Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

[amazon-product alink=”0000FF” bordercolor=”000000″ height=”240″]0765320304[/amazon-product]On Sale: 6/9/2009, Tor Books

After I stumbled across Brandon Sanderson’s debut novel (Elantris) in the library, this author quickly became one of my favorites. Soon after finishing Elantris, I purchased–and thoroughly enjoyed–Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy. Now his newest release, Warbreaker, hits the stores June 9. I had a chance to read a pre-release draft of Warbreaker and loved it so much that I can’t wait to purchase a hardcopy for my library. Here’s what publisher Tor Books has to say about Warbreaker:

After 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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