Have you ever read anything by Brandon Sanderson?
If you have, you know that his books are always brilliantly realized, with incredible worlds, complex and multi-faceted characters, incredible magic systems, intricate plotting, and a lot of fun. And if you haven't, you're in for a real treat.
Either way, you should join in this readalong!
We'll be reading the first book of Sanderson's Stormlight Archive, The Way of Kings starting June 22. It's quite a large book, so I'm aiming to split it up into about 200 pages a week. The tentative schedule is below:
- June 22: Read through Ch12 (201)
- June 29: Read through Ch28 (405)
- July 6: Read through Ch42 (600)
- July 13: Read through Ch57 (810)
- July 20: Finish book (1002)
- July 27: Final thoughts
Even if you're on the fence, I think think this is a great place to start epic fantasy or give it another shot.
How do you participate? I'll be posting brief summaries of the chapters we've read so far so that people who have already read it can participate without spoiling things. I'll post about my thoughts so far and predictions about what's going to happen, and maybe a discussion post to go with it. You can stop by and comment with your thoughts or do your own posts on your blogs - just be sure to link me to them in the comments so I know to stop by.
I'm so excited - this is my first time hosting a Readalong, and I can't wait to experience a Sanderson novel with some wonderful fellow book lovers!
In the meantime, grab yourself a copy of WoK and tell anyone you know who might be interested!