Is it too much to ask that the male and female narrators are given the same name pronunciation for the different characters?
Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are among my favorite readers. The book is phenomenal. My only small complaint is that in these fantasy books some of the names are difficult to pronounce and there was a time when a different reader pronounced a name differently and it took me a while to know who this "new" character was.
I've never been a fan of the fantasy genre (scifi all the way!), in large part due to the fact that the genre encourages lazy writing that employs Deus Ex Machina plot holes and a lack of consistency or logic. Why did something happen? Why did that person win? How can the odds be overcome? Magic, magic, and, oh, magic.
After getting pressure from several friends and coworkers to check out this book, I was relieved that it rose far above that. Way of Kings was like a breath of fresh air. The world was rational. The decisions made sense. The characters were believable. The "magic" was internally self-consistent. Nothing late in the book cheated or contradicted rules set out in the beginning. This book is truly fantasy for the fantasy-averse.
The characters are great and feel real. Their actions make human sense, and they're depicted with great empathy. I can't wait to read the next book!
it took me a while to get into it. it was tough learning a whole new world with new creatures and numerous characters. I'm glad I stuck with it. one of my favorites. I look forward to rereading this!
I am a wheel of time fan. When Brandon took over to finish the series, I was a bit nervous about a possible style change. I had nothing to worry about.. I started in Brandon ' s own work to find out if he had the same magic with his characters. although the time jumps in the book took me for a loop, after getting them figured out, it gave a depth to the main character seldom seen in modern writings.. great stuff.. I am looking forward to the rest of the series
I really like that there are two people reading the book to show the guys view and the girls views.
Very similar world building and attention to detail as his other books like mistborn or the Wheel of Time Series
Bridge 4 sticking together
everything is not as it seems