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The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making. Speak again the ancient oaths: Life before death. Strength before weakness.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making. Speak again the ancient oaths: Life before death. Strength before weakness.
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making. Speak again the ancient oaths: Life before death. Strength before weakness.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Kramer, Kate Reading

Length:

45h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

53:49


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:01


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

36:43


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

35:57


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

31:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

28:49


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

50:35


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

44:10


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

49:14


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

17:49


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

16:40


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

01:02:47


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

55:39


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

24:33


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

28:21


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

01:06:12


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

37:58


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

48:13


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

01:00:02


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

42:16


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

05:56


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

30:57


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

39:36


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

38:09


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

24:25


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

22:18


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

44:55


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

01:01:25


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

02:07:08


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

48:10


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

25:19


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

14:09


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

30:47


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

40:49


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

14:51


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

13:19


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

39:47


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

40:49


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

13:34


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

26:25


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

36:47


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

15:08


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

39:51


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

35:04


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

34:59


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

55:20


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

52:40


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

33:30


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

24:21


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

24:23


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

09:04


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

52:26


Part 4, Chapter 52
Part 4, Chapter 52

49:16


Part 4, Chapter 53
Part 4, Chapter 53

17:34


Part 4, Chapter 54
Part 4, Chapter 54

40:31


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

42:11


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

32:06


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

01:07:09


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

53:18


Part 4, Chapter 59
Part 4, Chapter 59

45:28


Part 4, Chapter 60
Part 4, Chapter 60

31:45


Part 4, Chapter 61
Part 4, Chapter 61

23:46


Part 4, Chapter 62
Part 4, Chapter 62

35:07


Part 4, Chapter 63
Part 4, Chapter 63

15:18


Part 4, Chapter 64
Part 4, Chapter 64

22:50


Part 4, Chapter 65
Part 4, Chapter 65

26:24


Part 4, Chapter 66
Part 4, Chapter 66

17:17


Part 4, Chapter 67
Part 4, Chapter 67

53:40


Part 4, Chapter 68
Part 4, Chapter 68

45:42


Part 4, Chapter 69
Part 4, Chapter 69

56:10


Part 5, Chapter 70
Part 5, Chapter 70

17:11


Part 5, Chapter 71
Part 5, Chapter 71

20:53


Part 5, Chapter 72
Part 5, Chapter 72

06:23


Part 5, Chapter 73
Part 5, Chapter 73

25:16


Part 5, Chapter 74
Part 5, Chapter 74

06:51


Part 5, Chapter 75
Part 5, Chapter 75

15:42


Part 5, Chapter 76
Part 5, Chapter 76

12:52


Part 5, Chapter 77
Part 5, Chapter 77

12:35


Part 5, Chapter 78
Part 5, Chapter 78

00:52