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According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed ...

They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, known a
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Paperback, 530 pages
Published 2011 by Gollancz (first published 2010)
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Jonathan

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Before reading the rest of this review I'd like to note that this is a two part review with notes from a first reading and a second reading. Like with any fantasy epic beginning this entire work starts out slowly but this second part becomes much faster and more readable. I encourage reading of this book, because as noted later it was my favourite book read in 2012 and I have been eagerly waiting for this novel almost as much as I awaited the finale of The Wheel of Time.

In short I wanted to
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Krbo
Tužno, tužno.

Tužno je kad ovakva knjiga završi - tako sam je halapljivo pročitao da slobodno mogu još jednom od početka.

Da, svakako najbolji Sanderson do sada (mada me je najviše dotakla Hugom nagrađena The Emperor’s Soul)
Struktura pisanja je slična Mistbornu, imamo poglavlja s zanimljivim grafikama iza čega slijede pomalo misteriozni citati (do kraja prvog dijela slabo ćemo saznati tko nam se obraća i zašto)
Skoro svako poglavlje se bavi drugim od glavnih likova (imamo ih nekoliko) no nije doslj
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Elena
I feel like every single book by Brandon Sanderson that I read is better than the previous one... How is that even possible?
Emina
Možda u narednih par dana uspijem skuckati nešto smisleno, sad ne ide. Genijalno, super, nevjerovatno.. je sve što mogu da sročim :D
Veći je problem što nemam pojma šta čitati sad, definitvo imam "book hangover"!
Sasa
Nazalost, zavrsih Put Kraljeva. :)
Nema tu sta da se kaze, sem da oba dela cine najbolju knjigu ove godine za mene.
Cista desetka, preporuka svima !!!
Hannah
Firstly, I have to say I'm going to treat Part One and Part Two as the same book, because they are! Therefore my review for each will be the same.

I ate this book! About halfway through Part One I ordered Part Two, but I finished Part One so fast that I had to wait for Part Two to arrive and that was painful! So my advice is - if, after the first chapter of Part One, you are enjoying it order Part Two right then! I haven't finished such a large book so quickly for a long time. This is the kind of
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Daisy
I didn't intend on reading this book in one day, especially right before an exam, but it was simply too good to put down. Brandon Sanderson has created something wonderful, a tumultuous world that on the verge of collapse, and the Stormlight Archive is fast becoming one of my favourite epic fantasy series.

It is rich in almost every way and so much attention to detail is paid in respects to minor elements that you don’t often find in other novels. Continuing on from part one, it served as a perf
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Nayeomi
Brandon Sanderson's writing is lengthy and detailed, meticulously creating the fantastic cosmere world that this book revolves around. Altho it is a massive book, i did enjoy reading it.. all the characters are solid and no fuzzy edges, they are all well written believable characters with different fears, struggles and life triumphs. This book has kept my interest all through out especially with the building of the (wretched) life of the local protagonist.

i've had some issues about how (view spo
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Goran Zidar
I have read a lot of people complaining about the size of this book. The number of characters, the extent of the world building, the frequent flashbacks. What I don’t understand is why they find those things to be negatives. Yes there are characters that only appear in a single chapter. Yes there is a prelude as well as a prologue. Yes there are multiple storylines that don’t seem to have any relationship to each other but that is what makes this an epic.

There are calls to cut down the size of t
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Annabelle
Mar 18, 2015 Annabelle marked it as tbr
Shelves: high-fantasy, owned
First of all, in what language is this blurb?

