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This is a story about reversals of roles between 2 princesses from Idris. Warbreaker is a standalone fantasy written by author Brandon Sanderson. It starts off with two Princesses from Idris. The eldest, Vivenna, has a duty to the God King of Hallandren, which is their rival nation. Vivenna has been trained all her life for her duty. However, in a stunning role reversal, they send her untrained and unsophisticated younger sister, Siri, instead.
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Vivenna goes to Hallandren hoping to save Siri from the monstrous God King but again, she ends up meeting some rebels and assassins instead. She also meets Lemex, a countryman of hers and he bestows his Biochromatic breath to her and dies.

Siri spends many nights trying to get the God King, Susebron, to create a baby with her, as is her duty. She finds him scary only to eventually find out that he is more scared of her and has no idea at all of what he is doing; he has no say in anything and Siri finds out his tongue has been cut out.

After several weeks, Siri and the God King become friends; Vivenna meets a man named Vasher who teaches her the secret to using the Biochromatic breath. They work together to undo the damage done by the rebels and assassins Vivenna met and worked with; she later found out they were working against her.

In the end, they find out that it was the Pahn Kahl priests who started the war between Hallandren and Idris. The priests try to kill Siri and the God King but one of the awakened gods called Lightsong and he comes to their rescue. Lightsong sacrifices himself for the God King and he rescues Siri. They are then rescued by Vasher and Vivenna. By this time, the God King and Siri are already deeply in love and Vivenna wants to explore her Biochromatic talents more.

The main theme of this book is about reversals; you can see it in the way Siri and Vivenna were reversed in their roles, and how Idris was so different from Hallandren. You will also see it in the role played by Siri and the God King.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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