Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is the multiple #1 New York Times bestselling author of the incredible Mistborn and Stormlight Archive adult, fantasy series. In 2013, he won the Hugo Award for “Best Novella” for The Emperor’s Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris.

Brandon has also published several New York Times bestselling books aimed at younger readers including Skyward, The Rithmatist, the Reckoners trilogy, and the five-book Alcatraz series.

Since his first novel was published by Tor Books in May 2005, Brandon’s books have been translated into thirty-five different languages and sold over 18 million copies.

Find Brandon on his website, or follow him on Twitter @BrandSanderson.

Bibliography

  • The Stormlight Archive Series
    The Way of Kings (#1)
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  • The Stormlight Archive Series
    Words of Radiance (#2)
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  • The Stormlight Archive Series
    Edgedancer (#2.5)
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  • The Stormlight Archive Series
    Oathbringer (#3)
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  • Mistborn Series
    Mistborn: The Final Empire (#1)
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  • Mistborn Series
    Mistborn: The Well of Ascension (#2)
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  • Mistborn Series
    Mistborn: The Hero of Ages (#3)
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  • Mistborn Series
    The Alloy of Law (#4)
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  • Mistborn Series
    Shadows of Self (#5)
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  • Mistborn Series
    The Bands of Mourning (#6)
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  • Mistborn Series
    Mistborn: Secret History
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  • Skyward Series
    Skyward (#1)
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  • Skyward Series
    Starsight (#2)
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  • Legion Novellas
    Legion (#1)
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  • Legion Novellas
    Legion: Skin Deep (#2)
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  • Legion Novellas
    Legion: Lies of the Beholder (#3)
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  • Legion Novellas
    Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds
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  • The Reckoners Series
    Steelheart (#1)
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  • The Reckoners Series
    Mitosis: A Reckoners Story (#1.5)
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  • The Reckoners Series
    Firefight (#2)
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  • The Reckoners Series
    Calamity (#3)
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  • Alcatraz Series
    Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (#1)
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  • Alcatraz Series
    Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones (#2)
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  • Alcatraz Series
    Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (#3)
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  • Alcatraz Series
    Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (#4)
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  • Alcatraz Series
    Alcatraz Versus the Dark Talent (#5)
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  • The Rithmatist Series
    The Rithmatist (#1)
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  • Comic Book Series
    Dark One
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  • White Sand Series
    White Sand Vol. 1
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  • White Sand Series
    White Sand Vol. 2
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  • White Sand Series
    White Sand Vol. 3
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  • Hugo Award Winner

    Standalone
    The Emperor’s Soul
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    Warbreaker
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    Elantris
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  • Collections
    Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection
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  • Short Story
    Dreamer
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    Snapshot
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    Perfect State
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    Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (Cosmere)
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    Sixth of the Dusk (Cosmere)
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  • Short Story
    Firstborn & Defending Elysium
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    The Eleventh Metal (Mistborn)
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    The Hope of Elantris (Elantris)
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Reviews

The Stormlight Archive Series

The Way of Kings (#1)
“Sanderson is a master […] Fans and lovers of epic fantasy will find the ending satisfying, yet will eagerly await the next volume.”

Library Journal

“Sanderson is […] absolutely amazing at worldbuilding. The level of detail is just astonishing […] Kaladin and Shallan’s stories are compelling and readable.”

RT Book Reviews

“A classic story of intrigue, magic and war, with a large cast of characters and multiple settings lovingly detailed in a way only possible in volumes of this size […] There’s wit, magic and erudition […] Readers will plunge into it.”

Booklist

“Brandon Sanderson is modern epic fantasy’s Grand Master, comparable only to Tolkien in scope and richness of story, and I for one hope has a long, long career.”

Grasping for the Wind

“A good mix of military action, political machinations, faith-based intrigue, and personal drama keep the pages turning. This is a great choice for fans of Robert Jordan and Terry Brooks.”

VOYA

“Epic in every sense. Sanderson has built a world that leaps to life, a cast of varied characters, and a vast history […] while Sanderson cuts from the familiar cloth of fantasy, his narrative impetus and meticulous world-building bode well for future volumes.”

The Guardian (UK)

“Even the most grizzled fantasy readers will find Roshar a backdrop beyond compare. Culturally diverse and structurally sound, from the radiance of the City of Bells with its skyeels and songlings to the weather-cracked barrens of the Shattered Plains, the roots of this terrific world are dug deep, and as Sanderson goes about systematically exposing them, so too does he shed light on the complex systems underpinning the magic one imagines Roshar would not turn without.”

Strange Horizons

Words of Radiance (#2)
“Balancing fascinating worldbuilding with a page-turner of a plot, this is a series fantasy fans won’t want to miss.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

“WORDS OF RADIANCE may be the most accomplished followup to a popular first novel in the last 15 years and the time and energy that Sanderson put into this work tells throughout the novel.”

Buzzfeed

“WORDS OF RADIANCE is excellent […] [it] cranks up the level of intrigue to dizzying extremes […] Sanderson’s experiment is working, and he gets better with every book. The journey will be worth it. Yes, you should buy this book. Yes, this is a series worth following to the end.”

Tor.com

“This story is well worth the length of the read. Sanderson has truly brought back the epic fantasy […] The book has a quick and enjoyable flow while moving forward to a satisfying climax that sets up the series as the books move forward […] WORDS OF RADIANCE is an extremely satisfying read that shows what the beginning of an epic fantasy series should look like.”

Lincoln Journal Star

“Majestic in the themes that are evoked; heroism, duty, loyalty, strength, conviction of character. Those large themes are writ over the characters and the balance of intimate and epic was quite satisfying […] I suspect novels in The Stormlight Archive will be the highlight Epic Fantasy novels of the year for quite a while to come.”

SFFWorld

Edgedancer (#2.5)
“A well-crafted novella featuring a fun character and a fast-paced, interesting plot. Recommended.”

Fantasy Literature

Oathbringer (#3)
“Fans of the Stormlight Archive series will enjoy this book, which brings back favorite characters and deepens a well-drawn fantasy world.”

Kirkus

“The much-anticipated third Stormlight Archive epic fantasy installment is classic Sanderson, with multiple story lines and unexpected twists and turns [...] Sanderson successfully balances introducing new elements and satisfactorily resolving some threads, leaving fans to eagerly await the next in the series.”

