Today’s the day Brandon Sanderson’s new book, The Way of Kings, hits the shelves. I just got the advanced reading copy so I’m reading it now. I’ll post a review when I finish. Meanwhile, the publisher, Tor, has posted an article by Sanderson, in which he talks about his early days as a writer and how The Way of Kings came about.
My favorite quote is in regard to the first book he had ever written:
The book was terrible. It was essentially a hybrid of Tad Williams and Dragonlance, though at the time I felt it was totally new and original. It did have a wizard who threw fireballs with smiley faces on the front, though, so that’s kind of cool.
If his first book was that bad, maybe there’s hope for us aspiring authors yet. 🙂
If you’re interested in possibly purchasing The Way of Kings, check out my new, custom Amazon bookstore–there’s a link on this page to the right. The current price there is only $15.11, compared to the standard retail price of $27.99. You can also find additional product information there.