Books by Brandon Sanderson

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

SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Sanderson (Legion, 2018, etc.) plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Eager to prove herself, the daughter of a flier disgraced for cowardice hurls herself into fighter pilot training to join a losing war against aliens. Read full book review >
OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Fans of the Stormlight Archive series will enjoy this book, which brings back favorite characters and deepens a well-drawn fantasy world."
An epic fantasy about the return of an ancient, world-destroying evil. Read full book review >
ARCANUM UNBOUNDED by Brandon Sanderson
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"There are some standout stories here, but overall, it's more of a treat for superfans than a way for casual readers to dip into Sanderson's work."
A sprawling collection of mini-epic fantasies from genre stalwart Sanderson (The Bands of Mourning, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
CALAMITY by Brandon Sanderson
Released: Feb. 17, 2016

"Adeptly done thrills, whether readers take their costumed supers seriously or with a dish (or, in this case, an entire city) of salt. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Climactic battles with the most powerful of the supervillainous Epics plaguing our planet leads to a win at last for truth, justice, and, well, second chances. Read full book review >
THE BANDS OF MOURNING by Brandon Sanderson
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"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."
A fantasy adventure about a race to discover, and control, magical artifacts of immense power. Read full book review >
SHADOWS OF SELF by Brandon Sanderson
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
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 >
WORDS OF RADIANCE  by Brandon Sanderson
Released: March 4, 2014

"Balancing fascinating worldbuilding with a page-turner of a plot, this is a series fantasy fans won't want to miss."
A compelling epic fantasy set in a world poised on the brink of disaster. 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
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
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 >
THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"The vast scope of this book and the main characters' compelling journeys make it an epic worthy of the name—and a real treat for fantasy fans."
A sweeping fantasy story set in an original and richly detailed world. Read full book review >
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 >
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
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 >