Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
Hard Cover: 592 pages
Publication Date: June 9, 2009
My Rating: 10/10 One of My all time favorites!
Recommended: Oh, yes, for sure! There isn't anyone I wouldn't recommend Brandon Sanderson to!
Re-Read? Most Definitely, without a doubt!
Synopsis (book cover):
"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 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 the mysterious Vasher."
My thoughts (spoiler free):
Warbreaker is a standalone novel (though there has been talk about a second one in the far off future) written by the bestselling author of Elantris and The Mistborn Trilogy(AWESOME!) and the author finishing up The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson!
First off, I'd like to tell you that Sanderson is My all Time Favorite Author! I've enjoyed All of his work immensely! Anyway, on to the review:
This is easily Sanderson's best work to date. If you haven't read any of Sanderson's work, then you may not know that he's known for his well thought out, thought provoking, and unique magic systems. There is no exception to that fact in Warbreaker - a world where Color and Breath is magic. In Warbreaker the magic system plays a big part and is absolutely breathtaking, but what really stands out is his spiraling plot twists and his Three dimensional characters. The plot literally takes you on a roller coaster, and once you think you've figured out whats going to happen next, you'll only soon realize you were highly mistaken. The Characters all grow and mature in a way that's authentic, intriguing, and there are absolutely no one dimensional characters. He gives each character their own time in the spot light, and their development you can see from beginning to end. His writing style is simple yet affective. Some authors, even Sanderson, claim that humor is the hardest part to write, but Sanderson has found a way to pass humor off remarkably well in this tale. His religions are also something to marvel at, they're all well thought out, indeed.
Warbreaker is definitely a book to put on the top of any ones reading list. Likable and superb characters, comic relief that's on-key, unique religions, awesome magic system, and plot twists that won't leave you disappointed in any way. This is a tale that will leave you absolutely flabbergasted, and hoping Sanderson won't just leave this book in standalone form! Sanderon is a master storyteller, no doubt about it.
Also, the cover is absolutely spell-binding, and one of My all time Favorites, so here's the making of it by Dan Dos Santos! So AWESOME! Enjoy!
(All feedback welcome! Thanks! Also, If you wrote a review please leave the link I'd love to read it!)