An all-new Stormlight Archive novella is the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, the first audiobook of short fiction by New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson.
The collection includes eight works in all. The first seven are "The Hope of Elantris" (Elantris), "The Eleventh Metal" (Mistborn), "The Emperor's Soul" (Elantris), "Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes 28 through 30" (Mistborn), "Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell" (Threnody), "Sixth of Dusk" (First of the Sun), and "Mistborn: Secret History" (Mistborn).
Originally published on Tor.com and other websites, or published by the author, these wonderful tales convey the expanse of the Shardworlds and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, including the Hugo Award-winning novella The Emperor's Soul. Arcanum Unbounded also contains a currently untitled Stormlight Archive novella that appears in this audiobook for the first time anywhere.
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Here's the deal. I love Sanderson's books, his character creation, plots, the different magic systems. What I don't usually do is collections, so while I was excited for this book I had a bit of trepidation when I started listening/reading it. I shouldn't have feared. Not only were all of the stories amazing. But the fact that a short story for Sanderson is a complete novel for any other author made this book just a collection of books, not short stories. Could not recommend enough.
I love this collection! Full of spoilers so I haven't read all of them. Most of these were new to me even though the are free as pdfs in some cases. I love the way Michael Kramer and Kate Reading read these stories and of course Brandon Sanderson writes them so well.
This is the best credit I have spent in a long time. Absolutely loved the stories contained in the collection, as well as the afterwards to each story. I can't wait to hear more!
P.S. Get this book so worth it.
A few slow reads intermixed between good potential and good writiing. While Kramer seems to be rehashing the same character voices again, Kate Reading has seemed to expand her character range.
I really like what Brandon did here, it's a great look into to what is going on behind the scenes in his his universe he calls The Cosmere. There are some other things in here that aren't really "behind the scenes" stories, but placed in the Cosmere. Overall really good listen. I especially liked the notes on the stories after each one. If you're a fan I highly recommend this.
I love Brandon Sanderson's writing and have listened to all his books. That being said, this one feels like an editor grabbed some random pieces and just threw them together. Just not my thing I suppose.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
It's a g great addition to Brandon's work. Short stories (To Brandon's standards) but still great.
Many stories are there including a stormlight story, which was refreshing and gives you a taster of how things will be in book 3. And there were few Mistborn ones, including a jaw dropping one! Can't talk more about it, but it's great. If you don't remember much from the first Mistborn trilogy or didn't read it, then you must go ahead and give them a listen.
Great listen! Enjoyed every minute (page)
Anyone that enjoys Sanderson's larger works will surely love this collection as well. I did.
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