Publishers Weekly

“OATHBRINGER is everything I expected it to be. Not only does it make good on the promises of the first two volumes, it elevates the Stormlight Archive to new heights of epic magic, exceptional worldbuilding, and satisfying action. With each new novel, Sanderson proves himself to be the true heir to Robert Jordan’s throne. He’s writing big, meaty, contemplative epic fantasy, and showing no signs of slowing down.”

B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

“Sanderson absolutely blew me away with OATHBRINGER.”

Book Nest

“Sanderson outdid himself once again. It is a wonderful, well-paced, emotional read with a poignant focus on the brokenness of people and how to overcome your own limits.”

The Ranting Dragon

Mistborn Series

Mistborn: The Final Empire (#1)
“Sanderson is not only one of the best writers in the business, he’s also one of the most prolific, churning out top-notch books year-over-year for both adult and young adult readers […] To say I was pleasantly surprised would be to understate my enjoyment of the books. This is easily one of the finest fantasy stories I’ve ever read, and my only regret is that I read it so quickly.”

Forbes Magazine

“Brandon Sanderson has come up with his own neat idea […] He has created a fascinating world here, one that deserves a sequel.”

Washington Post Book World

“Complicated and yet fast-paced and entertaining, with likably human protagonists and a large-scale cast of colorful characters, this trilogy introduced Sanderson as an important new voice in epic fantasy.”

Library Journal

“An amazing piece of fantasy literature […] brilliant […] unforgettable […] I would highline recommend this series to anyone who considers themselves a fan of the genre.”

SF Site

“Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexity in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and people with impressive characters.”

Booklist

“Brandon Sanderson has done something rare here–written a sharply original fantasy that stands on its own as a single book while teasing the reader into a sense of impatience for the sequel. Strongly recommended. A good balance of good, evil, action, drama, politics, scheming, backstabbing, mystery–you name it, Mistborn has it all!”

Fantasy Literature

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension (#2)
“This entertaining read will especially please those who always wanted to know what happened after the good guys won.”

Publishers Weekly

“THE WELL OF ACENSION is full of plot twists and surprises, leading to a cliffhanger ending.”

Locus

“Vin’s a beautifully realized protagonist whose struggles are wonderfully written and, as always, the worldbuilding is unusual and compelling.”

RT Book Reviews

“Throughout the novel Sanderson does a good job of incorporating interesting aspects of the mist-magic into the otherwise realistic scenario, and of juggling the small-scale and large-scale scenes that must comprise an undertaking of this scope and magnitude […] Most [readers] will be mesmerized by Sanderson’s balancing act.”

Realms of Fantasy

“Sanderson is crafting an extremely well-thought out saga with Mistborn, one that looks to stand above the pack of his literary peers. The magic system is perfectly detailed, the world, though not completely revealed, has a great sense of natural logic to it, and the characters are a reflection of both. Reading both books so far has helped to remind me why I enjoy Fantasy, especially those stories told in a secondary world, so much.”

SFFWorld

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages (#3)
“Transcendent […] all the familiar ideas and plots from epic fantasy have been turned inside out, and what happens at the end is utterly astounding in its audacity. The characterization is stellar, the worldbuilding solid and the plot intricate and compelling — if you haven’t read the first two books, go and do so immediately then buy this one. You won’t regret it.”

RT Book Reviews: 4.5 stars, Gold Medal, Top Pick

“A dramatic and surprising climax […] Sanderson’s saga of consequences offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.”

Publishers Weekly

“A scale grand enough to be almost Stapledonian […] where most standard epic fantasy returns to the status quo, this trilogy ends with something bracingly different.”

Locus

“I do not believe I have read a book as compelling and as flawlessly executed as the third in the Mistborn trilogy […] this book is one of the seminal fantasy stories of this generation of writers […] one of the best that I’ve ever had the opportunity, and sheer pleasure, to read. 10 out of 10.”

Fantasy Book Review 6000

“The conclusion to Sanderson’s outstanding — and highly innovative in its magical elements — Mistborn trilogy […] I highly recommend this unique series to all fantasy readers. I thoroughly enjoyed THE HERO OF AGES and look forward to Sanderson’s future works.”

Book Loons

The Alloy of Law (#4)
“A fresh view of how a world can grow, building new dimensions into the best of the old. Sanderson continues to show that he is one of the best authors in the genre.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“Sanderson’s fresh ideas on the source and employment of magic are both arresting and original […] Think brisk. Think fun. Enjoy.”

Kirkus

“Rollicking adventure […] Part Sherlock Holmes, part X-Men, this exciting stand-alone adventure is full of close shaves, shootouts, and witty banter.”

Publishers Weekly

“Sanderson creates a nice steampunk vibe while getting full use of his metal-based magical system and his pantheon of very involved gods. The book has some philosophical questions about society, wealth and crime, but it’s mostly a great action yarn.”

Fantasy Literature

“[An] excellent blend of detective story, high fantasy, and western all rolled into an enjoyable tale of action and adventure.”

Portland Book Review

“A stand alone that can be read without the benefit of perusing the original trilogy though those who have not are missing a wonderful magical fantasy. Filled with amusing Rough frontier banter in a realm in which early twentieth century technology and science competes with magic, fans will enjoy this action adventure caper. Brandon Sanderson brilliantly provides a refreshing guns and sorcery thriller.”

SFRevu

Shadows of Self (#5)
“A fast-paced fantasy adventure set in a fascinating world and populated with lovable, memorable characters.”

Kirkus

“[An] excellent fifth Mistborn industrial revolution fantasy […] Sanderson’s fantasy world partakes equally of steampunk, early industry, and the Wild West, and he cleverly incorporates the metal-shaping magic of feruchemists and allomancers. Fantasy fans will savor this exciting escapade.”

Publishers Weekly

“Fast, smart dialog and an abundance of exciting action keep the pages turning […] The magic system that Sanderson has developed shows why this is one of his great strengths in the fantasy field. Picking out a favorite character might be hard—honorable but haunted Wax has merits, as does the lovely Marasi, struggling to succeed in the Elendel Constabulary—but Wayne remains one of the most charmingly irrepressible thieves in fantasy.”

Library Journal

“SHADOWS OF SELF is a solid, standalone story in Sanderson’s Mistborn universe. Sanderson does an incredible job of worldbuilding, and his novels never fail to impress. This latest Mistborn novel is full of suspense, mystery, magic, and mysticism. The story is riveting and the characters are vivid and engaging [...] Don’t miss this epic fantasy series.”

