Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 58 and Epilogue

Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, everyone was either rescued or died to save someone else. This week, a solution to that Lifeless army is finally identified and put into action, and Our Heroes are poised to begin the next phase of life on Nalthis.

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here. Click on through to join the discussion!

 

Chapter 58

Point of View: Vivenna, Siri, Vasher, Siri, Vivenna
Setting: A closet in, and the roof of, the God King’s Palace
Timing:
A few minutes after Chapter 57

Take a Deep Breath

Vasher, dragging a sheathed Nightblood, retrieves Vivenna from the closet where Denth stuffed her. Nightblood has devoured ...

Warbreaker Reread: Chapters 56 and 57

Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson

Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week was full of chaos and terror: Siri and Susebron were captured, briefly reunited, and then separated again; Vasher was tortured while Vivenna searched for him; and Llarimar revealed Lightsong’s past as they awaited their fate. This week, Vivenna frees Vasher, Lightsong remembers his purpose, and Siri & Susebron are reunited yet again. The Avalanche is nearing a smashing conclusion.

This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here. Click on through to join the discussion!

 

Chapter 56

Point of View: Vivenna, Vasher
Setting:
All over and around the God King’s palace
Timing:
Immediately following Chapter 55

Take a Deep Breath

Vivenna, unsure whether she can ...

Warbreaker Reread: Chapters 54 and 55

Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Vasher and Lightsong each suffered their own form of torture. This week Vivenna and Nightblood seek Vasher, Lightsong learns more of his history, while Siri and Susebron are the rope in a tug-of-war between the real priests and the fake ones. This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here. Click on through to join the discussion!  

Chapter 54

Point of View: Vivenna, Vasher, Siri, Vivenna, Lightsong
Setting:
T’Telir slums, the God King’s Palace
Timing:
The following morning

Take a Deep Breath

Vivenna approaches a beggar, seeking information about disturbances in the city. For the price of a colorful handkerchief, he suggests that she look near ...

Warbreaker Reread: Chapters 52 and 53

Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Siri was taken captive, Lightsong withheld his vote on the war proposal, and Vasher was captured when he went to rescue Siri. This week, Vasher is tortured physically, and Lightsong psychologically. The Avalanche is at full steam now. This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here. Click on through to join the discussion!  

Chapter 52

Point of View: Lightsong, Siri, Lightsong
Setting: Lightsong’s Palace, the God King’s bedchamber
Timing: The same evening as Chapter 50 and 51

Take a Deep Breath

Lightsong drinks and watches his servants bring in and pile up the things he’s been given by his worshippers over the years, and engages ...

Warbreaker Reread: Chapters 50 and 51

Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, Vivenna and Vasher spiked one of Denth’s guns by rescuing Nanrovah’s daughter. This week, the priests debate, Siri is trapped, Vivenna is worried, and the gods vote. Well, most of them do. Then Vasher attempts another rescue, which goes… poorly. Can you say Avalanche? This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here. Click on through to join the discussion!  

Chapter 50

Point of View: Lightsong, Siri, Vivenna, Lightsong
Setting: The arena and Susebron’s palace corridors
Timing:
A few days after Chapters 48 and 49

Take a Deep Breath

Lightsong and Blushweaver walk together on the gods’ level of the arena, where all the gods will ...

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 49

Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, those in positions of theoretical authority moved toward taking actual responsibility. This week, Vivenna and Vasher rescue an innocent victim and spike one of Denth’s plans. This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here. Click on through to join the discussion.  

Chapter 49

Point of View: Vasher, Vivenna
Setting:
Various neighborhoods of T’Telir
Timing:
Indeterminate; several days after Chapter 46

Take a Deep Breath

Vasher watches through the window as Vivenna, unaware of his presence, practices Awakening. He muses that despite her mistakes she’s learning much faster than she should be, even at the third Heightening. His use of the Awakened rope by which he’s ...

Warbreaker Reread: Chapter 49

Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson Welcome back to the Warbreaker reread! Last week, those in positions of theoretical authority moved toward taking actual responsibility. This week, Vivenna and Vasher rescue an innocent victim and spike one of Denth’s plans. This reread will contain spoilers for all of Warbreaker and any other Cosmere book that becomes relevant to the discussion. This is particularly likely to include Words of Radiance, due to certain crossover characters. The index for this reread can be found here. Click on through to join the discussion.  

Chapter 49

Point of View: Vasher, Vivenna
Setting:
Various neighborhoods of T’Telir
Timing:
Indeterminate; several days after Chapter 46

Take a Deep Breath

Vasher watches through the window as Vivenna, unaware of his presence, practices Awakening. He muses that despite her mistakes she’s learning much faster than she should be, even at the third Heightening. His use of the Awakened rope by which he’s ...