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The Way of Kings 8 replies

Jing said on: 2010-09-03 06:44 pm
3026 Days, 8 Hrs, 24 Min, 22 Sec ago
At first, I brought it just as something to tide me over until ToM, but now, I can't wait for the next book!
It's a very good and satisfying read.

Anyone else here got a copy?

[Added at 09/05/2010 06:33:42 by Jing]
You want a summary? Here is one!

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 civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless 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 armor 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.
Lothar said on: 2010-09-03 06:52 pm
3026 Days, 8 Hrs, 15 Min, 45 Sec ago
hello, can you tell me if WAR2 still works? or will work in the future?
Nataku said on: 2010-09-03 08:05 pm
3026 Days, 7 Hrs, 3 Min, 20 Sec ago

[Added at 09/03/2010 21:05:44 by Nataku]
War2 works i'm at level 23, im foxwolf
ShadowLord69 said on: 2010-09-03 10:52 pm
3026 Days, 4 Hrs, 16 Min, 17 Sec ago
Please tell more jing, I'm interested.
_ElessaR_ said on: 2010-09-04 05:27 am
3025 Days, 21 Hrs, 41 Min, 30 Sec ago
Can you write the sypnosis here? And who is the author?
Elmy said on: 2010-09-04 06:50 pm
3025 Days, 8 Hrs, 17 Min, 36 Sec ago
Brandon Sanderson is the author.

I wanted to get it, but don't have the time or money to read it right now. In a little bit maybe. End of this month or October.
Jing said on: 2010-09-04 06:57 pm
3025 Days, 8 Hrs, 10 Min, 46 Sec ago
A random review.
_ElessaR_ said on: 2010-09-05 06:19 am
3024 Days, 20 Hrs, 49 Min, 6 Sec ago
Great read!

If they made this series into a movie, it would pawn the LOTR trilogy.
Jing said on: 2010-09-12 09:57 pm
3017 Days, 5 Hrs, 10 Min, 43 Sec ago
That was fast...