[Brandon Sanderson] ¹ Warbreaker [m-m-m-m PDF] Read Online ¹ 4.
5 5 StarsAmazing Buddy read with these ladies Sister from another mother SarahInnocent Queen CelesteLovely Princess Maryand everyone from Fantasy Buddy Reads group First things first, Warbreaker is the first book by Brandon Sanderson I read which aren t from the Mistborn series and while it doesn t live up to the greatness of the original Mistborn trilogy for me, this is still a really great read Sanderson haven t disappoint me so far and I don t think he ever will, at least in his Cosmere works.
Let me say firstly that this book is so vibrant and rich with colors A lot of element in this book revolves around colors, from world building, plot and its magic system This is me basically reading the entirety of the book.
Plot World building is superb as always Sanderson created another world, this time it is called Nasthil for us to dive into and even though this is a standalone book, it s still filled with tons of history and mythology that made the world richer in content and immersive There s a huge plot twist in the book which I really didn t see coming, intriguing politics, mystery and combined with Sanderson s writing, it s a guarantee the book will hooked you in from prologue to epilogue It needed to be said though the book s pacing is really slow in some part which might bore you a bit if you re not focused I personally find it moving like a Ferrari compared to the last book I read so I have that going for me Warbreaker s pacing reminds me a lot to Well of Ascension, book 2 of the Mistborn trilogy, the pacing can be a bit slow sometimes cause it builds up heavily for the intense and great climax No kidding, the last 10% of this book is so intense I forgot to breathe sometimes I personally don t mind slow pacing as long as there s still some progression in the plot and world building, which Sanderson always does but I can understand if it could bore anyone who s looking for a stabby stabby whacky whacky actions in most of the book.
Almost all the main and side characters in this book are fantastic and interesting Siri, Vivenna, Vasher, Nightblood and especially Lightsong the Bold Here s my favorite quote by Lightsong and it summed up why I don t mock woman in real lifeMocking a woman is like drinking too much wine It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell There s too many things to explain on how great and original these characters are The book really relies heavily on these character interactions and their developments which honestly I can t seem to get enough cause I want of them by the end of the book If you re looking for main heroines with great developments and not whiny, you definitely can t go wrong with reading Warbreaker.
The magic system are unique and intricate, I m starting to see that this is one of Sanderson s main specialty It s not as complicated as Allomancy, Feruchemy Hemalurgy from Mistborn series but it still requires a bit of thinking I won t even bother explaining how it works Sanderson still managed to deliver it in a way that we could understood it easily with his well structured and simple writings The magic this time is called Breath and as I mentioned before, it revolves a bit around Colors Just read it okay, my explanation is turd compared to him.
This is the end of my review and even though Warbreaker were supposed to be a standalone, apparently we will get another sequel in the far future titled Nightblood and I definitely can t wait to read the continuation of the story I would like to conclude this review by giving this book 4.
5 colorful stars and saying Warbreaker managed to puts on sunglasses color me impressed and left me breathless Get it cause you know the book s magic system is called Breath and have to do with color no okay, I m so sorry you have to read that horrible pun I ll let myself out.
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, etc after hearing about this, i felt obligated that my next read should be one of his novels i mean, we are practically family lol afterelantris,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 elements were much fully explored 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 enjoyed 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 everything culminates into one giant explosion of action towards the end but, similar to his debut, it makes the ending feel rushed to me its not necessarily disruptive, but it definitely is a lot to take in all at once and even though i felt like everything was rushed, i actually really appreciate that the story was nicely wrapped up, but that the epilogue also provided a segue for a sequel 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 that everything was concluded in general.
ive been putting off the mistborn series for a while now, so i guess its now finally time to pick it up 4.
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 back.
It 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 erupted, 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, even when they can t see I read The Final Empire many years ago, and 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 no exception Nalthis was masterfully woven, the author spun fibers into elaborate threads, the threads turned into colorful, dazzling tapestries that stole your Breath but, instead of leaving you a Drab, you ended up absorbing and Breath, until your senses were hightened, your perception widened and separating yourself from the story demanded huge physical effort 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 4.
