The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 11/06/2015
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The Way of Kings
Read this. Read it now.
This has been everything I expected and more from Brandon Sanderson. Incredible world building, wonderful characters and plot twists galore! I thought he ... READ MORE
Kirsty Mordaunt at Lincoln High St
The Way of Kings
A masterpiece
This is the first book in a projected 10 book series set in Sanderson's Cosmere Universe. Each book in the series is approximately 1000 pages and there is... READ MORE
Rachel - Newbury


'I loved this book. What else is there to say?' Patrick Rothfuss

According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed...

They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, known as Shardblades. Led by ten angelic Heralds and ten orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won.

Or so the legends say. Today, the only remnants of those supposed battles are the Shardblades, the possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the battlefield. The entire world is at war with itself - and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades, each secretly wishing to be the one who will finally unite all of mankind under a single throne.

On a world scoured down to the rock by terrifying hurricanes that blow through every few day a young spearman forced into the army of a Shardbearer, led to war against an enemy he doesn't understand and doesn't really want to fight.

What happened deep in mankind's past?

Why did the Radiants turn against mankind, and what happened to the magic they used to wield?

Readers absolutely love The Way of Kings:

'Incredible, impressive or fantastic, all these words are an understatement to the quality this book holds. The Way of Kings is the beginning of a masterpiece series in epic fantasy' Novel Notions

'It's multi-POV, action-packed, heartfelt, exciting, thrilling, and I am running out of adjectives' Goodreads Reviewer, Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'The story is mind-blowing, the ideas and thoughts create a world that is believable and intriguing. A strong tale with a well fleshed out world and multidimensional characters that are easy to care about' Goodreads Reviewer, Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'The Way of Kings is a huge opening act to The Stormlight Archive which took every single one of these elements of a good fantasy story and elevated the art of storytelling to a different league' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'Brandon Sanderson is probably the most gifted storyteller of his generation. He's a silent force that strikes you when you least expect it, and with The Way of Kings he introduces a series that will change the history of Fantasy' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'I've been struck speechless. I've loved Sanderson's books in the past, but this one completely blew me away. I really wish I could give The Way of Kings a sixth star' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781473211513
  • Number of pages: 1136
  • Weight: 780g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 52 mm

Customer Reviews

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The Way of Kings
The word "masterpiece" is grossly over-used. This book is one of those rare stories that should be described this way. It is as good as story telling gets... READ MORE
The Way of Kings
This book was truly incredible. The story itself takes a typical fantasy storyline and elevates it, with new concepts and ideas. The book is a long one and... READ MORE
Finlay Baldock
The Way of Kings
Journey Before Destination
Step into the world of Roshar where intrigue, excitement, adventure, and magic is at the turn of every page. Sanderson is this centuries Tolkien, with a co... READ MORE
Thomas Alderson
The Way of Kings
A great fantasy epic
I’d been looking for another fantasy series to really get into and enjoy, so I was surprised when I was instantly drawn into the world of the Stormlight Ar... READ MORE
Aidan H E  Rogers
The Way of Kings
This book is just amazing.
The Way of Kings
Sanderson does it again!
This was good. Really good.