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Brandon Sanderson


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Brandon Sanderson is an American fantasy author, who grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.   He earned his Master's degree in Creative Writing in 2005 from Brigham Young University, where he was on the staff of Leading Edge, a semi-professional speculative fiction magazine published by the university. He was a college roommate of Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. He has been nominated twice for the John W. Campbell Award.

 In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor's Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time(R) sequence.

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction
 
Series
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Mistborn
   1. The Final Empire (2006)
     aka Mistborn
   2. The Well of Ascension (2007)
   3. The Hero of Ages (2008)
   4. The Alloy of Law (2011)
   5. Shadows of Self (2015)
   6. Bands of Mourning (2016)
   Secret History (2016)
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Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
   1. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (2007)
     aka Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
   2. Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones (2008)
     aka The Scrivener's Bones
   3. Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (2009)
     aka The Knights of Crystallia
   4. Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (2010)
     aka The Shattered Lens
   5. The Dark Talent (2018)
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Reckoners
   1. Steelheart (2013)
   1.5. Mitosis (2013)
   2. Firefight (2015)
   3. Calamity (2016)
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Skyward
   1. Skyward (2018)
   2. Starsight (2019)
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Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2006) : Elantris
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2007) : Elantris
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2007) : The Final Empire


Brandon Sanderson recommends
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Forsworn (2014)
(Powder Mage Novella)
Brian McClellan
"Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast."
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The Accidental Highwayman (2014)
(Adventures of Kit Bristol, book 1)
Ben Tripp
"Delightful and charming. A swashbuckling adventure."
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An Ember in the Ashes (2015)
(Ember in the Ashes, book 1)
Sabaa Tahir
"Sabaa Tahir shows us light in darkness, hope in a world of despair, and the human spirit reaching for greatness in difficult times."
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Goldenhand (2016)
(Old Kingdom / Abhorsen, book 5)
Garth Nix
"Garth Nix is one of the best worldbuilders in fantasy, and this book is merely further proof. I love the Old Kingdom series, and Goldenhand is an excellent continuation, packed with the excitement and passion of a storytelling virtuoso at the height of his abilities."
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Jed and the Junkyard War (2016)
(Junkyard Wars , book 1)
Steven Bohls
"Jed and the Junkyard War will excite readers with its fast pace, quirky characters, and wacky world building."
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Recluce Tales (2017)
(Saga of Recluce)
L E Modesitt Jr
"Essential reading for any fan of the increasingly impressive world that is Recluce."
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An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (2017)
(Risen Kingdoms, book 1)
Curtis Craddock
"A gripping tale of a woman who refuses to be defined by her physical and magical limitations, thwarting both assassins and all who see her as a pawn. A great read!"
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Strife's Bane (2018)
(Shattered Kingdoms, book 3)
Evie Manieri
"I loved these characters, even though I knew it was going to hurt. Heart-wrenching. Poignant. Lovely."
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Foundryside (2018)
(Founders , book 1)
Robert Jackson Bennett
"The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists."
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Fear the Stars (2019)
(Chaos Queen, book 4)
Christopher Husberg
"A thoughtful epic fantasy...impressive depth."
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The Kingdom of Liars (2020)
(Legacy of the Mercenary King, book 1)
Nick Martell
"An excellent fantasy debut, with engaging worldbuilding and a good mix between action and character. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, and look forward to following Nick's sure-to-be lengthy writing career."
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Bystander 27 (2020)
Rik Hoskin
"Rik Hoskin’s Bystander 27 is a novel equal parts mystery and action that will appeal to fans of comic books and graphic novels."
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Drowning City (2021)
(Skilled, book 2)
Janci Patterson and Megan Walker
"Do youeself a favor and move this one to the top of your list."

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