Lightsong is a God of the Hallandren people--a regular man who died in a heroic way, and was therefore brought back to life as a god. Siri is the rebellious daughter sent to marry the tyrannical god-king. Vivenna, sister to Siri, who will try to rescue her sibling. And then there's Vasher--whose motivations and goals are his own.
anted. It was the awareness all men had for others-that thing which whispered a warning, in the drowsiness of sleep, when someone entered the room. In Vasher, that sense had been magnified fifty times.
And now it was gone. Sucked into the cloak and the straw person, giving them power.
The cloak jerked. Vasher leaned down. "Protect me," he Commanded, and the cloak grew still. He stood, throwing it on.
The straw figure returned to his window. It carried a large ring of keys. The figure's straw feet were stained red. The crimson blood seemed so dull to Vasher.
He took the keys. "Thank you," he said. He always thanked them. He didn't know why, particularly considering what he did next. "Your Breath to mine," he commanded, touching the straw person's chest. The straw person immediately fell backward off the door-life draining from it-and Vasher got his Breath back. The familiar sense of awareness returned, the knowledge of connectedness, of fitting. He could only take the Breat
This is one of the most beautiful fantasy stories I've ever read.
Sanderson's a natural story teller, and he cooks his plots and magic details like a master.
It was an amazing book and I enjoyed reading it a lot!
I have read almost everything Brandon Sanderson has written and have loved it all. Highly recomended.
Simply amazing. Read it cover to cover in a day. The fact that the Author was chosen to complete the Wheel of Time is all the reason you need to read this book.
Plus, Vasher was one of the 5 scholars, its understandable that he would know how to share breath. (Sorry about my rating below, I forgot to check)
The god king was able to use his breath so naturally because if you read the few pages after the end of the novel, you will see that the god king is of the tenth heightning so he is able to Command easily.
R Stephan didi you not read the book carrying breath draws attention to people. That's just one of the reasons why he didn't want to carry it. This book is great. It's worth mentioning if no one else has, the author was hand selected by Robert Jordan's widow to pen the final Wheel of Time book
While the story is quite satisfying, there are inconsistencies that would need work. Leaving them in makes the book a bit written as it went.
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Why, for example, would Denth refuse the Breath from Vivenna when she was willing to give it away right at the beginning? That it is possible to share Breath we can perfectly see at the end.
Also, it's not explained how, at the end, the God King was able to use Breath so naturally, when he himself was depicted earlier as quite off from any knowledge.
While both the Mistborn series and Elantris were very good reads, I found Warbreaker to be even better. I'm never very good at pinpointing a particular aspect of a book or auther that atracts me or bothers me, but I can confidently say that I enjoyed Warbreaker at about the same level I enjoyed reading each of the Wheel of Time books the first time through.
I loved this novel! With a few exceptions in places where it obviously needs polishing, the writing is good, and the plot and characters become more and more fascinating. An excellent read.
Loved it. Very creative, very fun. Reminded me a lot of the Dance of the Gods series by Mayer Alan Brenner.
I read the fourth draft and it's pretty good. I can see a bit of similarity to his Mistborn books but hey if it works it works. The story is original with a unique magic system.
I guess Vasher is the main character but you don't really get much narration from his point of view but it's pretty well done from the sisters and Lightsongs narration.
I do wish the plot was explained more. I'm left with a few questions afterwards and soon as I can i'll post it up at his website and then maybe they'll be answer in the final draft.