The Way of Kings\Der Pfad der Winde, englische Ausgabe
A "New York Times" bestseller--a richly imagined epic by
the author chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time,
set in a world relentlessly blasted by awesome tempests, where
emotions take physical form, and terrible secrets hide deep within
the rocky landscape.
Brandon Sanderson, widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert
Jordan's "Wheel of Time saga", begins a grand cycle
of his own, with The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight
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
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
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.
Brandon Sanderson, 1975 in Nebraska geboren, schreibt seit seiner Schulzeit phantastische Geschichten. Er studierte Englische Literatur und unterrichtet Kreatives Schreiben. Sein Debütroman avancierte in Amerika auf Anhieb zum Bestseller. Er wurde auserwählt, Robert Jordans großen Fantasy-Zyklus "Das Rad der Zeit" fortzuschreiben. Brandon Sanderson lebt mit seiner Familie in Provo, Utah.
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