5 stars the fact that Brandon Sanderson s talent is unrivaled remains undisputed The pantheon of Hallandren, the foggy events 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 experience.
The 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 quest to survive in a court that only needed her womb and Lightsong the Bold on his efforts 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 existence 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 exchanges 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 existential questions 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 Queen 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 endearing 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 quality and the redemption arc I always cherish, and even though his past was hidden, and the side he worked for was 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 doesn t recognize evil was a product of pure ingenuity As for Susebron, I m just going to say two words soft marshmallow.
Warbreaker is an epic, all encompassing fantasy tale that features politics, religion, magic and romance, and confirms what is already established that Brandon Sanderson is a master of the genre.
The Way of Kings, you re next.
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Choko HOLY SHITSLAP MY ASS AND CALL ME SUE WHAT IN GODS NAME DID I JUST read ILL TELL YOU WHAT, A FUCKING MASTERPIECEEvery man is a hero of his own storyThis 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 everytime How does he fit so much talent into one brain I feel like Sanderson isn t even a real person, I have never ever been so mind blown before can t believe he manages to shock excite me with every single book he writes All his books are just so intense and fantastic I literally loved every second spent reading this.
I 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 everytime the build up starts its just intense to say the least I m always on the edge 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 everything out from the beginning, I feel like a detective, I m always on the lookout for his world hoppers especially Hoid It s 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 expect Sandersons books should come with a warning label expect the unexpected This book had such a fantastic 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 never expected 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 book.
Okay that s enough 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 nextAnother precaution In order to Awaken, the man would need three things Breath, color, and a CommandI absolutely loved Siri, I thought she was the sweetest buttercup ever, she is kind, caring, opinionated extremely naive but she s still clever She reminded me of Shallan from WoK I enjoyed Siri s character development and by the end 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 end 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 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 hairdresser ever againYou re a very difficult person to manipulate, you know Nonsense, he said You just have to promise me that I won t have to do a thing, and then I ll do anything you want Anything Anything that doesn t require doing anything That s nothing, then Is it Yes Well, that s somethingLightsong Ahh where do I begin From the start I loved Lightsong, his description was so sexy He made me laugh everytime it was his POV, but he did end up annoying me a tad I loved his priest and the reveal at the end made me cry so much, he is truly a wonderful person and a horrible liarI swear, my dear Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword She raised an eyebrow Sharp as hell, Lightsong said, but lacking a pointBlushweaver 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 enjoy her flirtiness and enjoyed even seeing her get rejected I do feel bad for blushweaver because she wasn t that badSusebron, the God King Awesome, terrible, holy, majestic He had been stillborn, but had ReturnedThe GOD KING, wow Wow WOW totally not what I expected 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 end.
Nightblood a talking sword, that s a creep and a smart ass without even noticing I loved his blood thirstiness he just wants to kill everyone haha oh and I also loved when he was like DESTROY wow wow wow it gave me tinglesHe 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 whole existence Obviously not created, haha but my god I love him Thanks Sanderson for once again making one of the most awesome loveable badass character ever 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 scene.
I really wish I could say and write down all my theories discoveries but I want everyone to enjoy a spoiler free review I m happy to keep my other secrets safe in my brain hahaUnknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidityI recommend this book to every single person, go read IT NOW or I ll DESTROY you with nightblood.
For people who have read this book my only theory that was right was view spoiler shipping Vivienne Vasher 33 hide spoiler What can I say I really, really enjoyed this Brandon Sanderson proves once again that he is the master of world building It is no easy 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 boot Yet again Sanderson has created realistic characters that almost burst from the page Told from four different perspectives, you really feel immersed in the story and each 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 ending is satisfying yet simultaneously leaves the characters open for a sequel.
