By: THE Brandon Sanderson
My Rating: FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS
Best for: 16 and up
Colors! What a story!
Warbreaker was one of the first Sanderson books I read, back when I was a Cosmere nube. It’s actually possible I hadn’t even heard of the Cosmere when I read it back in 2012. After a decade of Cosmere experience, this re-read was an entirely different experience.
Turns out I still love Warbreaker, and not ONLY because it’s such a great story (see below). It’s also PACKED full of Cosmere nuggets.
As with all (well, with most of) Sanderson’s stories, experience with Cosmere lore is not required. But it certainly does add to the fun!
Warbreaker might be an excellent starting point for someone looking for their first Sanderson who doesn’t want to get involved in a series.
DANG! I was just about finished with a great and long review of Warbreaker when my kindle slipped and I accidently closed with out saving. Now I’m out of energy and time, so Warbreaker is going to have to settle for the condensed version of my thoughts.
The book is great. Shrek would say its like an onion–its got a lot of layers. If you want a fun story with love and war, fighting and passion, trust and treachery, and more twists than the road to Hana, you’ll enjoy Warbreaker. If you want a meaningful story with deep characters who are as flawed as they are heroic, you’ll enjoy Warbreaker. If you want a thoughtful story with lessons on accepting others beliefs and learning humility, you’ll enjoy Warbreaker.
As always I appreciate that there is never foul language or violence in Brandon Sanderson’s books. There’s some awkward, non-descriptive sexual content.
Read Warbreaker….Brandon Sanderson is on his way to world wide fame because of his insane writing talents. Join the party!
Best for 16 and up.