Take the blue pill...
This was a really great book. This is the type of book that is hard to put down. The performance enhanced the experience quite a bit. I highly recommended!
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This is a very long story that is new but almost too long winded but the ending is well worth the wait and I have already purchased book 2.
In order to keep this review short and sweet, one who is interested in sci fi fantasy novels, you should read anything Brandon Sanderson writes.
Ive have been searching thru novel after novel for a story in which characters grew to become stronger beyond recognition... being retired military.. i wanted to also read about honor.. loyalty.. and over coming great odds.. ive found that...... and soooo much more here! This was a great adventure of the mind.. and the actors truly brought it to life! cant wait to see how the next volume unfolds.
Such a great start to what I hope is a long and involved series.
I love the story line and the little details that bring this to life great job.
this was my first Sanderson book, so I did not know what to expect. It took about 15 minutes to figure out how to place the characters in my imagination, and to understand the world he wrote off. Then I was captured! I loved most of all the character of Calydon and the inspirational story of his transformation into a remarkable leader of broken man. Can't wait to read book two!
The author has an incredible ability to draw a scene, develop characters and pull the reader into the overall mode of the story line...to the point where many times you forget you're reading and think that you have been watching a mental movie. Sanderson is very talented and shines in The Way of Kings. The book does start on the slower side, but it is very necessary to fully develop the background necessary to invest the reader in the later parts of the story.
The Wheel of Time series would be a close comparison with The Way of Kings in the authors have the ability to paint an incredibly clear mental picture, extremely strong character development and also the not-over-the-top fantasy components such as magic, supreme beings, etc. Both are incredibly well written and I was sad to see both of them end.
Both authors convey emotion without sounding ridiculous and have perfect tempo, speed and annunciation. I really enjoyed their performance.
I enjoyed this book overall. It took a while to build my interest, but pays off in the end. And now that I've invested 40+ hours, I'll definite need to see how story ends.