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Brandon Sanderson

Author of Mistborn: The Final Empire

304+ Works 129,000 Members 4,221 Reviews 444 Favorited

About the Author

Brandon Sanderson was born on December 19, 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in creative writing from Brigham Young University. His first book, Elantris, was published in 2005. His other works include the Mistborn series, the Stormlight show more Archive series, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians series, and the Reckoners series. In 2007, he was chosen by Harriet Rigney to complete A Memory of Light, book twelve in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. He has continued the series with Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light. In 2018 his title, White Sand Volume 2, made the Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn: The Final Empire (2006) 12,839 copies
The Way of Kings (2010) — Author — 9,423 copies
The Well of Ascension (2007) 8,407 copies
Mistborn: The Hero of Ages (2008) 7,621 copies
Elantris (2005) 6,604 copies
The Gathering Storm (2009) 6,039 copies
Towers of Midnight (2010) 5,082 copies
Words of Radiance (2014) 5,028 copies
Warbreaker (2009) 4,557 copies
Mistborn: The Alloy of Law (2011) 4,233 copies
A Memory of Light (2013) 4,110 copies
Steelheart (2013) 4,092 copies
Oathbringer (2017) 3,627 copies
Mistborn: Shadows of Self (2015) 2,784 copies
Skyward (2018) 2,702 copies
Mistborn: The Bands of Mourning (2016) 2,382 copies
Rhythm of War (2020) 2,322 copies
The Rithmatist (2013) 2,313 copies
Firefight (2015) 2,119 copies
The Emperor's Soul (2012) 1,887 copies
Calamity (2016) 1,741 copies
Tress of the Emerald Sea (2023) 1,540 copies
The Mistborn Trilogy (2009) 1,505 copies
Starsight (2019) 1,490 copies
Edgedancer (2016) 1,195 copies
Legion (2012) 982 copies
Mistborn: The Lost Metal (2022) 967 copies
Dawnshard (2020) 887 copies
Cytonic (2021) 856 copies
Mitosis (2014) 803 copies
The Scrivener's Bones (2008) 734 copies
Mistborn: Secret History (2016) 709 copies
The Way of Kings: Part One (2010) 581 copies
White Sand, Volume 1 (2016) 544 copies
The Knights of Crystallia (2009) 533 copies
The Way of Kings: Part Two (2010) 517 copies
Legion: Skin Deep (2014) 477 copies
The Shattered Lens (2010) 466 copies
The Sunlit Man (2023) 459 copies
Perfect State (2015) 358 copies
Snapshot (2017) 356 copies
Words of Radiance: Part One (2014) 345 copies
Words of Radiance: Part Two (2015) 332 copies
The Dark Talent (2016) 316 copies
Defiant (2023) 315 copies
Infinity Blade: Awakening (2011) 300 copies
Sixth of the Dusk (2014) 297 copies
White Sand, Volume 2 (2018) — Story — 272 copies
Firstborn (2008) — Author — 271 copies
The Hope of Elantris (2006) 208 copies
White Sand, Volume 3 (2019) 186 copies
Oathbringer Part One (2017) 186 copies
Legion: Lies of the Beholder (2018) 170 copies
Oathbringer Part Two (2019) 169 copies
Dark One (2021) 162 copies
Sunreach (2021) 124 copies
Defending Elysium (2009) 123 copies
Nightblood 122 copies
Infinity Blade: Redemption (2013) 110 copies
The Original (2020) 100 copies
ReDawn (2021) 97 copies
The Aztlanian 95 copies
Evershore (2021) 91 copies
Rhythm of War: Part Two (2021) 64 copies
Children of the Nameless (2018) 59 copies
The Complete Alcatraz (2012) 53 copies
Mistborn Adventure Game (2011) 50 copies
Long Chills and Case Dough (2023) 26 copies
I Hate Dragons 26 copies
Dreamer (2017) 25 copies
Elantris (Part 2) (2009) 24 copies
Elantris (Part 1) (2009) 22 copies
Altered Perceptions (2014) 20 copies
Warbreaker - Part 1 of 3 (2009) 20 copies
Elantris, Part 3 (2009) 19 copies
Centrifugal 17 copies
Aether of Night 15 copies
Warbreaker - Part 2 of 3 (2009) 11 copies
Dragonsteel 11 copies
Stones Unhallowed (2017) 10 copies
Elantris, Volume 1: Chute (2009) 8 copies
Warbreaker - Part 3 of 3 (2009) 8 copies
Lift 8 copies
Slowa swiatlosci (2016) 6 copies
Dawca przysiegi. Tom 2 (2018) 6 copies
Las lentes fragmentadas (2017) 5 copies
Krallarin Yolu (2014) 4 copies
Hyperthief (Cytoverse) (2023) 4 copies
Taevasselend (2020) 4 copies
RİTMATİST (2017) 3 copies
Palavras de Radiância (2023) 3 copies
Mistborn Collected Tales (2018) 2 copies
Słoneczny mąż (2023) 2 copies
Häda (2017) 2 copies
Sunreacht 2 copies
Lejyon (2017) 2 copies
Sissoylu 2 - Kuşatma (2015) 2 copies
Tulekahi (2016) 2 copies
The Thrill 2 copies
The Traveler 2 copies
Oathbringer (Czech) (2019) 2 copies
Terassüda (2015) 2 copies
Idealny stan 2 copies
Wśród gwiazd (2020) 2 copies
Das Original 1 copy
Rytm wojny (2021) 1 copy
Sissoylu 2 - Kusatma (2019) 1 copy
Skyward 1 copy
Rysn 1 copy
Mythwalker 1 copy
Sufletul împăratului (2012) 1 copy
Beyaz Kum (2017) 1 copy
Holly: scifi-trilleri (2023) 1 copy
Dragonsteel 1 copy