SciFi Chick

“Brandon Sanderson’s SHADOWS OF SELF delivers more excitement, adventure, and magic in a newly industrialized world that is as richly realized as any of Sanderson’s creations.”

Buzzfeed

“The Mistborn series is far and away Sanderson’s best work, and SHADOWS OF SELF is a worthy continuation of it [...] The book is far deeper than its surface description of fantasy-western-murder-mystery might imply, and as the series progresses such themes will likely become more prominent.”

Starburst Magazine

The Bands of Mourning (#6)
“A fast-paced novel that’s part Wild West, part Indiana Jones, and wholly entertaining, combining high emotional stakes with a deep, good-natured sense of humor.”

Kirkus

“This quest is classic Sanderson, with magic, intrigue, and witty repartee. All the familiar elements from the earlier Mistborn novels are here, including the metal-based magics of allomancy, feruchemy, and the forbidden art of hemalurgy (about which more is revealed over the course of this story). Open questions from earlier adventures are finally addressed, and Sanderson skillfully weaves in new opportunities for the dynamic duo’s next adventure.”

Publishers Weekly

“Definitely the best in this series, THE BANDS OF MOURNING incorporates the excellent action and scenery of the early trilogy while ironing out the character conflicts that held them back [...] THE BANDS OF MOURNING encompasses the kind of cinematic adventure of an Indiana Jones movie but sets it in the fascinating Mistborn world. This is a very satisfying conclusion, but one that also definitely sets up further stories in this universe.”

RT Book Reviews

“THE BANDS OF MOURNING is a rollicking good time, albeit with moments of sadness and seriousness [...] Sanderson does a nice job of expanding his world greatly in the last part of this novel, and giving us too a vividly strong ending that opens things up as well.”

Fantasy Literature

“Witty, memorable characters; a fast-moving, plate-spinning plot; and a deepening of one of the most creative magic systems ever conceived: it’s everything a Sanderson fan could ask for.”

B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

“In addition to the wonderful characters, the story itself is incredibly engaging […] The action sequences are often breathtaking. The warmth between the main characters is genuine and heartfelt. THE BANDS OF MOURNING is beautifully written. This is a fabulous novel with great action and pacing, politics, a quest, a very well developed mythology, and thoroughly memorable characters. Highly Recommended!”

The Qwillery

Skyward Series

Skyward (#1)
“Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

“With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast—including a strangely humorous, mushroom-obsessed robot—set against the backdrop of a desperate conflict. As the pulse-pounding story intensifies and reveals its secrets, a cliffhanger ending sets things up for the next installment.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“SKYWARD is possibly the most captivating, inspirational, and aspirational book that Brandon Sanderson has ever written […] It’s always a pleasure spending time inside Brandon’s mind as he creates a new playground of rules and takes his characters for a ride through unchartered territories.”

Fantasy Book Review

“Readers will enjoy his hallmark cinematic writing style, with plenty of strong visuals throughout the story, along with humor that some will love, and others will love to hate […] we say SKYWARD is an adventure and a half that you won’t want to miss. Even hardcore Cosmere fans will enjoy the special mix of fantasy and sci-fi that unfolds as you watch Spensa learn what it means to be truly brave.”

TOR.com

“SKYWARD is an almost perfect space opera, a genre marked by simple yet compelling plot lines, precise and ingenuous world-building and complex, empathetic relationships and character development […] It is replete with non-stop action, amazing writing and great characters.”

Aspen Daily News

“Sanderson’s ability to tell a story whilst also making you feel like one of the team shows why he’s one of the most well-known and beloved authors in the sci-fi world.”

The Nerd Daily

Starsight (#2)
“Spensa’s habitual over-the-top recklessness adds a rousing spark, and the author folds in plenty of banter as well as a colorful supporting cast.”

Kirkus

“STARSIGHT offers fun times just as Skyward did, with more worldbuilding, some favorite returning characters from Skyward, some amazing new characters and settings, and a ramped-up storyline.”

Tor.com

“[A] unique and engaging novel. STARSIGHT took a sharp turn in a new direction early on, and Sanderson throws in several game-changer developments throughout the novel, keeping both Spensa and the reader on their toes [...] I’m searching for a way to teleport myself into the future and get a copy of the next book in this series now rather than in 2021.”

Fantasy Literature

“STARSIGHT is an exploration of the other, and a way to reconcile with it. It is a story of fear, of facing that fear and growing stronger for the staring down of it. It is a tale of friendship, loyalty and sacrifice. And it is beautiful.”

Booknest

“A lot of flight action and suspense. And there were several surprising twists along the way. I really enjoyed the new, diverse characters. In fact, I enjoyed this sequel even more than the previous novel. With plenty of danger, suspense, intrigue, and drama – this well-paced story left me excited for the next installment.”

SciFiChick.com

Legion Novellas

Legion (#1)
“Reality and illusion, sanity and insanity, are but subjective labels in this thought-provoking foray into a world where visions abound like the biblical demons the title evokes.”

Publishers Weekly

“LEGION is a successful novella experiment […] a short, fun read. Sanderson’s experiment with urban fantasy was quite enjoyable, and now I can add a potential Legion sequel to my list of Sanderson works I’m looking forward to.”

Fantasy Faction

“LEGION thus succeeded in being a fantasy story that pushed my sf buttons. It was deliciously odd reading something that felt a little like a contemporary urban fantasy, but had me thinking about all the cool uses of Razon’s invention. It helped that Sanderson’s whip-smart dialogue and fast-moving story never let up. That’s not an easy thing to do when it’s also delivering some fascinating world building and offering up some thought-provoking ideas.”

SF Signal

“It is very readable, quite accessible and no doubt will win Brandon more fans. I read it in a couple of hours and enjoyed it a great deal.”

SFFWorld

“LEGION is escapism literature at its finest […] I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in trying sci-fi, time travel, and speculative fiction.”

Coffee & a Book Chick

“LEGION is the kind of story that totally defies genre. It’s simply a fascinating tale with an amazing character that should please anyone who has two spare hours and needs something fun to fill up that time. Don’t let any misconceptions of prejudices of genre writers to allow you to miss this fun little story.”

