REVIEW: Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive) by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson's new big series, The Stormlight Archive follows several different viewpoints of people in a world where powerful 'highstorms' scour the land regularly.


As is typical for a Sanderson book, the characters are fleshed out.


One thing that stood out to me is that, like in The Lies of Locke Lamora there are chapters which detail past events. And like in that book I didn't care much for them as you already knew how the character in question is going to end up.


Ultimately, the book is setup for the most part, which leaves me with a nagging sensation that it could have been shorter.


Final verdict:

Too wordy I fear. There are several interesting events and the world described is certainly unique, but this book would have been much better had it been more compact.