Author: Brandon Sanderson
Rating: 4 Stars
WARBREAKER is the story of two sisters – who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, a lesser god, and an immortal trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Theirs is a world in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city. A world transformed by BioChromatic magic, a power based on an essence known as breath. Using magic is arduous: breath can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people. But the rewards are great: by using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be performed. Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is a master of what Tolkien called ‘secondary creation,’ the invention of whole worlds, complete with magics and myths all their own.
This book is so original. I feel like it was completely brand new and I had no idea what was going on or going to happen! I love coming into a story completely unaware of what would happen!
This story follows the storylines of 4 main people: Siri, Vivenna, Vasher and Lightsong and every single one of their stories is engaging. I loved the female characters but my favourite would have to be Lightsong. He was funny and clever and I absolutely loved the progression of him throughout the story.
“I swear, my dear. Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword.”
She raised an eyebrow.
“Sharp as hell,” Lightsong said, “but lacking a point.”
^Just an example of Lightsongs sassiness^.
It went at a really great pace and I was keen to see what happened next! Everything just felt so natural and I didn’t have any moments that I was bored.
So much happened in the ending and it was great!
The plot was complicated in some parts and the ending was very quick and left some questions but nothing to complain about too terribly! I did miss the romance and could have asked for a bit more but I am glad that the author didn’t add unnecessary love plots.
Did I mention that there was a talking sword?
Did I mention that the two princesses can grow their hair at will and it changes colours with their emotions?
There are so many intriguing aspects to this book and I love that each bunch of chapters brought something new. And the plot twists!
High fantasy lovers would adore this I think; the world building is great!
Quotes (Spoiler Free)
“Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell.”
“I like words. And I always learn a few new ones when Father gets angry. I shouldn’t neglect my education, now should I?”
“Our names and titles are assigned randomly by a small monkey who has been fed an exceedingly large amount of gin.”
“I don’t care what it takes. I’m tired of being pretty and nice…I want to DO something.”
Do yourself a favour and read this book!