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


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Book Covers
Elantris (Elantris #1)8.04
The Hope of Elantris
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1)8.62
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2)8.04
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz #1)6.50
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)8.32
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones (Alcatraz #2)
Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1)8.74
Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (Alcatraz #3)
The Gathering Storm (The Wheel of Time #12)8.96
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1)9.16
Towers of Midnight (The Wheel of Time #13)8.60
Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (Alcatraz #4)
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #1)8.20
Legion (Legion #1)6.80
The Emperor's Soul8.94
A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time #14)8.78
The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist #1)8.20
Legion and The Emperor's Soul8.66
Steelheart (The Reckoners #1)7.46
Mitosis
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2)9.16
Shadows Beneath
Sixth of the Dusk
Legion: Skin Deep (Legion #2)
Firefight (The Reckoners #2)7.28
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell8.34
Perfect State
Shadows of Self (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #2)7.54
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell and Perfect State
Mistborn: Secret History
The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #3)8.58
Calamity (The Reckoners #3)8.14
White Sand: Volume 1 (White Sand #1)
The Dark Talent (Alcatraz #5)
Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection8.80
Snapshot
Edgedancer8.76
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3)9.10
White Sand: Volume 2 (White Sand #2)
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds
Legion: Lies of the Beholder (Legion #3)
Skyward (The Skyward Series #1)
White Sand: Volume 3 (White Sand #3)
Starsight (The Skyward Series #2)
Dawnshard
Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive #4)9.66
The Dark One: Volume 1 (The Dark One #1)
Lux: a Texas Reckoners novel (The Reckoners #4)7.76
Sunreach (The Skyward Novellas #1)
ReDawn (The Skyward Novellas #2)8.20
Cytonic (The Skyward Series #3)8.62
Evershore (The Skyward Novellas #3)8.20
The Lost Metal (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #4)9.04
Book Six of the Alcatraz (untitled) (Alcatraz #6)
Book Five of The Stormlight Archive (untitled) (The Stormlight Archive #5)8.90
Defiant (working title) (The Skyward Series #4)9.50
Book One of 3rd Era (untitled) (Mistborn: Third Era #1)8.66
Book Two of 3rd Era (untitled) (Mistborn: Third Era #2)
Book Three of 3rd Era (untitled) (Mistborn: Third Era #3)
Nightblood (working title) (Warbreaker #2)
Book Six of The Stormlight Archive (untitled) (The Stormlight Archive #6)8.72
The Aztlanian (The Rithmatist #2)
Book One of 4th Era (untitled) (Mistborn: Forth Era #1)8.66
Book Two of 4th Era (untitled) (Mistborn: Forth Era #2)
Book Three of 4th Era (untitled) (Mistborn: Forth Era #3)8.34
Book Two of the Elantris (untitled) (Elantris #2)9.00

Speculative Fiction Novels (62)

(Mistborn: Forth Era #3)
2035 | science fiction > space opera | Release date TBA
(Elantris #2)
2035 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(Mistborn: Forth Era #2)
2033 | science fiction > space opera | Release date TBA
(Mistborn: Forth Era #1)
2031 | science fiction > space opera | Release date TBA
(The Rithmatist #2)
2030 | fantasy, young adult | Release date TBA
(The Stormlight Archive #6)
2028 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date 2028
(Mistborn: Third Era #3)
2027 | science fiction, fantasy, thriller | Release date 2027
(Warbreaker #2)
2027 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date TBA
(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 2023
(The Skyward Series #4)
2023 | science fiction, young adult | Release date 2023
(Mistborn: Wax and Wayne #4)
2022 | fantasy > high fantasy | Release date November 10, 2022
(Alcatraz #6)
2022 | fantasy, young adult | Release date 2022
(The Skyward Novellas #3)
2021 | science fiction, young adult | Release date December 28, 2021
(The Skyward Series #3)
2021 | science fiction, young adult
(The Skyward Novellas #2)
2021 | science fiction, young adult
(The Skyward Novellas #1)
2021 | science fiction, young adult
(The Reckoners #4)
2021 | science fiction, young adult
(The Stormlight Archive #4)
2020 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Stormlight Archive)
2020 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Skyward Series #2)
2019 | science fiction, young adult
(The Skyward Series #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)
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)
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)
2006 | fantasy > high fantasy, short stories
(Elantris #1)
2005 | fantasy > high fantasy

Comics and Anthology (5)

(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