Series: Warbreaker #1
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publication Date: June 9/09 by Tor
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Sanderson brings this world to life in a vividly colourful manner. The well-developed laws of awakening was complex yet intricately interwoven and coherent. Sanderson’s complexly crafted religions add to the intricately developed world building. Seeing the various gods determine who they are and their own truth was fascinating.
I loved the number of characters that I came to know intimately throughout this novel. Were I to comment on them all we’d be here all day, so here are a few of the most memorable. Vivenna’s complete blinders with respect to other cultures makes her very hard to stomach at times, but actually makes the entire story come together well, showing the chasm dividing the cultures that were at one time a single entity. Her growth and discoveries throughout helped me become more and more entrenched in this world. Vasher was a complex entity who had me captivated, trying to unravel who he is under it all. And I definitely love the sword. The childlike yet clearly focussed personality was a blast.
This was an epic fantasy of… epic proportions. I can’t wait to delve further into this world.