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The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive, The)

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  • 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.

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently
    that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts
    into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

    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. Men
    trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.

    One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical
    apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense,
    where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who
    consider them expendable.

    Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an
    ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has
    begun to doubt his own sanity.

    Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic,
    Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a
    daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

    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.

    Speak again the ancient oaths:

    Life before death.
    Strength before weakness.
    Journey before Destination.

    and return to men the Shards they once bore.

    The Knights Radiant must stand again.

    The Cosmere

    The Mistborn series
    Mistborn: The Final Empire
    The Well of Ascension
    The Hero of Ages
    Alloy of Law
    Shadows of Self
    Bands of Mourning

    The Stormlight Archive
    The Way of Kings
    Words of Radiance
    Edgedancer (Novella)
    Oathbringer (forthcoming)

    Collection
    Arcanum Unbounded

    Other Cosmere Titles
    Elantris
    Warbreaker
    Rithmatist

    The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
    Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
    The Scrivener's Bones
    The Knights of Crystallia
    The Shattered Lens
    The Dark Talent

    The Reckoners
    Steelheart
    Firefight
    Calamity

    more...

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