Looking at that summary, this story may see kind of odd. BioChroma? Breath? Wha…? Anyways, if that stuff turns you off, ignore it and read the book anyway, because it’s very much worth it.
I guess I better mention I am a HUGE Brandon Sanderson fan. No, not because he’s finishing the Wheel of Time books, but because of his original novels. My favorites are the Mistborn books. In the end, I put this one just slightly behind Elantris (meaning, my least favorite so far), but it’s still heads above many other fantasy novels I have read.
One of my favorite elements from Warbreaker are the strong women characters. I particularly liked Siri. Normally I would go for someone like Vivenna, but Siri, despite being a young woman thrust into a world she never knew or expected, shines. I loved all the scenes with her and the God King. They were charming, heartwarming, and genuine. It was a pleasant surprise, since I never expected these types of scenes.
Also, of course, the world building and magic systems are just so well thought out and executed.
One of the things I have started to notice about Sanderson is that he always writes awesome non-human characters. In Mistborn it was the kandra, in Elantris the Seons, and in Warbreaker it is Nightblood. Some of Sanderson’s most vivid characters for me are those who are not necessarily human. Nightblood’s innocence is endearing yet he is also lethal.
If anyone hasn’t tried one of his books and like high fantasy, please do so. In fact, you can get Warbreaker for free off his website here. Hope you enjoy! A-