Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1)
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
Sanderson has established yet another world (or is it the same world but a different time period?) on which he can build another series....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 finally got the paperback. Still a great story; still a horrible cover. My wife commented again how horrible it looked again, and I had to remind her she has read some Sanderson. I loved the misdirection in the plot and characters. My page prediction for the paperback was a little off. It was only 656 pages.
Original 2009 review
Day 1: Cool story so far; horrible cover.
Day 3: I finished the book. This hardcover edition has big pages with small print, so it's even longer than the 59...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
* Lightsong, the most indolent of gods;
* Denth & Tonkh Fah, mercenaries with a wry sense of h...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.
I think I was in too much shock.
If you want to read a review of a Sanderson book, I'd direct you to Howard Tayler's reaction to Way Of Kings.
Also through Tayler, over there on the left, you can find a podcast with him, and Sanderson, and a fellow named Dan Wells. They're honest and hilarious about writing and writers, and they have some good insights and advice. I'd reccomend it. Had me up two hours past my bedtime.
The point of my rambling/pr...more
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
First of all, I think Brandon Sanderson is a master at world building. He brings his setting to life with rich culture, religion, customs, language (expressions), and character.
This book drew you in and while reading, you can get so sucked into the story that you forget it is a fantasy tale. Surely, there must be a place like this. Somewhere! He lays out this rich tapestry of setting without info dumping. At no point did it feel like I was getting a...more
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Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This changed when an eighth grade teacher gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.
Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Bo...more