Brandon Sanderson
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Brandon Sanderson

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

February 2017 marks the release of Snapshot, a new detective thriller novella, and in November 2017 comes 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 two YA series: The Rithmatist (currently at one book), and The Reckoners (a trilogy beginning with Steelheart). 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 include Legion and its sequel, Legion: Skin Deep, as well as Perfect State. There's a lot of material to go around!

Good starting places are Mistborn (a.k.a. The Final Empire), 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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Best Sellers

    • Oathbringer

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Length: 55 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24,291
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,893
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22,842

    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

    • The Way of Kings

    • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Length: 45 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49,670
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44,836
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44,849

    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

    • 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 39,032
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34,299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34,314

    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

    • Words of Radiance

    • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 48 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41,812
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39,114
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 39,111

    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 Radieance" shines

    • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

    Regular price: $55.99

    • The Well of Ascension

    • Mistborn, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,299
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26,501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,540

    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 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 29,934
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26,227
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26,218

    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

    • Warbreaker

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,652
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,644

    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

    • The Alloy of Law

    • A Mistborn Novel
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,829
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,351

    Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shorter, but very entertaining

    • By Robin on 12-14-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Elantris

    • Tenth Anniversary Special Edition
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,064
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,067

    To celebrate the book's 10th anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad listeners who have since become Sanderson fans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the superfan or new listener

    • By Christopher on 01-28-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Edgedancer

    • From the Stormlight Archive
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,262
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,777
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,758

    Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older - a wish she believed was granted....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Warning: This is a duplicate from Arcanum Unbound

    • By Robert J Petri on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $18.89

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