BTW I did get the Prologue when I downloaded so bear that in mind. This is turning out to be as great as "The Gathering storm"! That, added to the great value of 48 hours for one credit, this is definitely worth the listen!
I nearly didn't get this book because of the reviews. However I am very glad I did. In fact I am currently paying for book 3 because I can't wait for my next credit (the reason it gets 4 out of 5 is because the books are so damned short.) I have listened to many of the fantasy / Sci-Fi featured on Audible... and I have to say that this is a very worthy addition! ~ just had to get used to the first person perspective.... I am so used to the limited omniscient third, that at first it was hard to follow. Mayhapps that is why these nay sayers were so down on the book.
Try it out for a change of pace. Good Plot. Intriguing Characters, and Fun to listen to. However, remember that it takes some getting used to the perspective of the Author of the Annals.
I have listened (Thank you Audible for filling my long drive to work) to most of Brandon Sanderson's books since hearing the announcement that he would be completing the Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan's Masterpiece.) I decided to listen to Sanderson's books in chronological order of release date; and I must say that Sanderson's writing style has developed into a style that I have come to thoroughly enjoy. While his earlier books had a slow start and the token Sanderson Avalanche at the end, this book had me riveted from near the start to finish. I found myself driving in the slow lane just so I could find out what happens next. While Gathering Storm was incredible, The Way of Kings has returned me to the days where as kid in middle school I would stay up late reading The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan or Wizards First Rule by Terry Good Kind. The Way of Kings makes you care about the people in the book and their struggles. To sum up, this is a MUST read - or listen to - for all the fantasy genera fans who like to care about, and be engaged by, characters in a book. - Blood and Bloody Storming Ashes, this is worth the listen!
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