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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

October 1st, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Description from GoodReads: Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn’t like his job, and the immortal who’s still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago.

Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people.

By using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris; Susebron the God King; Lightsong, reluctant god of  bravery, and mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker.

This was another book I’ve had for awhile and never picked up and now I am kicking myself for waiting.  At almost 600 pages it quite the hefty book but is a wonderful read!  I loved the characters and can’t think of a single one that I found lacking.   The story is filled with twists and turns that surprised me and kept me wondering what was really going on.  We watch the two sisters, Vivenna and Siri, mature through their experiences in Hallandren.  The “god” Lightsong was hilarious and kept me laughing through the book and he touches your heart.  If you are looking for a good fantasy read this is definitely one to pick up.

On a related note I saw that Sanderson was picked to finish off Robert Jordan’s final book in the Wheels of Time series.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Fantasy

5 Responses

  1. Kay

    I really want to read this one! I want to finish the Mistborn trilogy first, but I already bought this one. Glad you enjoyed it!
    The Man is a fan of Sanderson and was a great fan of Jordan too; you can imagine how excited he is about The Gathering Storm!

  2. dsuzuki

    LOL. I kept meaning to read Robert Jordan. My brother loved his books but I never did start one. This was my first Sanderson book. I will have to check out the others.

  3. J. Kaye

    No wonder you waited! 600 pages – lol! I tend to pick the thinner books. I’m bad, I know.

  4. dsuzuki

    LOL. I know, some how it’s just so much more tempting to be able to breeze through the shorter ones and yet so many of these chunky books are so good.

  5. Mishel

    I really want to read this one! I’m so glad you enjoyed it =)

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