Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell

by Brandon Sanderson
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell - Brandon Sanderson 8.26   4

A novella. Originally published in the Dangerous Women anthology in 2013.

Originally appearing in the Dangerous Women anthology and now available as a solo ebook, Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell is a chilling novella of the Cosmere, the universe shared by Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive.

When the familiar and seemingly safe turns lethal, therein danger lies. Amid a forest where the shades of the dead linger all around, every homesteader knows to follow the Simple Rules: "Don't kindle flame, don't shed the blood of another, don't run at night. These things draw shades." Silence Montane has broken all three rules on more than one occasion. And to protect her family from a murderous gang with high bounties on their heads, Silence will break every rule again, at the risk of becoming a shade herself.

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Release date March 2015
Details updated March 26, 2022

Cosmere :: Series

Series contains 4 total works.

The cosmere is the greater universe in which The Stormlight Archive - and many of Brandon Sanderson's other adult fiction books - take place. The books take place on different Shardworlds, and each of these worlds is set in the same small galaxy within the cosmere universe.

Brandon has said that one does not need any cosmere knowledge to understand the books, and that they can be enjoyed separately, but it will be necessary eventually to have a certain understanding of Realmatic Theory.

Related series The Stormlight Archive
Related series White Sand
Related series Warbreaker
Related series Elantris
Related series Secret Project
Related series Dragonsteel
Related series The Mistborn Saga

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