The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) Read Online Free - 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.
Roshar is a world of stone swept by tempests that shape ecology and civilization. Animals and plants retract; cities are built in shelter. In centuries since ten orders of Knights fell, their Shardblade swords and Shardplate armor still transform men into near-invincible warriors. Wars are fought for them, and won by them.
In one such war on ruined Shattered Plains, slave Kaladin struggles to save his men and fathom leaders who deem them expendable, in senseless wars where ten armies fight separately against one foe.
Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Fascinated by ancient text The Way of Kings, troubled by visions of ancient times, he doubts his sanity.
Across the ocean, Shallan trains under eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar’s niece Jasnah. Though Shallan genuinely loves learning, she plans a daring theft. Her research hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.
|Title||:||The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||1007 pages|
October 27, 2012
I'm running out of superlatives.
Seriously, after praising The Well of Ascension as a reader's dream book, I was worried. What would I say if The Hero of Ages was better? Even finding the perfect GIF for that book didn't solve the problem - because soon enough, there'll be The Alloy of Law, and I...
June 09, 2010
I got to read an ARC of the book and I really enjoyed it. Sanderson really knows how tell a story and create an interesting world....
October 08, 2010
WOW. Ok, so I actually cried during this book (it was a stressful day, but I'm usually not a weeper). This book captures the epic grandiosity and scope that I remember as a kid reading Eddings and Feist and Jordan. I didn't know what was going on all the time, but I was keenly aware of the great...
November 16, 2017
Buddy reading this epic book with these lighteyes:
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. It is now my life goal and a new...
September 07, 2016
A three and a half star read.
"What?" Sanderson's fans say, "this is a classic!"
"What?" people who read my reviews say, "you gave the same rating to that mess of a zombie book!"
Let me 'splain.
No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
Ignore comments about the length. I've read books that were as long (...
September 24, 2017
9/24/17: Rereading b/c OATHBRINGER. *is daunted*
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
I have a new favorite author. His name is Brandon Sanderson.
This book . . . made me curse like a sailer.
If I had tried to read it in public, at the very least, I would have been banned from the property. More likely...
November 28, 2017
Buddy Read with Robin and the rest of BB&B! ❤
“In the end, all men die. How you lived will be far more important to the Almighty than what you accomplished.”
This was the best Brandon Sanderson book I’ve read. Since I’ve started reviewing books, everyone constantly talks about Mistborn, whi...
January 26, 2018
So, a buddy of mine has been trying to get me into Sanderson for some time (figuratively speaking, I should note...he has not, as of yet, physically tried to jam me inside the poor man, for which, I'm sure, Mr. Sanderson is quite grateful). At my friend's suggestion, I started with Mistborn, whic...
September 22, 2017
Re-read on Audible. It was even better the second time around. Shallan's story wasn't as boring this time around. I'm not sure if it was the audio or what, but I'm glad.
I'm still in love with Kaladin and I still love Dalinar! Their parts are my favorites even though the whole book is awesome.
January 09, 2018
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars
So finishing this novel was incredibly bittersweet.
The Stormlight Archive is the last of Brandon Sanderson's High Fantasy works I have left to read before I am forced to confront The Great Waiting.
However, I am glad I waited to read this series, as it seems like it's going...