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. From Goodreads.
Why did I read this book? well, because my husband has been pestering me for weeks to read it! I do trust him to know which books I like and value his opinions on books and once again he was right.
This book was brilliant! I love the way their magic is obtained and can be used. Nobody is what they seem and everything changes all the time. Who is friend and who is foe? We don't find out to the final chapters. Who is good and who is evil? well, there is quite a grey area there. Read the book and find out. I recommend this book to anyone that likes anything to do with magic. This was the first Brandon Sanderson book I have read, it will not be the last.
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100 books in a year Reading Challenge 2012,
Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge,
2012 Ebook Challenge,
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Season of the Witch October 2012,
2012 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge,