Brandon Sanderson, born on December 19, 1975, in Lincoln, Nebraska, is an American fantasy and science fiction writer.
Sanderson had gained himself in the fantasy genre with novels like “Elantris” and the “Mistborn” series. Over the years, Sanderson has been prolific, producing standalone novels, novellas, and series that span diverse sub-genres within fantasy and science fiction. One of his most ambitious projects is the “Stormlight Archive” series, which has garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base.
His works are renowned for their intricate magic systems, expansive world-building, and complex characters. In addition to his writing, Sanderson teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.
Brandon Sanderson Books in Order
Cosmere Universe: Elantris Series
Cosmere Universe: Mistborn Series
- The Final Empire (2006)
- The Well of Ascension (2007)
- The Hero of Ages (2008)
- The Alloy of Law (2011)
- Shadows of Self (2015)
- The Bands of Mourning (2016)
- Secret History (2016) (Novella)
- The Lost Metal (2022)
Cosmere Series (Standalone Novels)
Cosmere Universe: The Stormlight Archive Series
- The Way of Kings (2010)
- Words of Radiance (2014)
- Edgedancer (2016)
- Oathbringer (2017)
- Dawnshard (2020)
- Rhythm of War (2020)
Cosmere Universe: White Sand Graphic Novel Series
Cosmere Series (Secret Projects Series)
- Tress of the Emerald Sea (2023)
- Yumi and the Nightmare Painter (2023)
- The Sunlit Man (2024)
- The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England (2023)
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians Series
- Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (2007)
- Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones (2008)
- Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (2009)
- Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (2010)
- The Dark Talent (2016)
- Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians (2022)
Infinity Blade Series
- Defending Elysium (2008)
- Skyward (2018)
- Starsight (2019)
- Sunreach (2021)
- ReDawn (2021)
- Cytonic (2021)
- Evershore (2021)
- Defiant (2023)
Dark One Graphic Series
- Firstborn (2008)
- The Rithmatist (2013)
- Writing Fantasy Heroes: Powerful Advice from the Pros (2013)
- Perfect State (2015)
- Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2016)
- Snapshot (2017)
- Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy (2019)
- The Original (2020)
- “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss – A captivating fantasy novel with intricate world-building and a complex protagonist. See also: Books Like The Name of the Wind.
- “The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch – A thrilling heist story set in a richly detailed world, featuring a charming and cunning protagonist.
See also: Best Fantasy Books with LGBT Characters.
Most Recommended Books
- Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive Series, #2) (4.76 Goodreads score)
- The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive Series, #1) (4.65 Goodreads score)
- The Hero of Ages (Mistborn Series, #3) (4.52 Goodreads score)
- The Final Empire (Mistborn Series, #1) (4.47 Goodreads score)
- The Well of Ascension (Mistborn Series, #2) (4.38 Goodreads score)
Brandon Sanderson received the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy in 2010 for Towers Of Midnight, the Audie Award for Fantasy in 2010 for Words Of Radiance, the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 2013 for The Emperor’s Soul, and the Audie Award for Fantasy in 2022 for Rhythm of War.
Brandon Sanderson’s upcoming books include “The Sunlit Man (Cosmere series)” due on October 10, 2024, and “Knights of Wind and Truth,” also expected in 2024.
Elantris is a fantasy novel set in the city of Elantris. The city was home to powerful beings with magical abilities, until a mysterious event caused them to become weak and powerless. Princess Sarene arrives in the new capital, Kae, expecting to marry Crown Prince Raoden, only to discover that he has died. As Sarene navigates the political turmoil between Teod and Arelon, she becomes entangled in a plot to convert Arelon to a ruthless religious empire. Unbeknownst to Sarene and the high priest Hrathen, Prince Raoden is alive and trapped in the dark city of Elantris. His efforts to help the suffering inhabitants of Elantris may hold the key to saving Arelon and uncovering the secrets of the city.
The Hope Of Elantris
This short story takes place during the climax of the original book and fills in some gaps in the story.
