The Way of KingsAudiobook CD - 2016
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 10 consecrated orders known as the Knight Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where 10 armies fight separately against a single for, he struggles to save his men and fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Lie his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by ancient text called the Way of Kings. Troubled by visions of ancient times and the knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretics, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.
Publisher: [Bethesda, Md] : GraphicAudio, ©2016.
Characteristics: 7 compact discs (approximately 7 hrs.) :,digital stereo ;,12 cm