The Way of Kings Part One

The Way of Kings Part One 1

The Stormlight Archive Book One

by Brandon Sanderson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 14/06/2011

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The brand new epic fantasy series from international bestseller Brandon Sanderson.

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?
ISBN:
9780575097360
9780575097360
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-06-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Co
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
608
Dimensions (mm):
197x131x38mm
Weight:
0kg
Brandon Sanderson

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.

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  • Loved the series - would read again...

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    Really loved this series. Had to push through the first half of this first book as I felt like I had missed something but it all links up and definitely worth while!