Author: Brandon Sanderson
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪
Synopsis for Book One
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.
Character : 9/10
Total: 9.07 which is 5 stars
Usually with a Brandon Sanderson book I always find that the story is very slow at the beginning of the book is very slow, but this one I felt went very quickly.
Shallan’s character really does go through stages with me where I dislike her and then love her. She started acting like a child throughout the book which irritated me a little but she managed to redeem herself towards the end of the story.
I really enjoyed the Dahlinar flashbacks in this book. They made me appreciate his character more and I now understand him a lot better. I really like the journey his character has taken in this book. Brandon Sanderson knows how to write characters.
Overall I really enjoyed the plot of this one and enjoyed the journey all the characters went on. There were characters I didn’t even realise I was attached too making me feel all kinds of emotions throughout.
Brandon Sanderson has a way of making you feel like you really know the characters in all his books. Even characters you didn’t particularly like, he knows how to pull on your heart strings. I can’t wait to get stuck into the Rhythm of War at some point soon.
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