Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson was born in December 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested for him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This all changed in eighth grade when an astute teacher, Mrs. Reader, gave Brandon Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly. Brandon thoroughly enjoyed this book, and went in search of anything similar. He discovered such authors as Robert Jordan, Melanie Rawn, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, and Orson Scott Card. Brandon continued to be an avid reader through junior high and high school. He liked epic fantasy so much that he even tried his hand at writing some. His first attempts, he says, were dreadful.

In 1994 Brandon enrolled at Brigham Young University as a biochemistry major. From 1995 to 1997 he took time away from his studies to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brandon often says that it was during this time in Seoul, Korea that he realized that he didn’t miss chemistry one bit, but he did miss writing. Upon his return to BYU, Brandon became an English major, much to the dismay of his mother, who had always hoped he would become a doctor.

Brandon began writing in earnest, taking a job as the night desk clerk at a hotel because they allowed him to write while at work. During this era he went to school full time during the day, worked nights to pay for his schooling, and wrote as much as he could. He says it made for a rather dismal social life, but he finished seven novels during his undergraduate years. Brandon submitted many manuscripts for publication . . . and accumulated quite a pile of rejection letters. In spite of this he continued to be a dedicated writer.




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Edited Darkki April 9, 2021
Books by Brandon Sanderson
Elantris (Elantris #1) 7.96   33
The Hope of Elantris (Elantris #1.5) 6.00   2
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) 8.62   169
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) 8.02   112
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz #1) 6.50   4
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) 8.30   91
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones (Alcatraz #2) N/A
Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1) 8.68   25
Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (Alcatraz #3) N/A
The Gathering Storm (The Wheel of Time #12) 8.94   44
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) 9.00   54
Towers of Midnight (The Wheel of Time #13) 8.58   41
Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (Alcatraz #4) N/A
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #1) 8.22   27
Legion (Legion #1) 6.84   6
The Emperor's Soul 8.84   18
A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time #14) 8.82   34
The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist #1) 8.20   5
Legion and The Emperor's Soul 8.66   3
Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) 7.46   13
Mitosis 6.00   1
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) 9.12   32
Shadows Beneath N/A
Sixth of the Dusk 8.00   2
Legion: Skin Deep (Legion #2) 6.66   3
Firefight (The Reckoners #2) 7.28   7
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell 8.26   4
Perfect State 7.50   2
Shadows of Self (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #2) 7.50   12
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell and Perfect State 5.00   1
Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) 6.76   4
The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #3) 8.50   8
Calamity (The Reckoners #3) 8.14   7
White Sand: Volume 1 (White Sand #1) 8.00   1
The Dark Talent (Alcatraz #5) N/A
Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection 8.80   5
Snapshot 6.00   1
Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5) 8.60   5
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3) 9.08   12
White Sand: Volume 2 (White Sand #2) 8.00   1
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds 6.00   1
Legion: Lies of the Beholder (Legion #3) 7.00   1
Skyward (Skyward #1) 8.00   2
White Sand: Volume 3 (White Sand #3) 8.00   1
Starsight (Skyward #2) 8.00   1
The Way of Kings Prime 6.00   1
Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive #3.5) 9.00   3
Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive #4) 9.50   4
The Dark One: Volume 1 (The Dark One #1) 8.00   1
Lux: a Texas Reckoners novel (The Reckoners #4) 7.76   4
Skyward Flight: Sunreach (Skyward #2.5) 7.00   1
Skyward Flight: ReDawn (Skyward #2.6) 7.00   1
Cytonic (Skyward #3) 8.00   1
Skyward Flight: Evershore (Skyward #3.5) 6.00   1
Skyward Flight: The Collection: Sunreach, ReDawn, Evershore N/A
Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz #6) 9.00   5
The Lost Metal (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #4) 9.04   26
Tress of the Emerald Sea (Secret Project #1) 8.72   7
The Frugal Wizard’s Guide For Surviving Medieval England (Secret Project #2) 9.00   4
Yumi and the Nightmare Painter (Secret Project #3) 9.00   4
The Sunlit Man (Secret Project #4) 8.50   6

Speculative Fiction Novels (75)

