The Way of Kings Prime

Brandon Sanderson
fantasy > high fantasy
The Way of Kings Prime - Brandon Sanderson

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
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
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Updated: May 19, 2022

The Stormlight Archive :: Series

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.

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 are 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, 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.

Belongs to the series Cosmere

The Way of Kings Prime
The Way of Kings8.98
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2)9.12
Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5)8.60
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3)9.08
Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive #3.5)9.00
Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive #4)9.66
Book Five of The Stormlight Archive (untitled) (The Stormlight Archive #5)8.90
Book Six of The Stormlight Archive (untitled) (The Stormlight Archive #6)8.72
Book Seven of The Stormlight Archive (untitled) (The Stormlight Archive #7)
Book Eight of The Stormlight Archive (untitled) (The Stormlight Archive #8)
Book Nine of The Stormlight Archive (untitled) (The Stormlight Archive #9)
Book Ten of The Stormlight Archive (untitled) (The Stormlight Archive #10)