Kalak rounded a rocky stone ridge and stumbled to a stop before the body of a dying thunderclast.The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson, Tor 2010
YESSS, finally some good fucking epic fantasy!
This one has been on my Holds list forever, which might see something about how popular it is or how few copies the library has. That’s always a risk because what if the story/positive review lost their appeal or have been completely forgotten?
With 1200 digital pages The Way of Kings was a risky investment, but it paid off beautifully. World-building, politics, magic and nary a sex scene. It never gets dense and the details keep the regular plots (apocalypse looming, political corruption) fresh.
This is a book you keep the TV off for, and stay up past your bed time.