The Guilded Earlobe

“LEGION is a quick exciting read. This concept and plot is worthy of many more pages, though, so I sincerely hope that Brandon Sanderson will be writing more stories about Stephen Leeds and his legion.”

Fantasy Literature

Legion: Skin Deep (#2)
“This quick, entertaining read has the pulse of a thriller and the hook of a fascinating hero balancing on the edge of psychosis. It reads like a ready-made tale for a TV show, and, indeed, one is in the works.”

Library Journal

“Sanderson proves he is the master of the craft, whether it’s the casual (and not overdone) self-aware humor, the drama created by the deadly corporate-hired assassin tracking Leeds (and how she is ultimately dealt with), or the way the narrative plays out and shows us new ways of looking at a situation.”

SF Signal

“The narration [was] top notch! It delivered very different and unique voices for all of the characters and hallucinatory characters that Leeds has. The dialogue between himself and his hallucinations is so much fun to listen to at times that I even went back and wrote some of them down for favorite quotes.”

Not Yet Read

“An engrossing and entertaining series. Brandon Sanderson remains ambitious as ever […] LEGION: SKIN DEEP will please Sanderson’s legions of fans and will probably gain him some new followers. God knows I’m looking forward to what comes next!”

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist

“Just like the first novella, it was full of an interesting plot with a great mystery, complex characters, and an interesting world […] Leeds was still a great main character for this story. I loved getting to know him better and be along for the ride while he solved yet another mystery.”

My Thoughts…Literally!

Legion: Lies of the Beholder (#3)
“LIES OF THE BEHOLDER might be my favourite of the Legion novellas [...] Sanderson uses the conceits of his character’s mental instability to perfection, never letting the constrictions of his story overwhelm what turns out to be a genuinely beautiful ending [...] LIES OF THE BEHOLDER might simply be one of the best things Brandon Sanderson has written [...] Sanderson play[s] in a different field [...] and reveals a truly caring and genuine author. Let Legion live on as a high point in Sanderson’s oeuvre.”

Fantasy Book Review

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds
“Sanderson’s contemporary fantasy is populated with superb characterizations (as evidenced by the multiple depictions of Legion’s aspects) and is surprisingly thought-provoking.”

Kirkus

“Readers will get drawn into the fascinating world of Stephen and his friends—real and imagined—as they work together to solve the seemingly unsolvable.”

Publishers Weekly

“Stephen Leeds is a genius with a problem with multiple personalities […] This collection combines three novellas featuring this fascinating character.”

Locus

“LEGION: THE MANY LIVES OF STEPHEN LEEDS by Brandon Sanderson was fantastically, amazingly brilliant.”

SF Crowsnest

“If you haven’t checked it out yet, LEGION: THE MANY LIVES OF STEPHEN LEEDS is the perfect opportunity to read Brandon Sanderson’s beloved series featuring everyone’s favorite schizophrenic genius detective.

Bibliosanctum

The Reckoners Series

Steelheart (#1)
“Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance; it’s a formula that sucks readers into the prologue, slings them through one tension-filled encounter after the other, and then, at the strange and marginally hopeful conclusion, leaves them panting for the sequel, FIREFIGHT, due in 2014.”

Booklist, Starred Review

“A non-stop thrill ride […] there’s violence and gore in profusion, cool gear, hot wheels, awesome feats, inner conflicts on both sides.”

Kirkus

“The near-constant action, Sanderson’s whiz-bang imaginings, and a fully realized sense of danger (the brutal opening scene alone will hook many) make this an absolute page-turner.”

Publishers Weekly

“The veteran fantasy author’s world-building expertise is on full display here, making his horrifying vision of Chicago all the more chilling and exciting for readers of all ages to explore. “

A.V. Club

“Sanderson hit this one out of the park, right up until the final pay off […] Sanderson is a master worldbuilder and his worlds always come with unique forms of magic.”

Bibliosanctum, 5/5 stars

“This enjoyable read […] is perfect for genre fans who love exciting adventure stories with surprising plot twists.”

School Library Journal

Mitosis: A Reckoners Story (#1.5)
“Brisk, engaging and professional storytelling. The man can certainly write.”

Civilian Reader

“Action packed […] Readers seeking a jolt of suspense as they wait for FIREFIGHT should enjoy this short story.”

Fantasy Literature

Firefight (#2)
“Big in size and vision, this is the rare middle volume that keeps the throttle open and actually moves the story along significantly.”

Kirkus

“FIREFIGHT is a non stop action packed wet and wild rollercoaster ride that you don’t want to miss out on. Though this is marketed as a young adult book I know that the majority if not every adult reader who reads the Reckoners books will enjoy them just as well. Brandon Sanderson is a master storyteller and his books should be made compulsory reading material.”

Book Plank, “Best Young Adult Novels of 2015”

“Compelling […] Much like in STEELHEART, Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store. While Sanderson devoted his first Reckoners book to bringing readers into the world, FIREFIGHT digs deeper into its mythology—beginning to answer the questions of where the Epics come from and what makes them so terrible.“

A.V. Club

“This is a fun, action-packed novel, especially if one enjoys superhuman abilities as much as Sanderson does […] Sanderson has interesting things to say about the superhero genre, and his imagination is vivid. Babliar is a fun setting, and in general the book operates quite well. A fun, exciting superpower romp.”

Fantasy Literature

“FIREFIGHT is another winner from Brandon Sanderson […] There are even more twists and turns here than in STEELHEART […] I loved the unpredictability of the plot, since it’s so rare that a Young Adult novel can capture my attention and keep me in suspense from beginning to end […] I for one would recommend this to young adult and adult readers alike. Seriously worth your time.”

Bibliosanctum, 5/5 stars

“I enjoyed this sequel even more than the first. With creative and complex characters and backstories, an unpredictable and twisted plot, and plenty of action – this book is hard to put down. I highly recommend this fantastic series to fans of superheroes (and villains). It’s a captivating and inspired series of which I can’t get enough.”

SciFi Chick

Calamity (#3)
“A whirl of raids, chases, rescues, and spectacularly destructive displays of both magic and high-tech gadgetry ensues, bringing David face to face with Calamity [...] Adeptly done.”

Kirkus

“Sanderson has always been a fantastic craftsman of plot and pacing. He has an almost superhuman ability to keep the reader reading, paired with that single quality that truly enervates the work of such an author: his plots work. They’re well-considered, well-executed, and hang together almost perfectly. Watching a Sanderson book come together — especially in a final book in a series like this one — is like witnessing the workings of an intricate and exquisitely functioning machine.”

