Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings” is out
10 September, 2010 1 Comment
Brandon Sanderson is my favourite author at the moment. He writes epic fantasy novels with carefully constructed plots and colourful, life-like characters.
He is famous for complex, cohesive “magic systems” – that is, the magic in his books is always consistent within its own internal rules. He’s also known for original story concepts; many of them turn well-known fantasy tropes on their heads, such as the Mistborn trilogy, which is about a world in which “the Dark Lord won” – a prophesied hero, fated to destroy an evil villain, unexpectedly failed.
If you’d like to try out Brandon’s work I recommend Warbreaker, a full novel he released for free (cc licensed) which you can download as a .pdf or .prc from his website: Warbreaker downloads (I tried to convert the latest version to an .epub but my reader won’t open it, anyone else succeeded?).
I can’t wait to read his latest book, The Way of Kings:
It’s just been released and is available as an eBook, as a physical book ordered on-line and in bookstores in the US (and some here in Australia, try Borders). There are sample chapters available on tor.com, too.
So if this looks like something you might like, given Brandon a try.