Associated Works

Dangerous Women (2013) — Contributor — 1,132 copies
Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2013) — Contributor — 406 copies
Games Creatures Play (2014) — Contributor — 207 copies
Epic: Legends of Fantasy (2012) — Contributor — 190 copies
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology (2014) — Contributor — 148 copies
Armored (2012) — Contributor — 143 copies
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2016) — Contributor — 126 copies
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contributor — 120 copies
Unfettered III: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2019) — Contributor — 111 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014 Edition (2014) — Contributor — 80 copies
Dangerous Women 3 (2014) — Contributor — 76 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015 Edition (2015) — Contributor — 68 copies
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 34 (2018) — Contributor — 66 copies
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 32 (2016) — Contributor — 25 copies
XVI Premio UPC 2006 (2007) — Contributor — 15 copies
Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012 (2013) — Contributor — 11 copies
Grimdark Magazine #4 (2015) — Contributor — 5 copies
Fantasy Magazine, Issue 54 (September 2011) (2011) — Contributor — 3 copies

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Book Discussion: Elantris Prologue - Chapter 15 in The Green Dragon (March 2008)
Book Discussion: Elantris Chapters 16 - 30 in The Green Dragon (May 2007)

Reviews

This had TJ Klune vibes all over it. I enjoyed the story and the main character that you just had to cheer for her. I also didn't see it that the rat was actually Charles. Cute twist I didn't see coming. Maybe it was because I listened to it, but I feel like the ship just kind of went on and on. Overall, it was a great story and I toyed back and forth whether this was 3.5 or 4 starts. Maybe 3.75. It was enjoyable and I glad I listened to it. But I like TJ Klune better. This did feel like woman power and a great story that your life experiences change you as a person. Even in the beginning when she was hesitant about leaving the rock. But in the end, she couldn't go back there because she wasn't the same person. Maybe some day I'll sit down and read this. But I think this is YA or if it's not, it could be. There was also some cute humor thrown in here, again, really reminding me of TJ Klune.… (more)
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11308 pagine
4 milioni di parole
147 PoV unici e 1379 PoV totali
oltre 2200 personaggi
 
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LLonaVahine | 141 other reviews | May 22, 2024 |
Vita prima della morte.
Forza prima della debolezza.
Viaggio prima della destinazione.
 
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LLonaVahine | 48 other reviews | May 22, 2024 |
I ritmatisti danno vita a particolari disegni con i quali difendono le nazioni dai gesseni selvatici (disegni vivi malvagi)
Joel non è, STRANAMENTE, diventato un ritmatista ma assieme a Melody, che invece lo è, combattono contro due nemici, un dimenticato, che sconfiggono e un entità che si cela sotto le spoglie di un professore della loro accademia esclusiva
 
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Rating
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Reviews
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Favorited
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