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Robert Batten

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Brilliant and original fantasy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-2019

Warbreaker is an excellent novel set in a deep world with an unusual magical and religious system. Sanderson has created a fascinating and detailed setting for his novel: I loved the awakening system and the cultural history he's created to base this new series in. The story follows a strong plot, with satisfying twists and turns along the way, and is brought to life by its cast of characters who are (mostly) a joy (to be fair, Vivenna was meant to be a pain—she had a pretty big arc to follow before she could become likable). Each of these characters is wonderfully realised (even the sword), with several providing a perfect dose of humour along the way (here, I have to single out Lightsong and Nightblood).

The Audible production was excellent, and Bresnahan does a wonderful job of narrating. I definitely recommend reading this book (or listening to the audiobook).