20 June, 2010

Giveaway: The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson


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.

Giveaway Rules

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.

E-mail me your name and address at bloggeratf@[removethis]gmail.com, with "STORMLIGHT" as the subject of the email. Snarky comments increase your chances of winning and win bonus entries for future giveaways. Open worldwide as long as delivery doesn't require the mounting of an expedition into remote wilderness.

10 comments:

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

I just got mine in the mail yesterday and it just makes me happy. :D

Alec said...

Yarrrr, wait till you start reading it!

Carl Duzett said...

I thought I'd mention that someone's even made a fake twitter account for Sanderson's mysterious recurring character, Hoid: http://bit.ly/dgQ2N7

RaveAir said...

This book looks very promising to me. Unfortunatelly it means a new series have to be follow. ;)

Jamie Gibbs said...

I've been listening to Sanderson on the Writing Excuses podcast, and his work is definitely appealing to me, especially after his collab stuff with Jordan. Can't wait to give this a go!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

You guys are killing us out here. I am really looking forward to this series. Sounds like its an amazing world here too. As what else would be expected of Brandon Sanderson, right!?!

Jared Turner said...

Great giveaway, thanks for sharing.

zee said...

It's amazing! Brandon must really have some strange hold over me (perhaps I'm a kandra?), because in truth, I like posting comments on blogs *almost* as much as I like roasting my own eyes on a spit.

ed tambini said...

it's a good thing there's a month in between release dates for 'way of kings' and 'tower of midnight'. you won't have to choose which to read first :)

mixx said...

Some prefer wars among stars long ago
Other enjoy fellowships of races and rings
To both of these themes my hat I may throw,
But PLEASE select me to recive "___ Way of Kings"