See our review of The Way of Kings.
Brice wrote about it in his roundup, Tor had a special newsletter about it, and pretty much the whole blogosphere has been going gaga over it. The blurb even goes so far as to suggest that the Way of Kings is the next Wheel of Time. There is even a wave of fake Twitter reviews for the Way of Kings. The series already has its own Wiki page with over five references... All in all, props go out to the marketing department at Tor for getting everyone's panties in a twist for this highly anticipated novel. And to Brandon, of course, for releasing this behemoth of a book in between WoT installments... a prolific feat if I have ever seen one.
At this point, I am halfway through The Way of Kings [US][UK], volume one of the Stormlight Archive, and hope to have a review posted on Thursday. Things are moving along steadily so far and the tapestry is taking shape nicely. This is a big world you will be visiting when the book releases in August, so my suggestions is to read slowly and savor the experience. I don't want to give a detailed review here as I obviously haven't finished yet, but as I have already hinted things are going great. Brandon has gained in confidence and experience working on concluding a certain other epic, and it shows clearly in the sure prose and complex interaction of perspectives.
Enough! My fingers escape me... So, if you are interested in getting your hands on my copy (after I am done with it) just follow these exceedingly simple instructions below. Giveaway runs until 6/30/10 @ 11:59 PM EST.
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