The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson
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The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson


The Way of Kings has gathered is share of rave reviews already and indeed, for the fans of epic fantasy there is a lot to like in this novel. I don't think it is the best he's ever written though and I did have that feeling with each of the previous novel I've read (I read them in publication order). He's laying a solid foundation, I would go so far as to say it is a promising start, but in itself I don't think it is a brilliant book. Then again, (I refrained from doing so until this point but Tor is practically begging for a comparison with The Wheel of Time so allow me this one), the same could be said for The Eye of the World. Sanderson may well be on the right track. It will be interesting to see where he will take this story in the yet unnamed and hopefully slightly more concise second book of the series.

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