Wow, that is an amazing book. What makes me say that is the amount of wisdom the author is able to draw out in some of the most creative ways I have ever seen. This is by far the best fantasy book I have ever read.
Yes, there is a small amount of cheesiness/nerdiness to the book, but there is an overwhelmingly amount of goodness and virtue in it, similar to Lord of the Rings.
The book features several main characters and has character focused chapters that alternate throughout the book, which I find very compelling – it really brings out the human heart.
The Way of Kings is 1258 pages that is written by Brandon Sanderson, a BYU graduate/professor and the closing author of one the best fantasy series ever, The Wheel of Time. The book is the first of The Stormlight Archive series… the 2nd book is expected to be released January 2014. And as far as difficulty reading the book, it isn’t that much of a challenge – a high school student would have little to no problem reading it.
If you are a fantasy reader, this is a must read; If you are a casual reader, this is a great read.
After reading the book, you will have a deeper understanding that the journey is more important than the destination, the value of friendships, leadership, importance of integrity, true honor, gratitude, diligence, and time. The stories in the book are dang good, you won’t be disappointed.
Just a heads up, I found the prologue to be a little weird, but once you read further in the book, one could definitely tell that this is a superb author. The Way of Kings is a very cleverly written book.
I will definitely buy the 2nd book when it arrives.