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After bursting onto the fantasy scene with his acclaimed debut novel, Elantris, and following up with his blockbuster Mistborn trilogy, Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is today's leading master of what Tolkien called "secondary creation," the invention of whole worlds, complete with magics and myths all their own.

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 a 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 mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker.

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4.5 / 5
I read it after Words of Radiance
June 3rd, 2014
Would have liked to have read this one first. Another immersive world from Sanderson.
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January 22nd, 2014
This was the first Brandon Sanderson book iv ever read and i did really enjoy it some parts I did find slow but it was all worth it with the plot twists. Defo a good read for those who enjoy fantasy
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Great Read
November 17th, 2013
Facinating political intrigue. Interesting "magic" not seen before.
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September 19th, 2013
Good book with a great story but it leaves you wanting more from the story. Needs a sequel!
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September 18th, 2013
Like all of his novels, Sanderson came up with a unique magic system that is very well tought of. The story has a good pace, starting slow and getting more and mote exiting. Highly recommend!
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July 8th, 2013
Excellent book. Fast paced, easy to read, and well thought out. Utterly believable world and culture building. Keep up the excellent work. Enjoyed it!!
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April 15th, 2013
Easily my favorite Sanderson novel so far. I took off work to read this thing, I just couldn't tear myself away!
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