The Emperor’s Soul
"The Emperor's Soul" is story about Shai, a skilled forger who finds herself in a dangerous situation. Caught trying to replace a valuable artifact, she must negotiate for her life. The emperor is in a coma, and if he doesn't wake up soon, chaos will ensue. Shai is given a seemingly impossible task - to create a new soul for the emperor in less than 100 days. However, her captors despise her unique ability, and she is trapped in a small, dirty room. With time running out, Shai must come up with a clever plan to escape, all while deciphering the motives of those around her.
The Final Empire
"The Final Empire" is a story set in a land where evil has reigned for a thousand years. The sun rarely shines due to ash clouds from constant volcanic eruptions. The ruling dark lord controls the aristocratic families, while ordinary people are forced into servitude, working in the ash fields or being sold as commodities. However, hope arises with the arrival of a troublemaker and whispers of a potential revolt. This rebellion relies on a criminal with an uncertain reputation and a young girl who must learn to harness the power of Allomancy, a magical ability connected to metals.
The Well of Ascension
The Lord Ruler has been defeated. However, Kelsier, the mastermind behind the victory, is also gone. Now, it is up to Vin, a former street urchin who has become the most powerful Mistborn in the land, to rebuild the world. But Vin's newfound power has attracted the attention of a new religion, causing her to feel uneasy. Additionally, the mists have become unpredictable and a mysterious entity is stalking Vin. As the siege of Luthadel escalates, the only hope lies in the ancient legend of the Well of Ascension, but its location and powers remain a mystery.
The Hero of Ages
"The Hero of Ages" is the conclusion to the Mistborn fantasy trilogy. After accidentally releasing the evil spirit Ruin, Emperor Elend Venture and assassin Vin must now work together to save the world.
The Alloy of Law
"The Alloy of Law" is a fantasy novel that takes place in a world still recovering from evil. In this world, certain individuals called allomancers have the power to unleash magic from common metals. The story follows a protagonist who discovers the ability to burn metals that no one has burned before, which could potentially shift the balance of power.
Shadows of Self
Lawmen Wax and Wayne are tasked with solving a massacre that occurred during an auction. The killer, known as Bleeder, is a mysterious and elusive figure who poses a threat to the governor. As they delve deeper into the investigation, they uncover a conspiracy that could throw the city into chaos.
The Bands of Mourning
Three centuries post-Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial embraces modern advancements such as railroads and skyscrapers. The story centers around the Bands of Mourning, mythical artifacts attributed with extraordinary powers, whose existence is widely doubted. Waxillium Ladrian embarks on a mission to New Seran, unraveling unsettling truths about these objects, his uncle Edwarn, and a secretive group, The Set.
Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy.
The Lost Metal
"The Lost Metal" follows the story of Waxillium Ladrian as he hunts down the mysterious organization known as the Set. With the help of Detective Marasi Colms and her partner Wayne, they uncover a stockpile of weapons that could tip the balance of power between Elendel and the Outer Cities. As Wax discovers a dangerous explosive in the hands of the Set, he learns that another god, Trell, is involved. With the fate of Scadrial at stake, Wax must decide whether to embrace his destiny and become the hero the planet needs.
Warbreaker tells the story of two princess sisters, a God King, a discontent lesser god, and an immortal who is trying to fix his past mistakes. In their world, those who die in glory become gods and live in Hallandren's capital city. The magic in this world is based on breath, which can only be collected one unit at a time from individuals. By using breath and the color in everyday objects, incredible things can be achieved.
Sixth of the Dusk
Set in a unique and unexplored world, the story follows a lone trapper on the treacherous island of Patji. In this society on the verge of technological advancements, birds possess magical abilities and predators can read the thoughts of their prey. As the trapper starts encountering visions of his own dead body, he realizes that there is more than just the island threatening his life. Will this pose a grave danger to his entire culture?
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell is a spooky novella. Set in the same universe as Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive, this story takes place in a forest filled with danger.
The Way of Kings
"The Way of Kings" is set in the world of Roshar, where powerful storms and rocky terrain have shaped both nature and society. Centuries after the fall of the Knights Radiant, their mystical swords and armor, known as Shardblades and Shardplate, still hold great value. In the midst of a senseless war on the Shattered Plains, Kaladin, a former medical apprentice turned slave, fights to protect his men and understand the leaders who see them as expendable. Meanwhile, Brightlord Dalinar Kholin, haunted by visions of the past, questions his own sanity. Across the ocean, a young woman named Shallan seeks to train under a renowned scholar and uncover the secrets behind the war.
