First Impression Friday

First Impression Friday – The Way of Kings

“Kalak rounded a rocky stone ridge and stumbled to a stop before the body of a dying thunderclast.”

First line in The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Hey, guys. This is my first post for the weekly meme First Impression Friday which is hosted by J. W. Martin. The point of it is to talk about a book you’ve just started to give your initial thoughts and predict whether you’ll end up loving the book or not.

It sounded very interesting to me because I have a tendency to love beginnings of books. Then it might go downhill from there but I love learning what the book is about. This meme is a way for me to articulate those initial feelings.

Today I’m talking about The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

So, I’m on page 84 out of 1001 meaning that I’ve barely started this behemoth of a book. It also took a while for it to start properly because it has a prelude AND a prologue. I was a bit confused while reading those, because there was just so much information. Both in terms of the world but also the magic, and I sort of panicked in my effort to remember it all. However, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t like what I read. I still found it very cool.

When I finally got to the actual chapters, I was seriously intriqued by one of the characters from the get-go. I’m very interested in following him and learning more about him. The other POV-character I’ve read from so far hasn’t captured my attention in the same way yet but I’m expecting that to change.

My prediction for this book is that I’ll love it. So many people do! I’ve read Sanderson before so I know that I really enjoy his writing style. I think The Way of Kings will end up with a rating between 4 and 5 stars.

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