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    “I loved this book. What else is there to say?” ―Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind, on The Way of Kings “Sanderson is a master of hooking the reader in the first few pages, and once again he doesn't disappoint. Fans and lovers of epic fantasy will find the ending satisfying, yet will eagerly await the next volume.” ―Library Journal, on The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance; and other novels, including The Rithmatist and Steelheart. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.


    Series: The Stormlight Archive (Book 1)


    Mass Market Paperback: 1280 pages


    Publisher: Tor Fantasy; First edition (May 24, 2011)


    Language: English


    ISBN-10: 0765365278


    ISBN-13: 978-0765365279


    Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 2 x 8.8 inches


    Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


    Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars7,680 customer ratings


    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #22 in Military Fantasy (Books) #208 in Fantasy Action & Adventure #179 in Sword & Sorcery Fantasy (Books)


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      “I loved this book. What else is there to say?” ―Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind, on The Way of Kings “Sanderson is a master of hooking the reader in the first few pages, and once again he doesn't disappoint. Fans and lovers of epic fantasy will find the ending satisfying, yet will eagerly await the next volume.” ―Library Journal, on The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance; and other novels, including The Rithmatist and Steelheart. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.


      Series: The Stormlight Archive (Book 1)


      Mass Market Paperback: 1280 pages


      Publisher: Tor Fantasy; First edition (May 24, 2011)


      Language: English


      ISBN-10: 0765365278


      ISBN-13: 978-0765365279


      Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 2 x 8.8 inches


      Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


      Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars7,680 customer ratings


      Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #22 in Military Fantasy (Books) #208 in Fantasy Action & Adventure #179 in Sword & Sorcery Fantasy (Books)


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        “I loved this book. What else is there to say?” ―Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind, on The Way of Kings “Sanderson is a master of hooking the reader in the first few pages, and once again he doesn't disappoint. Fans and lovers of epic fantasy will find the ending satisfying, yet will eagerly await the next volume.” ―Library Journal, on The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novels The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance; and other novels, including The Rithmatist and Steelheart. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.


        Series: The Stormlight Archive (Book 1)


        Mass Market Paperback: 1280 pages


        Publisher: Tor Fantasy; First edition (May 24, 2011)


        Language: English


        ISBN-10: 0765365278


        ISBN-13: 978-0765365279


        Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 2 x 8.8 inches


        Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


        Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars7,680 customer ratings


        Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #22 in Military Fantasy (Books) #208 in Fantasy Action & Adventure #179 in Sword & Sorcery Fantasy (Books)


        abunda_amazon_reviews Brandon Sanderson is quickly becoming my favorite author. I grew up with Tolkein, Asimov, Herbert, and other gifted writers. Though I was young and didn't understand everything on the page, the stories came alive for me. I was also a huge fan of Orson Scott Card in high school, and the past 15 years of George RR Martin. In my opinion Brandon Sanderson might just beat them all. I know that will be taken as blasphemous and borderline heresy, because Tolkein and Asimov are considered two of the greatest writers of all time. Just hear me out as to why I think Sanderson has something special with this series. The Way of Kings is the first in a planned 10 book series in the Stormlight Archive. These 10 books take place on a planet called Roshar, a planet with a unique and rich history. While humans are present, the world is very different than our own. The world is a very unforgiving place, with hurricane level storms traveling across the world every couple of weeks, giant crab like crustaceans roaming the world, and trees and other plant life have evolved a rock-like resilience to the elements. Right away you can see that this differs from the more traditional fantasy worlds of other authors. As if this isn't interesting enough, Sanderson goes one step further and introduces a magic system that hasn't been seen before. I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil it, but the discovery of this "magic" (if it can be called that) is both interesting and refreshing. Though this book and presumably all books in the Stormlight Archive will take place on the planet Roshar, Brandon Sanderson has done something even more ambitious with his books than other authors have attempted in the past. He has other series, such as Elantris, Mistborn, Warbreaker, etc that take place IN THE SAME UNIVERSE. Though these books take place in the same universe they take place on different planets, with different magic systems on each. How are there different magic systems? Well there is an explanation, (a really good one I might add) but for it to make sense, you really need to read the books. Do you have to have read one series first to enjoy another series? Absolutely not! That said, if you HAVE read some of the other books, there are numerous "Easter Eggs" that you will discover in some of the books that will make you smile. There is an over-arching plot between all of the books in each of Sanderson's series in the Cosmere Universe, but that plot is still in its infancy. Sanderson has said he knows his end game, and thankfully he is a very fast writer. It is amazing to me that Sanderson can write so quickly and yet so well at the same time. The character development each of the characters experiences is amazing. Each is well written, and even though I get annoyed at some of the decisions the characters make, I am not annoyed at the WRITING of those characters. The characters don't always make the best decisions, because Sanderson writes them as humans, and humans make mistakes. There are twists in the books that would rate very highly on the M. Night Shamalayan scale. There are very few books that have made me tear up as if someone cut an onion in the room, but for some reason this book (as well as Words of Radiance and Oathbringer) has made me do so. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. There's humor, romance, comedy, drama, and best of all, GOOD WRITING.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;This has quickly become my favorite fantasy series of all time.;;Geraine;;/gp/customer-reviews/RMOA3NAI7JDP5/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0765365278;;;The title says it all. I. Became. Obsessed. Oh, you think I'm kidding? Let me explain. I bought the physical copy of this book due to a suggestion from a friend after finishing all of the Song of Ice and Fire novels (that are currently out). I started to read the first part of the book with the Heralds and then the second first part of the book with Szeth..and I couldn't get into it. The magic didn't make sense, the fighting was weird, I just couldn't get into it...but I pushed on. I started to read about Kaladin, Shallan, Dalinar, Syl, and Jasnah. I started to learn more about them, more about what was driving them, who they were, what they were about, what was going on with them, and it's like I've said before, I became obsessed. I HAD to know more. I took the book with me, everywhere that I went, picking it up and reading a few pages during small bits of spare time. I would think about it driving to work, the magic system, what was happening with the characters, what was happening with the world all popped into my head at weird times. I started to miss the book while driving so I bought the audible version of the book, even though I hated Michael Kramer at first (he gets better the more you listen). I bought the Kindle version so I wouldn't have to lug around my physical copy anymore...and so I could read on my web browser in between patients at work. When the physical copy got destroyed by my 2 year old daughter, I went and bought the book for the 4th time! What I'm trying to point out is that the book is THAT good. Good enough to purchase it 4 times on 3 different mediums. The world is incredibly well built, the characters are well thought out and they truly become your friends, you root for the invite everything that they do, other characters you will hate, love, and hate again. Sanderson is that good. The magic system is so convoluted and hard to grasp, there is so much to it, it truly is a wonder and really amazes me.that somebody could think this all up and keep it all straight while writing it. Please, if you haven't given this book a chance, do. I promise it is worth every single penny.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I became obsessed.;;Joshua House;;/gp/customer-reviews/R319LI1YBT3NWG/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0765365278;;;I started this work because there are over 5000 five-star reviews; one of the top reviewers stated "It's the best book I've read in 30 years." That got me hitting the 'buy' button. By the end of this monstrously long book, I was seriously wondering if the problem was that I just don't know how to enjoy a book that clearly the rest of reading public adores. This story is full of characters that are one-dimensional. They deliver dialog that is utterly dull and factual, blandly informing the reader of specific information that is relevant to another character, place, or event in history. Much of it (and there is indeed very much) is about as interesting as the menu options you receive when calling your health insurance provider. Worse, when there is anything subtle or interesting developing, the author pauses to deliver italics that spells out exactly what just happened, in case you missed it. To illustrate one particularly painful example, a group of royalty gathers for a hunt, and the reader is treated to scores of pages of unfolding intrigue and machinations, and then at the end, in italics: "Why...this is probably why they invited him on the hunt...so they could maneuver him." I seriously wonder how some readers can enjoy being treated this way. So why 3 stars? Because there are parts of the book that are quite excellent. These sections really stand apart from the rest of the work, as if an excellent 200-page story, highly edited and polished, were written and then 800 extra pages of character and plot notes were added with a leaf blower. Perhaps the most confusing piece of all this is the Acknowledgements. Sanderson credits more than forty people who guided and assisted him with this novel. I just can't understand how none of them could have mentioned what a mess the final product is.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2018;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;200 great pages, and 800 more of something else.;;S. Egan;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3V3JCQGXIG93F/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0765365278

