Books by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is a graduate student and instructor at Brigham Young University. He lives in Orem, Utah.


SHADOWS OF SELF by Brandon Sanderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A fast-paced fantasy adventure set in a fascinating world and populated with lovable, memorable characters."
A fantasy thriller about a supernatural assassin and a city on the brink of collapse. Read full book review >
FIREFIGHT by Brandon Sanderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Big in size and vision, this is the rare middle volume that keeps the throttle open and actually moves the story along significantly. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Teen slayer of evil, superpowered Epics David Charleston carries the fight from Newcago to New York in this slash-and-burn sequel. Read full book review >
STEELHEART by Brandon Sanderson
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"There's violence and gore in profusion, cool gear, hot wheels, awesome feats, inner conflicts on both sides—all that's missing are the pictures. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
A straight-up Marvel Comics-style action drama featuring a small band of human assassins taking on costumed, superpowered supervillains with melodramatic monikers. Read full book review >
THE RITHMATIST by Brandon Sanderson
Released: May 14, 2013

"Fantasy readers should devour this well-crafted mix of action and setup, enriched by a thoroughly detailed cultural and historical background and capped by a distinctly unsettling twist. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The inhumanly prolific author of the Mistborn trilogy conjures similarly baroque magic for a lapidary series opener aimed at a somewhat younger audience. Read full book review >
A MEMORY OF LIGHT by Robert Jordan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Will wolves and orcs—or whatever they are—take over the world, or will the good guys prevail? Jordan's fans, who are legion, will most decidedly want to learn the answer to that question."
"There are no endings, and never will be endings, to the turning of the Wheel of Time." Even so, with this volume, the late Jordan's hyperinflated Wheel of Time series grinds to a halt. Read full book review >
THE ALLOY OF LAW by Brandon Sanderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Butch Cassidy territory—ignore the tumbleweeds and enjoy."
Sanderson returns to planet Scadrial (The Hero of Ages, 2008, etc.) where, 500 years later, the scenario is a fantasy Wild West where the largest city, Elendel, despite its unpredictable mists, boasts railroads, electric street lighting and nascent skyscrapers. Read full book review >
ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE SCRIVENER’S BONES by Brandon Sanderson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Trying too hard to be strange, the effect is not fun but forced. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Searching for his grandfather, Oculator Alcatraz Smedry follows him to Egypt and into the Library of Alexandria. Read full book review >
ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS by Brandon Sanderson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"He may be right. (Fiction. 10-14)"
On his 13th birthday, Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand and burns down his foster mother's kitchen, beginning his involvement in the struggle between the Free Kingdoms and the world we know, controlled by a conspiracy of Evil Librarians. Read full book review >
ELANTRIS by Brandon Sanderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2005

"A cut above the same-old, but hardly a classic."
Debut author Sanderson serves up an epic fantasy novel that is (startlingly) not Volume One of a Neverending Sequence. Read full book review >