“Society didn’t seem to care if such men were outside the cells or in them, so long as they were kept away from more honest men.
Assuming such a thing existed.”
This is a great political fantasy, with lots of characters and eccentric elements to make it a very enjoyable read! The Amazon page for Warbreaker is here.
“If you divorced belief from action, then you were on dangerous ground.”
- Writing quality: 4.5/5
- Pacing: 4/5
- Characters: 4.5/5
- Enjoyability: 4.5/5
- Ease of reading: 4.5/5
- Thought-provoking: 4/5
- Merit and originality: 4.5/5
- Overall love: 13.5/15
“Maybe we are all just confused.”
DO NOT READ ON UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK – SPOILER ALERT!
“Wars are fought to be won.”
“There was a beauty in simplicity.”
I loved Lightsong and Llarimar – the story surrounding those two was not what I was expecting, and I thought it was quite beautiful. Lightsong was one of my favourite characters, because he was truly heroic and noble, even though he didn’t believe in himself.
“Unknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidity.”
I liked Siri as a character, because she had accepted herself as she thought she was – useless – and she wasn’t spiteful of her brothers and sisters – especially Vivenna; she just loved everyone. And when she was taken to Hallandren, she was terrified, but she had courage in herself, and she was heroic at the end.
“You don’t understand a man until you understand what makes him do what he does.”
It was great how the female characters were so strong, and played such a crucial role in the unfolding of the book, while still being believable characters.
“Didn’t you ever stop to think that maybe you were on the wrong side?”
There were a few interesting religious comment made – for example, how can you believe in something you cannot see, and also that just because you can’t see them, does that mean it’s not real?
“They all want to be involved, but none want to be responsible.”
Most of the plot twists took me by surprise, but a few were predictable – for example; Khalad’s Phantom army was obviously going to save them, however it was surprising that they were the D’Denir statues, and that they were Vasher’s army.
“By choosing to act, she might fail – and that was so daunting that doing nothing seemed preferable.”
I appreciated how he got such a great novel into one book, instead of drawing it out into an unnecessary trilogy, or even longer.
“A person knows when they’re in darkness… Even when they cannot see.”
It was great fun – not one to be taken too seriously, with all the eccentric elements. Intriguing, and highly entertaining!
“The value in something relates to how it is treated.”
There were a lot of quotes in this review, tell me if you prefer it when there are less – but I love quotes from books!
Thank you for reading!
– Catriona x