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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.

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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[“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.

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

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 11

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Vivenna was repeatedly sent spinning as she tried to cope with mercenaries and the death of Lemex. This week, we return to a decidedly bored Siri, as she attempts to find something interesting to do with herself—since kneeling naked on the floor for hours is definitely not at the top of the list.

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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[“I’ll have to eat quickly. After all, I wouldn’t want to be late for the evening’s ogling.”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 10

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Vivenna viewed T’Telir with fear and revulsion, met Denth and Tonk Fah, and was promptly terrified by them. This week, she regains her footing, only to lose it again when she is confronted with new challenges to her view of the world.

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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[“I will not traffic in the souls of men! I don’t care how much they’re worth.”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 9

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Siri wandered the palace, wondering what to do with herself. This week, Vivenna enters T’Telir, responding to it much differently than Siri had.

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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[“Wow.” “Weren’t you just here?” “Yeah. Wow again.”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 8

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Siri nervously entered the God King’s bedchamber, Lightsong pondered, and Blushweaver flirted. This week, Siri wakes, sleeps, explores, and wonders what to do with herself.

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[Black rugs on a black floor with black furniture. These Hallandren certainly know how to run with a motif.]

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Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 7

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last time, Siri was primped and prepped to meet her new husband. This week, she enters The Chamber, and Lightsong watches fireworks.

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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[Well blast it, woman. If I’m stunned, dazzled, and breathless, then how the hell am I supposed to greet you? By definition, won’t I be struck dumb?]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection: Spoiler Review!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Arcanum Unbounded has hit bookstore shelves, mailboxes, and doorsteps across North America and the U.K.!

This beautiful book – and I do mean beautiful, in so many ways – collects all of Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere short works to date, plus one new novella, so you want it for All The Reads. It has gorgeous all-new artwork inside and out, along with maps, essays, drawings, and postscripts for each system or story, so you want it for all the new material. In short, it’s a must-have for a Cosmere fan.

Before you click on that enticing cut, please be aware: HERE BE SPOILERS. SPOILERS. SPOILERS! I SAY. This is the spoiler review, and anything contained in the book will be fair game for discussion here and in the comments. Within the book, the cover page for each story contains a warning for any books that would be spoiled by reading the short work first. Here, they will all be spoiled. You have been Warned.

[Shut it, Voidbringer.]

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 6

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Siri arrived in T’Telir, observed by Vasher and Lightsong. This week, she enters the God King’s palace and is readied for her husband.

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[She was now alone.]

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Warbreaker Reread: Chapters 4 and 5

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, we met Lightsong and got our introduction to the Court of Gods. This week, Siri arrives in Hallandren, evoking consternation, frustration, and interest on the part of our POV characters.

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[“War is, in my divine opinion, even worse than politics.”]

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Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 3

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Siri travelled toward Hallandren while Vivenna stewed about her wasted life. This week, we leave the Idrians in their respective muddles, and go to meet Lightsong in the Court of Gods.

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[All of this, because I couldn’t figure out how to die.]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Dream-casting Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings

If you’re a fan of Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy and haven’t been lost in the far reaches of the Northwest Territories for the better part of the past week, you already know about the exciting announcement that hit last week. DMG Entertainment now owns the film and licensing rights to the entire Cosmere, placing them in the position of holding a massive franchise with immense potential for years decades to come. Excited, much?

I first saw the news when someone posted it to a beta-readers group, and after a few minutes of general rambunction, we promptly began the debate over who should be cast as Hoid. Which naturally leads to why we’re here today…

[Let’s Play Dream-Cast!]

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 2

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, we met the Idrian royal family, learned of treaties and conflicts, and witnessed the critical decision to send Siri in Vivenna’s place. This week, the sisters express their dissatisfaction with the exchange in no uncertain terms, and another plot-critical decision is reached.

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[She was redundant now. Useless. Unimportant.]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 1

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, we met a grumpy old man with a bizarrely cheerful sword. This week, we meet the Idrian royal family, and are introduced to the political tensions which will drive much of the plot.

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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[Lord God of Colors]

Series: Warbreaker Reread

Warbreaker Reread: Prologue

Welcome to the Warbreaker reread! This first week, we’ll meet Vasher and Nightblood, and receive our introduction to the magic of BioChroma and the world of Nalthis.

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. Or you can just search on the tags “Warbreaker Reread” and “Stormlight Archive” if you prefer.

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[“My life to yours. My Breath become yours.”]

Series: Warbreaker Reread