Watch this video of artist Dan Dos Santos creating the Warbreaker cover illustration. A fascinating demonstration.
SYNOPSIS: Welcome to a land where gods and royalty, citizens and renegades, and everyone else coexist in tenuous harmony. Beyond wealth and social status, one aspect levels them all: Biochromatic magic, the essence of breath; the power to see color, feel color, and produce color. The power to give life.Brandon Sanderson on using color for magic system:
In a kingdom of exiled royals, an old treaty demands that the King of Idris send one of his daughters in marriage to the God King in Halladren. But instead of Vivenna—the oldest and more responsible princess groomed for this occasion since birth—her younger sister Siri is sent in her place to a fearsome gaudy city where color is wielded without consequence or care.
For behind the opulent curtains of Halladren lies a complicated and explosive court of politics and tangled relationships between gods and priests, prophecy and followers.
The fates of the major characters—the two princesses Vivenna and Siri; Lightsong, the reluctant god of bravery; and the wild card Vasher, the Warbreaker—will collide to determine the fate of the world, both the one on earth and the one beyond.
“Using color as a fuel also grew from my desire to do an animation-based magic system. The concept of color as life fascinated me. When something dies in our world, the color fades from it—green plants become brown and human bodies lose their color, becoming pale as the blood drains to the bottom of the corpse. In a lot of ways, color is a representation of life itself.”Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and currently lives in Provo, Utah with his wife and son. He teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. Watch an interview with Brandon discussing the book -
He has been chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s A Memory of Light, the conclusion to the bestselling Wheel of Time® series. For fascinating behind-the-scenes information about the Mistborn trilogy and his acclaimed first novel, Elantris, visit him at www.brandonsanderson.com.
By Brandon Sanderson
A Tor Hardcover
$27.95 / 592 pages
On-Sale Date: June 9, 2009