The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
(The Stormlight Archive)

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It is a major work of fiction, showing immense narrative skill in balancing “adventure” and “physical conflict” with the more cerebral elements. If Brandon Sanderson keeps on improving, he could become the premier fantasy writer of the first part of this century. I unreservedly recommend The Way of Kings.
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In The Way of Kings, #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson introduces readers to the fascinating world of Roshar, a world of stone and storms.
It has been centuries since the fall of the Knights Radiant, but their mystical swords and armor remain, transforming ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for them. Wars are fought for them and won by them.
One such war rages on the Shattered Plains where Kaladin, son of a surgeon, has been reduced to slavery, and Dalinar, commander of the armies, is plagued by dreams of ancient times, doubting his own sanity.
Across the ocean, Shallan, a naïve but brave and brilliant young woman, plans a daring theft to save her impoverished noble house from ruin.
The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is Book 1 of The Stormlight Archive, an epic fantasy masterpiece in the making.

THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE
Book 1: The Way of Kings
Book 2: Words of Radiance

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About Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson is the bestselling fantasy author of Elantris and the Mistborn Trilogy. He was chosen by Robert Jordan's widow to complete the epic Wheel of Time series and has authored The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight in that line. He lives in American Fork, Utah.
 
Published August 31, 2010 by Tor Books. 1001 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Marshall on Jan 12 2011

It is a major work of fiction, showing immense narrative skill in balancing “adventure” and “physical conflict” with the more cerebral elements. If Brandon Sanderson keeps on improving, he could become the premier fantasy writer of the first part of this century. I unreservedly recommend The Way of Kings.

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