Words of Radiance
"In ""Words of Radiance"" Kaladin, a low-status ""darkeyes,"" defies expectations by becoming the commander of the royal bodyguards. He must protect the king and Dalinar from various threats, including an Assassin with mysterious powers. Kaladin also struggles to master new abilities connected to his honorspren, Syl.The Assassin, Szeth, is on a killing spree, targeting rulers across Roshar. His main objective is Highprince Dalinar, who is seen as a powerful figure in the Alethi throne. However, the Assassin's motives run deeper than just the war.Shallan, a brilliant but troubled individual, is on a mission to prevent the return of the legendary Voidbringers and the impending destruction they will bring. She must uncover secrets at the Shattered Plains, but getting there proves to be more challenging than expected.Meanwhile, the Parshendi, who have been under constant attack by the Alethi, face a crucial decision. Led by Eshonai, they are willing to take a risky gamble with supernatural forces they once feared. The consequences for both Parshendi and humans, as well as the entire world of Roshar, are incredibly dangerous and uncertain."
A young girl named Lift made a wish to a goddess to stop her from aging. However, she soon realizes that time doesn't wait for anyone. Lift, who is just a teenager, is now a nascent Knight Radiant and is tired of the suffocating life at court. When she hears that a dangerous figure called Darkness is hunting people like her in Yeddaw, Lift decides to take on the responsibility of protecting the downtrodden in the city.
Humanity is faced with a new threat. The Voidbringers have returned, seeking vengeance and bringing destruction with them. After a costly victory, Dalinar Kholin's armies must now deal with the violent Everstorm unleashed by the enemy. Meanwhile, Kaladin Stormblessed is on a desperate mission to warn his family, but he begins to question whether the anger of the parshmen, who were once subservient to humans, is justified. In the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar uncovers dark secrets while exploring the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant. As Dalinar realizes the need for unity among all nations, he must confront his own violent past. Can they restore the Knights Radiant and save civilization from its impending doom?
Navani Kholin sends an expedition to the storm-shrouded island of Akinah to ensure it hasn't been taken over by enemies. The journey must be made by sea due to the draining effect the island has on Knights Radiant who fly too close. Rysn Ftori, a shipowner who lost the use of her legs but gained the companionship of a rare winged creature called Chiri-Chiri, joins the expedition. Chiri-Chiri falls ill, and the only hope for her recovery lies in Akinah, the ancestral home of her species. With the assistance of Lopen, a Windrunner with a prosthetic arm, Rysn embarks on a perilous voyage into the storm. They must uncover the secrets of the hidden island city before its ancient guardians unleash their wrath, as the fate of Roshar and the entire Cosmere hangs in the balance.
Rhythm of War
Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have been fighting a brutal war against an enemy invasion. Despite their efforts, neither side has gained an advantage. However, the threat of betrayal by Dalinar's ally Taravangian hangs over their every move. As new technological discoveries change the course of the war, the enemy plans a dangerous operation. This arms race challenges the core beliefs of the Radiants and may uncover the secrets of an ancient tower. Meanwhile, Kaladin Stormblessed and his Windrunners face a problem as more deadly enemies awaken. They struggle to find honorspren willing to bond with humans and increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead a mission to convince the honorspren to join their cause or face failure.
White Sand Volume 1
White Sand Volume 1 tells the story of Kenton, the weakest member of a group of powerful sand manipulators called Sand Masters. After his fellow Sand Masters are killed in a dark plot, Kenton believes he is the only survivor. As enemies surround him, Kenton forms an unexpected alliance with Khriss, a secretive individual with her own hidden agenda.
White Sand Volume 2
In White Sand Volume 2 Kenton finds himself in a difficult position after losing his colleagues in a violent attack. Now, he is the leader of the remaining Sand Masters, who have the power to control sand. With the ruling council against him, Kenton must learn to be a diplomat in order to save his people from extinction. To make matters worse, assassins are after him from all directions. His only ally is Khriss, a visitor from another part of the planet who has her own agenda.
