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. 




Book 1: The Way of Kings

Book 2: Words of Radiance

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August 31, 2010  |  1009 pages
(Rated on Sep 3, 2013)
Grade: A    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
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Fascinating book that kept me hooked from beginning to end. Once again, Brandon Sanderson creates a world that is somehow completely different from anything I've ever read or imagined. Fantastic characters, wonderfully likeable protagonists; simply a great epic fantasy novel. I can't wait for the next.  (+14 votes)