Way of Kings Readalong – Launch Post
We’re not far away from the release of one of the most anticipated novels of our generation, Words of Radiance : The Stormlight Archive Book Two.
Fantasy-Faction is most excited about the launch of this one and we’re teaming up with Gollancz, the UK publishers, to do a readalong of the first book, Way of Kings.
Here’s the blog post Gollancz made yesterday announcing the readalong:
Announcing The Way of Kings Readalong
Breaking news! We’re teaming up with the brilliant Marc Aplin of Fantasy Faction for a read along of Way of Kings! We know many of you are as excited as we are for the upcoming publication Words of Radiance and thought now was the perfect time to have a look back at the series so far.
This isn’t going to be your typical read along; no way! In true Gollancz Geeks and Fantasy-Faction style we want to make this a community event. We want to hear your comments, questions and thoughts as we make our way through The Way of Kings. Leave us a comment each week and we’ll be drawing a winner for a special read along prize!
But that’s not all? We’re giving away 30 copies of The Way of Kings (Part 1 and Two) to kick off the read along. You can sign up to be entered into our random draw to get your hands on a copy by [clicking the link] below, but hurry the random draw closes on 20th February at midnight.
Now, to get us started, you can read the first three chapters of The Way of Kings here.
Essentially, my plan for this readalong is to provide short and concise chapter summaries that will allow people to refer back to the readalong in years to come and remind themselves what happened where. In addition, I want to try and spot important plot points and thinks that Brandon has buried within the text that may come to be more important as the series progresses. Finally, I want to raise questions and debates that will allow the community to read and enjoy this book together in a way that enhances the experience.
Now, I know that we aren’t going to finish this readalong in time for Words of Radiance’s release, but if you stick with us you’ll be able to get started just a few weeks after its release.
If you intend to join in the read along or even just follow the posts, could you sign your name and Twitter username (if you have one)? I’ll drop you a tweet when each post goes up (no more than one a week). Can’t wait – it’s gonna be fun! 😀