(From GoodReads) – This is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses. Theirs is a world in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city. A world transformed by a power based on an essence known as breath. Using magic is arduous as breath can only be collected one unit at a time.
On the back of the book – Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, a lesser god, and an immortal trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago.
Theirs is a world in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city. A world transformed by BioChromatic magic, a power based on an essence known as breath. Using magic is arduous: breath can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people.
But the rewards are great: by using breath and drawing upon the colour in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be performed.
Where do I even begin with this book? I love it so much I cannot put into words how amazing this book is.
The world, the magic, the characters and the plot are all perfect?! Absolutely nothing is a let down in this story. Anyone who has read any Brandon Sanderson novels knows his worldbuilding is incredible, I honestly have no idea how he is capable of creating new, unique and interesting each time, it’s insane.
If you’re looking to getting into Brandon Sanderson but find his huge series intimidating, this would be a great one to start with. It is a standalone story, that eventually will have sequels but is satisfying and work by itself.
Characters: This book is one of the rare ones where I actually love every character and enjoy each POV perspective.
Vivenna: She is the oldest child of the royal family of Idris and has been raised her whole life to be the wife of the God King. Vivenna’s preparation for becoming the God King’s wife is all thrown away when her father decides to send her younger sister instead. After Siri takes her place Vivenna doesn’t know her place in the world and feels like she has no purpose, so she follows her sister into Hallandren, determined to save her from the dreaded God King.
Siri: She is the youngest child of the royal family of Idris and younger sister to Vivenna. Siri is sent in place of Vivenna to become the wife of the God King. Having never been trained to be the wife of the God King, Siri has no idea what to expect, she is thrown into a new place alone and the God King is vastly different than what she had learned.
Lightsong: He is a ‘Returned’, which is someone who died and returned as a God. Despite being a God, he doesn’t believe he is a God and doesn’t act as the other God’s do. His character is very funny and I love the little friendship he builds with Siri.
Vasher: A mysterious man with a talking sword. Despite loving Vasher, you have no idea what his intentions are or what side he’s on until the very end. Can’t talk about him much without giving away spoilers but he’s awesome!
Nightblood: I don’t know if you could class ‘him’ (?) as a character as such but it is very entertaining. I could literally read an entire book through Nightblood’s perspective. Nightblood is a talking sword, not as crazy or childish as it sounds, he’s very entertaining and of course, murderous.
Rating: 5/5 Stars!