Fantasy Literature

“CALAMITY represents another strong installment in the series [...][Reckoners] proved to be a really enjoyable series with good action, characters, worldbuilding and revelations. Even when juggling multiple series, Sanderson remains a master of the craft.”

Fantasy Faction

“Those who really love thoughtful, action-packed superhero stories will be delighted by Sanderson’s masterful take on the genre. It’s an odd, intriguing but superlative mashup of superhero and post-apocalypse storytelling.”

SF Revu

“Sanderson creates a well-balanced novel of character development, frightening revelations and dramatic fights to ensure the reader is hooked into the storyline and creates a satisfying conclusion [...] an excellent and tense conclusion to a remarkable fantasy series.”

Starburst Magazine

“CALAMITY is as good as or better than its predecessors. It ends with a hard choice for David, and a surprising and stunning conclusion. Don’t miss this fantastic series.”

Bookloons

Alcatraz Series

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (#1)
“This is an excellent choice to read aloud to the whole family. It’s funny, exciting, and briskly paced. Best of all, the message it gives young readers is that a person’s flaws–being late, breaking things, etc.–can sometimes turn into useful talents.”

NPR

“Sanderson unexpectedly draws everything together in an extravagantly silly climax. Readers whose sense of humor runs toward the subversive will be instantly captivated. Like Lemony Snicket and superhero comics rolled into one (and then revved up on steroids), this nutty novel […] [is] also sure to win passionate fans.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Enough originality to engage fans of the Baudelaire children’s adventures as well as other tween readers with a taste for quirky stories.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“In this original, hysterical homage to fantasy literature, Sanderson’s first novel for youth recalls the best in Artemis Fowl and A Series of Unfortunate Events. The humor, although broad enough to engage preteens, is also sneakily aimed at adults. Readers are indeed tortured, with quirky, seemingly incompetent heroes; dastardly villains fond of torture; cars that drive themselves; nonstop action; and cliffhanger chapter endings. And as soon as they finish the last wickedly clever page, they will be standing in line for more from this seasoned author of such adult-marketed titles as Elantris.”

VOYA

“The conventional trappings of the middle-school fantasy get turned upside down in this zany novel […] the adventures [are] engaging, as well as silly. Readers who prefer fantasy with plenty of humor should enjoy entering Alcatraz’s strange but amusing world.”

School Library Journal

“The twists are particularly amusing and inventive […] the characters are delightfully done and the balance of humor and adventure is managed exceedingly well.”

Critical Mass

Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones (#2)
“Those who enjoy their fantasy with a healthy dose of slapstick humor will be delighted. Give this novel to fans of Eoin Colfer’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ (Hyperion/Miramax) and Catherine Jinks’s ‘Cadel Piggott in Evil Genius’ (Harcourt, 2007). They will appreciate Sanderson’s cheerful sarcastic wit and none-too-subtle digs at librarians.”

School Library Journal

“THE SCRIVENER’S BONES is just as much fun as the first book was. I thought by now that Alcatraz’s intrusive style of narration would start to annoy me, but instead I find it quite entertaining, especially when I’m reading it with my daughter [...] It’s hard to imagine any reader who won’t want to immediately pick up book three.”

Fantasy Literature

“While aimed at a YA audience, the Alcatraz books should find a willing audience in adults, those parents of the target audience, and Sanderson’s own adult fans of his fantasy.”

Sacramento Book Review

“Every bit as clever, fast-paced and original as [the first book] […] Howlingly funny for adults, older teens who can be persuaded to read a “juvenile” novel, and exceptionally bright middle schoolers.”

VOYA

“This is the 2nd book in the Alcatraz Smedry series, and I like it. Of course, I’m a librarian so you can’t really trust anything I say, but I do regard it as a work of fiction in the Hushlands. As for evil, well, don’t believe everything you hear! Really! I truly enjoyed the escapades and travails contained within these covers, autobiographical or fictional, and while I hope never to actually meet Alcatraz in person I look forward to more volumes of his adventures.”

SFRevu

Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (#3)
“A gripping fantasy book […] by Brandon Sanderson who is a hilarious author and I though his best was really showcased in this book.”

The Guardian

“Beneath the wild humor, there are surprisingly subtle messages about responsibility and courage.”

School Library Journal

“With comical insight into human nature and just enough substance to make it all matter, the plot offers up plenty of action, gadgetry, metafictional humor, grudgingly dispensed hints of the libararians’ endgame, and counterintuitive Smedry Talents to keep the old fans and new readers alike turning pages.”

Horn Book

“Offbeat humor, a budding romance, plenty of magic, creative world building, smart references to science fiction lumaries, clever word play, and good action scenes make this one a strong choice for young teen boys and adult fans of the SF genre […] Hard to imagine it being any better written.”

VOYA

“Seductive […] just the right balance between high adventure and silliness.”

Critical Mass

“Lives up to its predecessors with vivid action and high drama.”

Midwest Book Review

“Fans will enjoy every silly moment.”

Children’s Literature

Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (#4)
“An off-the-wall, humorous series that is sure to appeal to boys and fantasy fans.”

Kiss the Book

“As goofy randomness streamlines into compelling narration, even readers who don't find giant robots reason alone to pick up a book will be drawn into Alcatraz’s cohesive world, with its unique form of magic.”

Horn Book

“Hilarious. I am SO amazed by Brandon Sanderson’s ability to be consistently hilarious throughout his children’s books.”

The Hungry Readers

“I love this series! Sanderson’s one of the few writers of adult fiction I’ve read who can also write effortlessly and dead-on true for kids as well. This is a fabulous book to read aloud! It’s not only funny and has plenty of action, the series has got heart as well. Highly recommended!”

Young Adult Books Central

Alcatraz Versus the Dark Talent (#5)
“THE DARK TALENT does not disappoint — fans will continue to enjoy the zany humor and the metafictional aspect of the series.”

Fantasy Literature

“Sanderson’s ever-present humor is better than ever, with a footnotes addition that will keep readers on their toes. Alcatraz’s snarky voice leads readers through the amazing world that Sanderson expertly built for a truly immersive read.”

The Deseret News Family

“Like every other book in the series I was unable to put THE DARK TALENT down until it was over and I probably laughed through 90 percent of the book. Brandon Sanderson has proven yet again why he is my favorite author. I don’t think many authors can release the 5th book in a series and and have it feeling as new and exciting as the first.”

