Just one new book came through my door this week, all because I can’t resist a good bargain for a book that sounds good.
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
I partially bought this because of Memory’s recent review, which made it sound awesome. A god who doesn’t believe in his own divinity? This I must read!
After reading her review, I immediately went to add it to my mile-long wish list on Amazon. When I went to add it, I noticed it was currently a bargain book that was available for only $3. Instead of adding it to the list to pay full price later, I figured I may as well just spend the $3 now.
If you like to read ebooks, you can actually read the entire book for free on Brandon Sanderson’s website.
After bursting onto the fantasy scene with his acclaimed debut novel, Elantris, and following up with his blockbuster Mistborn trilogy, Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is today’s leading master of what Tolkien called “secondary creation,” the invention of whole worlds, complete with magics and myths all their own.
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.