It’s over a 1,000 pages.
It’s “Part One.”
This isn’t a book, it’s a commitment!
I didn’t even start to understand this new complex world until I was around page 400.
But, the characters are engaging, the world is detailed, and the story is complex without overreaching. By the time I was near the end, you know, the last 200 pages or so, I couldn’t put it down.
Would I recommend it? I’m not going to steer my anti-fantasy friends toward this one. It’s likely too huge and overwhelming to be a cross genre favorite. But, if you are someone (cough, cough, my husband, cough, cough) who is avoiding Brandon Sanderson because of the whole Wheel of Time business, please stop, go find this book, and read it.
If you are still waffling click over to read “The Way of Kings” – The Way To Write Epic Fantasy. Not only is it an excellent (and much longer) review than mine, it’s what inspired me to pick up the book in the first place!