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

    • The Stormlight Archive
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,082
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,516
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,499

    According to mythology mankind used to live in 'The Tranquiline Halls': heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Patient Giant of the Fantasy Genre

    • By Simon on 08-01-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Final Empire

    • Mistborn, Book 1
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,865
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,236

    A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasy isn't my usual genre, but ...

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-08-11

    Regular price: £16.99

    • 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 4,919
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,648
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,642

    Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artifacts that can win wars....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding - again!…and very much worth the wait.

    • By Robyn on 24-03-14

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Oathbringer

    • The Stormlight Archive, Book Three
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Length: 55 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,252
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,065
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,068

    Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sanderson brewing up a hell of a storm!

    • By Simon on 22-11-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Well of Ascension

    • Mistborn, Book 2
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,712
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,241

    The Dark Lord is dead, and now a new world can be built....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Blimey - it's longer than the first one!

    • By Lee Grant on 29-11-14

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Skyward

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,741
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743

    Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race is trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fun story - highly recommended

    • By TomzMullen on 18-12-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Hero of Ages

    • Mistborn, Book 3
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,544
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,093
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090

    Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Epic!

    • By Sophie on 23-08-11

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Steelheart

    • Reckoners, Book 1
    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little childish, but great fun.

    • By Joe on 29-01-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Warbreaker

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 901
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 837

    Warbreaker is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Painfully slow to get going but worth persevering

    • By Martin on 06-07-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,867
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859

    Sanderson has the knack of giving epic fantasy listeners exactly what they want, and the dramatic story within The Alloy of Law shows off this skill to its very best....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mist-born again !

    • By S on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £24.99

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