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 marked the release of Skyward, the first book in a new YA quartet about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world under alien attack. The follow-up, Starsight, will be released December 2019. Also out last year was the final volume of the Stephen Leeds saga, Legion: Lies of the Beholder, which was also published in an omnibus edition, Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds, that includes all three volumes.

Late 2017 we saw the release of Oathbringer, the third massive book in the New York Times #1 bestselling Stormlight Archive series that begins 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 include 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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    • 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 59,564
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54,183
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54,177

    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 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48,961
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43,512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43,505

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2nd to the Storm-light Archives.....

    • By Mitchell on 03-30-18

    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 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49,904
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46,678
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46,655

    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

    • Oathbringer

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33,608
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31,613
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31,560

    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

    • Skyward

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17,361
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,440
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16,406

    From Brandon Sanderson, the 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
    • Has Sanderson been reading Craig Alanson???

    • By Barry on 11-18-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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 37,887
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33,538
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,558

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It keeps getting even better

    • By Robert on 07-21-11

    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 37,722
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33,458
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33,437

    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 Marchini 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 14,157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,081

    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

    • A Memory of Light

    • Wheel of Time, Book 14
    • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 41 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21,040
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,241
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19,249

    Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally we have closure!

    • By Cliff on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $55.99

    • Towers of Midnight

    • Wheel of Time, Book 13
    • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 38 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17,514
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,259
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14,272

    The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

    • By Corey on 11-09-10

    Regular price: $63.93

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