The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson
“The Way of Kings” comes as Brandon’s first book in “The Stormlight Archive series” New york’s bestselling author Brandon introduces us to ‘Roshar’, a world of stone and storms. In that land, the animals hide in their shells, the grass retracts into the soilless ground, the trees pull in branches, while cities are built in regions where the topography offers shelter.
It is now centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders, that were known as the Knights Radiant. However, their Shardblades and Shardplate still remain; the mystical swords and suits of armor that transform humans into nearly invincible fighters. Though sounds funny, men trade kingdoms for Shardblades, maybe because wars were fought and won by them.
Shattered Plains: it is a place where war rages, currently a ruined landscape. There, we find Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for only a spear to protect his little brother, but now, he is only a slave.
War is fought on baseless grounds, armies against armies, and there, Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands his army. Just like his late brother, he is also engrossed in this phrase- “The Way of Kings”
Then, there is Shallan, a young woman who desires to train under an eminent scholar…
Publication Date: 31st, August 2010 by Tor Books.