The Way of Kings is an amazing read. I think everyone should read it! It takes place in the world of Roshar. Its a place where storms create energy that is stored in gems, ideas are materialized in the form of Spren, weapons that can cut your very soul, and armor that can stop these weapons from cutting someone are worth more than kingdoms. In this story there are three main characters: Kaladin, Shallan, and Dalinar. In the beginning, their stories are completely unconnected. Kaladin is a slave trying to protect other slaves, Shallan is a scholar trying to save her family name, and Dalinar is a general trying to avenge the death of his brother, the king. As their stories progress, they come together to create one big adventure that ends perfectly. It sets up the sequel masterfully. It is an amazing book. 12/10 stars.