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        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Geraine - Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
        This has quickly become my favorite fantasy series of all time.
        Brandon Sanderson is quickly becoming my favorite author. I grew up with Tolkein, Asimov, Herbert, and other gifted writers. Though I was young and didn't understand everything on the page, the stories came alive for me. I was also a huge fan of Orson Scott Card in high school, and the past 15 years of George RR Martin. In my opinion Brandon Sanderson might just beat them all. I know that will be taken as blasphemous and borderline heresy, because Tolkein and Asimov are considered two of the greatest writers of all time. Just hear me out as to why I think Sanderson has something special with this series. The Way of Kings is the first in a planned 10 book series in the Stormlight Archive. These 10 books take place on a planet called Roshar, a planet with a unique and rich history. While humans are present, the world is very different than our own. The world is a very unforgiving place, with hurricane level storms traveling across the world every couple of weeks, giant crab like crustaceans roaming the world, and trees and other plant life have evolved a rock-like resilience to the elements. Right away you can see that this differs from the more traditional fantasy worlds of other authors. As if this isn't interesting enough, Sanderson goes one step further and introduces a magic system that hasn't been seen before. I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil it, but the discovery of this "magic" (if it can be called that) is both interesting and refreshing. Though this book and presumably all books in the Stormlight Archive will take place on the planet Roshar, Brandon Sanderson has done something even more ambitious with his books than other authors have attempted in the past. He has other series, such as Elantris, Mistborn, Warbreaker, etc that take place IN THE SAME UNIVERSE. Though these books take place in the same universe they take place on different planets, with different magic systems on each. How are there different magic systems? Well there is an explanation, (a really good one I might add) but for it to make sense, you really need to read the books. Do you have to have read one series first to enjoy another series? Absolutely not! That said, if you HAVE read some of the other books, there are numerous "Easter Eggs" that you will discover in some of the books that will make you smile. There is an over-arching plot between all of the books in each of Sanderson's series in the Cosmere Universe, but that plot is still in its infancy. Sanderson has said he knows his end game, and thankfully he is a very fast writer. It is amazing to me that Sanderson can write so quickly and yet so well at the same time. The character development each of the characters experiences is amazing. Each is well written, and even though I get annoyed at some of the decisions the characters make, I am not annoyed at the WRITING of those characters. The characters don't always make the best decisions, because Sanderson writes them as humans, and humans make mistakes. There are twists in the books that would rate very highly on the M. Night Shamalayan scale. There are very few books that have made me tear up as if someone cut an onion in the room, but for some reason this book (as well as Words of Radiance and Oathbringer) has made me do so. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. There's humor, romance, comedy, drama, and best of all, GOOD WRITING.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Joshua House - Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2017
        I became obsessed.
        The title says it all. I. Became. Obsessed. Oh, you think I'm kidding? Let me explain. I bought the physical copy of this book due to a suggestion from a friend after finishing all of the Song of Ice and Fire novels (that are currently out). I started to read the first part of the book with the Heralds and then the second first part of the book with Szeth..and I couldn't get into it. The magic didn't make sense, the fighting was weird, I just couldn't get into it...but I pushed on. I started to read about Kaladin, Shallan, Dalinar, Syl, and Jasnah. I started to learn more about them, more about what was driving them, who they were, what they were about, what was going on with them, and it's like I've said before, I became obsessed. I HAD to know more. I took the book with me, everywhere that I went, picking it up and reading a few pages during small bits of spare time. I would think about it driving to work, the magic system, what was happening with the characters, what was happening with the world all popped into my head at weird times. I started to miss the book while driving so I bought the audible version of the book, even though I hated Michael Kramer at first (he gets better the more you listen). I bought the Kindle version so I wouldn't have to lug around my physical copy anymore...and so I could read on my web browser in between patients at work. When the physical copy got destroyed by my 2 year old daughter, I went and bought the book for the 4th time! What I'm trying to point out is that the book is THAT good. Good enough to purchase it 4 times on 3 different mediums. The world is incredibly well built, the characters are well thought out and they truly become your friends, you root for the invite everything that they do, other characters you will hate, love, and hate again. Sanderson is that good. The magic system is so convoluted and hard to grasp, there is so much to it, it truly is a wonder and really amazes me.that somebody could think this all up and keep it all straight while writing it. Please, if you haven't given this book a chance, do. I promise it is worth every single penny.

