In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.
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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)
"Sanderson melds complex, believable characters, a marvelous world and thoughtful, ironic humor into an extraordinary and highly entertaining story." (Publishers Weekly)
The very talented Bandon Sanderson does not disapoint in this creative tale. This is yet one more story where there was a great ending but could easily become a series. The concepts of color and breath are central to this one as a magic system. Very cool!
So far, I've enjoyed every book I've listened to by Brandon Sanderson. Story is engaging with great characters.
A different style than Brandon Sanderson's other books, but in no way does that make it less fantastic.
The story brings a whole new world to color which is fantastic to learn about. As a color-blind man... does that make me of the 1/2 heightening?
Brandon Sanderson knows how to do epic fantasy. I thoroughly enjoyed his "Mistborn" series. "Warbreaker" has the same theme of humans dealing with obtaining godlike powers, and the ethical and political complications which ensue. His characters are fully drawn and likable, with moments of hilarity. The plot twists and turns, keeping the reader in suspense and guessing. Sanderson's descriptions create a realistic atmosphere.
So why didn't I enjoy this novel as much as the "Mistborn" series? I don't know. Perhaps the characters are not as compelling when condensed into "merely" a long novel, instead of one spread out across 3 or 4 volumes. A good, perhaps not a great, read. Four stars.
I really enjoyed this read. Lightsong as a surfer dude was different and a bit confusing at first, but it worked for me. Denth was suitably amusing and yet creepy at the same time. I think I will listen to this one again and again.
Enjoy the adventure
This is the story of two princesses who visit the big city. One immediately gets married and the other starts a revolution. The book is complete with gods, people with wizard-like skills and the walking dead. Very well written and includes action as well as unexpected plot twists.
The princesses quickly discover that they are not prepared for life far from home. To survive, they must revise their views of right and wrong, and to succeed, each must find their true purpose in life.
Began reading sci-fi 71 years ago, at age 4, will continue until my clock quits ticking.. Best education one could have ever wished for.
Brandon Sandersons work is wonderful, very unique, grand in scope and concept. Unfortunately this recording is flat, dull and almost emotionless. Not the work, just the narration. No inflection, intonation nor, it seems, enthusiasm. I was driven to my local library to retrieve the hardbound to finish listening, in my own mind, starting with chapter 23, after giving up the audio version, upon which I wasted some credit.
I really like Sanderson except... He talks too much. He tends to be redundant. For example, the gods are always followed by an entourage. I don't need to be told every time they walk three steps. Having said that, the imagery and story are well thought, the book gives plenty of plot twists and it never ends up where you think it will. The best part is that Sanderson doesn't fill the pages with filthy language and taudry affairs just to sell a book, he relies on the story to sell itself. Kudos to Sanderson.
I greatly enjoyed all of Sanderson's books in print. Warbreaker is an excellent read, but I did not much care for the narrator. James Yaegashi has a good voice, but god bless him, he just pauses too long between sentences.
Personally, I think this book should have had a female narrator, since two of the three primary viewpoints are women.
Sanderson is planning to write another book set in this world sometime in the next few years.
The one thing i hated was how the narrator did lightsongs voice. it bugged me to death. i dont think its the way that charater should have sounded. like a long haired surfer dude. (think of sean penn's role in fast times at ridgemont high) it didnt work. and sandersons over develovpment of the polotics and religions where a bore. not the mistborn type story or writing style i was hoping for
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