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Questions tagged [warbreaker]

Warbreaker is a standalone fantasy novel by Brandon Sanderson, about misunderstandings occur between two cultures and how these cultures interpret history. The author has released this novel for free under a Creative Commons license. Always use in conjunction the [cosmere] tag.

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Could Nightblood eat away at metal minds?

Using nicrosil or gold metalminds could you draw Nightblood?
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How many God Kings were there?

In Warbreaker, it the history seems to be that the royal family ruled until the Manywar, and then the God Kings took over, with the events of the book taking place about 300 years and six God Kings ...
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How did Vo have a child?

According to this article from the Coppermind, Returned can have children, but require special knowledge to do so. The only known Returned to do so was Vo, the first Returned. The problem is, Vo was ...
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Inconsistencies in Awakening

Towards the beginning of Warbreaker, Vasher uses his shirt tassels by saying"Upon m call, be as my fingers and grip." Later though he adds the words "what they must" to the command, with a similar ...
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How did Vasher not die?

If Vasher is an Awakened, how could he give away his Breath with a normal command and not die, if giving away Returned breath makes them die?
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How much free will is need to gift Breath?

In order to give away one's Breath, one must say the correct Command with the intent to give away the Breath. This is in keeping with Endowment's Intent, which is to give things. Brandon has also said ...
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Can a Returned Return again?

In Warbreaker, people who die noble or brave deaths become Returned not surprisingly they return to the world and are considered gods. The Returned can choose to give up his life with their Divine ...
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Can Hemalurgy affect other Investiture?

Is it possible to use a Hemalurgic spike to affect people with other Investiture, like stealing someone's Breaths for example?
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Can you Awaken something that is alive?

Is it possible to Awaken something that is already alive, thereby gaining control over the being?
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Is Nightblood a Shardblade?

In Warbreaker, Vasher uses Nightblood, an Awakened sword with enough Breaths infused in it that it has sentience. People who draw the sword end up dead and towards the end of the book when Vasher uses ...
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How do vampire Returned survive?

I recently learned an interesting tidbit. In some parts of Nalthis, Returned aren’t worshipped as gods, but are feared as vampires: In some parts of this world, Returned aren’t worshipped, but ...
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Is Sanderson's Warbreaker available for free in ePub format?

Brandon Sanderson has released his novel Warbreaker for free on his website. As far as I can tell, it is available in form of web articles, and downloadable in various formats, mainly PDF and Word. I'...
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Warbreaker: How could Vasher do this?

I just finished reading Brandon Sanderson's Warbreaker. One thing I don't get though: In the Epilogue it is stated that
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Should I read Elantris before reading Warbreaker?

As far as I know, those two are set in the same world, but tell a different story, is that correct? I know that Elantris came out first, but it's not available for Kindle and Warbreaker is freely ...