“The Way of Kings” is a high fantasy novel written by Brandon Sanderson and published in 2010. It is the first book in the epic fantasy series, The Stormlight Archive.
The novel is set in the world of Roshar, where powerful storms sweep across the land and shape its unique ecology. The story follows three main characters: Kaladin, a soldier who becomes a slave; Dalinar, a high-ranking nobleman who is plagued by visions of a lost past; and Shallan, a young woman who seeks to become a scholar.
As their stories unfold, the characters become embroiled in a larger conflict that threatens the future of Roshar. The ancient enemy known as the Voidbringers has returned, and a war is brewing between the human kingdoms and the Parshendi, a native species of Roshar who have their own agenda.
Sanderson’s writing is richly detailed, with a complex world and a large cast of characters. The novel is full of action, political intrigue, and magical battles, with a richly drawn magic system that is central to the plot.
“The Way of Kings” is a sprawling epic that will appeal to fans of high fantasy and those who enjoy complex world-building and well-drawn characters. It is a masterful work of fantasy that sets the stage for an epic series that is still ongoing.