Secondly, I had ordered the bind-up edition of the entire first book but it got cancelled because they couldn't find it and I had to order, then, the two parts. But I have already ordered the second book in a bind-up and it's going to be taller and they won't freaking match. *clenches fist*

Anyway, my Sanderson collections seems to be growing by the minute.
Natasha Carlisle
I am in awe. So much went down in those last 200 pages and I'm shaking slightly. This is so good I don't even know how to explain it. So immersive, too. Oh my God.
Tasneem
4.5 stars, I don't believe that I finished it so fast and I didn't feel bordom at any part of it so wow.
I really liked part 2 more than one, and Kaladin became my favorite character ever and Dalinar the second one.
I adored the last battle, it was so fantastic and detailed.
But I hate the end of Dalinar vision about whom the one that was talking with.
But I cannot wait to read the next book and this book proved to me that I can read any big book... So big books wait for me I will read you all..
Aristan Douvall
Still a nice original world, though the book is at least 200 pages too long. There are too many sequences that seem to serve no purpose. I also got very weary of all the angst on the part of Shallan and Kaladi wrt hiding their powers. This was fine for a while, though it became a ridiculous at some point. That said, I will still read book three.
Sumant Natkar
What can I say, I have just finished reading the second part of way of kings and in the words of Roshar, Storm it!!! this by far one of the best books I have read so far this year.I can't help myself but I have been literally blown by the storm present in this book.

Phew! now that storm light is out of my system let me get back to the review.Although the first part of the book delved into the story of our central characters Kaladin,Shallan and Dalinar the second part progresses the story more fas
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Manuel
Wow.... Ich war ja nach dem Weg der Könige schon sehr angetan, aber auch hier wurde ich nun alles andere als enttäuscht. Der einzige Grund warum ich wieder keine 5 Sterne gegeben habe, aber klar mit 4,5 Sternen bewerte, ist die Tatsache, dass sich jedes von mir gelesene Buch mit Hyperion/Endymion von Dan Simmons messen lassen muss - ein malerisches, episches Feuerwerk an Weltenmalerei, Ideenkraft, Poesie, Charakterzeichnung, traumhafter Schönheit und Handlung, die einfach auch fast 20 Jahre nach ...more
Peter
I actually found myself somewhat underwhelmed when I began reading the first part of Brandon Sanderson’s The Way Of Kings. After just reading his brilliant Mistborn series, I found myself expecting something… more. As it turns out, now that I have reached the end of part two, I was definitely granted that, with Sanderson blowing my expectations out of the water. I really should learn to never underestimate him.

At a whopping 1000+ pages, The Way of Kings is a mammoth sized novel of an equally siz
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Daysanddreaming
This book was something I bought on a whim, because everyone was always telling me that Brandon Sanderson was a Fantasy god.
Well.
He is.
I read both volumes in a grand total of one day - from midnight to 3 in the afternoon, with only a brief stop for food, sleep and a lecture. It was engrossing, compelling and I could not put it down. It was in the top five books I've ever read, and when I finished reading it, I immediately went and bought several other Sanderson novels, because apparently I have
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Aleksiel
Това са по-скоро лични бележки, разкриващи целия сюжет на кратко и се превърнаха в ревю, тъй като само тук има достатъчно знаци, за да мога да си запиша станалото. Предвид, че поредицата е дълга, искам да имам книгата обобщена някъде. Четете само ако искате да си припомните какво се е случило. В края на ревюто съм включила допълнителни бележки с детайли, които мисля, че ще имат голямо значение за вбъдеще, също така спекулации и факти извън книгата.

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Maria
Writing about this book without switching to fan girl mode might prove to be a bit of a challenge, but "I'm giving it all she's got captain!

