Friday, January 14, 2011

The Way of Kings

1001 pages of world building, character developing, madness. This book, by Brandon Sanderson, is his first book in the The Stormlight Archive series. We find this world abandoned by its protectors, and ravaged by massive storms much like overground hurricanes. The book follows four character, the surgeon turned soldier, the assassin, the liar, and the high prince. these characters are struggling to survive in their own way as the world around them is beginning to crumble.

This book was intense, for my taste is was a little long and drawn out in places, but I understand that Sanderson is trying to convey what these people are going through. The despair, the hate, the anger, the uncertainty. The book was broken up into different parts where major things started happening to the characters.

Brandon Sanderson is a genius when it comes to magic systems and fantasy writing. The magic, and the technology in this book is awe inspiring and just blew me away. The characters, especially the soldier, had tons of depth. If I was to give this book a rating (1-10 1 being the worst) i would have to give it an 8.5. I really liked this book, but you need to have the time set aside to read it as it is a chihuahua killer (if you dropped this book on a small dog, the dog would probably die).

1 comment:

  1. The book doubles as a weapon, a chihuahua killer, a paperweight, or even a doorstop!
    I am going to put it on my list of books to read although the length, as I have said before, doesn't do it for me. I have read Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series and most of the Wheel of Time series and both of those have juggernaut books. Not sure if I'm ready for another series like that.