The Arched Doorway

“This book was fantastic, following in the same footsteps as the previous volumes when it comes to the off-the-wall humor and wackiness. Sanderson falls effortlessly back into the tone of this series, and the snark is stronger than ever!”

BiblioSanctum

“I can’t keep these books on my library shelf and I love having these new editions to hand to patrons. If you haven’t discovered the Alcatraz Smedry series, you must do so!”

Green Bean Teen Queen

“A totally zany, often hilarious adventure.”

Book Loons

The Rithmatist Series

The Rithmatist (#1)
“There are indeed secrets to be uncovered and the world to be saved, and THE RITHMATIST contains some good surprises on the way to a pleasingly nifty conclusion.”

The New York Times

“The inhumanly prolific author of the Mistborn trilogy conjures similarly baroque magic for a lapidary series opener aimed at a somewhat younger audience […] Fantasy readers should devour this well-crafted mix of action and setup, enriched by thoroughly detailed cultural and historical background and capped by a distinctly unsettling twist.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

“Featuring ingenious magic (complete with profuse chalk drawing–style diagrams and illustrations from McSweeney), feisty characters, and a complex plot likely to unwind over several volumes, this high-spirited, exciting story will appeal to readers of all ages.”

Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

“THE RITHMATIST should still easily appeal to older audiences, and it’s a great first entry into a new series that, like Sanderson’s other worlds, promises plenty of exploration, mystery, unique magic, and characters who will continue to grow far beyond the current boundaries.”

Examiner

“The story is compelling and the main characters of Joel and Melody are ones that we can relate to — even their wishes, desires, hopes, and dreams ring true […] While THE RITHMATIST is marketed for teen and young adults, I believe that it would be of interest to readers of all ages […] Highly Recommended!”

SFRevu

“THE RITHMATIST is a captivating, winning story with likable characters, an interesting and original magic system, and an ending that opens up rather than closes down.”

Fantasy Literature

“With his trademark skills in world-building, Sanderson has created a magic system that is so inventive and detailed that that readers who appreciate games of strategy and tactics just may want to bring Rithmatics to life in our world.”

YA Books Central

Comic Book Series

Dark One
“A dramatically dark fantasy that will leave readers eager for the sequel.”

Kirkus

“Brandon Sanderson’s DARK ONE is the realization of a supremely ambitious Vault Comics ideal. It’s a literary comic that blends high concept storytelling interests across genres without sacrificing any of the craft, structure, or character development needed to make narratives compelling and immersive.“

Comics Bookcase

“A story that both perfectly captures and totally swerves common cliches and storytelling staples.“

The Brazen Bull

“[DARK ONE is] a brilliant graphic novel that has some amazing themes delving into the duality of man and light and dark. The creative team tells Paul’s story beautifully, making sure that this novel will leave an impact.“

But Why Tho?

“Everything about this book is excellent, from the writing, art, lettering – every bit drips with that flare Vault comics all have.“

Wandering Nerdgirl

"[DARK ONE} a supremely well-executed graphic novel.]

Comics Beat

White Sand Series

White Sand Vol. 1
“This [comic] book is amazing. The worldbuilding is dense and deep […] [Brandon Sanderson’s] novels are addictive. WHITE SAND is a fantastic new addition to his growing list of books. Highly recommend.“

Kirkus

“Within WHITE SAND, traditional fantasy comes to life, in this intriguing blend of action, suspense, and mystery.”

Graphic Policy

“Employing powerful imagery and Sanderson’s celebrated approach to magical systems, WHITE SAND is a spectacular new saga for lovers of fantasy and adventure.”

Comic Book Round Up

“Brandon Sanderson is well known for his ability to craft believable worlds out of the deepest corners of our imagination and to place the reader at the heart of each tale […] WHITE SAND is no different; a blend of magic and culture that’s sure to amaze many, and spark further conversation among Sanderfans.”

Geekritique

White Sand Vol. 2
“WHITE SAND is a fantastic addition to the Cosmere universe.“

PrimmLife

Standalone

The Emperor’s Soul
“Sanderson, the best-selling author of the “Mistborn Trilogy” and The Way of Kings, has set this novella in the same world as Elantris, one of his earlier novels, but it is totally independent. Fantasy fans will love both the compelling story and the creative magical setting.”

Library Journal

“Sanderson delivers a thoughtful yet exciting read that is difficult to put down and save for later.”

Strange Horizons

“[B]etween the commissioned volumes drawing Robert Jordan’s Wheel Of Time series to a close, [Sanderson]’s taken a break to pen THE EMPEROR’S SOUL, a novella that shows off his impressive ability to build worlds and characters […] Sanderson is a pro at creating magic systems.”

The Onion/A.V. Club

“Sanderson proves to be an exceptionally talented writer […] we learn everything we need seamlessly as the story unfolds. His prose is lyrical without ever getting in its own way [...] His characters are fascinating and fully realized. So here is an exception to what seems to have become the rule: THE EMPEROR’S SOUL is one of those rare high fantasies that feels fresh and is filled with a sense of wonder.”

Fantasy & Science Fiction

”THE EMPEROR’S SOUL has everything that Sanderson is known for: brilliant magic system, moral issues, strong characters, and an action-packed conclusion. It’s fairly short and easy to pick up, yet it is mind-blowing to see how much Sanderson manages to cram into it.”

The Ranting Dragon

“If you’ve wanted to give Brandon Sanderson’s writing a try, but have been given pause by the sheer size of his novels, I highly recommend you track this novella down. I enjoyed this quite a bit.”

Civilian Reader

“This story is beautifully balanced. It’s thrilling. It’s poignant. It’s a countdown to an execution, a heist story, and an essay on art. It’s both character-driven and plot-driven […] Everything is packed perfectly into one small space.”

Rachel Koppendrayer Reviews

“The perfect little summary of how wonderful [Sanderson] is at magic systems and character development and making you think deeply about yourself.”