(Dragonsteel #3)
2043 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(Dragonsteel #2)
2041 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(Dragonsteel #1)
2039 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(The Stormlight Archive #10)
2036 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(Mistborn: Forth Era #3)
2035 | science fiction > space opera | Release date TBA
(Elantris #2)
2035 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(The Stormlight Archive #9)
2034 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(Mistborn: Forth Era #2)
2033 | science fiction > space opera | Release date TBA
(The Stormlight Archive #8)
2032 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(Mistborn: Forth Era #1)
2031 | science fiction > space opera | Release date TBA
(The Stormlight Archive #7)
2030 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(The Rithmatist #2)
2030 | fantasy, young adult | Release date TBA
(The Stormlight Archive #6)
2028 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date 2028
(Warbreaker #2)
2027 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(Mistborn: Third Era #3)
2027 | science fiction, fantasy, thriller | Release date 2027
(Mistborn: Third Era #2)
2026 | science fiction, fantasy, thriller | Release date 2026
(Mistborn: Third Era #1)
2025 | science fiction, fantasy, thriller | Release date 2025
(The Stormlight Archive #5)
2023 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date October 2023
(Secret Project #1)
2023 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date January 2023
(Skyward #4)
2023 | science fiction, young adult | Release date 2023
(Secret Project #4)
2023 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date 2023
(Secret Project #3)
2023 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date 2023
(Secret Project #2)
2023 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date 2023
(Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #4)
2022 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date November 15, 2022
(Alcatraz #6)
2022 | fantasy, young adult
(Skyward)
2022 | science fiction, collection, young adult
(Skyward #3.5)
2021 | science fiction, young adult
(Skyward #3)
2021 | science fiction, young adult
(Skyward #2.6)
2021 | science fiction, young adult
(Skyward #2.5)
2021 | science fiction, young adult
(The Reckoners #4)
2021 | science fiction, young adult
(The Stormlight Archive #4)
2020 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Stormlight Archive #3.5)
2020 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Stormlight Archive)
2020 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Skyward #2)
2019 | science fiction, young adult
(Skyward #1)
2018 | science fiction, young adult
(Legion #3)
2018 | science fiction
(Legion)
2018 | science fiction, collection
(The Stormlight Archive #3)
2017 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Stormlight Archive #2.5)
2017 | fantasy > high fantasy

2017 | science fiction
(Cosmere)
2016 | fantasy > high fantasy, short stories
(Alcatraz #5)
2016 | fantasy, young adult
(The Reckoners #3)
2016 | science fiction, young adult
(Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #3)
2016 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Mistborn #3.5)
2016 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #2)
2015 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Cosmere)
2015 | fantasy > high fantasy

2015 | science fiction, fantasy

2015 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
(The Reckoners #2)
2014 | science fiction, young adult
(Legion #2)
2014 | science fiction
(Cosmere)
2014 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Stormlight Archive #2)
2014 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Reckoners)
2013 | science fiction, short stories, young adult
(The Reckoners #1)
2013 | science fiction, young adult

2013 | science fiction, fantasy, collection
(The Rithmatist #1)
2013 | fantasy, young adult
(The Wheel of Time #14)
2013 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Cosmere)
2012 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Legion #1)
2012 | science fiction
(Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #1)
2011 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Alcatraz #4)
2010 | fantasy, young adult
(The Wheel of Time #13)
2010 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Stormlight Archive #1)
2010 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #12)
2009 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Alcatraz #3)
2009 | fantasy, young adult
(Warbreaker #1)
2009 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Mistborn #3)
2008 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Alcatraz #2)
2008 | fantasy, young adult
(Mistborn #2)
2007 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Alcatraz #1)
2007 | fantasy, young adult
(Mistborn #1)
2006 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Elantris #1.5)
2006 | fantasy > high fantasy, short stories
(Elantris #1)
2005 | fantasy > high fantasy

Comics and Anthology (6)

(The Dark One #2)
2022 | fantasy, comics | Release date TBA
(The Dark One #1)
2021 | fantasy, comics
(White Sand #3)
2019 | fantasy, comics
(White Sand #2)
2018 | fantasy, comics
(White Sand #1)
2016 | fantasy, comics

2014 | fantasy, anthology