The Way of Kings: Part twoPaperback The Stormlight Archive
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- Publisher: Gollancz
- Format: Paperback | 544 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 36mm | 358g
- Publication date: 16 June 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0575102489
- ISBN 13: 9780575102484
- Sales rank: 2,049
Released in two volumes due to size of book. 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 days is 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?
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Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. Since then he has written, amongst others The Mistborn books and begun the internationally bestselling Stormlight Archive. He was also chosen by Robert Jordan's family to complete Jordan's Wheel of Time Sequence. He lives in Utah. Visit his website at http://www.brandonsanderson.com, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrandSanderson and like him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrandSanderson. Read his blogs at http://mistborn.blogspot.co.uk andhttp://mistborn.livejournal.com.
By Catherine Hearn 08 May 2014
At the completion of Part Two of the first book in the Stormlight Archive, this story is really beginning to build. I have thoroughly enjoyed the world that the author is so cleverly and artfully creating for us, and am genuinely worried about the fate of the main characters.
'The Way of Kings is a very strong start to what promises to be an excellent series with all the hallmarks of becoming a classic, a richly detailed unique world described with creative flair and filled with unforgettable characters, highly recommended.' 5/5 stars SFBOOK