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破战者
Warbreaker
作者 [美] 布兰登·桑德森
封面 美国版 Dan dos Santos
流派 奇幻
设定 三界宙 · 纳尔西斯
发行信息
出版社 美国版 Tor出版社
发行
日期
美国版 2009年6月9日
页数 美国版 592页
ISBN ISBN 0-7653-1177-1
书籍顺序
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《破战者》Warbreaker布兰登·桑德森三界宙系列小说之一。美版发行于2009年6月。可以通过作者的网站免费获取其电子版。[1]

剧情梗概

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破战者以伊德里斯的一双姐妹花公主薇雯娜塞芮为中心展开。二人生长的国家长期受到敌国霍兰德伦的战争威胁。薇雯娜作为长女,生来便背负着要与对方和亲的使命,被迫接受了各种训练。而时至女儿出嫁的前夕,Idris国王却出于对长女的偏爱,派出了对此毫无准备的幺女塞芮。得知此事的薇雯娜一方面为妹妹感到担忧,另一方面也感觉失去了人生的动力,遂动身追往霍兰德伦。

故事的第三位POV是光歌——霍兰德伦宫廷的一位回归者。他追寻着隐藏在霍兰德伦宗教背后的真相,也探寻着自己复活前的人生。

第四位POV是瓦西尔——一位拥有大量生物染色气息的神秘男子,随身还带着一把会说话的剑

本书背景设定在三界宙的星球之一纳尔西斯神瑛禀赋居住于此。

POV角色

魔法体系

欲寻更多信息,请见:BioChromatic BreathDisambig.png

All individuals are born with a single 灵息, which can be willingly transferred or given away to another individual. A Breath can be thought of as a soul, or as the manifestation of the 'sixth sense'. A person with no Breaths is called a 灰白者. Drabs find it difficult to perceive color and do not experience the 'sixth sense' or the odd sensation resulting from someone watching one unobserved. The prominent use of magic on Nalthis is called Awakening, and is reliant on the presence of color and verbal Commands given by the magic user, as well as the use of Breath.

There are several manifestations of BioChromatic magic:

Heightening
A person that holds multiple Breaths gains certain innate abilities, such as perfect pitch, the ability to sense life, and a resistance to disease. The various amounts of Breath required to obtain these abilities are referred to as Heightenings.
唤醒
The use of Breaths to bring inanimate objects to life, draining color from nearby objects. The actions of the Awakened object are dependent on the 指令 used at the time of Awakening. Breaths used to Awaken an object can usually be recovered by the Awakener, returning the object to normal.
无命者
Corpses (usually human) that have been Awakened. A technique discovered during the 不息战争 allowed for the creation of Lifeless with only a single Breath. Since then, Lifeless have been used extensively as laborers and soldiers.
回归者
Individuals that return to life after dying, but without any memories of their previous life. Returned have a single Divine Breath, which grants them all the innate powers of the Fifth Heightening, as well as other unique powers such as the ability to change their form. A Returned must consume one of their held Breaths every week. If they are forced to consume or give away their Divine Breath, they will die. In 霍兰德伦, Returned are worshipped as gods.

It is important to note that all use or transfer of Breath is considered heresy in 伊德里斯.

纳尔西斯星球上的魔法体系基于色彩和施法者的命令语。施法者被称为唤醒师,他们的能力源于吸取的五彩真气数量。一道真气可被视为一个灵魂,或者是“第六感”。被夺去五彩真气的人被称作“无彩者”。无彩者很难辨识色彩,体验不到“第六感”,被人盯视时无法察觉。拥有的五彩真气越多,魔法能力就越强。这一魔法体系中的“增化”能力共分10级。

可以实施识唤术的五彩真气数量:识唤术就是通过特殊的指令,吸取其他物品的色彩(唤醒师通常随身携带一些布段),把五彩真气注入无生命的物体,让其变为活物的法术。施法目标越像人形,越容易被唤醒;体积越大或者指令越复杂,需要的五彩真气越多。施法者可以通过命令语“还我真气”,收回五彩真气。

Specialized forms of this magic that are pertinent to Warbreaker include the 无命者 and the 回归者. The 无命者 are reanimated human bodies that require only one 灵息 to 唤醒. They are sustained with a specialized liquid called ichor alcohol. 无命者 feel little or no pain and are able to follow simple commands.

The 回归者 are the gods of the 霍兰德伦 religion. They are people who are said to have died in such a heroic manner as to be given the chance to return to this world from the afterlife. They lose their memories during the return trip but are guided by their own inherent prophetic powers. The 回归者 must consume one 灵息 every week or they die. They each contain a single powerful 灵息 that alone allows them to reach Fifth Heightening; granting them, among other things, agelessness. The 回归者 also may spend this one 灵息 once in their lives to perform a miracle and upon doing so, they die. These 灵息s are often referred to as "Deific 灵息s"

The God King is believed to be an especially powerful 回归者, who consumes many 灵息s a week. It is considered a privilege by the citizens of 霍兰德伦 to donate their 灵息 to one of the 回归者, even though it leaves them as a 灰白者.

It is important to note that all use of 灵息 in order to 唤醒 is considered heresy in Idris.

Development

Warbreaker was inspired by what Brandon wishes he had been able to include in Elantris. In Elantris, regular people are transformed into gods, but we never get to see how they adapt to their new lives. This is the premise and inspiration for Warbreaker.[1]

Warbreaker was also released for free online as it was written, allowing readers to see the rough drafts and deleted scenes years before it was published. Brandon did this despite discouragement from his teams and agent at Tor.[1]


出版情况

  • WARBREAKER (Tor, Summer 2009)
  • Audio rights (unabridged) to Recorded Books
  • Audio rights (dramatic abridgment) to Graphic Audio
  • Chinese rights (complex, Taiwan) to Gaea
  • Czech rights to Talpress
  • German rights to Heyne
  • Italian rights to Fanucci
  • Polish rights to MAG
  • Spanish rights to Ediciones B
  • UK rights to Gollancz
  • French rights to Calmann-Levy
  • Bulgarian rights to Bard[2]

获奖情况

  • Chosen by Library Journal as one of the 5 best SF&F novels of 2009
  • Chosen by Barnes & Noble as one of the 5 best SF&F novels of 2009
  • Chosen by The Onion A.V. Club as a Best of 2009
  • Nominated for the 2010 David Gemmell Legend Award
  • Nominated for 2009 Romantic Times Award, Best Epic Fantasy
  • An ALA Top Five Fantasy of 2009
  • 24 on NY Times hardcover list[2]

轶闻

Warbreaker was inspired by Dadradah, one of the religions that Sazed preached about, which focused on worshipping art.[3]

Brandon's editor told him that his next story after Elantris and Mistborn had to have some color to it, since those stories were both dark, so he replied that he would then write about a color based magic system.[4]

Cover Art Gallery

欲寻a more complete gallery of covers,请见:Brandon's cover galleryDisambig.png

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