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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (26 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575097361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575097360
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Way of Kings Part 1 manages to grip you from the very first page and doesn't let go, it's a powerful and somewhat mesmerising start to a very promising series and one which I intend to follow very closely indeed. (SFBOOK.COM)

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The brand new epic fantasy series from international bestseller Brandon Sanderson. Released in two volumes due to size of book.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sjhigbee on 13 Oct. 2011
Format: Paperback
A health warning comes with this book - it is a beast at just over a 1000 pages. So if you enjoy curling up in bed with your fav read, you may have to rethink how you hold/balance this breeze block edition - I know I did.

It is a mark of Sanderson's writing skill that I was held throughout this monster - huge tomes of high fantasy are not high on my list of favourite reads, and I picked this up fully expecting to get about halfway through and then lose interest. It has certainly happened with other popular fantasy writers - including George R.R. Martin. However, effective characterisation isn't Sanderson's only strength. His world is fascinating. I loved the landscape, complete with original ecology and unusual wildlife - as well as a complicated, tortuous history and conflicting religious beliefs.

While I may have to get some serious weight training in before attempting the sequel when it comes out, I'm definitely going to track it down - although I'm not promising I'll get right to the end of this ten part series. However, this intriguing, complex story has lodged in my head and despite the fact that I am now more than halfway through another excellent, enjoyable book since I completed 'The Way of Kings', I often find myself thinking about the world and the protagonists. Who knows - Sanderson may be the author who thoroughly converts me to joining the ranks of epic fantasy fandom!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W.M.M. van der Salm-Pallada on 27 Mar. 2012
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**This review was written for both parts of the paperback version of the The Way of Kings**

One of the most buzzed about releases of 2010, The Way of Kings is the first in a projected ten book series called the Stormlight Archive. And to be honest, I wasn't planning on starting this series, not until there were at least several instalments of the book out and a reasonable chance of the series being finished. Because, let's face it, big name epic fantasy series running over a trilogy are challenged these days - *cough* George R.R. Martin *cough* Peter V. Brett *cough* Scott Lynch *cough* - not the least of which is The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, which Sanderson is finishing after Jordan's far-too-early

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passing. In fact, the only series of the same doorstopper scope and number finished in recent years is Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen. So, no wonder I was hesitant to start another series, no? And then we visited London last year and, completely unexpectedly, had the chance to attend a signing by Sanderson for the paperback edition of The Way of Kings at Forbidden Planet. And having gotten the paperbacks signed and at home, of course I had to read them, regardless of any reservations. And I read both parts of the paperbacks back to back over the course of five days, so that should be an indication of how much I enjoyed this book.

The Way of Kings is a fascinating work, mixing several different viewpoints into a whole that reads like the epic fantasy of old. Combine this with some excellent battle scenes, political intrigue and an interesting magic system and Sanderson definitely had my attention. Before I turn my attention to the story, a bit about the physical copies themselves.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chiliadam on 10 Sept. 2011
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Read this after reading the Mistborn Trilogy - which has turned into one of my fave fantasy reads of the last few years. This is totally different both in scope and characterisation. Fantastically exciting start which does slow in places but still gripping as Sanderson ensures you know all the main characters inside out. Looking foward to the 2nd part and the subsequent volumes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ilovefantasy on 18 April 2012
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This book is Epic in every sense of the word. It has different worlds, great characters that are both likeable and memorable, and a fantastic system of magical cultures. There are multiple layers that in less able hands would be muddled and confusing, but which Sanderson handles with ease. The premise is truly awe-inspiring, and promises much exciting action for the novels still to come. The book's size means you have to dedicate serious reading-time to it, but the complexity of the plot needs this anyway. The writing is brilliant too - calling to mind a new fantasy author I read recently, Cas Peace. The language she uses in her first novel, KING'S ENVOY, borders on the lyrical, and her handling of a rich plot and fascinating characters reminded me of Sanderson. I'm convinced she's an author to watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allison Coe on 24 Jun. 2014
Format: Paperback
If you find this a little slow to get going, please do not get put off - I am an avid reader of fantasy and this is one of the best and most memorable books that I have ever read. The sequels are just as good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hannah on 31 Jan. 2013
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It has been quite a while since I read and reviewed an adult epic fantasy - and I believe I'm come a fair way since then - so excuse me a moment of nostalgia before I begin. *deep breath in, deep breath out* Okay good. So first of all, many of you reading this will be thinking "1,001 pages?! Sod that!!" but wait. Don't be put off by the size. Though it takes you a little while longer than usual to read The Way of Kings, as can be said for a lot of epic fantasy to be honest, you honestly won't notice the time passing because you're enjoying the book so much. Yep. That good.

So, okay.. I'll admit that not very much happened in The Way of Kings yet somehow it doesn't drag. This is book 1 in a planned-to-be 10 volume series called the Stormlight Archive and as such, you can expect that it is the build up book. It is full of glorious world building, the introduction of characters that you'll fall in love with (I'll come to them in a moment), and a magic system that left me floored by the end, but not a whole lot of story-moving action. Saying that, it's the best not-very-much-happens book I've ever read and I heartily recommend it to all fans of fantasy fiction because of the very easy style of writing Brandon Sanderson uses. You find yourself caught up in the flow of words and before you know it - oh my, is that the time?! Better get some sleep.. Okay so I wasn't so fond of the flashback chapters but overall, the story they told was detrimental to Kaladin's character building. They told us about his past and how he became the man he is.

As for the story, well.. a world of storms beset by wars ruled by High Princes who care nothing but for their own personal gain while a young man tries to overcome those who have wronged him?
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