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Brandon Sanderson

Biography

Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels, THE ALLOY OF LAW, SHADOWS OF SELF and THE BANDS OF MOURNING; the Stormlight Archive novels THE WAY OF KINGS and WORDS OF RADIANCE; and other novels, including THE RITHMATIST and STEELHEART. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for THE EMPEROR'S SOUL, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, ELANTRIS. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time® sequence.

Brandon Sanderson

Books by Brandon Sanderson

by Brandon Sanderson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

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. Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together --- and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past --- even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

by Brandon Sanderson - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status "darkeyes." Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly struggling to master remarkable new powers that are somehow linked to his honorspren, Syl. Brilliant but troubled Shallan strives along a parallel path. Despite being broken in ways she refuses to acknowledge, she bears a terrible burden: to somehow prevent the return of the legendary Voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation that will follow.

by Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Fiction

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate. Along the way, he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set.

by Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

SHADOWS OF SELF shows Mistborn's society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial's progress in its tracks.

by Brandon Sanderson - Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. But with incredible gifts came the desire to rule. Nobody fights these Epics but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they study Epics, find their weaknesses, and then assassinate them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart, the Epic who killed his father.

by Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist, a person who has the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. But as the son of a lowly chalkmaker, he can only watch. When students start disappearing, Joel and his friend Melody are assigned to help the professor investigating the crimes. They find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery, one that will change Rithmatics --- and their world --- forever.

by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Fiction

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, it was feared that the concluding scenes of his The Wheel of Time series would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. Following THE GATHERING STORM and TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, Sanderson now recreates the vision that Jordan left behind.

by Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Fiction

Fresh from the success of THE WAY OF KINGS, Brandon Sanderson, best known for completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time®, takes a break to return to the world of the bestselling Mistborn series.

written by Brandon Sanderson, read by Michael Kramer - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

The conclusion of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave readers rubbing their eyes in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.