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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Twelve

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Twelve Lightsong Hears Petitions The concept of petitions—and the gods being able to heal someone one time—grew out of my desire to have something about them that was miraculous. Something obvious, something more than just an ability to make vague prophecies. Their Breath auras are amazing, true, but an Awakener with a…

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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Nine

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Nine Vivenna as a Viewpoint Character Generally, Vivenna is the readers’ least favorite character in the book. I can see why that is. Siri gets to be the flamboyant younger sister, Lightsong the pithy courtier, and Vasher the mysterious unknown. Vivenna, then, is saddled with the responsibility of being the older sister…

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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Eight

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Eight Siri Wakes Up Untouched, Then Explores the Palace These Siri chapters presented a little bit of a problem to me in that I generally focus my writing around conversations. A given chapter will have some action and description, but usually the series of scenes revolves around important discussions between characters. But…

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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Seven

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Seven Siri Enters the God King’s Chambers This is one of those chapter breaks that is there for stylistic drama more than anything else. Thematically, these two chapters are really the same chapter. However, I wanted to break before she steps in because it works so well as a dramatic turn in…

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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Six

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Six Siri Is Bathed, Then Sent to the God King This was a strange sequence of chapters to write. I’ve spoken before on writing characters of the opposite gender. This has grown easier and easier for me over the years, partially—I think—because I started out so bad at it that I insisted…

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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Five Part 2

Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Five Part 2 Welcome! My name is Brandon Sanderson. Before anything else, I’d like to thank you for your interest in my books. I hope you enjoy Warbreaker. In case you don’t know, I’m a professional fantasy novelist. My first book, Elantris, was published in some thirteen languages, earned me a Campbell nomination, and…

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Annotation Warbreaker Chapter Five Vasher Watches Siri We get back to Vasher. Showing his viewpoints in the book was tricky. I wanted him to remain an enigma—I didn’t want you to know if you were rooting for him or not. But I did want you to think he was interesting. Nightblood Origins I’ve been wanting…

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