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Book One of the Stormlight Archive

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An edition of The Way of Kings (2010)

The Way of Kings

Book One of the Stormlight Archive

  • 4.78 ·
  • 36 Ratings
  • 136 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading
  • 53 Have read
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Publisher
Tor
Language
English
Pages
1008

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Widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, Brandon Sanderson now begins a grand cycle of his own, one every bit as ambitious and immersive.

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars are fought for them, and won by them.

One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by overpowering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.

Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under the eminent scholar and notorious heretic Jasnah Kholin, Dalinar’s niece. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan’s motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

The result of more than ten years of planning, writing, and worldbuilding, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making.

Speak again the ancient oaths,

Life before death.
Strength before weakness.
Journey before destination.

and return to men the Shards they once bore.

The Knights Radiant must stand again.

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The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1)
May 24, 2011, Tor Fantasy
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The Way of Kings
2010, Tom Doherty Associates
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The Way of Kings: Book One of the Stormlight Archive
August 31st 2010, Tor
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The Way of Kings
2010, Tor
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Library of Congress
PS3619.A533W375 2010, PS3619.A533 W375 2010

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
1008
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.4 x 2 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25883754M
Internet Archive
wayofkings0000sand
ISBN 10
0765326353
ISBN 13
9780765326355
LCCN
2010034369
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0765326353
Goodreads
7235533

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