The Way of Kings Prime - Brandon Sanderson 6.00   1

The Way of Kings Prime is the original draft of The Way of Kings written in 2002. It is completely different to the version released back in 2011, and is not canon to the Cosmere universe. Brandon Sanderson released this version as a extra goodie during The Way of Kings 10th Anniversary Leatherbound Edition Kickstarter.

"The Way of Kings Prime, was written in 2002 and is basically an alternate version of The Way of Kings, which was published by Tor Books in 2010. The Way of Kings Prime is very different from the published book. Think of it as set in a different universe with a completely different plot. If you haven’t read the 2010 canonical version, please read that one first." - Brandon Sanderson



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Release date July 7, 2020
Details updated October 4, 2022

The Stormlight Archive :: Series

Series contains 10 primary works and has 13 total works.

The Stormlight Archive is an ongoing epic fantasy novel series written by American author Brandon Sanderson. The first of ten planned volumes, The Way of Kings, was published on August 31, 2010. Book five will be the final book of the first sequence.

Widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, Brandon Sanderson now begins a grand cycle of his own, one every bit as ambitious and immersive.

Main series Cosmere

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) 9.00   54
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) 9.12   32
Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5) 8.60   5
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3) 9.08   12
Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive #3.5) 9.00   3
Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive #4) 9.50   4
The Way of Kings Prime 6.00   1