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The Way of Kings

Discussion in 'Novels & Stories' started by AlexanderKira, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. AlexanderKira

    AlexanderKira Minstrel

    Probably one of the best novels I've read since The Name of the Wind. Brandon Sanderson creates a beautiful and unique world, with characters that are intriguing. I loved the book, but my question is does anyone else?
  2. I've brought it up here a lot in the past. Read it through right around the release date. Great novel. Some thoughts...

    * As he is Sanderson, he's allowed to release a number 1 of 12 series with 1000 words. Budding authors, don't expect this. You won't be allowed.

    * Probably the most original magical system ever...beating out # 2, another Sanderson invention in Mistborn.

    * The characters have a lot of depth, though our primary protagonist does have some hints of Spartacus.

    * He stole my idea. I love the complex landscape and battlefield that is the series of pillars/plateaus/what-have-you with the gullies and ditches in between. The need for bridges in combat. Etc. I love it. But I swear I thought of this a long time ago. Geeze!

    * There are a ton of errors. Since working on and getting my own books published (two now), I have become a stickler for reading errors...even though I don't want to. I found a handful in my first novel. BUT, The Way of Kings has tons; I lost count at 70-something. Most of the errors occured after page 700. I think the editors and those involved just got tired.
  3. myrddin173

    myrddin173 Maester

    I read it a couple weeks ago and I'm in the midst of writing a review, so keep posted for that. For now I will say I loved it, but then again I haven't read something by Brandon I haven't liked. I still like the Mistborn series better, but that's because we still haven't seen very much of the Stormlight Archive. One thing I did love was that it revealed a treasure trove of information for the Cosmere at large.
  4. danr62

    danr62 Sage

    I'm a big fan of Sanderson and loved the book. Can't wait for the next one.
  5. Controller

    Controller New Member

    I recently just finished reading The Way of Kings and i have to say this is the best fiction book i have read to date. As previously mention his Mistborn Trilogy is a great read as well if your waiting for book 2 to come around :)

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