The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings

By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2010-12-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 5
From 223 Ratings
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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 day 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?


  • Amazing

    By Chicotime
    My advice is buy this book and the rest of the Stormlight Archive it’s such a good read and very very different from the other fantasy and sci fi saga’s available, trust me you won’t be disappointed.
  • Great Book

    By MrGingerStud
    I am a really big bookworm and this floated my boat.
  • Wow

    By Buddingnoise
    Slow build to the most amazing finish
  • The way of kings

    By MouldyFlannel
    Brandon along with Brent weeks have the best magical concepts out there. Not quite sure why they aren't at the top of the sellers charts
  • I'm hooked

    By Hullspawn
    This is one of the most exciting second worlds I've read and I can't wait to reach the conclusion..... It's gonna take a while if it's gonna be one book every 3 years but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait ^_^
  • The way of Kings

    By Chilling on time
    Wow I haven't been this enthralled with a book since reading the first Wheel of time book (eye of the world). Loved the characters and the setting as well as the rich history provided in this book, you actual feel like the world is a living world with a history that spans back many years. Your provided with a view point of several characters in the book but there are two stand out characters in the form of Dalinar and Kaladin who you will come to love by the end of this book. If your reading this review I urge you to give this book a read you won't be able to put it down.
  • Loved it

    By Cb.......
    Wasn't sure at the start but couldn't put it down every spare minute was reading this book
  • Fantastic - Eagerly awaiting the next installment

    By Allana-omargh
    Can't wait for the next book. This is the first Brandon Sanderson book i've read I enjoyed it so much that I went on to get more Sanderson books I have now completed the Mistborn series. A fanatastic author so have high hopes for this latest series.
  • Excellent, with a rich back story to keep you wondering!

    By TJ McB
    A very well written story with diverse and intriguing characters. A huge, rich and varied range of cultures and histories that keep you wondering and hungry for more story and detail! plus a great protagonist you feel you can relate to and get behind and cheer on! Excellent! Must read more! Lol
  • One of the best books I've read!!!

    By Jithunter
    As I've said this is a great epic fantasy book with some amazing characters. I couldn't wait for the chapters with Kaladin in them. I just hope he can keep this up for the next 9 books of this saga.