Overall I enjoyed this book, some of the characters I really enjoyed and others were just kind of dull. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Speaking of the weather, the environment and particularly the atmosphere of the planet and how the geology, flora and fauna have evolved within the influence of extreme weather is integral to the storyline. I really want to give this book and myself a chance. The awed public started calling them Epics.
In later chapters, apparently someone is writing or reading a letter, but again, we would only know this from reading the text. The different civilizations and their own folklore, culture, religion, and lifestyle all vastly unique. From 1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Nunc hendrerit tortor vitae est placerat ut varius erat posuere. This book is still on my list of must-listens but be prepared to long for book two.
I became totally invested in each character and cared for everyone of the good guys and even some of the bad ones. With Roshar, he creates a complex and well thought out world steeped in a mysterious past, with a fascinating magic system and characters you genuinely care about. The repetition of the unnatural tone pulled me out of the story. The use of storm sound effects is perfect. I promise by part 5 you will be completely amazed! The main sub-plots appear in the interludes and although brief, give us an idea that there is something mysterious going on and that everything is about to come to a head. In The Way of Kings we get magical weapons and armour known as and Shardplates.
I only have a few small nitpicks. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. Edit: I've listened to the Prologue and Chapter 1 as of now. The books aren't for everyone, but I would encourage you to keep pressing through. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. Normaly, i only listen to books when I am at work, but this one pulled me in so completely that i listened to it every free moment, and it even kept me up into the wee hours of the morning, unable to tear myself away.
Sanderson is very good at making his characters three dimensional as well as bringing his settings to life. This act erupts into a raging conflict between the Alethi and the Parshendi, which becomes known as the War of Reckoning. They all have an important arc. There, Kaladin has been reduced to slavery. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. Can't wait for book 2 to come out. I already listened to the GraphicAudio version of Warbreaker, Elantris, and Mistborn.
It sounds like, even though I am interested in this genre, I have to help myself along. For the first few hours you're just trying to understand what's going on - the author pretty much just throws you into the world and makes you figure things out on your own. It is fantastic to me that Sanderson can create so swiftly and yet so well at the same time. It's an honor to direct this story. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.
It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. I was intrigued but I didn't feel the need to devour it. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings Audiobook is what I call a masterpiece. The writing contains wit and charm, adventure and philosophy, comedy and pathos. The vast amount of characters is just amazing.
It's probably one of the most elaborate fantasy novels I've read. It seemed to get better later in the book--or maybe I just got used to it. Currently the third entry Oathbringer Audiobook is scheduled for a November 2017 release. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian - leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any. I can not get enough of these.
The Knights Radiant must stand again. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. I hope you enjoyed our Way of Kings Audiobook Review, come back soon! In the city, a foretelling of the future is uttered. Do not include spoilers in post titles. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making.
The glaring flaw was in the narration. I don't know much about audio recordings, so the fault may have been my own, but none of the other books I have purchased from this website have contained any similar gaps. Troubled by visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. The male narrator was good. They both sound like adults trying to sound younger but not quite succeeding. Now Amazon has decided to make it free as well. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch.