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FromNew York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, 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 agoTheir 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 peopleBy 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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  1. Petrik Petrik says:

    4.5 5 starsA colorful, vibrant, and highly character driven standalone fantasy.If you haven t seen the tenth anniversary leatherbound edition of Warbreaker, I suggest you take a look now by clicking here I don t have one I simply can t afford it However, staring at how gorgeous it is, it certainly solidified my decision to reread Warbreaker this time with the annotated edition which I haven t done before, and I will recommend reading this edition o 4.5 5 starsA colorful, vibrant, and highly character driven standalone fantasy.If you haven t seen the tenth anniversary leatherbound edition of Warbreaker, I suggest you take a look now by clicking here I don t have one I simply can t afford it However, staring at how gorgeous it is, it certainly solidified my decision to reread Warbreaker this time with the annotated edition which I haven t done before, and I will recommend reading this edition only if you ve read the book before It s terrifying how fast time flies I can t believe that it has been three years since I first read this book Warbreaker was the first book by Brandon Sanderson that I read after I finished his brilliant Mistborn trilogy Back then, I didn t even realize how important this standalone would become in the overarching magnitude of Sanderson s Cosmere universe Having read all of Sanderson s Cosmere books and going back to this made me realize how much Sanderson has improved as an author, and how beneficial it would be to read Warbreaker first before you dive into The Stormlight Archives Seriously, do it.Picture Siri and God King by Dan dos SantosTaking place in the world of Nalthis, Warbreaker is a standalone novel within Sanderson s Cosmere universe, since its publication and for manyyears to come, it will remain standalone The story in Warbreaker follows the tale of two sisters princesses from Idris Siri and Vivenna Idris is on the brink of war with Hallandren, and to prevent war from happening, the king of Idris decides to send Vivenna who has practiced and learned the culture and religion in Hallandran for years to marry the God King The king couldn t go through with it at the last minute, and send his other daughter Siri to marry the God King instead Other than Siri, Vivenna, and Susebron, we also follow two other main characters, the reluctant god of bravery Lightsong the Bold, and a mysterious swordsman with a sentient sword, Vasher and Nightblood.Picture Vasher and Vivenna by Dan dos SantosSanderson takes his time here Warbreaker is mostly paced like the second book of Mistborn trilogy, The Well of Ascension It s slow paced, and I thank Sanderson for it Sanderson slowly and gradually builds up the tension of the storyline while making sure each main characters receive proper development and distinctive voices first Contrast and differences in perspectives are a very huge driving factor of the story here Sanderson himself has mentioned that Warbreaker is a book with many tone this is also what made Warbreaker so good to read An event, even when they re witnessed together, can be perceived very differently depending on where you stand everyone justifies their actions through the belief that they re truly doing what s best for themselves and society The clash of opinions and beliefs the kind of theme constantly explored in this book, and it also made the characterscolorful in personalityEvery man is a hero of his own storyI have always loved Sanderson s characterizations, and Warbreaker contained, in my opinion, some of his most distinctive characters so far Siri, Vivenna, Lightsong, Vasher, Nightblood, Susebron, and Denth respectively differ in key personality, and I enjoyed reading their progression immensely Almost all of the chemistry between the characters in this novel comes in two Siri with Susebron, Vivenna with Denth or Vasher, Lightsong with Blushweaver or Larimar, and Vasher with Nightblood The development and the interactions of these characters made the book for me they felt so natural The romance development between Siri and God King, in particular, was endearing and it felt very genuine Warbreaker is a very heavily character driven book, which luckily is my favorite type of narrative to read, and these characters have so much to love and for me to feel invested in I honestly wish the sequel would be published already because I want to knowabout them Picture Blushweaver and Lightsong by Miranda MeeksAlso, I would like to give a suggestion If you haven t read any of Sanderson s book in his Cosmere universe, Warbreaker would be a great book for you to start your adventure I usually recommend readers to start with Mistborn trilogy, but if you find the idea of going through a 1500 pages long series daunting, Warbreaker should be a safer choice I don t think you should worry too much about it though, Sanderson has one of the most accessible prose in the genre, and he knows how to write impactful scenes without relying on beautiful writing style His prose allows him to tell a high fantasy story that s accessible to many readers around the world, and I believe this is one of the many reasons why his books are so damn successful The internal thoughts of characters were always well delivered the dialogues and banter were incredibly entertaining and fun to read More than any other book in the Cosmere universe, Warbreaker is most likely the one that relies on banter and dialogues the most Pretty much every appearance that involved Lightsong was utterly delightful to readI swear, my dear Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword She raised an eyebrow Sharp as hell, Lightsong said, but lacking a pointExcluding the vivid and cinematic quality that came from the writing, one of the most important aspects and enhancement that came from Sanderson s accessible prose would be the ease delivery of the staple hard magic system that s clearly in play here Designing an intricate and unique magic system is one of Sanderson s main talents as an author and storyteller I won t even bother to explain to you the in depths complexity of the magic system in Warbreaker that is called Awakening The basic explanation for how it works is that Awakeners are capable of combining colors, BioChromatic Breath, and a Command to animate an object This, however, doesn t begin to touch the surface of the complexity and intricacies of the magic system Sanderson ramp up the intensity of the story progressively, eventually leading it all towards the staple Brandon Avalanche conclusion in the final ten percent of the book.Picture Vasher and Nightblood by Micah EpsteinI loved Warbreaker, not a surprise there I would devour its sequel currently Nightblood is the title immediately when it s out From what I ve gathered in the most recent State of Sanderson in 2019, there s a good chance that we won t see any continuation to this novel until at least 2025, that s sixteen years since Warbreaker was first published it sounds ridiculously long but that s just how things work in Sanderson s multi volume Cosmere universe Not only Warbreaker is a wonderful standalone, but it s also filled with well realized characters that made the multitude of story elements such as mystery, politics, actions, romance, and intricate magic systems worked Color me impressed once again, Sanderson Your book left me breathless on my first read, and it continues to be breathtaking on reread Yes, I ll let myself out now.You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions


  2. Caz (littlebookowl) Caz (littlebookowl) says:

    AHHHWHAT JUSTI need the next book Now And I don t have it What do I do


  3. Katerina Katerina says:

    A man cannot claim to be a fantasy fan if a man hasn t read Brandon Sanderson at least once in his lifetime My life to yours My Breath become yours I feel like I was dormant Before An inanimate object patiently awaiting, until Brandon Sanderson infused my molecules with Breath, until he Awakened me and gave me senses, feelings, purpose Ever since I finished Warbreaker, my mind floats and wanders around Cosmere, and I can t seem to find the courage nor the will to come back.It s unsettli A man cannot claim to be a fantasy fan if a man hasn t read Brandon Sanderson at least once in his lifetime My life to yours My Breath become yours I feel like I was dormant Before An inanimate object patiently awaiting, until Brandon Sanderson infused my molecules with Breath, until he Awakened me and gave me senses, feelings, purpose Ever since I finished Warbreaker, my mind floats and wanders around Cosmere, and I can t seem to find the courage nor the will to come back.It s unsettling, but it feels right Every man is a hero of his own story Three centuries ago, the land of Hallandren was united Until the Manywar erupted, the religion of the Iridescent Tones was founded and the royal line fled, creating the kingdom of Idris Idris and Hallandren have been on the brink of armed conflict for years, but now the future of Nalthis lies in the hands of four individuals A god who doesn t believe in his own divinity A princess whose life goal was taken away from her An immortal wielding a sword that leaks shadows A princess locked in a gilded cage And in the middle of chaos, conspiracies, backstabbings and schemes, the God King himself A person knows when they re in darkness, even when they can t see I read The Final Empire many years ago, and even though I don t remember much, I cannot forget the ingrained belief that Brandon Sanderson crafts the most intricate and imaginative worlds concerning religion, magic system, governmental structure and setting Warbreaker is no exception Nalthis was masterfully woven, the author spun fibers into elaborate threads, the threads turned into colorful, dazzling tapestries that stole your Breath but, instead of leaving you a Drab, you ended up absorbingandBreath, until your senses were hightened, your perception widened and separating yourself from the story demanded huge physical effort While adjusting to the surroundings of Idris and Hallandren, as well as grasping the meaning of Breath and Awakening, was a timely prodecure thus the 4.5 stars the fact that Brandon Sanderson s talent is unrivaled remains undisputed The pantheon of Hallandren, the foggy events and discoveries that led to the Manywar, the story of the Five Scholars, the subtle differencies between matter which is able to be Awakened, the prerogatives and limitations of being a Returned, they were not served on a silver platter there were tidbits scattered throughout the story, keeping you alert, showing up when you needed them, guiding you to the labyrinth of the politics and hidden agendas of the Court of Gods It was a marvelous experience.The flow of the narration wasn t particularly fast, but it paved the road for the climax that dominated the last 100 pages and rendered you speechless, gasping like fish out of water The plot consisted of complicated schemes, power bids and war preparations you followed Vivenna s journey to undermine the ability of her opponents to conduct war and save her little sister Siri on her quest to survive in a court that only needed her womb and Lightsong the Bold on his efforts to prove that he is not worthy, that no one should depend on him, that he is a joke of a god The plot twists were unrelenting, and occasionally painful a moment of silence for the souls that were crushed after The Basement Scene the revelations shocking to say the least and the characters a rainbow of flaws, mistakes and determination My dear, did you just try to prove the existence of God through the use of your cleavage Lightsong the Bold truly was a multi layered hero, and a personal favorite His conversations with his priest, Llarimar, put a permanent smile on my face they sounded like a couple married for years , while his exchanges with Blushweaver and the other Returned gave me headaches unlike Lightsong, I can suffer from headaches, but those were of the good kind He imbued the story with mirth, and his existential questions found their answers in the most astonishing manner Siri, the reckless princess that found herself in a position of importance and great peril, had a strong arc that transformed her into a Queen her willingness to give a chance to a culture she d learned to hate, her compassion towards Susebron and her attempts at manipulation made her a refreshing and endearing character I came to root for Vivenna s development was also well portrayed most of the time she was the pious, stiff and judgemental princess that hated being unimportant after being trained otherwise, but the struggles and heartache she faced changed her to the core, made her resilient andopen minded, and I loved the person she became Vasher had the martyr quality and the redemption arc I always cherish, and even though his past was hidden, and the side he worked for was a mystery for a great while, he was one of the main reasons this book was so, so good The addition of Nightblood, the sword to destroy evil but doesn t recognize evil was a product of pure ingenuity As for Susebron, I m just going to say two words soft marshmallow.Warbreaker is an epic, all encompassing fantasy tale that features politics, religion, magic and romance, and confirms what is already established that Brandon Sanderson is a master of the genre.The Way of Kings, you re next Review also posted on BookNest


  4. Lady Luna. ✨ Lady Luna. ✨ says:

    My life to yours My Breath become yoursBuddy read with my homies at fantasy buddy reads 1 Mary2 Patty3.Celeste 4.Choko HOLY SHITSLAP MY ASS AND CALL ME SUE WHAT IN GODS NAME DID I JUST READ ILL TELL YOU WHAT, A FUCKING MASTERPIECEEvery man is a hero of his own storyThis book was absolutely mind blowing good, it took my breath away now I m a drab, I am once again at a loss for words after another Sanderson book Seriously hoMy life to yours My Breath become yoursBuddy read with my homies at fantasy buddy reads some of my favorite people 1 Mary2 Patty3.Celeste 4.Choko HOLY SHITSLAP MY ASS AND CALL ME SUE WHAT IN GODS NAME DID I JUST READ ILL TELL YOU WHAT, A FUCKING MASTERPIECEEvery man is a hero of his own storyThis book was absolutely mind blowing good, it took my breath away now I m a drab, I am once again at a loss for words after another Sanderson book Seriously how does he manage to do it Like honestly how does this genius think of such complex magic systems and pull them off everytime How does he fit so much talent into one brain I feel like Sanderson isn t even a real person, I have never ever been so mind blown before can t believe he manages to shock excite me with every single book he writes All his books are just so intense and fantastic I literally loved every second spent reading this.I kinda wished I read this before Stormlight Archive, I know it isn t in the right order to read Warbreaker first but I feel I wouldn t have missed a few connections if I had read this first and I certainly would have understood Nightblood and Zahel a lotDo not Google these characters if you plan on reading Sandersons other series This book was just so good like all of Sandersons works it is a slow burner and doesn t get action packed until about halfway through This is one of my favorite things about Sandersons writing style, I love the slow burn the build up I feel like I might die of a heart attack everytime the build up starts its just intense to say the least I m always on the edge of my seat because his stories are so full of twists and are the least predictable books I ve read Whenever I pick up something from his Cosmere works I find myself trying to work everything out from the beginning, I feel like a detective, I m always on the lookout for his world hoppers especially Hoid It s like playing Where s Wally only in a book And I feel I can never trust anyone because the bad guy is always who you don t expect Sandersons books should come with a warning label expect the unexpected This book had such a fantastic ending that I almost jumped out of my seat cheering for the characters I loved I was so shocked to find out who the bad guy was, let me just say I never expected it to be that person I read 50% of this book in three hours, I couldn t put it down Everytime I turned a page I felt sick with anticipation The almost sex scenes in this book shocked and surprised me, I loved it I know Sanderson is a practicing Mormon and doesn t write sex scenes but it was awesome to have a littlepassion in this book.Okay that s enough raving, this story is set in the Shardworld of Nathlis It s about two sister Siri and Vivienne who are from Idris, basically Vivienne has been trained her whole life to be the God Kings wife to form a treaty between Idris Hallandren The king of Idris decides to send his youngest daughter Siri instead Vivienne goes on a rescue mission to save her sister because a war is brewing between the two countries In Hallandren there are living gods called the returned and basically shit turns sour and the girls gods go on one hell of a ride The magic in this story is in their breath. Yep in their fucking breath. What will he think of nextAnother precaution In order to Awaken, the man would need three things Breath, color, and a CommandI absolutely loved Siri, I thought she was the sweetest buttercup ever, she is kind, caring, opinionated extremely naive but she s still clever She reminded me of Shallan from WoK I enjoyed Siri s character development and by the end was so obsessed with her, I wanted to defend and protect her, she s so bloody sweet Vivienne impressed me so much, like wow Her character at the end was so badass A few times in this book I thought she was just a pompous princess who liked tooting her own horn, but she turned my opinion around and I actually ended up liking herthen Siri I wish I could grow my hair change color like the princess s can, I d never have to see a hairdresser ever againYou re a very difficult person to manipulate, you know Nonsense, he said You just have to promise me that I won t have to do a thing, and then I ll do anything you want Anything Anything that doesn t require doing anything That s nothing, then Is it Yes Well, that s somethingLightsong Ahh where do I begin From the start I loved Lightsong, his description was so sexy He made me laugh everytime it was his POV, but he did end up annoying me a tad I loved his priest and the reveal at the end made me cry so much, he is truly a wonderful person and a horrible liarI swear, my dear Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword She raised an eyebrow Sharp as hell, Lightsong said, but lacking a pointBlushweaver is a character that I couldn t stand, I do not like the bitchy pretty characters that are like look I ve got a great set of tits and no how to use them I did however enjoy her flirtiness and enjoyed evenseeing her get rejected I do feel bad for blushweaver because she wasn t that badSusebron, the God King Awesome, terrible, holy, majestic He had been stillborn, but had ReturnedThe GOD KING, wow. Wow. WOW. totally not what I expected and I loved him so much, seriously what a precious little cinnamon roll, he is so bloody lovely What a fantastic character what a great twist at the end Nightblood a talking sword, that s a creep and a smart ass without even noticing I loved his blood thirstiness he just wants to kill everyone haha oh and I also loved when he was like DESTROY wow wow wow it gave me tinglesHe was rough He was brutal He had a terrible temper But he was a good man. VASHER Oh me oh my Where have you been my whole existence Obviously not created, haha but my god I love him Thanks Sanderson for once again making one of the most awesome loveable badass character ever He was so GRUMPY I loved it He is my grumble bum3 also when he drew Nightblood I had goosebumps HOLY FUCKING SHIT That was such an incredible fight scene.I really wish I could sayand write down all my theories discoveries but I want everyone to enjoy a spoiler free review I m happy to keep my other secrets safe in my brain hahaUnknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidityI recommend this book to every single person, go READ IT NOW or I ll DESTROY you with nightblood.For people who have read this book my only theory that was right was view spoiler shipping Vivienne Vasher 33 hide spoiler


  5. jessica jessica says:

    lets play six degrees of brandon sanderson i will go first i recently found out that my dads brothers wifes brother is childhood best friends with brandon and they still are close to this day so much so that my cousins have met him, got books signed, etc after hearing about this, i felt obligated that my next read should be one of his novels i mean, we are practically family lol afterelantris,its so amazing to see how much sanderson has developed as a writer and author since his debu lets play six degrees of brandon sanderson i will go first i recently found out that my dads brothers wifes brother is childhood best friends with brandon and they still are close to this day so much so that my cousins have met him, got books signed, etc after hearing about this, i felt obligated that my next read should be one of his novels i mean, we are practically family lol afterelantris,its so amazing to see how much sanderson has developed as a writer and author since his debut novel the incredible creativity is still present, but it just feelsrefined in this story i thought the magic system and fantasy elements were muchfully explored and developed, with all the court politics and war strategising as a support for the plot and not the other way around this just feels like a much stronger story, and one i really enjoyed im still not sure im a fan of his pacing, which seems to be a constant for his books or so i have heard i understand the slow buildup, simmering, until everything culminates into one giant explosion of action towards the end but, similar to his debut, it makes the ending feel rushed to me its not necessarily disruptive, but it definitely is a lot to take in all at once and even though i felt like everything was rushed, i actually really appreciate that the story was nicely wrapped up, but that the epilogue also provided a segue for a sequel i hate cliffhangers with a passion, so sanderson gets a gold star in my book for the conclusion not necessarily how he concluded, but just that everything was concluded in general.ive been putting off the mistborn series for a while now, so i guess its now finally time to pick it up 4.5 stars


  6. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more says:

    Reviewed by Rabid ReadsI ve been had I m simultaneously impressed and infuriated by this knowledge It s not that I consider myself to be exceptionally smart so that nothing ever gets by me, or that I m super sneaky and thus able to suss out super sneakiness in others, but you know how it is when you ve read enough books, you become cynical If a character does even a single eyebrow raising thing, you ve got their number Anything that qualifies as questionable behavior a suspect makes.Take Reviewed by Rabid ReadsI ve been had I m simultaneously impressed and infuriated by this knowledge It s not that I consider myself to be exceptionally smart so that nothing ever gets by me, or that I m super sneaky and thus able to suss out super sneakiness in others, but you know how it is when you ve read enough books, you become cynical If a character does even a single eyebrow raising thing, you ve got their number Anything that qualifies as questionable behavior a suspect makes.Take that well developed cynicism and combine it with my OCD detail orientedness, and, wellit s not often that I don t at least speculate when something s amiss.And so I say again I ve Been HAD grumbles view spoiler In hindsight, I feel like an idiot The only thing keeping me from throwing myself off a cliff b c SHAME is that so far and don t you dare be the first no one else saw it coming either I told someone in a comment on one of my status updates that I felt like that Stupid Girl who thinks she can change the mind of Bad Boy who tells her up front that he s not interested in a relationship B c THEY TOLD US And the WHOLE TIME I m sitting there chuckling, thinking, Those guyssooooo funneh Not funny Not funny at ALL hide spoiler Moving onWorldbuilding This world is another brand new concept to me, based on color, and, honestly, it probably wouldn t have worked if it wasn t so easy to visualize b c not a visual person.I don t have a movie playing in my head as I m reading a book I have vague to not so vague impressions of what things and people look like, but unless a description is so detailed that I associate it with something else I ve already seen, I don t develop a clear picture And maybe that s exactly what was going on here The Wizard of Oz , anyone , but, regardless, it was easy to imagine, so it did work The basic idea revolves around a magic system fueled by soul energy sort ofmaybeO.o Only it s called Breath TheBreaths you have, thecolorful the world around you becomes and themagic animating you can perform A person whose Breath has been stolen taken given up willingly is called a Drab They re alive, but they ve lost some essential spark.It s quite hideous, actuallybut strangely compelling all the same.Characters Sanderson does this thinghe gives you a character or three that you don t like I don t think you re even supposed to like them and then he grows them Slowly Painfully By the end, even if you still don t like them, you have respect for their journey, and you see how you could like them once they ve weathered life s storm of reality checks These characters are always young adults, so the forging process is entirely believable.This sort of thing doesn t work for me outside of fantasy, b c not enough book Here thoughthere are plenty of other characters you do like to take the heat off the ones you have to patient with I like it It adds depth and makes the scenario fantastical as it iscredible.I m not going to say anything about specific characters, b c I don t think I can without launching a rant b c tricked and or heartbroken Just believe me with I say that they are wonderful and easy to connect with rants sobs glowers wails Plot This is going to be short, not b c it wasn t compelling, but b c the plot points are simple and effective arranged marriage to unify two nations on the brink of war It does not go as planned.Conjecture view spoiler I think Clod the Lifeless HA is really Arsteel I think his pseudo sentience can be explained by being a Returned who was turned into a Lifeless It would also explain Vasher s strange response to Vivenna when she mentioned that Denth and co had a Lifeless hide spoiler Everything else This is only my second Sanderson read, but in addition to the character s you don t like, other patterns are also emerging I like this, too It makes me feel like I understand the author and his story telling process, so when he does one of those things that are typical of him, I can sit back and say, That Sandersonha ha, ho holook at him doing that thing he does, b c it feels like I know him These things are 1 SURPRISE Bad Guy2 Last 10% that might literally kill you b c heart attack.3 HERO As in true Hero to inspire epic poetry, b c gloriously selfless and loyal and ALL THE THINGS that a Hero is supposed to be.There are probably others, but I haven t picked up on them yet, b c Sanderson noob BUT Believe me, I will keep you posted, and WARBREAKER is a must read, regardless of where you happen to be on your journey through the Cosmere Highly recommended


  7. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    4.5 I always have a hard time reviewing Brandon Sanderson s books As always the world building and the magic system is what makes this book amazing I really liked the story and the twist I didn t see coming I would totally recommend this books and cannot wait for the sequel since the title is the name of one of my favorite character a talking sword P


  8. Dana Ilie Dana Ilie says:

    What can I say I really, really enjoyed this Brandon Sanderson proves once again that he is the master of world building It is no easy task to create a whole world complete with a well developed magic system, different cultures, opposing religions and political intrigue not to mention brilliant three dimensional, complex characters to boot Yet again Sanderson has created realistic characters that almost burst from the page Told from four different perspectives, you really feel immersed in What can I say I really, really enjoyed this Brandon Sanderson proves once again that he is the master of world building It is no easy task to create a whole world complete with a well developed magic system, different cultures, opposing religions and political intrigue not to mention brilliant three dimensional, complex characters to boot Yet again Sanderson has created realistic characters that almost burst from the page Told from four different perspectives, you really feel immersed in the story and each character s thought process You understand the motives behind their actions yet also see the bigger picture This allows you to care for them, to worry about their plans and cheer them on The writing doesn t feel rushed nor is the world building too descriptive or slow, and the ending is satisfying yet simultaneously leaves the characters open for a sequel.In romana gasiti impresia mea aici


  9. Samantha Samantha says:

    This is not on the same level for me as Mistborn but I do have a feeling that I ll appreciate this one evenas time goes on and I m looking forward to discussing itin detail during with my gush video


  10. Bibi Bibi says:

    Spoilers One advice Do read Warbreaker prior to reading the Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set.In the past 72 hrs, I ve read in excess of 2600 pages of words written by Sanderson and let me tell you, it s been an immersion of epic proportion This author is one level above genius His words, the world building, the characters, and the pace Brilliant.I digress.Once I finished the Mistborn trilogy, I dove into Warbreaker anticipating an equally exhilarating experience.Unlike the Mistborn series, War Spoilers One advice Do read Warbreaker prior to reading the Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set.In the past 72 hrs, I ve read in excess of 2600 pages of words written by Sanderson and let me tell you, it s been an immersion of epic proportion This author is one level above genius His words, the world building, the characters, and the pace Brilliant.I digress.Once I finished the Mistborn trilogy, I dove into Warbreaker anticipating an equally exhilarating experience.Unlike the Mistborn series, Warbreaker read like it was written in parts, with long intervals between the preceding serial The pace was incredibly slow, crawling even The character development lacked a cohesive trajectory The plot s had holes the size of Moon craters It says a lot when the only interesting characters in a book are a Sword, and a God King who is mute And there were a whole bunch of major and minor characters, all vying for space and relevance In a 500 page book with only ONE kissing scene, the plot and characters need to be exceptional I need action and suspense and great dialogue to keep me entranced With the exception of Nightsong the Sword , the other characters were drab despite the author s valiant attempts.I was lost What s the point, I kept saying Breaths that can be transferred and used to animate inanimate objects Great An imminent war between two kingdoms Hallandren and Idris Yesss A thief who isthan he seems Gods who do nothing but play sinister games Two princesses who play vital roles in halting said war Enemies who want war at all cost Dissensions within the palace Varied tangents, all meandering toward a climax however, there were many unanswered questions.The author should have shown us THAT last scene between Lightsong and the mute God King I needed an explanation for Vasher s belated GOD powers Why didn t the King of Idris attempt to find Vivenna Why the urgency for the union between Siri and Susebron The rationale for their union was flawed, a massive plot hole that kept on giving.Overall, I GOT the story I saw what the author wanted me to see, but there were many incongruent parts which made this a tad bit tedious.I probably would have enjoyed ithad I not read Vin s and Elend s story in the Mistborn trilogy Maybe my expectations were too high