Tuesday, September 07, 2010

What We're Reading - The Way of Kings.

The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson, is his best work yet. It is the first novel in a massive epic journey, The Stormlight Archive series. There are three main characters: Kaladin, Dalinar, and Shallan.

Kaladin was a surgeon apprentice, now turned soldier, who believes he is cursed because everyone around him dies. Forced to claim power, he transitions roles from soldier to slave to soldier again.

Dalinar is the brother of a murdered king, part of an aristocracy that thrives on battle and gain. He is beset by visions that show him something horrible (the Everstorm) is coming, and he must unite his people or perish before it arrives.

Shallan has a thirst for knowledge, and a mission to save her family from ruin.

The destinies of the three are on a collision course. The characters are exceptional, the story highly engaging, and the conclusion made me cackle with glee! I can’t wait until the second one comes out.

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Thanks to Tim for the review!

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