White Sand Volume 3
In "White Sand Volume 3" Kenton, the leader of the Sand Masters, faces numerous challenges. He feels weak and outnumbered as he tries to keep his guild together. Both political and personal forces work against him. In a final effort, Kenton must use his own unique powers to fight the enemies within his guild and uncover the truth about his father's death and the attack that nearly wiped out the Sand Masters.
Tress of the Emerald Sea
"Tress of the Emerald Sea" is set on an island in a beautiful emerald-green ocean. Tress, the main character, has always enjoyed a simple life, collecting cups and listening to stories. However, when her friend Charlie's voyage goes wrong, Tress must embark on her own journey to find the Sorceress of the Midnight Sea. In a world filled with dangerous pirates and deadly waters, Tress must leave her familiar life behind and navigate a treacherous sea where even a drop of water can be fatal.
Yumi and the Nightmare Painter
Yumi and the Nightmare Painter tells the story of Yumi and Painter. Yumi lives in a peaceful land filled with gardens and spirits, while Painter resides in a dark world with technology and nightmares. Unexpectedly, their lives become connected, and they must overcome their differences to solve the mysteries they face and rescue their communities from impending danger.
The Sunlit Man
"The Sunlit Man" is a story about a man named Nomad who is constantly on the run. He finds himself on a new planet, caught in the middle of a battle between a tyrant and rebels who are fighting to avoid becoming mindless slaves. With the constant danger of a scorching sunrise, Nomad must find a way to navigate the conflict and gain enough strength to escape before it's too late.
The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England
In this book a man wakes up in medieval England with no memory of who he is or why he's there. He is being chased by people from his own time and must rely on the locals to help him survive. Unfortunately, his only guidebook exploded during transit, but he manages to salvage a few fragments that might hold the key to his situation. Can he decipher these clues in time to stay alive?
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
A boy named Alcatraz Smedry discovers that everything he thought he knew about the world was a lie. On his thirteenth birthday, he receives an unusual inheritance - a bag of sand. Little does he know, this sand holds great power and evil Librarians are determined to steal it. Alcatraz must join forces with his Grandpa Smedry to infiltrate the local library and retrieve the sand before it falls into the wrong hands. Along the way, Alcatraz learns about a hidden world filled with magic and fantastical creatures. With his unique talent for breaking things, Alcatraz must navigate this dangerous world and find a way to make it back home alive.
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones
In "Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones" Alcatraz Smedry finds himself in a new adventure against the Librarians. After his heroic actions in the previous tale, Alcatraz didn't expect much, maybe just a parade or a pizza party. However, he is thrust into enemy territory, the Library of Alexandria, with his grandpa, his grouchy bodyguard Bastille, her even grouchier mother, and some strangely talented cousins. They must face the Curators and new, hostile Librarians who want to harm them. But the real horror awaits them if they succeed in finding Alcatraz's missing father.
Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia
Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia is the third adventure of Alcatraz Smedry. In this book, Alcatraz and his companions face dangerous challenges as they visit Nalhalla, the home of the Smedry family. Trouble arises when the Librarians send an ambassador for peace talks, with the condition of gaining control over Mokia. Alcatraz must stop those who are willing to betray the Free Kingdoms and find a way to save the day.
Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens
Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens follows the protagonist, who has a talent for causing trouble. When the kingdom of Mokia is under threat from evil forces, he accidentally leads a group of freedom fighters to save the city. However, things quickly spiral out of control when the Librarians launch an attack with giant robots and scary weapons. With his talent for breaking things getting out of control, the protagonist must find a way to save the day.
The Dark Talent
"The Dark Talent" is the conclusion to the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In this book, the protagonist, Alcatraz Smedry, narrates the final chapter of his autobiography. He admits that he is not a hero and takes responsibility for causing chaos by accidentally destroying everyone else's Talents. Alcatraz's best friend, Bastille, is in a coma because of the Librarian slugs, so he is determined to bring her back to life and stop his renegade father from causing further havoc. To achieve this, Alcatraz must enter the dangerous Highbrary, the heart of Librarian power. Facing deadly dangers and formidable enemies, Alcatraz's survival is uncertain.
Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians
Bastille, a Knight of Crystallia, has vowed to protect the Smedry clan from the Evil Librarians. When Alcatraz is captured and his father takes his place, Bastille must lead the charge against Biblioden, the founder of the Evil Librarians who is seeking world domination. With dark powers gained from a sacrifice, Biblioden poses a threat to everyone not under Evil Librarian control. Bastille must find a way to stop him before it's too late. Even though Alcatraz doesn't believe he's a hero, it's up to everyone else to step up and save the day.
A young knight named Siris is on a mission to fight the tyrannical God King. Trained in combat from birth, Siris is determined to free his people from enslavement. However, when he succeeds where his ancestors have failed, he is thrust into a larger world filled with warriors, thieves, and ancient feuds. Siris embarks on an epic journey to find the Worker of Secrets, the only one who can unlock the mysteries of the Infinity Blade.
After being imprisoned together, Siris and the God King must now face their true enemy, the creator of the Infinity Blade. Siris must navigate confusing plots, lead a rebellion, and confront his own inner conflicts. As secrets are revealed, the story delves into the origins of the deathless and the true nature of the world.
Legion follows Stephen Leeds, a highly intelligent man who can quickly learn anything he sets his mind to. However, his mind creates imaginary people called aspects to hold and manifest all the information he learns. These aspects accompany him wherever he goes and help him solve problems, but they are starting to become overwhelming. When Stephen is hired to recover a stolen camera that can supposedly take pictures of the past, he embarks on an adventure that takes him across the world and puts him in danger. Along the way, he discovers something that could challenge the beliefs of major religions and provide insight into the true nature of his aspects.
Stephen Leeds: Death and Faxes
Stephen Leeds is a highly intelligent man with a unique ability to learn new skills quickly. However, he has a condition that causes him to create hallucinations, known as "aspects," who possess their own personalities and limitations. These aspects help him navigate the real world. When a major data breach occurs, Stephen is called upon to investigate. With the help of his aspects, he must uncover the connection between the stolen tax returns, a mysterious hacker, advanced soundwave technology, and an ancient religion. Along the way, Stephen will face dangerous consequences and a vengeful enemy.
Stephen Leeds is hired not for his own intelligence, but for the imaginary experts that reside in his mind. However, his mind is becoming overcrowded. Stephen and his team of "aspects" are tasked with finding a stolen corpse, not for the corpse itself, but for the valuable information it holds. As Stephen tries to maintain his sanity, he must also unravel the mystery of how one of his hallucinations used his hand to shoot a real gun. With his mental stability at risk, Stephen must find a way to keep himself together.
Lies of the Beholder
"Lies of the Beholder" follows Stephen Leeds, a highly intelligent individual who can quickly learn any skill. However, to manage all of this knowledge, his mind creates imaginary people called aspects. These aspects accompany him everywhere, providing guidance and insight. Stephen uses their expertise to solve problems, but when one of his aspects vanishes and he receives a distress call from his mentor, he embarks on a thrilling and unexpected investigation.
In "Steelheart" David Charleston is determined to seek revenge after his father is killed and his city is destroyed. He is willing to do whatever it takes to stop the powerful villain known as Steelheart. To achieve his goal, David joins forces with the Reckoners, a secretive group of rebels who fight for justice. As David becomes involved with the Reckoners, he discovers that they may also need him in their fight against Steelheart.
Mitosis is set in the exciting world of the Reckoners series and is exclusively available in digital format. The story follows David and the Reckoners as they continue their fight against the Epics in Newcago.
In the book "Firefight" the city of Newcago is finally free from the tyrannical rule of Steelheart. David, the protagonist, was the one who managed to kill Steelheart, but instead of feeling relieved, he is left with unanswered questions. He believes that Babylon Restored, the flooded city formerly known as Manhattan, holds the answers he seeks. Despite the risks, David is determined to enter this city ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia. Fueled by his thirst for vengeance, David embarks on a dangerous quest to find Firefight, another powerful Epic, and uncover the truth he seeks.
