Infinity Blade: Awakening

Infinity Blade: Awakening

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by Brandon Sanderson
     
 
Trained from birth in swordplay and combat, a young knight named Siris has journeyed to the Dark Citadel with a single purpose: fight through the army of Titans to face the tyrannical God King in one-on-one combat. This was his father’s sacred mission, and his father’s before him, going back countless generations in an effort to free their people from

Overview

Trained from birth in swordplay and combat, a young knight named Siris has journeyed to the Dark Citadel with a single purpose: fight through the army of Titans to face the tyrannical God King in one-on-one combat. This was his father’s sacred mission, and his father’s before him, going back countless generations in an effort to free their people from enslavement. But when Siris somehow succeeds where all those from his bloodline previously have failed, he finds himself cast into a much larger world, filled with warriors and thieves, ancient feuds and shifting alliances, Deathless immortals and would-be kings. His quest for freedom will take him on an epic journey in search of the mythical figure known as the Worker of Secrets – the one being in the world who can unravel the secrets of the Infinity Blade.

Based on the bestselling video game from ChAIR Entertainment and Epic Games, this all-new adventure from acclaimed fantasy author Brandon Sanderson digs deeper into the fantastical world of Infinity Blade, a world of mystery and intrigue where magic and technology are indistinguishable, and even life and death are not what they seem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013637511
Publisher:
ChAIR Entertainment Group, LLC
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Infinity Blade , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
32,021
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Brandon Sanderson has published six solo novels with Tor Books—Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker, and The Way of Kings—as well as four books in the middle-grade Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians series from Scholastic. He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s long-running Wheel of Time series, to which he added 2009's The Gathering Storm and 2010's Towers of Midnight, as well as the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, scheduled for release in 2012. His newest Mistborn novel, The Alloy of Law, will be released in November 2011. Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

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Infinity Blade: Awakening 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 112 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great short story from Sanderson. It is based off an iPad game so there is some existing background you might not know. Now at 100 pages it is a quick read, but still a fun story with some cool characters. The only down side I see is that it seems to end right where Brandon usually starts a story really going! Here's hoping he comes out with a follow up for those that don't play the game. Definitely worth the short momey for the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nook should have it as a game!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, I would sometimes be laughing my head off, or sometimes be aching to turn the page to see who would win the battle. Either way, I love this book!
Tony Quiles More than 1 year ago
A fantastic story based upon an equally grand game for the iPhone and iPad! Light yet engrossing this will definately leave you wanting more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book Great game Great author What's not to like
Dan6807 More than 1 year ago
Excellent action and good plot but needs to continue to resolve conflicts at the last few pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the sample, there is only 6 out of 20 pages you actually read. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading the ebook on loan from a friend who is also a big fan of Brandon Sanderson. I've read his other books and got into this story just as easily as the others. The tale here is short and serves to bridge the gap between two video games, but I didn't feel I was missing anything for not having played the games. Truth be told, I'd almost consider playing them now to find out how the story ends... but really I'd just like to hear Brandon tell the story. Highly recommended to fans of Brandon or anyone wanting to read an intriguing little fantasy tale with several twists to keep you turning the pages. : ) If you enjoy this tale or want a longer form alternative, it has certain themes and world building similarities to Brandon's Mistborn books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An awesome story leading to the fun video game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt expect it to be is good as it is I really enjoyed stroke of genius.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is good but it diddent capture sirises personality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sucked me in pretty quick and had me wanted much much more at the end. I was sad when I realized it was over, I wanted another 500 pages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fairly simple game turned into a good story. Its a good short read. Sanderson did a great job turning an ipod game into a book. I wish it were a bit longer, and hopefully they decide to make a sequal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its the best book ever. THE GAME IS THE BEST!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads like a story for a young reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They really should make a book 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Title sounds gooood summmary sounds goood too maybe i take a shot at reading this boook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing but too short :(
Shaen More than 1 year ago
Introduces an interesting plot and fantasy world, but it would not be high on my priority to read.
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MattFire0320 More than 1 year ago
Sanderson takes us into the future where several people have found the technology to become immortal. The characters are well written and interact well together, the banter is good and the author draws a vivid picture with his words. Each character have their own unique personality in this story. The protagonist characters are Siris and Isa. The antagonist characters are Raidriar and The Worker of Secrets. Siris have one mission and it is to go to Raidriar’s castle and fight him and free the people from slavery but Raidriar has a powerful weapon that can slay the unsalable that is the Infinity Blade. This book just has so much sweet and delicious details you can explode with excitement. Overall it had a fantasy feel about it, as does the other pieces of Sanderson's works that I've read, though there were some moments when there seemed to be high tech technology involved too. I've read I've found myself drawn into the world with magic and immortal characters. The culture of the story was built up well, not that I expected any less, and I found myself dragged into the world, the settings, and yes the magic, without a struggle at all.  Of course this wouldn't be a Sanderson book without a kick ass heroine, and Isa provided that, though she wasn't the central character. I wished there was more awesome characters in the story. I am hoping to see more of Isa in the next book, and I'm hoping that the relationship between Siris and Isa progresses, because it truly felt like there was potential there._ I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. I did not think that any book that was based off of a video game could be any good. I was pleasantly surprised that Sanderson put so much love and effort in to writing this story so that it was a TRUE story. My biggest complaint about this story was how short it was, I really wished that it could have gone longer and had more of a chance to explore the world as a whole rather than focusing on this one character. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action, sword fighting, and magic this book is a keeper to me and I hope it is to many people.