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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, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's --- a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he deserted his team, hurting Spensa's chances of attending flight school. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

by Brandon Sanderson - Adventure, Fiction, Friendship, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+
When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back...
by Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Young Adult 13+
Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart--invincible, immortal, unconquerable--is dead. And he died by David's hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers. Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it's the path that will lead him to what he needs to find. Entering a city oppressed by a High Epic despot is risky, but David's willing to take the gamble. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David's heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic--Firefight. And now he will go on a quest darker and even more dangerous than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.
by Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Fiction

They did the impossible, deposing the godlike being whose brutal rule had lasted a thousand years. Now Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend, the nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire. They have barely begun when three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows. 

by Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

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 Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Who is the Hero of Ages? 

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness --- he lethal form of the ubiquitous mists --- is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.