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Free download Ü The Way of Kings ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Å According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranuiline 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 followedThey came againstFinally unite all of mankind under a single throneOn 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 fightWhat happened deep in mankind's pastWhy did the Radiants turn against mankind and what happened to the magic they used to wiel. “In the end all men die How you lived will be far 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 which don’t get me wrong is an amazing series too but this book blew the entire original trilogy out of the water I truly believe in my whole heart that The Stormlight Archive series is the series that everyone should be pushing onto high fantasy readers because it is one of the greatest things I’ve read in my entire life “Don't dream the small dreams of other men” The Way of Kings takes place on the world of Roshar where war is constantly being waged on the Shattered Plains and the Highprinces of Alethkar fight to avenge a king that died many moons ago Alethkar is the largest kingdom on Roshar and the people are called Alethi and they are at war with the Parshendi who are almost like bard warriors with their songs and chants In war everyone pays a price but some people pay the price way dearly than others and The Way of Kings very much showcases that On Roshar Highstorms are magical like storms that have shaped this world into something unlike anything else Highstorms provide Stormlight which is an energy that the people keep in different gemstones which has a super vast array of different abilities And because this story surrounds wars on many different fronts it makes sense that these Highstorms also helped make some pretty powerful and uniue weapon armor and even some companions➽Shardblades Magical weapons that are very rare and sought after A person who owns one a Shardbearer is soul bound to their blade They can cut through pretty much anything and it instantly kills whatever limb it cuts though but without leaving a mark The limb is just rendered useless until it can be reattached to the soul And Shardblades can block other Shardblades People constantly want to duel for them because when a Shardbearer dies the Blade rematerializes next to himher allowing anyone else to pick up the Blade and become its new owner Yet it is near impossible to beat anyone with a Shardblade without having one yourself ➽Shardplate Magical plate armor that protects the wearer can heal magically on its own and enhances the wearers physical abilities And most importantly it can block a Shardblade➽Soulcasting Soulcasters have the magical ability through fabrials to do many things Sometimes they use their power to create food sometimes to heal sometimes to protect sex workers from gross men at night I mean the abilities are actualy endless But most the time they use their power to change one thing into another like rocks into food But the transformations are limited and range from Soulcaster to Soulcaster Also needless to say these people are very sought after ➽Spren Also in this world they have Spren which are magical little beings that come in a variety of different types For example Rotspren appear when something is beginning to rot or something is dead or something is being infected There are tons of different Spren that take many different forms in this bookBut besides the wars and the all of the magic there is a prejudice war that is constantly going on too In this world having light eyes gives you all the advantages Blue eyes green eyes grey eyes amber eyes any kind of light colored eye is superior to any form of dark brown Some of the higherups in this world believe that the Heralds choose light eyes people at birth and mark them to rule This is a really big parallel to the world we live in today and I really liked this aspect of the story and the discussions that surround it Also some females in this world are supposed to hide their left hands and it is considered totally obscene for a woman to have that left hand uncovered And “lower class” woman just wear a glove over their left hand while working I’m sure this will come into play in later books so I thought I’d mention it but it still made me giggle at some of the responses to seeing a woman’s bare left hand And the other uniue concepttradition in this world is that it is “beneath” men other than ardents to learn how to read and write Like men in this world marry a lot of the time just to be able to have their wives read to them and write down things for them Yet this value in society has not only put them at a disadvantage in life but as also put them at a disadvantage in solving the mystery of the late king’s final act before death In The Way of Kings we pretty much follow four main characters even though three are at the forefront of this book➽Kaladin Kaladin seems like the main protagonist of this novel even though he shares POVs with other characters but Kaladin makes up the bulk of this 1000 page novel Kaladin is branded a slave and is sold into a bridge crew Yet Kaladin is such a natural born leader he ends up shaping Bridge Four into one of the best crews in the entire army But this doesn’t go unnoticed Kaladin’s character has a lot of representation Kaladin is very susceptible to depression and this book doesn’t skirt around the mental illness Kaladin is also suffering from extreme PTSD from all the events that have lead him to where he is currently at the start of this novel We slowly learn about his past; where he came from who he was supposed to be who he cared about and what happened to make him the slave he is now Trigger warnings for severe depression suicide war themes violence and gore “How easy it was to ignore a blackened