Stuck in the Stacks

Warbreaker
“Epic fantasy heavyweight Sanderson pens a powerful stand-alone tale of unpredictable loyalties, dark intrigue, and dangerous magic […] Sanderson melds complex, believable characters, a marvelous world and thoughtful, ironic humor into an extraordinary and highly entertaining story.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Sanderson again demonstrates his capacity for handling large and complex themes while creating believable characters. He also succeeds at building a unique fantasy environment. This series opener is essential reading for fantasy fans.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“Lets Sanderson show off what he does best […] Beyond shining as a world-building exercise, WARBREAKER’s drama is peppered with excellent humor. With so much to love, it’s easy to wish for a sequel, but hard to imagine a better ending.”

The Onion/A.V. Club

“A highly readable and compelling stand-alone volume from the acclaimed author of the Mistborn trilogy. As is to be expected, the worldbuilding is superb, utilizing a thoroughly thought-out system of magic and religion. Highly recommended to fans of epic fantasy.”

RT Book Reviews, a Top Pick

“Sanderson is clearly a master of large-scale stories, splendidly depicting worlds as well as strong female characters […] The system of magic is also novel […] and demands far more of the characters’ ingenuity, which in turn demands developing them — male and female, divine and mortal — to a far higher degree than one expects of much fantasy these days. May the author write long and prosper.”

Booklist

“Sanderson is expert at spinning fantasy stories packed with memorable characters, crisply detailed settings, unique magic, and major helpings of intrigue. [WARBREAKER] is a single fantasy novel, and as it stands a quite nice one, with room for irony and sarcasm as well as brooding, foreshadowing, some lively action, and even a little romance, all wrapped up in a multi-layered story of believable characters and choices that are far from easy.”

Black Gate

“Every major character in this novel is memorable […] an iridescent tale of magic, mystery, mayhem – and love.”

BookPage

Elantris
“Sanderson’s outstanding fantasy debut, refreshingly complete unto itself and free of the usual genre cliches, offers something for everyone: mystery, magic, romance, political wrangling, religious conflict, fights for quality, sharp writing and wonderful, robust characters […] The intrigue and excitement grow steadily in this smoothly written, perfectly balanced narrative: by the end readers won’t want to put it down [...] Sanderson is a writer to watch.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Sanderson’s fantasy debut offers a vibrant cast of characters and a story of faith and determination set against a vividly portrayed world where magic is based on channeling power through the depiction of runs. The author’s skill at turning conventional fantasy on its head produces a tale filled with surprising twists and turns and a conclusion both satisfying and original. Libraries of all sizes should add this to their fantasy collection.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“In this stunning debut novel, Sanderson has created a completely unique world that enfolds the reader in mystery and wonder right through till the last page. Sarene and Roaden are compelling characters, and it’s wonderful to see a strong female heroine who doesn’t compromise her integrity.”

RT Book Reviews

“A surprisingly satisfying, single-volume epic fantasy that invokes a complex, vibrant world.”

Booklist

“Fascinating […] [ELANTRIS] is handled with such expertise, you’ll swiftly forget you’re reading a first novel. This is a heck of a debut.”

Locus

“ELANTRIS will be enjoyed immensely by those dedicated, advanced fantasy readers who appreciate a complex plot. Sanderson leads his readers through a long and difficult puzzle, but the freshness and inventiveness of the conclusion make the ending well worth the wait for a reader who finds delight in serious fantasy lore.”

Kliatt

“ELANTRIS is a well-told, character-driven story. It’s also that rarest of creatures: a done-in-one-volume fantasy […] although there is room for a sequel. If readers are fortunate, Sanderson will return to Arelon soon.”

Starlog

Collections

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection
“There are some standout stories here […] a treat for superfans.”

Kirkus

“This collection is required reading for Sanderson fans, offering plenty for new readers who are undeterred by learning too much.”

Publishers Weekly

“This was an excellent collection that has me eager to dive into the unread Brandon Sanderson novels sitting on my personal Mount Toberead. Highly Recommended.”

SFFWorld

“As one expects from Sanderson, his stories are meaty, well-developed adventures, even the shorter works demonstrating an impressive (but never overwhelming) amount of thought about how the worlds they’re set in work. On top of that, of course, he is expert at swift-moving stories with engaging characters.”

Booklist

“Overall, ARCANUM UNBOUNDED is a lengthy and mostly engaging collection; certainly one for completists who are determined to learn all they can about the Cosmere and its hidden secrets, and also people who just love well-crafted fantasy tales.”

Starburst Magazine

Short Story

Dreamer
“Brandon Sanderson’s ‘DREAMER’ is a bloody and violent story, well paced and packed with action, as befits a ‘capture the flag’ challenge.”

It Puts the Blog in the Basket (Review for Games Creatures Play anthology)

Perfect State
“PERFECT STATE is the kind of story that pushes all the right buttons for me (after all, I love The Matrix) and I didn’t want it to end. I wish it had been a novel. I loved the premise, the setting, the plot, and the characters (though sometimes Kai’s beliefs are a little inconsistent with his “concept”). This story is fun, but Sanderson manages to explore a few interesting existential ideas, too, such as personality, free will, determinism and, of course, the nature of reality.”

Fantasy Literature

“It’s an intriguing premise and a creative twist on the Matrix world scenario, and Sanderson handles it well. The characters have some lively and rather meta discussions about what constitutes reality, and whether it’s important to treat Machineborn as real people. I only hope that Sanderson chooses to write more stories in this world.”

Fantasy Literature

Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (Cosmere)
“The plot of SHADOWS FOR SILENCE IN THE FORESTS OF HELL is creative, exciting, and fairly intense. It’s easy to root for Silence, a woman we hardly know but would like to learn more about.”

Fantasy Literature

Firstborn & Defending Elysium
“DEFENDING ELYSIUM is an engaging and entertaining short story.”

