Brandon Sanderson Books

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 Mistborn Series

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

Order of Alcatraz Series

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

Order of The Stormlight Archive Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Way of Kings 2010 Description / Buy
2 Words of Radiance 2014 Description / Buy
3 Arcanum Unbounded 2016 Description / Buy
4 Oathbringer 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Wheel of Time Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 What the Storm Means 2009 Description / Buy
2 The Gathering Storm 2009 Description / Buy
3 Distinctions 2010 Description / Buy
4 Towers of Midnight 2010 Description / Buy
5 By Grace and Banners Fallen 2012 Description / Buy
6 A Memory of Light 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Elantris Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Elantris 2005 Description / Buy
2 The Emperor's Soul 2012 Description / Buy

Order of White Sand Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 White Sand Volume 1 2016 Description / Buy
2 White Sand Volume 2 2017 Description / Buy

Order of The Cosmere Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Shadows Beneath 2014 Description / Buy
2 Sixth of the Dusk 2014 Description / Buy
3 Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Legion Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Legion 2012 Description / Buy
2 Legion and The Emperor's Soul 2013 Description / Buy
3 Skin Deep 2014 Description / Buy
4 Lies of the Beholder 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Infinity Blade Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Awakening 2011 Description / Buy
2 Redemption 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Warbreaker Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Warbreaker 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Rithmatist Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Rithmatist 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Reckoners Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Steelheart 2013 Description / Buy
2 Mitosis 2013 Description / Buy
3 Firefight 2015 Description / Buy
4 Calamity 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Brandon Sanderson Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Firstborn 2008 Description / Buy
2 Warbreaker 2009 Description / Buy
3 The Rithmatist 2013 Description / Buy
4 Perfect State 2015 Description / Buy
5 Snapshot 2017 Description / Buy
6 Skyward 2018 Description / 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 Lies of the Beholder and will be released on September, 20th 2018. It is the newest book in the Legion Series.