Brandon Sanderson – Warbreaker Audiobook (Book 1)
A standalone (for now) fantasy novel by Brandon Sanderson, writer of Elantris as well as the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker once more shows Sanderson’s fondness for amazing new systems of Useful Magic, solid lady leads of royal derivation, religious quandaries, as well as shocking plot spins.
In a world where magic is ruled by 3 facets (color, voice, and also Breath, the necessary power of one’s soul), where those who pass away nobly can return to life and also be worshiped as gods, the minor kingdom of Idris wishes to remain as far away from such points as feasible. They use low-key shades, typically an easy grey or white, and look upon using Breath magic as an abomination. Brandon Sanderson – Warbreaker Audiobook Free. However in the surrounding kingdom of Hallandren, where the immortal God King subjugate a court of deities returned from the dead, scary stories are mixing and also lots of are calling for battle against the “rebels” in Idris.
The only method to avert it is for the king of Idris to recognize an old treaty as well as send his little girl to the God-King’s court to be his bride. He has trained up his cherished little girl Vivienna to do this, yet when the moment comes he pulls a switcheroo and also sends his youngest child Sisirina rather. When Siri shows up, she’s immediately pulled right into a twisted internet of plots and also betrayals within the court of the Gods. Meanwhile, Vivi, at loose ends now that the husband she underwent a lifetime of Better half Husbandry for has wed somebody else, sneaks away to Hallandren to conserve her little sis from the fierce God-King and also take her location. It does not quite work out by doing this, particularly when the mystical Vasher, a boxer with a black sword that speaks with him and enjoys killing individuals, takes notice of her.
To her shock, her papa changes his mind at the last second and also sustained by his preference for Vivenna, sends out the youngest, defiant princess Siri to wed the God King. Catapulted right into a scenario she is not planned for, Siri needs to use the little she keeps in mind from her lessons as she marries the God King. Frightened however resilient, Siri will certainly do her ideal to fulfil her duty whilst Vivenna for the first time ever, rebels and sets out on her own to save her sister.
Meanwhile within the royal residences of the High Court of Hallandren, several of the Returned Gods really feel the discontent and also the murmurs of war and a few of them try to take a position. Lightsong, the Bold, a self-proclaimed pointless and indolent God of Fearlessness (as well as mockery) asks concerns that no person wishes to respond to.
And afterwards there is the mysterious Vasher working in the background doing his very own thing.
With the narrative rotating in between these 4 characters, Siri, Vivenna, Lightsong and Vasher, Brandon Sanderson weaves a story that is intricate as well as appealing. Plus, a magic system that is one-of-a-kind, based upon Tones as well as something called the Breath. Every person contends the very least one Breath and also the more Breaths you have the more power you hold– over things for instance. A person with a great deal of Breath can contact these Breath as well as Stir up a things and Command it. The God King is a Returned that holds more Breath than any other living being. There is additionally a close relationship in between Breath and also Colour in which the more of the first the a lot more you can influence the 2nd and vice-versa.
For the Idrians, using Breath to Stir up points as well as also dead individuals (the Lifeless) is a plague and for that, they avoid any colours and also walk around in browns. The Hallandrens are a specifically colourful people and Hallandren is submersed in bright, vibrant colours. (It is actually intriguing to see both sisters’ contrary reactions to Hallandren and its colours as an example: with Siri welcoming it as well as Vivenna entirely loathing it. )
The magic system is firmly woven right into the characterisation and plotting and all points are incredibly well-balanced. From the elaborate politics to the character, whatever operates in Warbreaker.
I especially enjoyed checking out Siri and also Vivenna– at contrary ends of the range both in personality and also in pathways. Siri begins guide redundant, useless, worthless and also Vienna being one of the most important sister. As the functions invert Vivenna is the one that ENDS UP BEING repetitive, ineffective, inconsequential as well as Siri with a duty that may well hold the future of both kingdoms in her hands. Their trip and also questioning strongly impact the fate of their people– be them the Idrians or the Hallandrens.
As a matter of fact, this “identification” problem is, what I attend be one of the most crucial “style” of guide. Not just do Siri as well as Vivenna need to question themselves, their location in their world as well as inevitably, their ideas; however also, Lightsong the God, does not rely on his own deification as well as has enlightening discussions with his High Priest on the subject of confidence and venerating– the truth that he does not see himself as a God as well as spends his life trying to verify people incorrect to ultimately discovering the reality (and also the fact is outstanding incidentally) about the Gods in Hallandren; Vasher has a mystical identity himself As Well As the God King may not be what everybody believes he is.
At the centre of it all though rests Hallendren and as each of the characters gets to a resolution the Kingdom itself as well as its ideas are put to examination. I watched an interview with Brandon Sanderson in which he speaks about a common trope in the Fantasy style: the “Disobedience against the Empire” when all characters are combating and going to war to defeat a common danger and just how he tried to make just the contrary right here: to make the recognized government job, to make it much better. As well as I assume he is successful magnificently in what he set out to do.
Warbreaker, consequently is not packed with activity yet it has heart as well as it has an abundance of humour too. Lightsong’s tirades are a satisfaction to check out for instance.
The book does lag a little bit in the center, though. I assume it is a little bit also lengthy and also some things are duplicated ad nauseam: Vivenna’s monitorings of Hallandren’s life and her disapproval for it (and also for fish. I GET IT ALREADY: She dislikes fish). Book 1: Warbreaker Audiobook Onine. I read the very first phases fairly rapidly, but it took me many days to make it through about 100 pages in the middle however then points get once more and it was a wonderful journey throughout and the amazing orgasm.
I would certainly be remiss if I didn’t point out the cover– the reason I wanted the book to begin with. It is not only lovely however also confirming to what’s inside: it depicts Breath as well as the lady in the cover IS Siri. It is one more one by Dan dos Santos and in my point of view, a masterpiece by itself.