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Warbreaker Reread: Chapters 27 and 28

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Lightsong continued his murder investigation, with increasing curiosity about his previous life. This week, Siri seeks new sources of information, while Vivenna meets with more criminals and ponders the contradictory nature of her life in Hallandren.

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. HOWEVER: Any spoilers for Oathbringer, whether from early release materials or recent Q&As, are strictly forbidden. If you absolutely must say something, mark it as a spoiler and then make the spoilerific text white just before you post it.

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[Unknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidity.]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 26

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Vivenna’s efforts to help her people led her to do more things she herself disapproves. This week, Lightsong continues his investigation of The Murder at Mercystar’s Palace.

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here.

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[“My sympathies, Your Grace, that you have been inconvenienced by a semblance of motivation.”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 25

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, we observed growing relationship between Siri and Susebron as they continued their quest to understand the politics surrounding them. This week, Vivenna reluctantly breaks more of her own standards in her quest to guard her people from invasion.

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here.

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[“All right, then who were you?”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 24

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Lightsong began his Detective Returned career, as his interest was piqued by Mercystar’s incident. This week, Siri and Susebron seek solutions in stories.

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here.

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[“You cannot refuse me. I am your queen.”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 23

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Lightsong and Vivenna played games within games. This week, Lightsong is inadvertently drawn to investigate a certain … squirrel!

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here. Click on through to join the discussion.

[“Because I intend to see that you don’t crush her. Or the rest of us.”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 22

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Siri learned a shocking thing about her husband, and Vasher created a distraction. This week, Lightsong plays Returned Bocce, and Vivenna plays with her hair.

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here.

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[“Tonk Fah, you can be the mean one next time.”]

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Warbreaker Reread: Chapters 20 & 21

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Vivenna was manipulated into approving Denth’s plans, thinking they would benefit Idris. This week, Siri’s new nighttime routine is disrupted, and Vasher begins some manipulations of … SQUIRREL!

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here.

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[The priests were right to be worried.]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 19

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Siri had everyone blushing with her new bedtime routine, while Lightsong tried unsuccessfully to call in sick. This week, Vivenna’s prejudices are on full display, even as her inexperience sets her up for further manipulation.

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here.

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[Oh, Colors, not again!]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 18

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Vivenna dealt with multiple shocks and emerged with a growing determination to serve her people as best she could. This week, Siri takes a new approach to the nighttime routine, and Lightsong tries to avoid his responsibilities by staying in bed.

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here.

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[This is going to be exceptionally embarrassing.]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 17

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week Siri, Lightsong, and Blushweaver reacted to the priests debate over the merits of going to war with Idris. This week, Vivenna considers the same, until she’s forced to deal with the matter from… a different perspective.

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[“Did you have to break so much?”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 16

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, our main protagonists all gathered in the arena, and the priests began their debates. This week, the subject of war with Idris becomes the focus; both Siri and Lightsong are deeply disturbed.

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[“Don’t let them get to you, child.”]

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Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 15

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, most of our main characters converged on the arena for the Assembly where Siri made her first public appearance as queen. This week, the God King joins them, as does Vasher, while the priests begin debates and we get a brief lesson in history and comparative theology.

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[He’d found that imaginary things were often the only items of real substance in people’s lives.]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 14

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Vivenna tried to figure out what to do with her newly-acquired Breath and herself in T’Telir, while Siri prepared for her Court presentation. This week, most of our main characters converge on the arena for the Assembly.

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[I am absolutely terrible with subtext. It gives me a headache.]

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Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 13

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Lightsong learned the theology of his own religion, and Siri discovered that she’d survived the night after all. This week, Vivenna tries to figure out how to keep her skin and her ideals intact, and Siri is prepared for presentation at the Court of Gods.

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[“Could I try them all on?”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 12

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Siri misbehaved rather badly—she spoke to the God King! This week, Lightsong also behaves badly—he runs away from his petitioners!—and Siri discovers that she survived the night despite her irreverence.

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[If my servants were to suddenly leave me, I’d be totally incapable of getting dressed.]

Series: Warbreaker Reread