The Hat Rack

Awards & Accolades

The Stormlight Archive Series

The Way of Kings (#1)
USA

#7 New York Times Bestseller List

USA

#25 debut New York Times Mass Market Bestseller List

USA

#9 Locus Magazine Hardcover Bestseller

USA

Winner David Gemmell Legend Award: 2010 “Best Fantasy Novel”

USA

Winner Whitney Award: 2010 “Best Novel and Best Speculative Fiction”

USA

Fantastical Imaginations: “Best of 2010”

USA

Fantasy Faction: “Best of 2010”

USA

Goodreads: “Best of 2010”

USA

Ranting Dragon: “Best of 2010”

USA

SFF World: “Best of 2010”

Israel

Geffen Award Nominee: “Best Translated Fantasy Novel”

Words of Radiance (#2)
USA

#1 New York Times Bestseller List

United Kingdom

#2 Sunday Times Bestseller List

Canada

#1 Vancouver Sun Bestseller List

USA

#1 Kobo Bestseller List

USA

#2 USA Today Bestseller List

USA

#2 National Indie Bestseller List

Germany

#30 Der Spiegel Bestseller List

Spain

#27 FNAC Bestseller List

Spain

#96 Amazon Spain Top 100 list

USA

#1 Audible: “Listener Favorites”

USA

Swide Magazine: “2014 Summer Reading List: Top 10 Fantasy”

USA

Drunken Dragon: “Top 10 of 2014”

USA

BookLoons: “Recommended Reads 2014”

USA

The Arched Doorway: “Best Books of 2014”

Edgedancer (#2.5)
USA

#3 Locus Bestseller List

Oathbringer (#3)
USA

#1 New York Times Bestseller List

USA

#1 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#7 Wall Street Journal Fiction E-books Bestseller List

USA

#24 USA Today Bestseller List

United Kingdom

#7 Sunday Times of London Bestseller

Germany

#9 Der Spiegel Bestseller List

Germany

Börsenblatt Magazine: “Bestselling books in the Science Fiction and Fantasy category”

Mistborn Series

Mistborn: The Final Empire (#1)
USA

Romantic Times Award Finalist: “Best Epic Fantasy”

USA

The Founding Fields: “Top 25 Series”

USA

Unbound Worlds: “100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time”

USA

SF Book Club selection

Mistborn: The Well of Ascension (#2)
USA

Romantic Times Award Finalist: “Best Epic Fantasy”

USA

The Founding Fields: “Top 25 Series”

USA

Unbound Worlds: “100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time”

USA

SF Book Club selection

Mistborn: The Hero of Ages (#3)
USA

#21 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

USA

Winner Romantic Times Award: “Best Epic Fantasy”

USA

Winner Whitney Award: 2008 “Best Speculative Fiction”

USA

Inaugural David Gemmell Award Finalist

USA

The Founding Fields: “Top 25 Series”

USA

Unbound Worlds: “100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time”

USA

Indie Next List: “Notable for Dec. 2008”

USA

SF Book Club selection

The Alloy of Law (#4)
USA

#7 New York Times Bestseller List

USA

Winner Whitney Award: 2011 “Best Speculative Fiction”

USA

FantasyLiterature.com: “Best SF/F of 2011”

USA

January Magazine: “Best SF/F of 2011”

USA

Goodreads Finalist: “Best Fantasy novel of 2011”

USA

SF Book Club main selection

Shadows of Self (#5)
USA

#8 New York Times Bestseller List

The Bands of Mourning (#6)
USA

#6 New York Times Bestseller List

USA

Goodreads Choice Award Finalist: 2016 “Best Fantasy”

The Reckoners Series

Steelheart (#1)
USA

Winner Whitney Award: 2013 “Best Youth Novel” and “Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction”

USA

2014 Scholastic Book Fair pick

USA

Audible: “Best Audiobook of 2013”

USA

Georgia Peach Book Award Honor Pick: “Teen Readers”

USA

Florida Teens Read Award Nominee

USA

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Nominee

USA

2015-2016 Missouri Association of School Librarians Readers Award Nominee

USA

A.V.: “Favorite Books of the Year”

USA

Autumn 2013 Kids Indie Next Pick

USA

Hudson Booksellers: “Best of 2013 YA”

USA

Indie Next: “Top Pick – December 2014”

USA

2013 GoodReads Choice Awards Semifinalist: “Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction”

USA

2014 Tayshas Reading List pick

Firefight (#2)
USA

#9 USA Today Bestseller List

USA

#3 Bookscan Juvenile Bestseller List

USA

#10 Children’s Fiction Series Indie Bestseller List

USA

Book Plank: “Best Young Adult Novel of 2015”

USA

The Quill To Live: “Best of 2015”

USA

ScifiChick: “Best of 2015”

Israel

Geffen Award Finalist: “Best YA novel of the year”

Calamity (#3)
USA

#1 New York Times series Bestseller List

USA

#2 USA Today Bestseller List

USA

#1 Audible Bestseller List

USA

#10 UK Hardcover Bestseller List

Alcatraz Series

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (#1)
USA

Featured on Nancy Pearl’s NPR Morning Show

USA

Golden Sower Award Nominee

USA

Nebraska’s Children’s Choice Book Award Nominee

USA

Hawaii’s Nene Award Nominee

USA

North Carolina’s Battle of the Books Nominee

USA

Florida’s Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Nominee

USA

Book Sense: “Winter 2007-2008 Children’s Pick”

USA

ALSC: 2012 “Notable Recordings for Children”

The Rithmatist Series

The Rithmatist (#1)
USA

#6 New York Times Children’s Bestseller List

Poland

LUBIMY CZYTAĆ Readers’ Choice Finalist: 2019 “Book of the Year Awards”

USA

Apple: “Best Teen Book of 2013”

USA

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award Nominee

USA

New York Times: “Notable Childrens Book of 2013”

USA

Kirkus: “Best of 2013”

USA

ABC Best Books for Children & Teens Too

USA

Goodreads: “Best of 2013”

USA

SF Book Club Selection

USA

Booklist: “Fantasy titles for tweens and teens, featuring magic schools”

Comic Book Series

White Sand Series

White Sand Vol. 1
USA

Winner Dragon Con Dragon Award: 2018 “Best Graphic Novel”

Standalone

The Emperor’s Soul
USA

Winner 2013 Hugo Award: “Best Novella”

USA

2013 World Fantasy Award Finalist: “Best Novella”

USA

#1 Locus Magazine Bestseller List

USA

Fantastical Imaginations: “Best of 2012”

USA

Oh Magic Hour: “Top Ten Tuesday”

Warbreaker
USA

#24 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

USA

Library Journal: “5 best SF&F novels of 2009”

USA

Barnes & Noble: “5 best SF&F novels of 2009”

USA

The Onion A.V. Club: “Best of 2009”

USA

ALA: “Top Five Fantasy of 2009”

USA

2010 David Gemmell Legend Award Nominee

USA

2009 Romantic Times Award Nominee: “Best Epic Fantasy”

Elantris
USA

Winner Romantic Times Award: “Best Epic Fantasy”

USA

Barnes & Noble Explorations: “#1 Editor’s Pick”

USA

SF Book Club selection