History Literature / Warbreaker

3rd Jul '16 8:48:42 PM avw94
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* [[spoiler:StealthSequel]]: [[spoiler: Actually a stealth prequel. To ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance''. Vasher and Nightblood both appear in Words of Radiance, the latter being set up for a major role in the coming sequels. This raises the question of how the pair got from Nalthis, the world that Warbreaker takes place on, to Roshar, the world of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''. To sum up, Sanderson wrote a prequel to the second book in a series, a year before the first book in said series had yet to be released.]]
25th Sep '15 7:06:22 PM ReaderAt2046
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Idris has tried to exclude color from their country as a defense mechanism against Awakeners. It doesn't actually work though- they use black and brown freely, and both of those will work for Awakening.


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* StandardFantasySetting: PlayedWith. As one of the annotations puts it:
-->'''Sanderson:'''A lot of fantasy novels like to make their setting someplace akin to rural England, and they’ll talk of distant countries that have exotic spices, dyes, and trade goods. Well, in this world, Hallandren is that place. It’s at the other end of the silk road, so to speak.
25th Sep '15 6:48:04 PM ReaderAt2046
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11th Sep '15 10:18:37 AM Landis
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* AGodIAmNot: Lightsong, who constantly denies his godhood, though he does acknowledge the powers that come with it. [[spoiler: Until, right at the end, he regains his memory and decides he is a god after all. And that [[HeroicSacrifice with great power comes great responsibility]].

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* AGodIAmNot: Lightsong, who constantly denies his godhood, though he does acknowledge the powers that come with it. [[spoiler: Until, right at the end, he regains his memory and decides he is a god after all. And that [[HeroicSacrifice with great power comes great responsibility]].]]
29th Aug '15 1:25:03 PM Landis
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** In fairness to King Dedelin, that "easier time" involved lying to himself pretty heavily (and obviously) about the political benefits of sending the wrong princess. If he'd been more honest to himself, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the guilt]] would have rendered him paralyzed.

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** In fairness to King Dedelin, that "easier time" involved lying to himself pretty heavily (and obviously) about the political benefits of sending the wrong princess. If he'd been more honest to himself, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the guilt]] would have rendered him paralyzed.paralyzed him, and [[TheChainsOfCommanding the nation would never recover in time]].
29th Aug '15 1:23:58 PM Landis
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** In fairness to King Dedelin, that "easier time" involved lying to himself pretty heavily (and obviously) about the political benefits of sending the wrong princess. If he'd been more honest to himself, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the guilt]] would have rendered him paralyzed.
20th Aug '15 3:49:44 PM Gitaxias
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* BeginnersLuck: maintained by Lightsong as his "strategy" for Terachin. See AchievementsInIgnorance above.
3rd Aug '15 1:40:29 AM DarkStarling
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* AGodIAmNot: Lightsong, who constantly denies his godhood, though he does acknowledge the powers that come with it. [[spoiler: Until, right at the end, he regains his memory and decides he is a god after all. Cue [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]].]]

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* AGodIAmNot: Lightsong, who constantly denies his godhood, though he does acknowledge the powers that come with it. [[spoiler: Until, right at the end, he regains his memory and decides he is a god after all. Cue And that [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]].]]with great power comes great responsibility]].
3rd Aug '15 1:34:34 AM DarkStarling
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** Also, how he rediscovers the skills he had in life. Entirely by accident, he learns halfway through the book that he is good at interrogation and finding hidden details,[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and is pretty good at juggling fruit]]. He has no experience like that in his life as a god, so he reasons that they must be skills from his previous life and wonders if he was a police detective or something similar. [[spoiler: Later, he gets a sword, turns out to be dangerously incompetent with it, and is informed that in his previous life he was an ''accountant''[[note]]We never do find out why he can juggle fruit.[[/note]].]]

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** Also, how he rediscovers the skills he had in life. Entirely by accident, he learns halfway through the book that he is good at interrogation and finding hidden details,[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and is pretty good at juggling fruit]]. He has no experience like that in his life as a god, so he reasons that they must be skills from his previous life and wonders if he was a police detective or something similar. [[spoiler: Later, he gets a sword, turns out to be dangerously incompetent with it, and is informed that in his previous life he was an ''accountant''[[note]]We never do find out why he can juggle fruit.[[/note]].fruit or, for that matter, if for some reason he was actually a master of a game specific to the gods when he was alive[[/note]].]]
13th Jul '15 2:27:18 PM DarkStarling
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** Blushweaver points out to him that, despite appearances to the contrary, his decency and sense of responsibility has actually earned him a great deal of respect among the other gods. This implies they themselves may have a HiddenHeartOfGold.
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