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    DescriptionWidely 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 were 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 to protect his little brother, 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 over-powering 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 an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. 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 over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, "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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    Title
    The Way of Kings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brandon Sanderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1007
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 64 mm
    Weight: 1,361 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780765326355
    ISBN 10: 0765326353
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
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    B&T General Subject: 350
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    DC22: 813/.6
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    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    LC classification: PS3619.A533 W375 2010
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    31 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. In addition to completing Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time(R), he is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy, "Warbreaker," "The""Alloy of Law," "The Way of Kings," "Rithmatist," and "Steelheart." He won the 2013 Hugo Award for "The Emperor's Soul," a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, "Elantris."
    Review quote
    "Sanderson melds complex, believable characters, a marvelous world and thoughtful, ironic humor into an extraordinary and highly entertaining story."--"Publishers Weekly", starred review on "Warbreaker ""An exceptional tale of magic, mystery, and the politics of divinity. "Warbreaker" might even take your breath away!"--Michael Moorcock "Sanderson is an evil genius. There is simply no other way to describe what he's managed to pull off in this transcendent final volume in his Mistborn trilogy."--RT BOOK REVIEWS, Gold Medal, top pick! on "The Hero of Ages ""This very superior stand-alone fantasy proves, among other things, that Sanderson was a good choice to complete the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time saga. Sanderson is clearly a master of large-scale stories, splendidly depicting worlds as well as strong female characters."--"Booklist" on "Warbreaker ""Sanderson again demonstrates his capacity for handling large and complex themes while creating believable characters.... ["Warbreaker"] is essential reading for fantasy fans."--"Library Journal", starred review