Brandon Sanderson Books

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Brandon Sanderson is American science fiction and fantasy writer. He is commonly known for Mistborn series which have won various awards and his epic work in concluding Robert Jordan fantasy series, The Wheel of Time. The author was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1975. He attended Brigham Young University majoring in English after completing a two-year missionary (LDS) mission in Seoul, South Korea in 1997.

Order of Elantris Series

1Elantris 2005Description / Buy
2The Emperor's Soul 2012Description / Buy

Order of Mistborn Series

1Mistborn: The Final Empire 2006Description / Buy
2The Well of Ascension 2007Description / Buy
3The Hero of Ages 2008Description / Buy
4The Alloy of Law 2011Description / Buy
5Shadows of Self 2015Description / Buy
6The Bands of Mourning 2016Description / Buy

Order of Alcatraz Series

1Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians 2007Description / Buy
2Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones 2008Description / Buy
3Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia 2009Description / Buy
4Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens 2010Description / Buy
5The Dark Talent 2016Description / Buy

Order of Wheel Of Time Series

1The Gathering Storm 2009Description / Buy
2Towers of Midnight 2010Description / Buy
3A Memory of Light 2012Description / Buy

Order of Wheel Of Time Short Stories/Novellas

1What the Storm Means 2009Description / Buy
2Distinctions 2010Description / Buy
3By Grace and Banners Fallen 2012Description / Buy

Order of The Stormlight Archive Series

1The Way of Kings 2010Description / Buy
2Words of Radiance 2014Description / Buy
3Edgedancer 2016Description / Buy
4Oathbringer 2017Description / Buy
5Dawnshard 2020Description / Buy
6Rhythm of War 2020Description / Buy

Order of Reckoners Series

1Steelheart 2013Description / Buy
2Mitosis 2013Description / Buy
3Firefight 2015Description / Buy
4Calamity 2016Description / Buy

Order of Infinity Blade Series

1Awakening 2011Description / Buy
2Redemption 2013Description / Buy

Order of Legion Series

1Legion (Short Story) 2012Description / Buy
2Legion and The Emperor's Soul 2013Description / Buy
3Skin Deep 2014Description / Buy
4Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds 2018Description / Buy
5Lies of the Beholder 2018Description / Buy

Order of White Sand Graphic Novels

1White Sand Volume 1 2016Description / Buy
2White Sand Volume 2 2017Description / Buy

Order of Cosmere Short Stories/Novellas

1Sixth of the Dusk 2014Description / Buy
2Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell 2015Description / Buy

Order of Cosmere Collections

1Arcanum Unbounded 2016Description / Buy

Order of Skyward Series

1Skyward 2018Description / Buy
2Starsight 2019Description / Buy
3Cytonic 2021Description / Buy

Order of Skyward Short Stories/Novellas

1Sunreach ( With: Janci Patterson) 2021Description / Buy
2ReDawn ( With: Janci Patterson) 2021Description / Buy
3Defending Elysium 2021Description / Buy
4Evershore ( With: Janci Patterson) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Oathbringer Serialization Series

1Oathbringer Part One 2019Description / Buy
2Oathbringer Part Two 2019Description / Buy

Order of Brandon Sanderson's Dark One Graphic Novels

1Dark One Volume 1 2020Description / Buy

Order of Brandon Sanderson Standalone Novels

1Warbreaker 2009Description / Buy
2The Rithmatist 2013Description / Buy
3Snapshot 2017Description / Buy

Order of Brandon Sanderson Short Stories/Novellas

1Firstborn 2008Description / Buy
2Perfect State (Short Story) 2015Description / Buy

Order of Brandon Sanderson Short Story Collections

1Firstborn & Defending Elysium 2013Description / Buy
2Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell; Perfect State 2015Description / Buy
3Brandon Sanderson's Fantasy Firsts 2017Description / Buy

Order of Unfettered Series

1Unfettered II: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy 2016Description / Buy
2Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy 2019Description / Buy

Brandon Sanderson Anthologies

1 Dangerous Women2013Description / Buy
2 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2014 Edition2014Description / Buy
3 Shadows Beneath2014Description / Buy
4 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015 Edition2015Description / Buy
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In 2006 Brandon Sanderson married Emily Bushman, a teacher and a fellow English Major who later became his business CEO. The couple lives in American Fork, Utah.

Elantris is Sanderson first novel published in 2005 by Tor Books and was subject to many positive reviews. It was followed by The Final Empire the first book in Mistborn fantasy trilogy which introduces allomancers- people who have the ability to burn alloys and metals after ingesting them and can also allow control over supernatural forces and enhance senses. The sequel to The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension was published in 2007.

Brandon Sanderson has written Children’s novel such as Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, which explains about a boy with unique talents who confronts evil librarians who want to rule the world.

In 2009, The Hero of Ages, the final book in Mistborn trilogy was published while the second book in Alcatraz series was also issued later the same year. A year later in 2010, the author wrote another novel, The Way of Kings the first book in a planned ten-book series named The Stormlight Archive. Sanderson has published various novellas, such as Legion (2012), Infinity Blade Awakening (2011) and many other short works.


Brandon Sanderson has won and also been nominated for multiple awards for his outstanding work. Elantris won the Best Epic Fantasy Novel Award and Reviewers Choice Best Book Award in 2005. Later in 2006, Mistborn series was nominated for Reviewers Choice Best Book Award.

Defending Elysium won the 2007 UPC Science Fiction Award. Subsequently, The Hero of Ages won the Reviewers Choice Best Book Award and Reviewers Choice Best Book Award in 2008.

World of Radiance won the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards for the best fantasy novel of 2014; the same book won David Gemmell Legend Award in 2015. Steelheart won the 2013 Whitney Awards for the Best Young Adult novel.


DMG Entertainment has purchased the rights to Sanderson’s cosmere books, and the production company is already making the adaptation of the first novel in the fantasy epic series; The Way of Kings. Even though the stormlight archive novels are the first in the adaptation and already assigned script writers, the company is also seeking the adaptation of The Final Empire the first book in Mistborn series.


These are two best books by Brandon Sanderson, Elantris & The Final Empire.

Elantris: Elantris was the capital the gigantic Arelon; it was filled with kindhearted beings that used their super magical abilities for the benefit of everyone. Each of every demigod was once an ordinary person until a mysterious power of the Shaod touched them.

Now it has been ten years since the magic they possessed failed. The electricians became powerless creatures, wizened, leper-like and darkness befell Elentris.

Princess Sarene of Teod arrives in the new capital of Arelon for a marriage with Prince Raoden; she instead finds out that his soon to be husband has died and now she is considered a widow. Arelon and Teod are considered as threats by the ruthless religious fanatics of Fjordell.

So Sarene decides to use her newly acquired state to counterattack the efforts of Hrathen, a high priest who has arrived at Kae to transform Arelon and claim it for its god and his empire. However, neither Hrathen nor Sarene knows the truth about Prince Raoden- that his father exiled him and his efforts to help the people trapped in the dark city triggers a series of events that will bring a flick of hope to Arelon and reveal the dark secret of Elantris.

The Final Empire: In a world where mist dominates the night and ash fall from the sky, evil hangs loosely over the land and chokes all life. Future and hope of the empire rest on a trouble maker and his rookie. Working together can they color the world as it was before?

When Does The Next Brandon Sanderson book come out?

The next book by Brandon Sanderson is Evershore and will be released on December, 28th 2021. It is the newest book in the Skyward Short Stories/Novellas.

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