Warbreaker

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Gollancz, 2011 - Fantasy fiction - 672 pages
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 color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be performed. Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is a master of what Tolkien called 'secondary creation,' the invention of whole worlds, complete with magics and myths all their own.

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User Review  - bbbart - LibraryThing

Really nice and interesting fantasy novel. Indeed quite different from other books in the same genre. The magic system is quite intricate, yet easy to understand and *very* nicely explained throughout ... Read full review

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User Review  - Merlucito - LibraryThing

This is my first Sanderson book. I started with this one because is a standalone just in case I didn't like his writing style or something... but... I love it. I mean, I was already a fan of Sanderson ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. Since then he has written the Mistborn series, amongst others, become a New York Times bestselling author and been hailed as the natural successor to Robert Jordan; indeed he was appointed by Jordan's estate to complete Jordan's Wheel of Time series. He lives in Utah.

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