In romana gasiti impresia mea aici 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 exceptionally smart so that nothing ever 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 enough books, you become cynical If a character does even a single eyebrow raising thing, you ve got their number Anything that qualifies as questionable behavior a suspect makes.
Take 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 amiss.
And so I say again I ve Been HAD grumbles view spoiler In hindsight, I feel like an idiot The only thing keeping me from throwing myself off a cliff b c SHAME is that so far and don t you dare be the first no one else saw it coming either 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 B c 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 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 sequel 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 even as time goes on and I m looking forward to discussing it in detail during with my gush video Da Ormai Trecento Anni Il Regno Di Hallandren Governato Dagli D I Ritornati, Uomini Morti In Modo Esemplare E Tornati A Nuova Vita Dall Aldil , E Dal Loro Sovrano Assoluto, Il Re Dio La Vecchia Dinastia Reale, Fuggita Durante La Pluriguerra, Si Ritirata Nell Enclave Di Idris, Un Territorio Impervio E Montagnoso Che Per Consente Loro Di Controllare I Valichi Settentrionali Per Ricomporre Le Differenze E Riunificare I Due Stati, Una Principessa Idrisiana Dovr Andare In Sposa Al Re Dio E Generare Con Lui Un Erede Ma Nella Corte Degli D I, Luogo Di Intrighi, Complotti E Sotterfugi, Qualcuno Sta Tramando Nell OmbraNella Cornice Della Variopinta Citt Di T Telir, Dove Colori E Soffio Vitale Possono Donare Vita Agli Oggetti Inanimati, Un Gruppo Composito Di Personaggi, Giovani Principesse, Mercenari Esuberanti, Divinit Svogliate, Altezzosi Sacerdoti, Soldati Senzavita, Loschi Figuri E Spade Parlanti, Cercheranno Di Fomentare Una Guerra O Di Sventarla Prima Che Sia Troppo TardiBrandon Sanderson Dimostra Ancorauna Volta Di Essere Un Maestro Nell Inventare Mondi Dominati Dalla Magia E Dal Mito Una Lettura Altamente Consigliata A Tutti Gli Appassionati Del Fantasy Epico Spoilers One advice Do read Warbreaker prior to reading the Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set.
In the past 72 hrs, I ve read in excess of 2600 pages of words written by Sanderson and let me tell you, it s been an immersion of epic proportion This author is one level above genius His words, the world building, the characters, and the pace Brilliant.
Once I finished the Mistborn trilogy, I dove into Warbreaker anticipating an equally exhilarating experience.
Unlike the Mistborn series, Warbreaker read like it was written in parts, with long intervals between the preceding serial The pace was incredibly slow, crawling even The character development lacked a cohesive trajectory The plot s had holes the size of Moon craters It says a lot when the only interesting characters in a book are a Sword, and a God King who is mute And there were a whole bunch of major and minor characters, all vying for space and relevance In a 500 page book with only ONE kissing scene, the plot and characters need to be exceptional I need action and suspense and great dialogue to keep me entranced With the exception of Nightsong the Sword , the other characters were drab despite the author s valiant attempts.
I was lost What s the point, I kept saying Breaths that can be transferred and used to animate inanimate objects Great An imminent war between two kingdoms Hallandren and Idris Yesss A thief who is than he seems Gods who do nothing but play sinister games Two princesses who play vital roles in halting said war Enemies who want war at all cost Dissensions within the palace Varied tangents, all meandering toward a climax however, there were many unanswered questions.
The author should have shown us THAT last scene between Lightsong and the mute God King I needed an explanation for Vasher s belated GOD powers Why didn t the King of Idris attempt to find Vivenna Why the urgency for the union between Siri and Susebron The rationale for their union was flawed, a massive plot hole that kept on giving.
Overall, I GOT the story I saw what the author wanted me to see, but there were many incongruent parts which made this a tad bit tedious.
I probably would have enjoyed it had I not read Vin s and Elend s story in the Mistborn trilogy Maybe my expectations were too high.