Yey! We did it! We finished Warbreaker and it was awesome! This is the final read along post hosted by Once Upon A Time. As a reminder, this post will contain spoilers for the end of the book!
1. There were a whole bunch of character revelations in this last
section of the book. We now know who Warbreaker is, and what
Blushweaver’s motivations are, and who was behind the war, and the
intentions of several characters we suspected. How do you feel, now
that everything’s out in the open?
The Pahn Kal plot makes a lot of sense, and I really love that kind of twist where the character you think you can trust (Bluefingers) ends up having masterminded the whole charade. I loved the revelation that Kalad’s army were the stone statues, it makes so much sense :D.
2. At the beginning of our group read, I asked if you thought the
Returned actually were divine. We saw Lightsong change his mind on his
own divinity, and learned a bit more about the Returned. Has your
answer about divinity changed, then, since the beginning of the book?
I think that it’s less that the Returned themselves are divine and more that they are tools of some higher power. Evidently something chose Lightsong to send back to fix the future, so it seems that the Returned are closer to angels that actual gods.
3. Now that we’ve seen Nightblood in action, firsthand, and know more
about its history, what do you think about it as an object? What are
your thoughts about Vasher’s relationship with the sword?
I guess I’m still a little confused about how something with the order to destroy evil got all black and, well, evil looking. I like the concept of type 4 objects, but I feel like Nightblood’s story was left a little unfinished. Vasher said at one point that he doesn’t know why Nightblood is actually conscious, and it’s not sticking in my head if we ever really get an explanation for why Vasher still carries Nightblood around instead of trying to destroy it. Did I just forget that part? (I read this section on a plane, you’ll have to forgive me :( )
4. Lastly, what are your final thoughts on Warbreaker? How did it
compare to other books you’ve read, and to other Sanderson, if you’ve
read more by him?
I loved Warbreaker! As a standalone it didn’t have quite the lore building that Mistborn did (the only other Sanderson that I’ve read) but I still really loved the plot developments and character building. It’s always important to me to have a few characters that I really like in a book, and Warbreaker definitely pulled that off well. I really wish that there was another book. I feel like there is more that Sanderson could build on and explain, especially with Vivenna going off on a grand adventure with Vasher, so why isn’t there more to read???
What did everyone think? Are you going to be writing a review in addition to the final read a long post?
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