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.
- By: Brandon Sanderson
- Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
- Length: 55 hrs and 4 mins
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 and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.
Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans
- By Deana on 11-16-17
Amazing book and Narration!
I can not express enough the mastery with which Kate Reading and Michael Kramer deliver Brandon Sanderson's skillful writing. The rhythm that Sanderson writes [with] is flawless and he found readers that deliver that rhythm skillfully and flawlessly. The Storm Father be damned this is amazing! All three books are worth the time spent listening and I have listened to them a couple of times. This is not a series that is replayed elsewhere. It’s no wonder that Sanderson was able to finish the the Robert Jordan series so skillfully. He was already able to create worlds and individuals with what seems little effort. ENJOYED this series immensely! Hope you do too!