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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.

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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[“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.

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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[“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.

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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[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.

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

Series: Warbreaker Reread

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?”]

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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.]

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

Series: Warbreaker Reread