I can’t begin to express how excited I am to be doing this review. The Way of Kings took me a while to finish. Sometimes it felt like I would never get to this point, but here I am. And I think this series could quickly become a new favorite. So, grab a coffee and let’s talk about this beast of a book.
In a world full of rock and storms, war is all they know. But the war doesn’t make sense. It’s fought by ten different armies. Dalinar wants to unite the country to finish this war and find peace. Kaladin, a former surgeon’s apprentice, is now a slave. He thinks he is cursed until he discovers mysterious powers. His nickname, Kaladin Stormblessed, might just have a glimmer of truth behind it. And Shallan is on a mission to steal an important relic to help her family. But she discovers a love of scholarship along the way.
My Thoughts on The Way of Kings
I’ll admit I wasn’t sure that I would love The Way of Kings at first. Dalinar and Adolin’s points of view didn’t interest me in the beginning. But Shallan and Kaladin kept me interested enough to stick around. Plus, I trust Sanderson and that trust paid off.
This is probably one of the best epic fantasy books that I’ve read. The world and magic system are unlike anything I’ve read before. The world building does start out a little slow. And there was a little bit of a learning curve to get acclimated to it, but it’s worth the effort. And in true Sanderson fashion the ending was amazing. It totally hooked me. Plus, there are a few unanswered questions that I have, so I’m ready to move on to book two. I think this has potential to become one of my favorites.
My Rating: 5/5