The Way of Kings

Book One of the Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings (Hardcover, 2010, Tor)

Hardcover, 1008 pages

English language

Published April 2, 2010 by Tor.

ISBN:
9780765326355
OCLC Number:
471819495

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5 stars (16 reviews)

2 editions

Fantastic book with only one major flaw

4 stars

The Way of Kings is a worldbuilding masterpiece. Its characters are rich and internally complex, their stories are fascinating, and their motivations compelling (even when you disagree with them). The single exception to this is the Shallan arc.

This is not because Shallan is a bad character, but because she's a decent character surrounded by great ones, and because it takes too long for her arc to connect to the main story.

I highly, highly recommend reading this book, and most of this author's other works.

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3 stars

Great story and characters. Yes, like others have said, there are moments when the details and setup outweigh the action. Overall, a good book to begin with for this genre. I will read the sequels, but maybe not his other works...they are quite the hefty tomes after all.

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