Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to...more
Let me start by saying that I was pleasantly surprised. For some reason I was expecting another epic type fantasy, with lots of travel and descriptions of foliage, and I was very glad to find myself mistaken in that regard. I enjoyed the more personal aspect of the story, and the intrigue and mystery which went along with it. It was definitely a page-turned, especially towards the end when I wanted to see how everything would work out.
So why only 2 1/2 stars?
A few reasons. The first is that i...more
WOW, WOW, WOW!!!
I really have spoiled myself far too much after feeling exultant due to exams being over and holidays having begun. Firstly it was the sweets (drinking m&ms, eating cheescake, icecream, trifle and toasted sandwiches filled with caramelised apple - cook apples and then mix cream and brown sugar) but not all at once of course, only across 24 hours. And then secondly I read this absolute gem of a novel. But then I have found all of Brandon Sanderson's serious fantasy books to be...more
There are 3 story lines, each interesting enough to hold my attention. However, about three quarters of the way through I began to wonder if two of the story lines weren't kind of marching in place waiting for the third (my favorite one) to catch up. I will add this: There was a 'gotcha' in this book that really got me good. I went back over it twi...more
The magic system in this book is probably one reason for a lot of the dialogue as it's a good way...more
Warbreaker was an engaging st...more
I loved it. It's full of political intrigue, characters to care about, and wonderful magic. Sanderson is truly one of the most imaginative authors I've read. It was well-written, which was such a relief after all the duds I'd been reading. My hopes for the WoT ending were fully revived.
At the end of the book, my...more
The main weaknesses of the story come from the cliches. Sanderson is best when he is directly subver...more
I think the first thing I disliked about the book was that the most interesting characters were side characters; [slight spoiler!] Denth, Tonk Fah, even Lightsong. I was disappointed when I figured out, moreso when I read, that Lightsong's true part in the story was so miniscule when you consider how much time was spent talking about him. [end spoiler]
I love twists, suspense, and surprises. Th...more
Masterful storytelling. I docked it a star because he forgot to finish the book. He alludes to the final resolution, but he didn't bother to write it. Very irri...more
Ya han pasado varios días desde que terminé este libro y todavía me duran sus efectos.
Si bien es cierto que no cumplió la regla de los libros 5 estrellas que es el de leerselo en 2/3 días, el motivo fue porque la vida real no me dejó tiempo para ello.
En El aliento de los dioses encuentras tres historias, tres puntos de vista diferentes con un mismo punto común: la inminente guerra entre dos países: uno de ellos reinado por noble linaje y en las montañas y el...more
Warbreaker has all of the themes that have been played throughout author Brandon Sanderson's other fantasy novels: epic fantasy, unconventional magic systems defined in almost scientific terms, an empire or nation on the edge of collapse, war and/or planetary destruction, and heroes(usually female) that are thrust into saving a man, nation, and world. Oh, and love, too; the heroine always fall in love with the most unlikely of persons.
Still, these are small comments. Overall I really enjoy this book and the world Sanderson has built. I wouldn't mind another book set in this universe, but it's a...more
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 doesnt like his job, and the immortal whos 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 Hallandrens capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one un
So. Yeah this was good, it took me a while to get into it – 15 chapters or so, so that makes it probably his “least” good book, but it was still quite enjoyable. The whole magic system came off kind of goofy to me BUT with the caveat that if he has a go...more
Another long book (which I would never complain about), Sanderson really explores his character's emotional and psychological developments, in-particular Vivenna and Siri, who from the out-set ar...more
I loved the book. It was...more
A little disclaimer ahead of time, I listened to this on an unabridged audiobook, so I may misspell the characters' names.
The book is a bit of a tease as it opens with one of the characters, Vasher,...more
Hallandren is a powerful kingdom based on colors (even the alphabet is color-based) and the powers these colors can bestow. It is awash in people who can use colors to take other people's essence or manifest other powers, and even bring people back from the dead (even if that will result in pretty much a zombie). It is ruled by the 'Returned' - people who somehow came back f...more
Once again, Mr. Sanderson has created an excellent ride of a novel. Like most of his works, it is a rich and vibrant world, with a unique magical system, and characters that make you fall in love with them, many times in spite of the characters themselves.
Warbreaker is also a novel of some serious in...more
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Sanderson married on July 7, 2006 and is a member of the LDS church. Sanderson's writing is noteworthy for its epic fantasy tone, unique settings,...more