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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 9th 2009
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
Series: Warbreaker (#1)
O maaatko ależ mi się to długo czytało. Tylko nie zrozumcie mnie źle. Ksiażka jest fajna, ale ja nie jestem jej adresatem . A wszystko sugerowało, że będzie inaczej. Chcecie posłuchać dlaczego? No dobrze, zaczynamy. Po pierwsze sięgnąłem po nią, ponieważ jestem po lekturze "Słów światłości" a wg k...
Interesting idea using colour and breath as a basis for magic, just felt a little too much like concept over story.In a world where some people return as better forms of themselves to be able to grant one healing, many use this second chance, where they are treated as gods to indulge themselves, unt...
To dopiero zaskoczenie - chyba najmniej znana powieść Brandona Sandersona okazała się najlepszą z tych jego książek, które do tej pory czytałem! (A staram się czytać chronologicznie, według dat wydania) Nie da się nie zauważyc, że warsztat pisarza powoli się poprawia, coraz mniej na przykład zauwa...
Let me start my review with a brief detour to the list of the most awesome fantasy swords. Excalibur from Arthurian legends.Stormbringer from Elric saga by Michael Moorcock. Dragnipur from Malazan series by Steven Erikson.Callandor from Wheel of Time epic by Robert Jordan.Lightsaber from Star Wars ...
I have always loved reading Warbreaker, it has the real distinction of relying on characters to drive the plot in comparison to the many fantasy books out there relying on epic battles to yank along a story line. However, previously I've always come away from it disinhearted by the ending. So much p...