        3.0 out of 5 stars
        By S. Egan - Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2018
        200 great pages, and 800 more of something else.
        I started this work because there are over 5000 five-star reviews; one of the top reviewers stated "It's the best book I've read in 30 years." That got me hitting the 'buy' button. By the end of this monstrously long book, I was seriously wondering if the problem was that I just don't know how to enjoy a book that clearly the rest of reading public adores. This story is full of characters that are one-dimensional. They deliver dialog that is utterly dull and factual, blandly informing the reader of specific information that is relevant to another character, place, or event in history. Much of it (and there is indeed very much) is about as interesting as the menu options you receive when calling your health insurance provider. Worse, when there is anything subtle or interesting developing, the author pauses to deliver italics that spells out exactly what just happened, in case you missed it. To illustrate one particularly painful example, a group of royalty gathers for a hunt, and the reader is treated to scores of pages of unfolding intrigue and machinations, and then at the end, in italics: "Why...this is probably why they invited him on the hunt...so they could maneuver him." I seriously wonder how some readers can enjoy being treated this way. So why 3 stars? Because there are parts of the book that are quite excellent. These sections really stand apart from the rest of the work, as if an excellent 200-page story, highly edited and polished, were written and then 800 extra pages of character and plot notes were added with a leaf blower. Perhaps the most confusing piece of all this is the Acknowledgements. Sanderson credits more than forty people who guided and assisted him with this novel. I just can't understand how none of them could have mentioned what a mess the final product is.

