Haven t done before and I will recommend reading this dition only if you ve read the book before It s terrifying how fast time flies I can t believe that it has been three years since I first read this book Warbreaker was the first book by Brandon Sanderson that I read after I finished his brilliant Mistborn trilogy Back then I didn t ven realize how important this standalone would become in the overarching magnitude of Sanderson s Cosmere universe Having read all of Sanderson s Cosmere books and going back to this made me realize how much Sanderson has improved as an author and how beneficial it would be to read Warbreaker first before you dive into The Stormlight Archives Seriously do itPicture Siri and God King by Dan dos SantosTaking place in the world of Nalthis Warbreaker is a standalone novel within Sanderson s Cosmere universe since its publication and for many years to come it will remain standalone The story in Warbreaker follows the tale of two sisters princesses from Idris Siri and Vivenna Idris is on the brink of war with Hallandren and to prevent war from happening the king of Idris decides to send Vivenna who has practiced and learned the culture and religion in Hallandran for years to marry the God King The king couldn t go through with it at the last minute and send his other daughter Siri to marry the God King instead Other than Siri Vivenna and Susebron we also follow two other main characters the reluctant god of bravery Lightsong the Bold and a mysterious swordsman with a sentient sword Vasher and NightbloodPicture Vasher and Vivenna by Dan dos SantosSanderson takes his time here Warbreaker is mostly paced like the second book of Mistborn trilogy The Well of Ascension It s slow paced and I thank Sanderson for it Sanderson slowly and gradually builds up the tension of the storyline while making sure ach main characters receive proper development and distinctive voices first Contrast and differences in perspectives are a very huge driving factor of the story here Sanderson himself has mentioned that Warbreaker is a book with many tone this is also what made Warbreaker so good to read An Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance eventven when they re witnessed together can be perceived very differently depending on where you stand veryone justifies their actions through the belief that they re truly doing what s best for themselves and society The clash of opinions and beliefs the kind of theme constantly xplored in this book and it also made the characters colorful in personality Every man is a hero of his own story I have always loved Sanderson s characterizations and Warbreaker contained in my opinion some of his most distinctive characters so far Siri Vivenna Lightsong Vasher Nightblood Susebron and Denth respectively differ in key personality and I njoyed reading their progression immensely Almost all of the chemistry between the characters in this novel comes in two Siri with Susebron Vivenna with Denth or Vasher Lightsong with Blushweaver or Larimar and Vasher with Nightblood The development and the interactions of these characters made the book for me they felt so natural The romance development between Siri and God King in particular was ndearing and it felt very genuine Warbreaker is a very heavily character driven book which luckily is my favorite type of narrative to read and these characters have so much to love and for me to feel invested in I honestly wish the seuel would be published already because I want to know about them Picture Blushweaver and Lightsong by Miranda MeeksAlso I would like to give a suggestion If you haven t read any of Sanderson s book in his Cosmere universe Warbreaker would be a great book for you to start your adventure I usually recommend readers to start with Mistborn trilogy but if you find the idea of going through a 1500 pages long series daunting Warbreaker should be a safer choice I don t think you should worry too much about it though Sanderson has one of the most accessible prose in the genre and he knows how to write impactful scenes without relying on beautiful writing style His prose allows him to tell a high fantasy story that s accessible to many readers around the world and I believe this is one of the many reasons why his books are so damn successful The internal thoughts of characters were always well delivered the dialogues and banter were incredibly ntertaining and fun to read More than any other book in the Cosmere universe Warbreaker is most likely the one that relies on banter and dialogues the most Pretty much very appearance that involved Lightsong was utterly delightful to read I swear my dear Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken swordShe raised an Entranced (The Donovan Legacy, eyebrowSharp as hell Lightsong said but lacking a point Excluding the vivid and cinematic uality that came from the writing one of the most important aspects andnhancement that came from Sanderson s accessible prose would be the ase delivery of the staple hard magic system that s clearly in play here Designing an intricate and uniue magic system is one of Sanderson s main talents as an author and storyteller I won t ven bother to xplain to you the in depths complexity of the magic
system in Warbreaker that is called Awakening The basic xplanation for how it in Warbreaker that is called Awakening The basic xplanation for how it is that Awakeners are capable of combining colors BioChromatic Breath and a Command to animate an object This however doesn t begin to touch the surface of the complexity and intricacies of the magic system Sanderson ramp up the intensity of the story progressively ventually leading it all towards the staple Brandon Avalanche conclusion in the final ten percent of the bookPicture Vasher and Nightblood by Micah EpsteinI loved Warbreaker not a surprise there I would devour its seuel currently Nightblood is the title immediately when it s out From what I ve gathered in the most recent State of Sanderson in 2019 there s a good chance that we won t see any continuation to this novel until at least 2025 that s sixteen years since Warbreaker was first published it sounds ridiculously long but that s just how things work in Sanderson s multi volume Cosmere universe Not only Warbreaker is a wonderful standalone but it s also filled with well realized characters that made the multitude of story lements such as mystery politics actions romance and intricate magic systems worked Color me impressed once again Sanderson Your book left me breathless on my first read and it continues to be breathtaking on reread Yes I ll let myself out nowYou can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions My life to yours My Breath become yours Buddy read with my homies at fantasy buddy reads some of my favorite people 1 Mary2 Patty3Celeste 4Choko HOLY SHITSLAP MY ASS AND CALL ME SUE WHAT IN GODS NAME DID I JUST READ ILL TELL YOU WHAT A FUCKING MASTERPIECE Every man is a hero of his own story This book was absolutely mind blowing good it took my breath away now I m a drab I am once again at a loss for words after another Sanderson book Seriously how does he manage to do it Like honestly how does this genius think of such complex magic systems and pull them off verytime How does he fit so much talent into one brain I feel like Sanderson isn t ven a real person I have never ver been so mind blown before can t believe he manages to shock Buried excite me withvery single book he writes All his books are just so
intense and fantastic i literally loved very second and fantastic I literally loved very second reading thisI kinda wished I read this before Stormlight Archive I know it isn t in the right order to read Warbreaker first but I feel I wouldn t have missed a few connections if I had read this first and I certainly would have understood Nightblood and Zahel a lot Do not Google these characters if you plan on reading Sandersons other series This book was just so good like all of Sandersons works it is a slow burner and doesn t get action packed until about halfway through This is one of my favorite things about Sandersons writing style I love the slow burn the build up I feel like I might die of a heart attack verytime the build up starts its just intense to say the least I m always on the dge of my seat because his stories are so full of twists and are the least predictable books I ve read Whenever I pick up something from his Cosmere works I find myself trying to work verything out from the beginning I feel like a detective I m always on the lookout for his world hoppers
especially hoid itHoid It like playing Where s Wally only in a book And I feel I can never trust anyone because the bad guy is always who you don t xpect Sandersons books should come with a warning label xpect the unexpected This book had such a fanta. Rre le differenze riunificare i due stati una principessa idrisiana dovrà andare in sposa al Re Dio generare con lui un rede; ma nella Corte degli Dèi luogo di intrighi complotti sotterfugi ualcuno sta tramando nell’ombraNella cornice della variopinta città di T’Telir dove colori Soffio vitale possono donare vita agli oggetti inanimati un gruppo composito di personaggi giovan. ,
A man cannot claim to be a fantasy fan if a man hasn t read Brandon Sanderson at least once in his lifetime My life to yours My Breath become yours I feel like I was dormant Before An inanimate object patiently awaiting until Brandon Sanderson infused my molecules with Breath until he Awakened me and gave me senses feelings purpose Ever since I finished Warbreaker my mind floats and wanders around Cosmere and I can t seem to find the courage nor the will to come backIt s unsettling but it feels right Every man is a hero of his own story Three centuries ago the land of Hallandren was united Until the Manywar rupted the religion of the Iridescent Tones was founded and the royal line fled creating the kingdom of Idris Idris and Hallandren have been on the brink of armed conflict for years but now the future of Nalthis lies in the hands of four individuals A god who doesn t believe in his own divinity A princess whose life goal was taken away from her An immortal wielding a sword that leaks shadows A princess locked in a gilded cage And in the middle of chaos conspiracies backstabbings and schemes the God King himself A person knows when they re in darkness ven when they can t see I read The Final Empire many years ago and The Shadow Reader even though I don t remember much I cannot forget the ingrained belief that Brandon Sanderson crafts the most intricate and imaginative worlds concerning religion magic system governmental structure and setting Warbreaker is noxception Nalthis was masterfully woven the author spun fibers into Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies elaborate threads the threads turned into colorful dazzling tapestries that stole your Breath but instead of leaving you a Drab younded up absorbing and Breath until your senses were hightened your perception widened and separating yourself from the story demanded huge physical ffort While adjusting to the surroundings of Idris and Hallandren as well as grasping the meaning of Breath and Awakening was a timely prodecure thus the 45 stars the fact that Brandon Sanderson s talent is unrivaled remains undisputed The pantheon of Hallandren the foggy vents and discoveries that led to the Manywar the story of the Five Scholars the subtle differencies between matter which is able to be Awakened the prerogatives and limitations of being a Returned they were not served on a silver platter there were tidbits scattered throughout the story keeping you alert showing up when you needed them guiding you to the labyrinth of the politics and hidden agendas of the Court of Gods It was a marvelous The Power Of A Choice experienceThe flow of the narration wasn t particularly fast but it paved the road for the climax that dominated the last 100 pages and rendered you speechless gasping like fish out of water The plot consisted of complicated schemes power bids and war preparations you followed Vivenna s journey to undermine the ability of her opponents to conduct war and save her little sister Siri on her uest to survive in a court that only needed her womb and Lightsong the Bold on hisfforts to prove that he is not worthy that no one should depend on him that he is a joke of a god The plot twists were unrelenting and occasionally painful a moment of silence for the souls that were crushed after The Basement Scene the revelations shocking to say the least and the characters a rainbow of flaws mistakes and determination My dear did you just try to prove the xistence of God through the use of your cleavage Lightsong the Bold truly was a multi layered hero and a personal favorite His conversations with his priest Llarimar put a permanent smile on my face they sounded like a couple married for years while his xchanges with Blushweaver and the other Returned gave me headaches unlike Lightsong I can suffer from headaches but those were of the good kind He imbued the story with mirth and his xistential uestions found their answers in the most astonishing manner Siri the reckless princess that found herself in a position of importance and great peril had a strong arc that transformed her into a ueen her willingness to give a chance to a culture she d learned to hate her compassion towards Susebron and her attempts at manipulation made her a refreshing and ndearing character I came to root for Vivenna s development was also well portrayed most of the time she was the pious stiff and judgemental princess that hated being unimportant after being trained otherwise but the struggles and heartache she faced changed her to the core made her resilient and open minded and I loved the person she became Vasher had the martyr uality and the redemption arc I always cherish and ven though his past was hidden
AND THE SIDE HE WORKED FORthe side he worked for a mystery for a great while he was one of the main reasons this book was so so good The addition of Nightblood
The Sword To Destroy Evil But Doesnsword to destroy vil but doesn recognize Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling evil was a product of pure ingenuity As for Susebron I m just going to say two words soft marshmallowWarbreaker is anpic all Monsieur Pain encompassing fantasy tale that features politics religion magic and romance and confirms what is alreadystablished that Brandon Sanderson is a master of the genreThe Way of Kings you re next Review also posted on BookNest 45 I always have a hard time reviewing Brandon Sanderson s books As always the world building and the magic system is what makes this book amazing I really liked the story and the twist I didn t see coming I would totally recommend this books and cannot wait for the seuel since the title is the name of one of my favorite character a talking sword P This is not on the same level for me as Mistborn but I do have a feeling that I ll appreciate this one ven as time goes on and I m looking forward to discussing it in detail during with my gush video AHHHWHAT JUSTI need the next book Now And I don t have it What do I do lets play six degrees of brandon sanderson i will go first i recently found out that my dads brothers wifes brother is childhood best friends with brandon and they still are close to this day so much so that my cousins have met him got books signed tc after hearing about this i felt obligated that my next read should be one of his novels i mean we are practically family lol after lantris its so amazing to see how much sanderson has developed as a writer and author since his debut novel the incredible creativity is still present but it just feels refined in this story i thought the magic system and fantasy lements were much fully xplored and developed with all the court politics and war strategising as a support for the plot and not the other way around this just feels like a much stronger story and one i really njoyed im still not sure im a fan of his pacing which seems to be a constant for his books or so i have heard i understand the slow buildup simmering until Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. everything culminates into one giantxplosion of action towards the nd but similar to his debut it makes the nding feel rushed to me its not necessarily disruptive but it definitely is a lot to take in all at once and ven though i felt like verything was rushed i actually really appreciate that the story was nicely wrapped up but that the Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, epilogue also provided a segue for a seuel i hate cliffhangers with a passion so sanderson gets a gold star in my book for the conclusion not necessarily how he concluded but just thatverything was concluded in generalive been putting off the mistborn series for a while now so i guess its now finally time to pick it up 45 stars What can I say I really really Il morto di Maigret enjoyed this Brandon Sanderson proves once again that he is the master of world building It is noasy task to create a whole world complete with a well developed magic system different cultures opposing religions and political intrigue not to mention
brilliant three dimensional complex characters to bootYet again Sanderson has created realistic characters that almost burstthree dimensional complex characters to bootYet again Sanderson has created realistic characters that almost burst the page Told from four different perspectives you really feel immersed in the story and ach character s thought process You understand the motives behind their actions yet also see the bigger picture This allows you to care for them to worry about their plans and cheer them on The writing doesn t feel rushed nor is the world building too descriptive or slow and the nding is satisfying yet simultaneously leaves the characters open for a seuelIn romana gasiti impresia mea aici 455 starsA colorful vibrant and highly character driven standalone fantasyIf you haven t seen the tenth anniversary leatherbound dition of Warbreaker I suggest you take a look now by clicking here I don t have one I simply can t afford it However staring at how gorgeous it is it certainly solidified my decision to reread Warbreaker this time with the annotated dition which Da ormai trecento anni il regno di Hallandren è governato dagli dèi Ritornati uomini morti in modo Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition esemplare tornati a nuova vita dall’aldilà Billionaires Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom e dal loro sovrano assoluto il Re Dio La vecchia dinastia reale fuggita durante la Pluriguerra si è ritirata nell’enclave di Idris un territorio impervio montagnoso che però consente loro di controllare i valichi settentrionali Per ricompo. .
Stic Sexual Secrets ending that I almost jumped out of my seat cheering for the characters I loved I was so shocked to find out who the bad guy was let me just say I neverxpected it to be that person I read 50% of this book in three hours I couldn t put it down Everytime I turned a page I felt sick with anticipation The almost sex scenes in this book shocked and surprised me I loved it I know Sanderson is a practicing Mormon and doesn t write sex scenes but it was awesome to have a little passion in this bookOkay that s nough raving this story is set in the Shardworld of Nathlis It s about two sister Siri and Vivienne who are from Idris basically Vivienne has been trained her whole life to be the God Kings wife to form a treaty between Idris Hallandren The king of Idris decides to send his youngest daughter Siri instead Vivienne goes on a rescue mission to save her sister because a war is brewing between the two countries In Hallandren there are living gods called the returned and basically shit turns sour and the girls gods go on one hell of a ride The magic in this story is in their breath Yep in their fucking breath What will he think of next Another precaution In order to Awaken the man would need three things Breath color and a Command I absolutely loved Siri I thought she was the sweetest buttercup ver she is kind caring opinionated xtremely naive but she s still clever She reminded me of Shallan from WoK I njoyed Siri s character development and by the nd was so obsessed with her I wanted to defend and protect her she s so bloody sweet Vivienne impressed me so much like wow Her character at the nd was so badass A few times in this book I thought she was just a pompous princess who liked tooting her own horn but she turned my opinion around and I actually Purely Sexual ended up liking her then Siri I wish I could grow my hair change color like the princess s can I d never have to see a hairdresserver again You re a very difficult person to manipulate you knowNonsense he said You just have to promise me that I won t have to do a thing and then I ll do anything you wantAnythingAnything that doesn t reuire doing anythingThat s nothing thenIs itYesWell that s something Lightsong Ahh where do I begin From the start I loved Lightsong his description was so sexy He made me laugh The West Transformed: A History of Western Civilization, Vol 1, to 1715 everytime it was his POV but he didnd up annoying me a tad I loved his priest and the reveal at the nd made me cry so much he is truly a wonderful person and a horrible liar I swear my dear Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword She raised an yebrowSharp as hell Lightsong said but lacking a point Blushweaver is a character that I couldn t stand I do not like the bitchy pretty characters that are like look I ve got a great set of tits and no how to use them I did however njoy her flirtiness and njoyed ven seeing her get rejected I do feel bad for blushweaver because she wasn t that bad Susebron the God King Awesome terrible holy majestic He had been stillborn but had Returned The GOD KING wow Wow WOW totally not what I xpected and I loved him so much seriously what a precious little cinnamon roll he is so bloody lovely What a fantastic character what a great twist at the nd Nightblood a talking sword that s a creep and a smart ass without ven noticing I loved his blood thirstiness he just wants to kill The Anathema Cell everyone haha oh and I also loved when he was like DESTROY wow wow wow it gave me tingles He was rough He was brutal He had a terrible temper But he was a good man VASHER Oh me oh my Where have you been my wholexistence Obviously not created haha but my god I love him Thanks Sanderson for once again making one of the most awesome loveable badass character ver He was so GRUMPY I loved it He is my grumble bum3 also when he drew Nightblood I had goosebumps HOLY FUCKING SHIT That was such an incredible fight sceneI really wish I could say and write down all my theoriesdiscoveries but I want veryone to Pookie-Pie enjoy a spoiler free review I m happy to keep my other secrets safe in my brain haha Unknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidity I recommend this book tovery single person go READ IT NOW or I ll DESTROY you with nightbloodFor people who have read this book my only theory that was right was view spoilershipping Vivienne Vasher 33 hide spoiler Reviewed by Rabid ReadsI ve been had I m simultaneously impressed and infuriated by this knowledge It s not that I consider myself to be xceptionally smart so that nothing ver gets by me or that I m super sneaky and thus able to suss out super sneakiness in others but you know how it is when you ve read Calling Home enough books you become cynical If a character doesven a single yebrow raising thing you ve got their number Anything that ualifies as uestionable behavior a suspect makesTake that well developed cynicism and combine it with my OCD detail orientedness and well it s not often that I don t at least speculate when something s amissAnd so I say again I ve Been HADgrumblesview spoilerIn hindsight I feel like an idiot The only thing keeping me from throwing myself off a
cliff bc SHAME is that so far and don t you dare bebc SHAME is that so far and don t you dare be first no one lse saw it coming ither I told someone in a comment on one of my status updates that I felt like that Stupid Girl who thinks she can change the mind of Bad Boy who tells her up front that he s not interested in a relationship Bc THEY TOLD US And the WHOLE TIME I m sitting there chuckling thinking Those guys sooooo funneh Not funny Not funny at ALL hide spoiler 5 Wow Another spellbinding mind blowing fast talking action packed Sanderson hit I have gotten so used to his brilliance already that it doesn t surprise me any I have come to xpect it from him and wonder if he will The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents ever write something that lets my highxpectations down Well not this time that is for sureI love the universe Sanderson has created for the majority of his Fantasy of which this world is a part of This time the magic system depends on the human breath which is something like the spark of our soul though not the soul itself which gives us the joy and true vision of our lives Without it we can still live normal lives only duller less colorful less joyful less alive The people who give their breath away to the maggi who are called Awakeners here have to do so willingly and are usually well paid thus most of those who choose to give their breath away are poor and by their act secure some help for their families They become Drabs The Awakeners use the gathered breath to awaken or infuse object with parts of it and in combination with well crafted commands makes those alivened object perform desired tasks The breath a person acuires the longer they live the healthier they are and the higher status they achieve There is one component to make the magic work color For the transfer of breath to work it uses the color from objects around it but for best results a bright cloth seems to work best And on top of the food chain and social leather are the G ds those who have died but somehow awaken spontaneously and start needing a breath a week just to stay alive However they become whatever their view of perfection is And Are Treated As Gods Their Every are treated as gods their very followed by their dedicated priests their very word recorded and carefully interpreted as a guide for the future These gods are led by the G d King a Returned as a baby and gifted with an inordinate amount of breaths making him a singularly powerful individualThis is kind of the set up for the story and where things begin The G D King needs an heir thus he needs a wife The neighboring kingdom has promised one of its princesses for a wife mostly as a diplomatic guarantee against war and sends the youngest daughter to perform her duties Political intrigues nsue and unrest is brewing in the streets The pantheon of gods are forming factions and we are plunged into a variety of different conflicts always kept wondering who is going to do what and what are their motivations This is a very dry way of me xplaining the vibrant and dynamic range of storytelling Sanderson gifts us with in this story but it does give the basics which I hope sounds like something you guys would like to check out Because it is not only about the Fantasy it is also about the human relationships the banter the things that make us heroes in the Date Me eyes of the ones around us our self awareness and the way we perceive the world around us It is a story of humanxperience I will whole heartedly recommend this to all reading fans regardless of age or genre preference It is worth the read and is a perfect gateway to Sanderson s work Let s make you one of the Sandersonian LegionI wish you all Happy Reading and may you let your imagination reach for new height. I principesse mercenari suberanti divinità svogliate altezzosi sacerdoti soldati Senzavita loschi figuri spade parlanti cercheranno di fomentare una guerra o di sventarla prima che sia troppo tardiBrandon Sanderson dimostra ancorauna volta di ssere un maestro nell’inventare mondi dominati dalla magia dal mito Una lettura altamente consigliata a tutti gli appassionati del fantasy pi.