Maybe you need to try “The Way of Kings” the first of the storm light archive series by Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings takes place in a unique masterfully crafted world of Roshar " it 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. Journey before Destination. and return to men the Shards they once bore. The Knights Radiant must stand again. Stand alone or series: The first book in The Stormlight Archive, of a planned ten volume series" It introduces you to a new school of thought. If you’re not ‘ooing’ at the shard bearers or ‘aahing’ at the shardswords then you need to check yourself emotionally. Brandon Sanderson accomplishes what most writers fail to do most times in writing action scenes. With Way of Kings you feel like the entire scene is playing in your head so well put that you don’t pause for a second and ask yourself how that would look like? It’s a whopping 1000+ pages which if you’re not an avid reader will grow weary at some point, but the need to see the story through will keep you flipping and the need to see the story unfold as we view life through the eyes of four of the stories protagonists.
Good potato- Action scenes, relatable characters unique concepts Bad potato- All those pages! Well this concludes my relatively short segment I’m hoping to see you guys.