to be lacking, and the plot is literally breathtaking. Seriously, I was hyperventilating by the end. The fact that it's only one in ten fills me with excitement and sadness in equal measures. Mr. Sanderson had better not pull a Robert Jordan is all I'm saying.

Jul 11, 2012
  • Oddoneout rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Way of Kings is an excellent book, it lived up to my expectations and I so dearly want to read the next one! The four main characters will either destroy their world or save it. He not only gives you very well developed characters but gives you their background and insight to each one so you can understand their actions and how they came to be that way. I reccomend this book for those who enjoy a great fiction novel! This book will cause you to be anxiously waiting for the sequel!

Jan 09, 2012
  • haleclan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sanderson's best in some ways, although it may be the most difficult first 100 pages of any of his books. Hard to beat his Mistborn trilogy, but this one has the potential to rank up there. Can't wait for the next book in the series...

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Aug 25, 2012
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 14, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: two woman almost get raped

May 14, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: strong brutal violence and gore Epic battle scenes

May 14, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: bast@rd son of a bi!c# the is pretty much it

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“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”

"But expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack."

Jun 04, 2014
  • DDTan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I will defend those who cannot defend themselves."

"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination."
-The First Ideal of the Knights Radiant

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