You know that feeling when you're thrown into a swimming pool but you don't know to swim very well? That's how the first half of the book felt like to me. I had no idea what was happening, who the characters were and what was going on with that world. Why is the world made of stone? Why are there storms? Three moons? Spren? What's that? That's not even a wor
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Mieneke
One of the most buzzed about releases of 2010, The Way of Kings is the first in a projected ten book series called the Stormlight Archive. And to be honest, I wasn't planning on starting this series, not until there were at least several instalments of the book out and a reasonable chance of the series being finished. Because, let's face it, big name epic fantasy series running over a trilogy are challenged these days – *cough* George R.R. Martin *cough* Peter V. Brett *cough* Scott Lynch *cough ...more
Elena
Shallan hat das Unfassbare getan und sich Jasnah Kohlins Seelengießer angeeignet. Doch damit fangen ihre Schwierigkeiten erst richtig an: Wie ist der Seelengießer zu benutzen? Und wie kann sie unauffällig zu ihrer Familie zurückkehren? Derweil geht der Krieg auf der zerbrochenen Ebene unvermindert weiter. Dort hat Kaladin unglaublicherweise überlebt und schmiedet nun einen waghalsigen Plan, um das Überleben der Brückenmänner zu sichern. Währenddessen plant Dalinar Kholin abzudanken, denn seinen ...more
Harrison
Robin Hobb and George R R Martin finally have some competition.
Patrick Bättig
Roschar ist eine sturmumtoste Welt, die über Jahrtausende von übermenschlichen Kriegern regiert wurde, deren Schwerter jedes Leben auslöschen konnten. Doch die magischen Krieger sind verschwunden und Roschar droht zu zerfallen. Das Schicksal der Welt liegt nun in den Händen derer, die es wagen, die magischen Schwerter zu ergreifen . . . Mit „Der Pfad der Winde“ setzt Brandon Sanderson die atemberaubende Geschichte fort, die mit „Der Weg der Könige“ begann – der amerikanische Bestsellerautor hat ...more
Sabrina
Mit "Der Pfad der Winde " geht es nun nahtlos weiter mit den Sturmlicht-Chroniken...!


Inhalt:


Der Krieg erschüttert weiterhin das Reich und auch die Fronten der mächtigsten Fürsten des Landes sind verhärtet. Der gewaltsame Tod des König ist noch ungesühnt und der Schuldige scheint wie vom Erdboden verschlugt. Doch Dalinar, Heerführer von Alethkar und Bruder des ermordeten Königs hegt neue Hoffnung, weiter getrieben von seinen Visionen, die in Nacht für Nacht einholen, keimt in ihm die Hoffnung au
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Alessandro
Primo libro di quella che si preannuncia essere una lunga saga creata da Brandon Sanderson.
La parte iniziale e' un po' difficile da seguire, ci sono diversi personaggi apparentemente scorrelati che si trovano in parti diverse del mondo e narrano eventi a volte separati nel tempo, e viene utilizzata terminologia nuova e oscura, che non viene spiegata a dovere.
Inoltre le storie ci mettono parecchio a decollare, tanto che nella prima meta' del libro non succede granche'.
Il tutto pero' svolta nella
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Adam Sparks
Wow, what a ride.

I don't know if I'm well enough equipped to speak at length about this story, but I'll try.

The Way of Kings is set on Roshar, a planet beleaguered by scathing storms that have rendered much of the land a rocky, barren landscape. Cities are built in the eaves and nooks of cliffs, grass and plants retract into the ground, while animals seek the shelter of their own shells and carapaces to escape these storms. For a small few, however, the storms bring a blessing in the form of Sto
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Alexander
I have a little problem while composing this review.

You see, the second half of The Way of Kings is awesome. It's amazing and it's worth every single star that I'm giving it. But at the same time, it's way more awesome than the first part - yet that one also has five stars. That it also deserves, every single one, because that first half is as awesome as it can possibly be. There you have my problem - I want to convey somehow that I like the second part even better, but I can't because I've alre
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Fail Fish
So I rated the first part of 'The Way of Kings' four stars because of the sheer quantity of exposition. Don't get me wrong, it was beautifully written and essential exposition, but it was merely exposition and not enough happened in the way of plot to have enough of a 'hook' to make it worth five-stars. However, it was still amazing, and I went into part 2 expecting it to be better.

It was.

This book was adventurous, beautifully written and had real depths to each character. The plot was beautiful
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Revilo
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ^.^ :D
Angela Oliver
What can I say that I have not already said in my review of #1.1? nothing, really.

Sanderson has an amazing imagination, and his world is so intricately detailed and constructed that one cannot help but be drawn in. Yet he does not info-dump, does not scream from the roof-tops about how deftly crafted it all is. No, he just tantalises the reader with little tidbits, explainations and the occasional piece of beautiful line-art.

Once I read #1.1, I had no choice but to continue and now I feel that t
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