Brandon Sanderson
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Brandon Sanderson

I'm Brandon Sanderson, and I write stories of the fantastic: fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers.

November 2018 marks the release of Skyward, a new YA trilogy about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world under alien attack. Also out this year is the final volume of the Stephen Leeds saga, Legion: Lies of the Beholder, which will also be published in an omnibus edition, Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds, that will include all three volumes.

Last year we saw the release of Oathbringer, the third massive book in the New York Times #1 bestselling Stormlight Archive series that began with The Way of Kings. This series is my love letter to the epic fantasy genre, and it's the type of story I always dreamed epic fantasy could be.

Most readers have noticed that my adult fantasy novels are in a connected universe, called the Cosmere. This includes The Stormlight Archive, both Mistborn series, Elantris, Warbreaker, and various novellas available on Amazon, including The Emperor's Soul, which won a Hugo Award in 2013. In November 2016 all of the existing Cosmere short fiction including those novellas was released in one volume called Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection. If you've read all of my adult fantasy novels and want to see some behind-the-scenes information, that collection is a must-read.

I also have three YA series: The Rithmatist (currently at one book), The Reckoners (a trilogy beginning with Steelheart), and Skyward. For young readers I also have my humorous series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians. Many of my adult readers enjoy all of those books as well, and many of my YA readers enjoy my adult books, usually starting with Mistborn.

Additionally, I have a few other novellas that are more on the thriller/sci-fi side. These the Legion series, as well as Perfect State and Snapshot. There's a lot of material to go around!

Good starting places are Mistborn (a.k.a. The Final Empire), Skyward, Steelheart, The Emperor's Soul, and Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians. If you're already a fan of big fat fantasies, you can jump right into The Way of Kings.

I was also honored to be able to complete the final three volumes of The Wheel of Time, beginning with The Gathering Storm, using Robert Jordan's notes.

Sample chapters from all of my books are available at brandonsanderson.com/library -- and check out the rest of my site for chapter-by-chapter annotations, deleted scenes, and more.

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    • Skyward

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,393
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,286
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,288

    From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Imagination and Brilliance

    • By Dogboy on 11-08-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Way of Kings

    • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 53,510
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48,457
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 48,458

    In a war that makes no sense, ten armies fight separately against a single foe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

    • By Lore on 03-31-12

    Regular price: $63.93

    • Warbreaker

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,028
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,173

    Warbreaker is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Sanderson Yet

    • By Carol on 09-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    Sale price: $6.95

    • The Final Empire

    • Mistborn Book 1
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42,564
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37,563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37,574

    What if the hero of prophecy fails? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

    • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

    Regular price: $55.93

    • Oathbringer

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28,381
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26,732
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26,680

    Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

    • By Deana on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $66.49

    • Words of Radiance

    • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45,078
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42,160
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42,143

    In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

    • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

    Regular price: $55.99

    • Steelheart

    • The Reckoners, Book 1
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28,247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,164

    From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series - Steelheart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

    • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Well of Ascension

    • Mistborn, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,027
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29,046
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29,076

    The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler - the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years - has been vanquished....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slower but worthwhile

    • By Jeff on 01-28-10

    Regular price: $47.93

    • The Hero of Ages

    • Mistborn, Book 3
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32,744
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28,837
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28,827

    To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness -the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists - is back....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well concluded!

    • By Julio on 01-12-09

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Firefight

    • The Reckoners, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,409
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,537
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,507

    Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a cherry on top of a Sundae in the North Pole

    • By Zenpaca on 01-16-15

    Regular price: $24.95

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