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        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Geraine - Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
        This has quickly become my favorite fantasy series of all time.
        Brandon Sanderson is quickly becoming my favorite author. I grew up with Tolkein, Asimov, Herbert, and other gifted writers. Though I was young and didn't understand everything on the page, the stories came alive for me. I was also a huge fan of Orson Scott Card in high school, and the past 15 years of George RR Martin. In my opinion Brandon Sanderson might just beat them all. I know that will be taken as blasphemous and borderline heresy, because Tolkein and Asimov are considered two of the greatest writers of all time. Just hear me out as to why I think Sanderson has something special with this series. The Way of Kings is the first in a planned 10 book series in the Stormlight Archive. These 10 books take place on a planet called Roshar, a planet with a unique and rich history. While humans are present, the world is very different than our own. The world is a very unforgiving place, with hurricane level storms traveling across the world every couple of weeks, giant crab like crustaceans roaming the world, and trees and other plant life have evolved a rock-like resilience to the elements. Right away you can see that this differs from the more traditional fantasy worlds of other authors. As if this isn't interesting enough, Sanderson goes one step further and introduces a magic system that hasn't been seen before. I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil it, but the discovery of this "magic" (if it can be called that) is both interesting and refreshing. Though this book and presumably all books in the Stormlight Archive will take place on the planet Roshar, Brandon Sanderson has done something even more ambitious with his books than other authors have attempted in the past. He has other series, such as Elantris, Mistborn, Warbreaker, etc that take place IN THE SAME UNIVERSE. Though these books take place in the same universe they take place on different planets, with different magic systems on each. How are there different magic systems? Well there is an explanation, (a really good one I might add) but for it to make sense, you really need to read the books. Do you have to have read one series first to enjoy another series? Absolutely not! That said, if you HAVE read some of the other books, there are numerous "Easter Eggs" that you will discover in some of the books that will make you smile. There is an over-arching plot between all of the books in each of Sanderson's series in the Cosmere Universe, but that plot is still in its infancy. Sanderson has said he knows his end game, and thankfully he is a very fast writer. It is amazing to me that Sanderson can write so quickly and yet so well at the same time. The character development each of the characters experiences is amazing. Each is well written, and even though I get annoyed at some of the decisions the characters make, I am not annoyed at the WRITING of those characters. The characters don't always make the best decisions, because Sanderson writes them as humans, and humans make mistakes. There are twists in the books that would rate very highly on the M. Night Shamalayan scale. There are very few books that have made me tear up as if someone cut an onion in the room, but for some reason this book (as well as Words of Radiance and Oathbringer) has made me do so. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. There's humor, romance, comedy, drama, and best of all, GOOD WRITING.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Joshua House - Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2017
        I became obsessed.
        The title says it all. I. Became. Obsessed. Oh, you think I'm kidding? Let me explain. I bought the physical copy of this book due to a suggestion from a friend after finishing all of the Song of Ice and Fire novels (that are currently out). I started to read the first part of the book with the Heralds and then the second first part of the book with Szeth..and I couldn't get into it. The magic didn't make sense, the fighting was weird, I just couldn't get into it...but I pushed on. I started to read about Kaladin, Shallan, Dalinar, Syl, and Jasnah. I started to learn more about them, more about what was driving them, who they were, what they were about, what was going on with them, and it's like I've said before, I became obsessed. I HAD to know more. I took the book with me, everywhere that I went, picking it up and reading a few pages during small bits of spare time. I would think about it driving to work, the magic system, what was happening with the characters, what was happening with the world all popped into my head at weird times. I started to miss the book while driving so I bought the audible version of the book, even though I hated Michael Kramer at first (he gets better the more you listen). I bought the Kindle version so I wouldn't have to lug around my physical copy anymore...and so I could read on my web browser in between patients at work. When the physical copy got destroyed by my 2 year old daughter, I went and bought the book for the 4th time! What I'm trying to point out is that the book is THAT good. Good enough to purchase it 4 times on 3 different mediums. The world is incredibly well built, the characters are well thought out and they truly become your friends, you root for the invite everything that they do, other characters you will hate, love, and hate again. Sanderson is that good. The magic system is so convoluted and hard to grasp, there is so much to it, it truly is a wonder and really amazes me.that somebody could think this all up and keep it all straight while writing it. Please, if you haven't given this book a chance, do. I promise it is worth every single penny.

        3.0 out of 5 stars
        By S. Egan - Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2018
        200 great pages, and 800 more of something else.
        I started this work because there are over 5000 five-star reviews; one of the top reviewers stated "It's the best book I've read in 30 years." That got me hitting the 'buy' button. By the end of this monstrously long book, I was seriously wondering if the problem was that I just don't know how to enjoy a book that clearly the rest of reading public adores. This story is full of characters that are one-dimensional. They deliver dialog that is utterly dull and factual, blandly informing the reader of specific information that is relevant to another character, place, or event in history. Much of it (and there is indeed very much) is about as interesting as the menu options you receive when calling your health insurance provider. Worse, when there is anything subtle or interesting developing, the author pauses to deliver italics that spells out exactly what just happened, in case you missed it. To illustrate one particularly painful example, a group of royalty gathers for a hunt, and the reader is treated to scores of pages of unfolding intrigue and machinations, and then at the end, in italics: "Why...this is probably why they invited him on the hunt...so they could maneuver him." I seriously wonder how some readers can enjoy being treated this way. So why 3 stars? Because there are parts of the book that are quite excellent. These sections really stand apart from the rest of the work, as if an excellent 200-page story, highly edited and polished, were written and then 800 extra pages of character and plot notes were added with a leaf blower. Perhaps the most confusing piece of all this is the Acknowledgements. Sanderson credits more than forty people who guided and assisted him with this novel. I just can't understand how none of them could have mentioned what a mess the final product is.