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Warbreaker de Brandon Sanderson
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Warbreaker (edição: 2015)

de Brandon Sanderson (Autor), Alyssa Bresnahan (Narrador), Recorded Books (Publisher)

Séries: Nalthis (1), Cosmere (5)

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Fantasy. Fiction. 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.… (mais)
Membro:YouKneeK
Título:Warbreaker
Autores:Brandon Sanderson (Autor)
Outros autores:Alyssa Bresnahan (Narrador), Recorded Books (Publisher)
Informação:Recorded Books (2015)
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:****
Etiquetas:fantasy

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Warbreaker de Brandon Sanderson

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    Progeny de R. T. Kaelin (elbakerone)
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    The Blood Mirror de Brent Weeks (ajwseven)
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    The Runelords de Dave Wolverton (Cecrow)
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Good in classic Sanderson style. I liked the story a lot, and I thought the twists and turns were quite interesting. I just thought the ending came a bit fast, that felt a little rushed to me. ( )
  zjakkelien | Jan 2, 2024 |
Oh dear this is another one of those 'I want to fangirl so hard it makes me weep'. But that should be expected since its by GodKing himself Brandon Sanderson and I might just worship the computer this man types at.

Anyhow! This is interesting for two reasons--1) he originally had this on his website to read for free as he wrote it/edited it/etc. and you can in fact still read it on his website for free (here). For those of you reluctant to buy a $28 hardcover...give it a whirl and see if it will appeal to you. I'm telling you you'll want to buy it--plus the coverart is so gorgeous. I really want a print of it for my wall. And other reason this is interesting is because it, like Elantris, is a stand alone novel, but in terms of subject matter they are like cousins. Elantris dealt with Gods who were ordinary humans at one time and Warbreaker also deals with ordinary humans who became Gods. Or rather about as similar to Gods as can be considered as such.

As can be expected the magical system is complicated and takes several explanations to understand. Kind of like math or science equations Sanderson's magic systems require you to remember complex variables and formulations in order to properly understand things. Luckily in almost every book he has someone who is as new to it as the reader is, so we get the lessons! In Warbreaker we're introduced to a magical system revolving around 'BioChromatic Breath'--basically this 'Breath' let's the wielder perform anything from making a rope move on its own to bringing a person (Lifeless) back to limited life controlled with simple commands. There are certain levels that allow for certain other perks, as well as different classes and disadvantages, but overall that's the gist of things.

We follow 4 separate but eventually converging storylines--that of Siri (who is sent in her elder sister Vivenna's place to marry the enemy of her people's GodKing), Vivenna (who wants to rescue Siri and find purpose in her life again), Vasher (who began the mess centuries ago and wishes to fix things) and Lightsong (a 'God' who wishes to remember what he was like before and reluctantly finds himself tangled up in the 'now'). In essence all four want the same goal--to end the tyranny that Hallandren commits and find a better way of things.

I began the book firmly in Siri's camp--I really liked her and her fiery temperment. However before the end of the novel I became a follower of Vivenna--Vivenna who realizes that even though she hated Hallandren and its people and the sacrifices she would have made to bring peace to her people, she is drawn to it just the same. Siri matures in personality--becoming a more grown up version of herself. Vivenna matures as a person--becoming a well-rounded individual.

There is a lot of wit in this novel and the usual admonition that you shouldn't take things on face value--people or situations. Overall it makes me sad I'll have to wait until he is finished with his Wheel of Time conclusionary books--I'm not a Wheel of Time fan and thus will have to wait for his original fiction. ( )
  lexilewords | Dec 28, 2023 |
A light fantasy romp featuring Sanderson's trademark approach to magic and a bevy of morally good characters navigating their way through political stratagems. The setting is predominantly medieval, but with some modern concepts tossed in (e.g. restaurants) and Greek-like gods walking about. The psychological depth feels underserved through at least the first half of the novel because Sanderson is hiding half his cards. In order to serve us up some surprise revelations later, he surrenders adding some of those third dimensions as early as he ought. Once I understood that tradeoff (about twenty-five chapters in) I didn't mind the exchange as much, but had I been less patient it could have been fatal to my finishing.

The dialogue is a little undercooked and some of the laughs are forced, but it's a mostly fast-paced adventure that keeps the pages turning. I appreciated the lessons that Vivenna learns about how difficult it is to identify true villains and maintain belief in a good-evil dichotomy. I wish the ending wasn't wrapped up quite so suddenly, or with such transparently planted threads for an eventual sequel in place of the closure I was looking for. This author's writing speed is legendary, and here it resulted in something that feels a bit rushed. ( )
  Cecrow | Dec 11, 2023 |
As I remembering feeling about Mistborn, I felt this had some good ideas and would be solid raw material for a better story. The idea of two sisters that have to switch places is a good one, though I don't think Sanderson is adept enough at characterization to make as much of it as someone else might have. The magic system is a bit too convoluted, and as in Mistborn, too much of the climax comes in the form of revelations about its mechanics... but who cares? Also you can't use CamelCase in a fantasy novel, it's just not right! "BioChroma" is a terrible, immersion-breaking term.

