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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Please join us and enjoy discussing The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson as our title for January of the new year! Amazon must have known we were going to choose this title as it's only $3 for the kindle version right now!

In Brandon Sanderson's own words:

"...The book started its life many years ago being about a young man who made a good decision. I wrote the entire book that way before realizing I’d done it wrong. So I started over from scratch and had him take the other fork, the more difficult fork. The fork that cast him into some of the worst imaginable circumstances, ground him against the stones of a world where there is no soil or sand on the ground.

My goal: to prove to myself, and to him, that the “good” decision was not actually the best one. The Way Of Kings is his story, though he shares the space with several others. They’ll get their own books later in the series.

I want to tell you more, but I don’t have the space here. I want to talk about the art in the book (it’s ambitious, unlike anything I’ve seen tried in an epic fantasy novel before.) I want to talk about the scope of the series, the distinctive world which is so much larger and more real than anything I’ve worked on before. I want to explain the book.

But, for now, I think it’s best to just show you instead.

Enjoy."

You can find it here from Amazon.com

You can find it here from the Houston Public Library

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  • Kimberly

    That was fun, thanks all!

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Fran M.

    Sorry we missed it but we are on our anniversary trip. This group picks the best books! Just voted for next time. Hope the meetup date works for us.

    January 6, 2014

  • Ben C.

    The book exchange was a ton of fun! I think everyone ended up leaving with something new to them that they will enjoy.

    January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the best epic reads, and I think even more engrossing than Olympus. Can't wait to discuss this one!

    January 4, 2014

  • Elizabeth M.

    Not going to make it. A good friend is coming into town that day. Just found out. Sorry. Enjoyed the book though!

    January 1, 2014

    • Ben C.

      No worries, we'll catch you at the next event!

      January 3, 2014

  • Vanessa P.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone! I'm new.

    January 1, 2014

    • Ben C.

      Hi Vanessa, just look for the bunched up tables and people with books, Kindles, and Nooks. Hmm, just noticed that B&N was trying to be clever with their device name. Sigh. It's still the holidays in my mind.

      January 3, 2014

  • Ben C.

    Reading this a second time it's much easier to draw the similarities to Sanderson's other works. I forgot how long this particular book is though! Still, the continuation comes out in early March.

    December 28, 2013

  • Balek

    Ben, do you have a way to push an email to everybody to remind folks who don't check the site that we're doing the used-book thing this time (and the "rules" like do we wrap the things or what)?

    Christmas book regift! lol I only got Kindle books though. ;-)

    December 28, 2013

    • Ben C.

      That quick!? Yes, there's a way to send out a group message via email I think, so I can send a reminder. We didn't talk about wrapping them, so I would consider that a cool bonus and great use for all those odd scraps of wrapping paper! Any ideas on how the exchange should actually work or what to do if someone forgets to bring a book?

      December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time

    1 · December 25, 2013

    • Ben C.

      Welcome to the group Tejaswi! Hope you're enjoying the book.

      December 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes indeed I am ☺

      December 26, 2013

  • Ben C.

    Hope everyone got all the books, gadgets, and do-dads you widhed for. (Santa said a shardblade was too dangerous for a sticking stuffer).

    December 26, 2013

  • Laura

    Don't forget it's also the book exchange meeting :0)

    December 23, 2013

    • Laura

      Pretty much. I think it was a book we had and wanted to pass along or a book under $10.

      December 24, 2013

    • Ben C.

      Yep! New, used, well loved and adorned!

      December 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time

    December 25, 2013

  • Fran M.

    Just bought the ebook. Nook version is also $3. Yeah! One thing I really like about this bookclub is no one whines about how long the books we read are. One thing I dislike is I am being introduced to so many new authors I cannot find enough time to read the sequels! Sorry we are out of town for next mtg. We will be reading it on our trip. Both of us are downloading right this minute.

    December 12, 2013

  • Balek

    Anyone going to Space City Con in Galveston this same weekend? I'm still wavering.

    December 12, 2013

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