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#1 User is offline   Cause 

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:28 PM

Due to Words of Radiance I decided to finish this book. I read some of it for free when he was doing the book chapter by chapter online as an inside look into how he writes (Awesome Idea). Terrible Book! The characters are asanine, the plot meandering, the magic system is explained when your 90 percent into the book. The villain is a character we barely we know, fighting for a motive we cant understand (the background to it is mentioned in the barest of detail) for a people we know even less about.

Words of radiance link up below
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:41 PM

WAHOO THERE SPORT, NICE MASSIVE SPOILER FOR A JUST-RELEASED BOOK WITH NO WARNING

Warbreaker is a pretty good example of Sanderson Heroine Syndrome, where his female protagonists all sound the same only in this book there are two at once. One of his weakest novels, definitely, but also free so can't complain too bad considering all his progress.

The connection was stuff like talk of vacations, constant colour metaphors, the coloured rock game that Lightsong did etc.



e: see if you can edit the title to 'Warbreaker reference in Words of Radiance' or something cause seriously, dick move

e2: I don't know if it's even been out for a week yet and you're spoiling end of book surprises completely openly, please be more considerate

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

Good point Illy, Just did not occur to me. I was not even thinking how I was commenting about two books at once.

I will also just add that I lose respect for the authors who praise this book so highly. I understand that its something that is done in the inudsutry. Authors praise other authors and get praise in return and it's a way of handing out fans to other authors. Still I would think an author should have an even better grasp of when a book is weak or strong compared to me. So in this case Im calling blatant sell outs!
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:28 AM

I gave up reading it when the girl who trained all her life to marry into the coloured people's city breaks down in tears constantly due to how different and stressful the colour city is... While her sister seems the stronger of the two. Then again, maybe that was the point. Doesn't matter, I won't be finishing it.
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:57 AM

My cat is named Lightsong the Bold. :p I am a HUGE Sanderson fan and have liked everything he has written (that I have read). This one was by far his weakest book.
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:52 AM

View PostStormcat, on 24 March 2014 - 04:57 AM, said:

My cat is named Lightsong the Bold. :p I am a HUGE Sanderson fan and have liked everything he has written (that I have read). This one was by far his weakest book.


I jumped straight from this into emperors soul! I can't believe they are written by the same person. I fact given that Warbreaker was an insight into how he rights one would think he would have taken extra care not less.
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:53 AM

While I totally agree it's not his best book, I still thoroughly enjoyed it :p
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:12 AM

Is there a link to this book?
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:39 AM

If you want it free, I think the hardcover pdf is the final printed version

http://brandonsander...-and-downloads/
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 12:47 PM

I haven't read Warbreaker but it seems like a litterary crime to use an awesome title like "Warbreaker" and then have the book be lackluster.
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:59 PM

I'm not Brandersons biggest fan, but I have enjoyed some of his work, but from what I recall of warbreaker, I was glad I didn't pay for it. The biggest problem for me was the actual plot, the motivations of the enemy were poorly laid down and not referenced before really at all. Magic systems that are nonsensical don't bother me overly because, magic isn't real regardless.
Considering what it takes to keep a god alive, I'm surprised they even bother with it, although that was the one enjoyable character in the book. (forget his name, the talkative god)
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 01:04 AM

................I feel like I am the only one who actually liked Warbreaker....Is it really THAT bad in comparison to his other books? I haven't read any of them, obviously, or I wouldn't be asking.
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 01:59 AM

View PostSh, on 30 March 2014 - 01:04 AM, said:

................I feel like I am the only one who actually liked Warbreaker....Is it really THAT bad in comparison to his other books? I haven't read any of them, obviously, or I wouldn't be asking.


No I loved it myself.
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:26 AM

View PostSh, on 30 March 2014 - 01:04 AM, said:

................I feel like I am the only one who actually liked Warbreaker....Is it really THAT bad in comparison to his other books? I haven't read any of them, obviously, or I wouldn't be asking.



I recommend you try his other stuff then, its certainly his weakest imo.
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:38 PM

I liked it enough to name my cat after a main character. (Plus it annoys the heck out of people that his name is Lightsong the Bold for some reason)I thought it was good but his other stuff is better.
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 12:59 AM

I'd say Elantris is his weakest of all and I still loved that one to cause it was his 1st book I read. At that time only it and Mistborn 1 were out.

Hell I may even go break out Warbreaker for a reread tonight...
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:46 AM

Hmmm I'd place Elantris slightly higher on the basis of more engaging characters and (slightly) more believable villans
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

View PostMacros, on 31 March 2014 - 07:46 AM, said:

Hmmm I'd place Elantris slightly higher on the basis of more engaging characters and (slightly) more believable villans


I'm basing it mostly on writing lvl. To me it's obv to tell that Elantris is written by a much younger BS. If that makes any sense.
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Posted 20 July 2014 - 03:31 AM

I liked War Breaker. Had an interesting Magic system and their were some fun plot twists too.
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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:08 AM

Warbreaker was my favorite Sanderson book so far.. I have my book signed by him! Cool guy we mainly talked about my theories on Kingkiller Chronicles. Yup, I met an author and all we did was talk about another guys book..so much fun.


I named my Snake--> Vasher.


A) Does Brandon Sanderson have clones, hence the way he writes so fast..
:) Can he loan his cloning tech to Rothfuss so he can finish the next four books.
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