It is cleverly put together, though. I did like the reveal that the comedy rogues who are always telling you how terrible they are are in fact actually terrible—if you've read Sanderson's Mistborn, you expect them to turn out like the criminals in that book, actually nice people at heart, so it's a neat use of his own past work to foil your expectations. I did kind of like the character of the languid god who wants to do more. The sequence where one sister is rendered homeless is pretty harrowing.

But it's all... a bit of a plod, you know? Almost seven hundred pages of small type, and I'm not convinced it needed to be that long, it often feels very repetitive.
  Stevil2001 | Nov 27, 2023 |
This was another one of my series-sampling audio listens, to see if I might want to pursue it in print someday. The verdict: Yes.

Audio Narration
The narrator is Alyssa Bresnahan. I thought she did very well. I don’t have any complaints about any of her choices, and I thought she was one of the good kinds of narrators who somehow manage to fade into the background so that my focus remains fully on the words of the story and not on the person reading them.

Story
This is one of Brandon Sanderson’s older books, published in 2009. There are a few POV characters, but most of the story focuses on two princesses, Siri and Vivenna. (The book was published before either Siri or Alexa had become household names for voice assistant software, but a warped side of me thinks it’s a great pity that Vivenna didn’t happen to be named Alexa instead.) Their father has to fulfill a long-ago agreement to give a daughter to the God King of a neighboring country to avoid a war, but everyone believes a war is inevitable anyway. One daughter is sent to meet the agreement and hopefully stave off war for a little longer, and the other daughter sneaks off to try to save her from her horrible fate but gets caught up in a bigger mess than she expected.

As one would expect from Sanderson, the story has a detailed and mostly interesting magical system. This one involves breath and colors which allow inanimate objects or even dead people to be animated and fulfill commands. Each person is born with one breath, and it’s impossible to steal the breath from another person, but breaths can be given willingly. This causes breaths to become a commodity of sorts. Some people have accumulated more breaths than others and therefore have greater power, influence, and skills.

I enjoyed this quite a bit. The story held my interest well. At times it seemed to run the risk of becoming a pretty standard story, and I often thought I knew where things were going, but it never quite went where I expected it to with maybe a couple exceptions. I did predict that Lightsong would heal the God King. There were some ambiguous characters and people whose motivations and goals weren’t quite what the reader is led to believe they are, which helped make the story feel more twisty. There was a lot of humor sprinkled throughout, which I enjoyed too.

I liked the main characters, although I never developed any major investment in any of them. It probably isn’t the book to choose if you’re looking for some strong female characters, although Siri and Vivenna did have their moments. At times I grew impatient with them, especially Vivenna. My other very mild complaint is that sometimes I felt like the magic system was cobbled together and in danger of falling apart if I breathed too hard, but it never went too far off the rails and mostly made sense.

This book tells a complete story, although there’s clearly room for more stories to be told and I know the author has said he plans to return to this at some point. I’d enjoy revisiting this in print, along with any other sequels that get written. ( )
  YouKneeK | Oct 29, 2023 |
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After reading Warbreaker, it's readily apparent that Brandon Sanderson is an extremely talented author. The novel was a real page turner and was filled with wonderful characters and thoughtful original ideas.
adicionado por sdobie | editarSF Site, Dominic Cilli (Nov 1, 2009)
 
Sanderson's prose falls into a nice rhythm that helps to move the action forward. Multifaceted characters and action of both the mystical and sword-fighting realms bring added excitement to a complex and creative read.

"Warbreaker" is an improvement on Sanderson's other work. And if he continues to follow along this path, fans of the Wheel of Time series will have nothing to worry about.
adicionado por Katya0133 | editarDeseret News, Jessica Harrison (Jun 14, 2009)
 
But the narrative is richer, spinning together hilarious dialogue, descriptive action sequences, and genuinely sweet romance.
 
The system of magic is also novel ... and demands far more of the characters' ingenuity, which in turn demands developing them--male and female, divine and mortal--to a far higher degree than one expects of much fantasy these days.
adicionado por Katya0133 | editarBooklist, Roland Green (May 15, 2009)
 
Sanderson again demonstrates his capacity for handling large and complex themes while creating believable characters.
adicionado por Katya0133 | editarLibrary Journal, Jackie Cassada (May 15, 2009)
 

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Fantasy. Fiction. 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.

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