The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson

By Brandon Sanderson

Largely acclaimed for his paintings finishing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, Brandon Sanderson now starts off a grand cycle of his personal, one every piece as formidable and immersive.

Roshar is a global of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of marvelous energy sweep around the rocky terrain so often that they've formed ecology and civilization alike. Animals disguise in shells, bushes pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless flooring. towns are outfitted simply the place the topography deals shelter.

It has been centuries because the fall of the 10 consecrated orders referred to as the Knights Radiant, yet their Shardblades and Shardplate stay: mystical swords and fits of armor that remodel usual males into near-invincible warriors. males alternate kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars have been fought for them, and received by means of them.

One such warfare rages on a ruined panorama known as the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his clinical apprenticeship for a spear to guard his little brother, has been diminished to slavery. In a battle that is not sensible, the place ten armies struggle individually opposed to a unmarried foe, he struggles to save lots of his males and to fathom the leaders who give some thought to them expendable.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin instructions a kind of different armies. Like his brother, the overdue king, he's excited about an historical textual content known as the way in which of Kings. stricken by way of over-powering visions of precedent days and the Knights Radiant, he has all started to doubt his personal sanity.

Across the sea, an untried younger girl named Shallan seeks to coach below an eminent pupil and infamous heretic, Dalinar’s niece, Jasnah. notwithstanding she surely loves studying, Shallan’s explanations are lower than natural. As she plans a bold robbery, her examine for Jasnah tricks at secrets and techniques of the Knights Radiant and the real reason behind the war.

The results of over ten years of making plans, writing, and world-building, the best way of Kings is however the starting flow of the Stormlight Archive, a daring masterpiece within the making.

Speak back the traditional oaths,

Life ahead of death.
Strength earlier than weakness.
Journey ahead of Destination.

and go back to males the Shards they as soon as bore.

The Knights Radiant needs to stand back.

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