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Warbreaker Hardcover – Jun 9 2009
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“Not only has Sanderson drawn a freshly imagined world and its society, he has also given us a plot full of unexpected twists and turns. . . . Anyone looking for a different and refreshing fantasy novel will be delighted by this exceptional tale of magic, mystery and the politics of divinity. Warbreaker might even take your breath away.” ―Michael Moorcock
“Epic fantasy heavyweight Sanderson pens a powerful stand-alone tale of unpredictable loyalties, dark intrigue and dangerous magic. . . . Sanderson melds complex, believable characters, a marvelous world and thoughtful, ironic humor into an extraordinary and highly entertaining story.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Warbreaker
“Sanderson again demonstrates his capacity for handling large and complex themes while creating believable characters.” ―Library Journal (starred review) on Warbreaker
“Hilarious dialogue, descriptive action sequences, and genuinely sweet romance. . . . Sanderson knows how to wrap things up cleanly. He spins a world that's easily complex and mysterious enough to warrant sequels, but prefers to end it climactically, answering many of his biggest questions, while leaving others to the imagination.” ―The Onion on Warbreaker
“Sanderson is clearly a master of large-scale stories, splendidly depicting worlds as well as strong female characters. . . . May the author write long and prosper.” ―Booklist on Warbreaker
“A highly readable and compelling stand-alone volume from the acclaimed author of the Mistborn trilogy. . . . Highly recommended to fans of epic fantasy.” ―The Romantic Times BOOKreviews 4 ½ Stars TOP PICK!
About the Author
BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. In addition to completing Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time®, he is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker, The Alloy of Law, The Way of Kings, Rithmatist, and Steelheart. He won the 2013 Hugo Award for "The Emperor's Soul," a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris.See all Product Description
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For many years, the Idrian princess Vivenna was supposed to marry the Hallandren God-King, a powerful Returned named Susebron, and provide him with a divine heir. But at the last minute, her tomboy sister Siri is sent instead. And Siri is completely unprepared for her new life -- the opulent palaces, the bullying priests, and a silent husband who seems to ignore her every night (and whom she's not allowed to look at or speak to).
Determined to rescue her little sister, Vivenna sets out for Hallandren and joins up with a band of Idrian rebels and mercenaries -- and runs afoul of Vasher, a mysterious man with a bloodthirsty, living weapon. And at the same time, a skeptical young Returned named Lightsong realizes that political wheels are turning in the gods' court -- and begins to manipulate them to his own ends.
But things are not as they appear for either of the princesses. Siri soon discovers that Susebron is not the haughty cruel man she thought he was, but a childlike mute who is rapidly falling in love with her -- and she begins suspecting that his priests are plotting against him. And with the help of Vasher, Vivenna discovers to her horror that her trust has been horribly misplaced -- and that she may have set the wheels in motion for a vast, bloodstained plot that could destroy both Hallendren and Idris.Read more ›
In Warbreaker, Vivenna a princess of Idris has been groomed her whole life to marry the god king of Hallandren and make peace between Hallandren and Idris. When the time comes to send her to Hallandren, war seems inevitable and Vivenna's father cannot bear to lose her, sending instead her impetuous younger sister Siri instead. All is not as it seems in Hallandren... Over the course of this book, we see Vivenna set out to rescue her sister, we meet skeptical gods, we learn to love the god king with Siri, and discover the secrets of the god kings of Hallandren.
Once again Sanderson creates a fantastic magical system (breath, awakeners, drabs, returned and more), complex and believable. Characters are likeable, realistic and complex and evolve considerably over the course of the novel. The plot moves at breakneck speed, keeping you enthralled from beginning to end.
Would love to see more set in this world, but the story fits perfectly into one book. No cliffhangers here!!!
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Absolutely loved this book! Sanderson really hit the nail with this story. At first I was wondering where he was going with the princesses as it almost seemed maudlin - until I... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rachel Small
Another masterpiece from Sanderson. Love the characters and the story, so entertaining and easy to read. Every book so different from the last and yet all great!Published 11 months ago by T. Stevens
I love the fact that this epic book is a stand alone book. Just incredible to read.
One of Sanderson's best
Book started out slow for something by Sanderson, but became more engrossing as time went by. Four more words required :-)Published 22 months ago by seekerHAP
I enjoyed this book quite a bit but I don't think that it's one of Sanderson's better novels. It seemed a bit rushed in spots and too slow in others. Read morePublished on July 28 2013 by Mitchell Ryan
Really enjoyed it. His characters are always interesting and the story flows nicely. Imaginative, and never 'cookie-cutter' writing. I am always looking for more from this author.Published on June 21 2013 by Laura Passenger
Interesting premise; not for speed reading. A multitude of story lines to follow some would make a great break-away series. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2013 by Gale/S