David has been affected by the Epics ever since his father was killed by Steelheart. His heart was stolen by Firefight, and now his closest ally has been turned into a dangerous enemy by Regalia. Despite knowing his ally's secret and witnessing his struggle to control his powers, David kept it a secret. However, when faced with Obliteration in Babilar, his ally, known as Prof, succumbs to his Epic destiny and disappears into the shadows. But David believes that redemption is possible for Epics, as Megan has proven. He is determined to face the most powerful High Epic of all to save his friend, even if it means risking his own life.
Superhumans, known as Epics, have used their abilities to dominate and oppress humanity. Jax, an orphan who has dedicated his life to studying the Epics, joins forces with a small group of survivors called the Texas Reckoners. Together, they must confront the powerful High Epic Lifeforce and his flying city, Lux, in a daring mission to reclaim their freedom and seek justice for all that has been taken from them.
"Defending Elysium" is a science fiction novel set in a future where humanity has made contact with alien species. Jason Write, an operative for the Phone Company, is tasked with investigating the mysterious disappearance of a scientist and the murder of a Varvax ambassador. As tensions rise and the United Intelligence Bureau gets involved, Jason finds himself caught in a web of secrets and intrigue.
"Skyward" is a book about Spensa, a young girl living in a world constantly under attack. In this post-apocalyptic society, pilots are revered as heroes and Spensa has always dreamed of becoming one. However, her chances seem slim due to her father's past actions. Despite the constant reminders of her father's betrayal, Spensa remains determined to attend flight school and prove her bravery. Unexpectedly, she stumbles upon a hidden cavern that may hold the key to her dreams of soaring through the sky and reaching for the stars.
"Starsight" is a story about a young girl named Spensa who dreams of becoming a pilot like her father. However, when she finally gets the chance to fly, she learns some shocking truths about her father's actions during battle. Determined to uncover the full story, Spensa embarks on a journey that reveals the dark secrets of her world and forces her to question what it truly means to be a hero. As she searches for answers, Spensa also discovers hidden truths about herself and is willing to go to great lengths to protect humankind.
In the book "Sunreach" the last remaining human society on Detritus narrowly escapes destruction when a planet-destroying Delver suddenly appears and disappears. FM and her companion Spensa must find a way to draw the Delver away in order to protect their society. However, the Galactic Superiority, a powerful force, will return and if the Defiant Defense Force cannot find a way to escape the planet, humanity will be destroyed. Spensa's mission to infiltrate the Superiority has revealed a secret about their hyperdrives involving a species called the Taynix. FM and her team must work together to awaken an alien and unlock the powers of the Taynix in order to save humanity. They also need to rescue their friend Minister Cuna who is stranded at the outpost of Sunreach, or risk the Superiority government falling into the hands of those who want to destroy Detritus.
ReDawn follows the story of Alanik, a human pilot from the planet ReDawn. After crash-landing on Detritus, Alanik warns the pilot Spensa about the lies and false peace of the Galactic Superiority. However, when she hears Spensa's cry for help, Alanik uses her cytonic powers to investigate. To her surprise, she discovers a planet of free humans fighting against the Superiority. As she returns to ReDawn, Alanik realizes that her own people are falling into the same trap. With the government considering a peace overture, Alanik must rely on her new allies, Jorgen, FM, and Rig, to uncover the secrets of an ancient technology that could save both planets from disaster. Will they succeed before it's too late?
In "Cytonic" Spensa, a skilled pilot in the Defiant Defense Force, has already proven herself by saving her people from the Krell, an alien species that held them captive. Now, the Superiority, a galactic alliance, has started a war and Spensa has discovered their powerful weapon, the Delvers. As a Cytonic, she has a unique ability to face these ancient forces. To uncover her true identity and save the galaxy, she must venture into the dangerous Nowhere, a place few return from. This mission is filled with fear, but Spensa must find the courage to confront it.
The government of Detritus is in chaos due to betrayal from the Superiority. Spensa is on a mission in the Nowhere, leaving Jorgen to team up with an alien named Alanik to restore order. They receive a mysterious message from the planet Evershore, where the Kitsen claim to have some of Jorgen's people and offer to return them. However, Jorgen is unsure if he can trust the Kitsen. Additionally, he must learn to control his cytonic powers before they become uncontrollable and ruin any chance of forming an alliance against the Superiority.
