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    Warbreaker (Tor Fantasy) (Paperback) By (author) Brandon Sanderson

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    DescriptionAfter 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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    Title
    Warbreaker
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brandon Sanderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 676
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 171 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780765360038
    ISBN 10: 0765360039
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    Libri: AMER3750, ENGM1045
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    05 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. In addition to completing Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time(R), he is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy, "Warbreaker," "The""Alloy of Law," "The Way of Kings," "Rithmatist," and "Steelheart." He won the 2013 Hugo Award for "The Emperor's Soul," a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, "Elantris."
    Review quote
    "Not only has Sanderson drawn a freshly imagined world and its society, he has also given us a plot full of unexpected twists and turns. . . . Anyone looking for a different and refreshing fantasy novel will be delighted by this exceptional tale of magic, mystery and the politics of divinity. "Warbreaker" might even take your breath away."--Michael Moorcock "Epic fantasy heavyweight Sanderson pens a powerful stand-alone tale of unpredictable loyalties, dark intrigue and dangerous magic. . . . Sanderson melds complex, believable characters, a marvelous world and thoughtful, ironic humor into an extraordinary and highly entertaining story."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Warbreaker ""Sanderson again demonstrates his capacity for handling large and complex themes while creating believable characters."--"Library Journal" (starred review) on "Warbreaker ""Hilarious dialogue, descriptive action sequences, and genuinely sweet romance. . . . Sanderson knows how to wrap things up cleanly. He spins a world that's easily complex and mysterious enough to warrant sequels, but prefers to end it climactically, answering many of his biggest questions, while leaving others to the imagination."--"The Onion" on "Warbreaker ""Sanderson is clearly a master of large-scale stories, splendidly depicting worlds as well as strong female characters. . . . May the author write long and prosper."--"Booklist" on "Warbreaker ""A highly readable and compelling stand-alone volume from the acclaimed author of the Mistborn trilogy. . . . Highly recommended to fans of epic fantasy."--"The Romantic Times BOOKreviews" 4 1/2 Stars TOP PICK!