Saturday, December 12, 2009

[Review] - Warbreaker

Title: Warbreaker
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: June 9, 2009

I received this book for review from Tor Books

Summary: 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.

Thoughts: Warbreaker is a very unique story, where breath and color play a big part in the characters everyday lives. I found this strange and intriguing at the same time. This an epic tale, an intricate world. The story was filled with intrigue, mystery, danger and a splash of humor. Maybe it's just me but this is not a book to zip through if you want to truly enjoy and understand what is going on. I don't read many epic fantasies but I found this one enjoyable. The characters were wonderful to read. I especially liked Siri, Lightsong and Vasher.

Score: 4 Stars

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Other Titles:
The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones
Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia
The Gathering Storm
The Hope of Elantris
The Way of Kings- August 17, 2010

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  1. Oh oh would totally love to read this one, since he help complete WOT and I worshipped Robert Jordan. I am so curious about his style..when he is not following another writers guidelines.

  2. Enjoyed your review! This one sounds like an original and interesting story. Is definitely on my wishlist now. Thanks!

  3. I loved this book. It's definitely Brandon Sanderson's best book, to date. He always comes up with unique and well thought out systems of magic. Plus I love all the twists and turns that leave you reeling, and the great ending that ties everything together. I think this was my favorite fantasy book of the year.



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