Spensa has returned from the space between the stars forever changed. She encountered the Delvers and finally received answers about her unique Cytonic abilities. However, the Superiority continues its quest for galactic dominance. Spensa's team, Skyward Flight, managed to fend off Winzik and gain allies, but the fate of humanity and the galaxy remains uncertain. To defeat the Superiority, Spensa must utilize the knowledge she gained in the Nowhere. Yet, being Cytonic is more complex than she anticipated. Now, she must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for victory, even if it means losing herself and her friends along the way.
The story follows Paul Tanasin, a young man who is plagued by visions of a mysterious and fantastical world called Mirandus. Initially dismissing these visions as mere hallucinations, Paul soon realizes that they are actually prophecies from Mirandus, foretelling his destiny as a powerful destroyer. As he grapples with his fears, Paul must embrace his role as the Dark One and embark on a mission to shatter everything in Mirandus.
Dark One: Forgotten
"Dark One: Forgotten" follows Christina Walsh as she seeks justice for unsolved murders. After the loss of her father, Christina is determined to bring closure to other victims' families. Her journey begins with the mysterious case of world-renowned violinist Leona McPherson, who vanished after a concert. As Christina delves deeper, she discovers that Leona has been completely forgotten by everyone who knew her. With her roommate Sophie, Christina embarks on a cross-country mission to uncover the truth behind Leona's disappearance. Along the way, she uncovers a pattern of similar victims who have suffered the same fate. With only cryptic clues to guide her, Christina must determine if she is onto something unimaginable or if she is simply losing her mind.
"Firstborn" is a story about Dennison Crestmar, a young individual who is expected to excel in war. However, despite numerous attempts to prove his talent, Dennison struggles in this area. Despite this, his life takes unexpected turns and teaches him valuable lessons along the way.
"The Rithmatist" is a book about a boy named Joel who dreams of becoming a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to bring two-dimensional figures called Chalklings to life and protect humanity from dangerous creatures. Joel, the son of a chalkmaker, can only watch as other students at his school learn this magical art. However, when students start disappearing, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on a thrilling adventure that will change their world forever.
Writing Fantasy Heroes: Powerful Advice from the Pros
Writing Fantasy Heroes: Powerful Advice from the Pros explores the world of fantasy heroes. It delves into the process of creating these iconic characters and brings together insights from successful fantasy writers such as Steven Erikson, Janet Morris, and Orson Scott Card. Whether you're an aspiring writer or a fan of fantasy, this book offers valuable tips and inspiration for crafting compelling heroes that will capture readers' imaginations.
"Perfect State" is a novella that explores themes of privilege, cultural differences, and the pressure of expectations. The story follows God-Emperor Kairominas, a powerful ruler who has conquered all his enemies and mastered magic. However, his routine is disrupted when he is forced to go on a date with a woman from another world who is just as accomplished as he is.
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy, written is a collection of twenty original stories by some of the best science fiction and fantasy writers today. This anthology was created by Shawn Speakman, who overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma and the massive medical debt that came with it. In an effort to give back and honor his late mother, Speakman collaborated with renowned authors to publish Unfettered II.
The story follows Anthony Davis and his partner Chaz as they investigate a mysterious event that occurred in the real world 10 days ago. In a city of 20 million people, Anthony and Chaz are the only real individuals, tasked with uncovering dark secrets and locating hidden evidence.
Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy
Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy, edited is the latest addition to the science fiction and fantasy series. This anthology was created to help combat medical debt for SF&F artists and authors. It features a diverse collection of stories from both new and well-known writers, allowing them to freely explore their creativity. Readers can expect to be captivated by a chilling ghost story, revisit familiar worlds, and discover new ones.
"The Original" is a near-future novel where humans can choose to live forever through nanite technology. In this society, automation and income equality allow people to pursue their passions instead of traditional work. However, those who resist immortality face the scrutiny of a government surveillance system. When Holly Winseed wakes up with a new identity and a mission to hunt down her Original, she must navigate a blank, robotic world and confront her own doubts. As she uncovers the truth about her husband's murder, Holly's life is forever changed.