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Brandon Sanderson, widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga,  begins a grand cycle of his own, with The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive.

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky te...

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  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Publish Date: 2011-05-24
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    Best Fantasy Series(Ranked 5 out of 256)

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    Kaladin's Top 10 series(Ranked 2 out of 11)

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    Court Intrigue Fantasy Books(Ranked 16 out of 27)

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    Epic Fantasy(Ranked 1 out of 67)

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    Reviews/Comments On The Stormlight Archive


    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Tattersail
    2012-10-10 05:51:38

    Undoubtedly, the best and most ambitious opening to a fantasy series I have ever read. On the same level as A Song Of Ice And Fire

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    RE: RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2012-11-01 02:19:05

    I totally agree. I cannot wait to see where this series goes!

    RE: RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2015-10-31 05:42:51

    On level with GOT isn't really a compliment...

    RE: RE: RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2015-12-31 06:33:23

    You're out of your mind!!!! You must be living in a fantasy world

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Epic Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2013-08-19 06:27:19

    Pretty good. Not as great as everyone makes it out to be, I thought. I will continue reading at least one more book.

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2013-10-23 08:18:23

    It was very good. Not great but it certainly aroused my curiosity. I'm looking forward to the next installment but not enough not to wait until it comes out in paperback. I thought the whole new world business was overblown but the characters were all interesting.

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    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2013-11-04 08:22:55

    I read it, and it was very good, well conceived and so on. Definitely can't wait for more books in this series.

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    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Fantasy Series
    By: Scott B.
    2014-08-03 03:34:28

    Loved it, best new series going. Sanderson is now my favourite author.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Fantasy Series
    By: Anonymous
    2014-08-03 03:37:28

    Just adding rating.

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    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2014-10-11 04:00:32

    I read the first half in four days and the second in half a day *.* Character development is absolutely awesome. Though, i admit, book one gets a bit boring at times but well, background details have to be made clear in the first book, so it kinda drags on. BUT I was literally at the edge of my seat at the end. And book two makes up for every single flaw. This series is certainly going to secure its place at the very top. I recommend it to every single fantasy fan out there

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-03-29 03:21:17

    So amazing but only two books of ten out so far. Crazy amazing if you can get through the building of plot.

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    By: Anonymous
    2016-07-07 03:27:52

    WAY too low on this list.. by far the best series here (So far)

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2016-09-22 10:05:52

    A very good book, with enough actions and thrill to keep me continue reading. can't wait for book 3 and now i am looking forward to read his other series

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Epic Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2017-02-26 03:56:38

    Really interesting books! if you have read Sanderson's other 'Cosmere' books there is a lot of extra background stuff that's super interesting.

    Sanderson creates a really complex world with facinating politics, religions, and magics. The books follow the viewpoints of several main characters, each interesting in their own right. Great action sequences and unpredictable plot.

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    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2017-06-02 01:53:42

    Please fix the description, this is not the final volume. It is the 3rd book in a planned 10 book series.

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