The Way of Kings Part Two: The Stormlight Archive Book One - Stormlight Archive (Paperback)
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The Way of Kings Part Two: The Stormlight Archive Book One - Stormlight Archive (Paperback)

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This is the second half of the epic fantasy novel The Way of Kings.

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 civilisation alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soil-less 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 armour 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 more than 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 story continues in The Way of Kings: Part Two.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575102484
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 377 g
Dimensions: 192 x 130 x 42 mm

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“The Way of Kings: Part two”

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“Pieces of the puzzle”

An epic finish to the first book in the stormlight archive! We pick up were Part 1 left off, although there is a lot more focus in the Kaladin and Dalinar chapters and few on Shallan. Things are not what they seem on... More

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