heart if you dressed it in a pressed uniform and a reputation for honesty” ➽Dalinar Dalinar is a Highprince of Alethkar His brother was the king but after his death you learn this in the prologue Dalinar has helped raise his nephew Elhokar into the king the world needs Dalinar is also an amazing warrior and wields the Shardblade Oathbringer that name sounds familiar true winky face After the night of his brother’s death Dalinar feels responsibility and is being haunted by it Dalinar is also seeing visions and people are uestioning his mental stability He is a widower but something is blocking him from every remembering his wife’s face or name or any memory of her And Dalinar has two sons both in their twenties that are very different but he loves them so deeply and so unconditionally Mostly importantly Dalinar is a man of honor and he has a grand reputation of always keeping his word and sticking to the rules ➽Shallan Shallan had my least favorite chapters but that was mostly because I wanted to slap her most of the time She is daughter of the recently deceased Brightlord Lin Davar of Jah Keved She has come to find Jasnah Kholin claiming to want to study under her but actually wanting to steal something from her for the kingdom she left behind The thing I liked most about Shallan is that she is an artist and it plays a big role into who she is as a person Plus a lot of Shallan’s chapter were in libraries with tons of books and it was constantly a beautiful visual ➽Szeth Okay call my weird but Szeth’s chapters as few as there were were my absolute favorite Szeth is still a very mysterious man but he wields a Shardblade and knows how to use it to its full abilities He is known to the world as the Assassin in White and is one of the most feared assassins in the world From his perspective we get to see the guilt and pain from what he is being forced to do but who and why he is being forced to repent for his past sins is a constant mystery Also the epilogue chapter of this book which is in Szeth’s perspective actually blew my mind “Fighting is not the only thing of value a man can do” Yet this book also has some amazing side characters ➽Syl Be still my heart Syl is honestly everything I look for in a character to love with my whole being She is such a little cinnamon roll and I keep picturing her tripping military dudes in her little invisible form and it just makes me smile for days Syl is a spren that has bonded with Kaladin She found him on a night that he needed her most and has rarely left his side since And she constantly reminds him that his life is worth living and what an honorable man he is and how he isn’t cursed and doomed to lose everyone he loves Syl is honestly probably my favorite character in The Way of Kings ➽Jasnah Jasnah is the daughter of the late King Gavilar and she is the sister of the new king Elhokar She is also a very High Scholar and also happens to be a Soulcaster The Almighty is a deity that is devotedly and widely worshiped on the world of Roshar yet Jasnah doesn’t She considers herself a Veristitalian and chooses to put her beliefs in science and the things she can see with her own eyes The discussion and talk of religion in this book is super well done and I would have never guessed that Brandon Sanderson a man that is very open with how much religion means to him wrote the character of Jasnah Seriously it was expertly done Jasnah is powerful and smart and witty and I think I totally developed a major crush on her ➽Adolin But speaking of crushes apparently I just love the entire Kholin family Adolin is Dalinar’s oldest son cousin to Jasnah and Elhokar Brightlord of Alethkar has a very short temper and is a bit of a flirt His mother the one that is passed away and that Dalinar cannot remember passed down to him full Shardplate and he won his own Shardblade in a duel Oh he loves to duel too Adolin is an amazing fighter who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps but he is your typical young twenty year old that is trying to figure life out while being constantly reminded that he doesn’t know it all even though he thinks he does Adolin loves his family deeply wants to do what is right and he just completely won me over I truly love his character ➽Renarin Dalinar’s youngest son Brightlord of Alethkar Prince of House Kholin Renarin is very shy and very uiet and is not a solider like his father and brother because he freezes in battle and sometimes has seizures Brandon Sanderson has also stated that Renarin is on the autism spectrum which is awesome representation we rarely see in high fantasy ➽Sadeas He is also Highprince of Alethkar along with Dalinar Dalinar Sadeas and the late King Gavilar all grew together and were best friends yet this book constantly makes you uestion his loyalty He is known to be very cruel and is on the forefront of the war against the Parshendi ➽Hoid Okay I don’t want to talk too much about Hoid because not everyone is up to date with Brandon Sanderson’s works and the Cosmere Universe But this reveal made my year How Brandon Sanderson continually tricks me I have no idea Maybe I’m just a huge sucker But like that flute though Also first an interest in Kelsier and now Kaladin Ahhh I love Brandon Sanderson so much I gushed a lot in all the paragraphs above this so you guys can probably tell I really loved this book I truly think it is a masterpiece in every sense of the word and I think this is Brandon Sanderson’s strongest series yet The discussions in this are important and super eye opening if you look at the parallels to our world today The characters in this are amazing and a few have really nested themselves inside of my heart All the magic is so uniue and so captivating The story and plotlines were so addicting And on a very personal note after the Vegas shooting happened I was in a pretty bad headspace To see my community be impacted by an act of terrorism and pure hatred was something that I don’t wish on anyone I couldn’t stop thinking and feeling so much sadness so I binge read the last two hundred pages of this book Escapism truly is a beautiful thing and I believe with my whole heart that books are magical entities that have their own healing powers And I will never forget that The Way of Kings helped me deal with some pretty sad and heavy things going on in my real world “And men didn't become heroes by walking away” Blog | Instagram | Youtube | Ko fi | Spotify | TwitchBuddy Read with Robin and the rest of BBB ❤

