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  • Bibliography:
    68 Books (8 Series)
  • First Book:
    May 2005
  • Latest Book:
    December 2024
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Full Series List in Order

Alcatraz

1 - Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Oct-2007)
2 - Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones (Nov-2008)
3 - Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (Oct-2009)
4 - Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (Dec-2010)
5 - The Dark Talent (Sep-2016)
6 - Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians (Sep-2022)

Cosmere: Secret Projects

1 - Tress of the Emerald Sea (Apr-2023)
2 - The Frugal Wizard's Handbook for Surviving Medieval England (Jul-2023)
3 - Yumi and the Nightmare Painter (Oct-2023)
4 - The Sunlit Man (Mar-2024)

Elantris

1 - Elantris (May-2005)
2 - The Emperor's Soul (Oct-2012)

Infinity Blade

1 - Infinity Blade: Awakening (Oct-2011)
2 - Infinity Blade: Redemption (Sep-2013)

Mistborn

1 - The Final Empire (Aug-2006)
2 - The Well of Ascension (Aug-2007)
3 - Hero Of Ages (Oct-2008)
4 - The Alloy of Law (Nov-2011)
5 - Shadows of Self (Oct-2015)
6 - The Bands of Mourning (Feb-2016)
7 - The Lost Metal (Nov-2022)
Secret History (Sep-2016)

The Reckoners

1 - Steelheart (Sep-2013)
1.5 - Mitosis (Dec-2013)
2 - Firefight (Jan-2015)
3 - Calamity (Feb-2016)

Skyward

1 - Skyward (Nov-2018)
2 - Starsight (Nov-2019)
2.5 - Sunreach (Oct-2021)
2.6 - ReDawn (Nov-2021)
3 - Cytonic (Nov-2021)
3.5 - Evershore (Jan-2022)
4 - Defiant (Nov-2023)

The Stormlight Archive

1 - The Way of Kings (Sep-2010)
2 - Words of Radiance (Mar-2014)
3 - Oathbringer (Nov-2017)
3.5 - Dawnshard (Nov-2020)
4 - Rhythm of War (Nov-2020)

Book List in Order: 68 titles



  • ELANTRIS was the city of the gods. What power could have cursed it? RAODEN, prince of Arelon, was loved by all, including the princess he'd never met. Where has he gone? HRATHEN, high priest of Fjordell, will convert the people of Arelon or kill th...



  • The Mists rule the night. The Lord Ruler owns the world. FOR A THOUSAND YEARS, the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years, the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years, the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute powe...



  • Evil has been defeated. The war has just begun. They did the impossible, deposing the godlike being whose brutal rule had lasted a thousand years. Now Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Ventur...



  • A FEARSOME THREAT FROM THE POWERFUL SECRET NETWORK THAT RULES THE WORLD... ALCATRAZ SMEDRY has an incredible talent for breaking things; he's hardly a hero. But he receives a bag of sand on his thirteenth birthday, and his life takes a bizarre turn....



  • Killing the Lord Ruler to end the Final Empire was obviously the right thing to do, wasn't it? With the return of the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists, increasingly heavy ashfalls, and ever more powerful earthquakes, Vin and Elend are no longer so...



  • ALCATRAZ'S MISSION? A DANGEROUS, LIBRARY-FILLED ONE, OF COURSE! ALCATRAZ SMEDRY has an incredible talent for breaking things. It's usually a nuisance, but can he use it to save the day? In this second adventure, Alcatraz is waiting to meet Grandpa ...



  • T'TELIR, capital of Hallandren, is a colorful city by the sea where gaily dressed crowds bustle through sunny streets and worship heroes who have been reborn as gods. Ruled by the silent, mysterious God King, the pantheon is nourished by offerings of...



  • WHEN ALCATRAZ and Grandpa Smedry make a pilgrimage to the Free Kingdom city of Crystallia, the Smedry home base, Alcatraz is shocked to see that he is a legend. When he was a baby, he was stolen by the Evil Librarians -- and his mother, a Librarian...



  • Of the son of a High Duke of the interstellar Empire, much glory is expected. And expected. And still expected, despite endless proof that young Dennison Crestmar has no talent whatsoever for war. But the life Dennison is forced to live will have i...






  • I long for the days before the Last Desolation. Before the Heralds abandoned us and the Knights Radiant turned against us. When there was still magic in Roshar and honor in the hearts of men. In the end, not war but victory proved the greater test...



  • Alcatraz Smedry is on a mission to save the day! In his final adventure in the series by bestselling adult fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz has a lot to prove and, as always, little time in which to do it!...



  • Trained from birth in swordplay and combat, a young knight named Siris has journeyed to the Dark Citadel with a single purpose: fight through the army of Titans to face the tyrannical God King in one-on-one combat. This was his father’s sacred mis...



  • Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers ra...



  • Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series have earned...



  • When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor do...



  • More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against ...



  • Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That’s when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short...



  • Long months have passed since Siris and the God King, enemies betrayed
together, were left to rot in the prison at the Vault of Tears. Their 
true enemy -- the Worker of Secrets, creator of the Infinity Blade
itself -- now reigns.
 Up...



  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, presents Steelheart, the first book in the Reckoners series, an action-packed ...






  • From New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s action-packed novel Steelheart comes Mitosis, a short story set in the world of The Reckoners series, exclusively available in the digital format. Epics still plague Newcago, but David and ...



  • Having met the challenge of a posthumous collaboration with the great Robert Jordan to complete his classic, bestselling fantasy series The Wheel of Time with "three" #1 "New York Times" bestsellers in a row, Brandon Sanderson is at last free to retu...



  • Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this collection of the most peculiar plays ever made—including a story featuring ...



  • The internationally bestselling author of the Mistborn and Stormlight Archive series presents two very different novellas that nevertheless showcase his remarkable gift for gripping narrative, world-building and empathetic characters. Available fo...



  • From the Hugo Award-winning hosts of the Writing Excuses writing advice show comes a collection of all-new stories of the fantastic, with beautiful illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at each story’s creation.Brandon Sanderson’s “Sixth o...



  • A fascinating new novella in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, the universe shared by his Mistborn series and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive.Sixth of the Dusk, set in a never-before-seen world, showcases a society on the brink of tec...





  • Now also available in the complete collection Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds.From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, Stephen Leeds is back in a double-length novella that Library Journal says has "the pulse of a thriller...



  • Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, presents the second book in the Reckoners series: F...








  • Originally appearing in the Dangerous Women anthology and now available as a solo ebook, Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell is a chilling novella of the Cosmere, the universe shared by Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series and the #1 New York T...



  • From the author of Legion and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive comes an action-filled novella about privilege, culture clash, and expectations.God-Emperor Kairominas is lord of all he surveys. He has defeated all foes, has united ...



  • With The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson surprised readers with a New York Times bestselling spinoff of his Mistborn books, set after the action of the trilogy, in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America. The trilogy's heroes are now f...



  • With The Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self, Brandon Sanderson surprised readers with a New York Times bestselling spinoff of his Mistborn books, set after the action of the trilogy, in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America. Now, with ...



  • From the bestselling author of the Mistborn series and Words of Radiance comes Calamity, the final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity. When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were bo...



  • The Dark Talent is the fifth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. This never-before-published, fast-paced, and funny novel is n...



  • Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. As such, it contains HUGE SPOILERS for the books Mistborn (the Final Empire), The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the...



  • Dragons are creatures of legend. Of magic. Of wisdom, nature, and the power of creation. They have been in every culture and mythology since the beginning of time.Writers are creatures of legend. With magic, wisdom, and the power of creation at their...



  • The collection will include nine works in all. The first eight are: “The Hope of Elantris” (Elantris) “The Eleventh Metal” (Mistborn) “The Emperor's Soul” (Elantris) “Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes 28 through 30”...






  • If you could re-create a day, what dark secrets would you uncover?From New York Times #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a detective thriller in a police beat like no other. Anthony Davis and his partner Chaz are the only real people in a ...



  • A brand new saga of magic and adventure by #1 New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson! On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a ...



  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, a special gift edition of Edgedancer, a short novel of the Stormlight Archive (previously published in Arcanum Unbounded). Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing ...



  • Humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance. Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Ev...



  • Following the loss of most of his colleagues in a violent ambush, Kenton has become Lord Mastrell of the few remaining Sand Masters, magicians who can manipulate sand to do their bidding. With the ruling council poised against him, the hot-headed Ken...



  • The shocking conclusion to Brandon Sanderson's Legion novella series, on its own for the first time.Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are mad. A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or ...




  • From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot i...



  • Underpowered and overwhelmed, Kenton tries to hold the Sand Masters together as forces political and personal conspire against them. Now, in one final push, Kenton must tap the most dangerous depths of his own abilities to combat the enemies within h...



  • Underpowered and overwhelmed, Kenton tries to hold the Sand Masters together as forces political and personal conspire against them. Now, in one final push, Kenton must tap the most dangerous depths of his own abilities to combat the enemies within h...






  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the second book in an epic series about a girl with a secret in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future. All h...



  • From Brandon Sanderson—author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive and its fourth massive installment, Rhythm of War—comes a new hefty novella, Dawnshard. Taking place between Oathbringer and Rhythm of War, this tale ...



  • Rhythm of War is the eagerly awaited sequel to Brandon Sanderson's #1 New York Times bestselling Oathbringer, from an epic fantasy writer at the top of his game. After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar...



  • From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the first of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read FM's story between Starsight and Cytonic.W...



  • As Brandon Sanderson's #1 bestselling Skyward series celebrates its third volume, Cytonic, travel back in time to the origin of Cytonics in the novella Defending Elysium.Centuries before Spensa looked skyward from the planet Detritus—back on O...



  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the third book in an epic series about a girl who will travel beyond the stars to save the world she loves from de...



  • From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the second of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read Alanik's story between Starsight and Cytonic....



  • From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the final of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Listen to Jorgen's story along with Cytonic.With the...



  • A new team of Reckoners must infiltrate the flying city of Lux to take down the Epic Lifeforce in this audio-exclusive novel from Brandon Sanderson, the best-selling author of the Stormlight Archive and Mistborn series, and co-author Steven Michael B...



  • Now a USA TODAY Bestseller! Now a New York Times Bestseller!From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians, the thrilling conclusion to the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians saga....



  • The seventh novel in the series that launched the international bestselling career of Brandon Sanderson.Another tight and thrilling adventure for nobleman Waxillian Ladrian as he fights for justice in a fantastical city crossed by canal and railway t...



  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a rollicking, riveting tale set in the Cosmere universe—a standalone adventure perfect for fans of The Princess Bride.The only life Tress has known on her island home in an emera...



  • From #1 New York Times Bestselling, Hugo Award-winning author, Brandon Sanderson, comes DARK ONE - an action-packed fantasy adventure exploring good and evil. Paul Tanasin is haunted by visions of a dark, fantastic world. A world called Mirandus. A w...



  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson—creator of The Stormlight Archive, the Mistborn Saga, and countless bestselling works of science fiction and fantasy—comes this captivating standalone adventure that meshes Jason...



  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson—creator of The Stormlight Archive, the Mistborn Saga, and countless bestselling works of science fiction and fantasy—comes this gripping story set in the Cosmere universe told by...



  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes the final book in an epic series about a girl who will travel beyond the stars to save the world she loves from destruction.Spensa made it out of the Nowhere, but what she saw in t...



  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson—creator of The Stormlight Archive, the Mistborn Saga, and countless bestselling works of science fiction and fantasy—comes this standalone novel showing a rare glimpse of a futur...



  • NEW FROM MEGA-BESTSELLING DUOBRANDON SANDERSON, AUTHOR OF THE WAY OF KINGS &KAZU KIBUISHI, CREATOR OF AMULET...An imaginative picture book for the whole family about an ordinary boy who is having an ordinary afternoon...until an unexpected advent...



  • The long-awaited explosive climax to the first arc of the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive.Dalinar Kholin has challenged the evil god Odium to a contest of champions, and the Knights Radiant and the nations of Roshar have a mere 10 da...


Award-Winning Books by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson's White Sand, Volume 1
2018 Dragon Award -- Graphic Novel
Elantris
2005 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Epic Fantasy Novel
Hero Of Ages
2008 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Epic Fantasy Novel
Oathbringer
2018 Dragon Award -- Fantasy Novel
Skyward
2021 Beehive Award -- Young Adult
Steelheart
2015 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 6-8
2015 Rhode Island Teen Book Award -- Ages 12 & Up
Words of Radiance
2015 Audies -- Fantasy


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Brandon Sanderson has published 68 books.

The next book by Brandon Sanderson, Wind and Truth, will be published in December 2024.

The first book by Brandon Sanderson, Elantris, was published in May 2005.

Yes. Brandon Sanderson has 8 series.