Brandon Sanderson – The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings

I think I’m a little bit in love with Brandon Sanderson. Scratch that. A lot in love.

I honestly can’t believe that one man could write such epic stories again and again and again and never leave me disappointed. I’d love to see what goes on in his head, blooming amazing! And honestly a genuinely nice guy, when I met him to get my book signed he was so lovely and friendly.

I’d actually been putting this book off for quite a while since it was over 1000 pages long, but with Oathbringer coming out, I wanted to get on with it so I could catch up. Although it was 1000 pages long, it didn’t feel a thousand pages long. I was skipping through pages so quickly determined to find out what would happen next and the book flew by.

The book was set from a few different perspectives, and for the first chunk of the book, I was finding it hard to see how they would all fit together, they seemed like such separate stories, but as we drew towards the end, things started slotting into place.

My favourite character (probably predictably) was Kaladin. A tortured soul, I was desperate to find out what was plaguing him and what secrets from his past were driving him in that way. But he was such a forceful personality, determined not to let his circumstances define his character.

I also loved Shallan, although she had treachery on her mind, she felt like an endearing character and I found myself drawn to her for some reason. I’m sure she’ll come into power as the series progresses.

The one thing that took me a while to get used to was that there were so many names that felt quite similar to me and it took me a while to get them straight in my head.

I was ill when I finished reading this book so I didn’t write the review straight away, and I don’t feel like I’m really able to do it justice, but all I will say is I’m so looking forward to Words of Radiance. I’m going to leave it til the new year with it being so long and me being so far behind on my reading challenge, but I can’t wait!

My Rating: 5/5
Year Published: 2010
Number of Pages: 1008
Format: Paperback
Date Read: 31st October 2017 – 17th November 2017
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.64
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