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En orders of knights known as Radiants mankind finally wonOr 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 Shardblades each secretly wishing to be the one who will. 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 plot the secrets and the depth of world building and character in this bookYes it's REALLY long and yes it lags a bit from time to time under all the philosophy but honestly I was just staggered by the scope of what this book is and what the rest of this series has the potential to me I've read most of Sanderson's books save the Wheel of Time which NEED TO BE READ but he has really outdone himself with this BIG FAN TO SAY THE LEAST If you like big epic fantasy you have to read this

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The Way of KingsAccording to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranuiline 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 followedThey 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 t. Incredible impressive or fantastic all these words are an understatement to the uality 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 addition to my bucket list to obtain and read the entire series of The Stormlight Archive which will probably take at least another 20 years from now to completeBefore you started reading this book let me do you a favor Go outside your home look at the sky the stars clouds the moon or if you’re brave enough the sun Done Good raise your expectation of this series that high My expectation for this book was probably higher than that and it still managed to blow me away I’m pretty sure the title The Way of Kings is a hidden message by Sanderson for his reader telling us that this is his first step in his way of becoming one of the kings in the genreObviously I can’t tell you anything about the story but I’ll tell you this The Way of Kings is the beginning of tales that will remain inside your mind palace It’s a heavily character driven book filled with tales of life death love hate bravery cowardice hope despair trust betrayal faith atheism Basically all elements reuired for a great story are here told from multiple POVPicture The Way of Kings Characters by 77chenEven though there’s multiple marvelous POV to be found here each book in the series will focus specifically on one main character's past; in The Way of Kings we get to see Kaladin'sPicture Kaladin by botanicaxu We get to see all his thoughts life from the past to present feelings and motivation behind his actions from this book I’m not saying this lightly but Kaladin has become one of the most well written characters out of all books I’ve ever read and definitely one of my favorite of all time out of all medium Trust me I’ve seen plenty of fantastic fictional characters throughout my whole life 22 years of gaming hundreds of manga read hundreds of anime watched and Kaladin Stormblessed is definitely one of the best out there The Way of Kings can be considered a book porn for a lover of world building Sanderson proved himself once again to be the master of creating worlds out of wordsThe world Roshar are written with intricate description of every single thing in the world; ranging from weather creatures history mythology magic system races culture and even the fucking grass; making this world truly believable Combined with brilliant simple and fluid writings plus several detailed maps and beautiful illustrations the images formed in your head while reading every scene will be so vivid as if you’re really there in Roshar joining on the adventure with each characterThe real actions only happened around three times in the book prologue somewhere in the middle and the climax However while in total there’s only a total of around 150 pages of actions the impact of the 60 pages climax seuence of this book was very rewarding Intense battle seuences gigantic swords magic armors wonderful magic system revival occurred in the climax It was deeply satisfying as everything in the book built up towards that moment I’ll admit I legit almost cried during this section even though it was predictable it was done exceptionallySome may find this book to be really intimidating to start because of the size it has However I find that the only con I have for this book is that it’s not long enough 1004 pages long filled with 380k words bigger than the Hunger Games trilogy combined and by the end of the book I found that it’s still wasn't enough for meI’m closing this review with the ancient oath “Life before death strength before weakness journey before destination” I hope my review can do justice to the uality this book holds It’s really a blessing to have lived and read this book to have the strength to read and to join in this epic journey of a lifetime together with every reader of the series If you’re really a fan of the epic fantasy genre you really can’t go wrong with starting this series This is the beginning of epic fantasy at its best Sanderson has created an epic world and journey for us to dive into and all we have to do to experience it is really simple read the book and let this story lives inside you “A story doesn't live until it is imagined in someone's mind” –Hoid You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions