The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson

Shelfie Score: 60%

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Publisher: Hachette UK
Pages: 1008


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...

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This was really slow and there's so much world building that the book actually started working out for me around page 500. It's a lot to get through and I am still torn whether or not it was worth it. The second book will show I guess. Full review here:


Brandon Sanderson is a genius when it comes to world building. Though this book is over 1000 pages long, it kept my interest from beginning to end. This has to be one of my favorite fantasy novels of all time.


Bookaxe Characteristics for The Way of Kings

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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