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Elantris

(2005)
(The first book in the Elantris series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
Elantris was built on magic and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade and Elantris began to rot. And now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium motivated by dogged religious views. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris, rediscover the lost magic and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots?

Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Elantris is a new Ben Hur for the fantasy genre, with a sweeping, epic storyline and well-drawn and sympathetic characters." - Kevin J Anderson

"Brandon Sanderson is the real thing--an exciting storyteller with a unique and powerful vision. Elantris is one of the finest debuts I've seen in years." - David Farland

"Brandon Sanderson's Elantris is a marvelous, magic monster of a book, packed full of intrigue and daring, based around a killer high concept. When the city of the gods becomes a city of the damned, who and what do you believe in? The story twists and turns, characters bait traps for one another as they vie for secular and religious power, and no one is necessarily who or what they seem. Royal houses rise and fall, the fate of all Humanity is in the balance, and maybe, just maybe . . . the gods are coming back. All this and a genuinely touching love story too." - Simon R Green

"While every new fantasy author is hailed as unique, new, and different, Brandon Sanderson's Elantris does indeed provide an absorbing adventure in a unique, different, and well-thought-out fantasy world, with a few nifty twists as well." - L E Modesitt Jr


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Used availability for Brandon Sanderson's Elantris

Hardback Editions

October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Elantris: Tenth Anniversary Author's Definitive Edition
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-7653-8310-1 / 978-0-7653-8310-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-7653-1177-1 / 978-0-7653-1177-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elantris: 10th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-4732-1770-9 / 978-1-4732-1770-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Elantris: Tenth Anniversary Author's Definitive Edition
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-7653-8102-8 / 978-0-7653-8102-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-575-09744-2 / 978-0-575-09744-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 0-7653-5037-8 / 978-0-7653-5037-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Elantris (2 of 3) (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: GraphicAudio
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Elantris (2 of 3) (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Elantris (2 of 3) (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Elantris (2 of 3) (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Elantris (3 of 3) (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Elantris (3 of 3) (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Elantris (3 of 3) (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Elantris (3 of 3) (Dramatized Adaptation)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: GraphicAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-5012-5920-2 / 978-1-5012-5920-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
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July 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-4712-0397-2 / 978-1-4712-0397-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
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July 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-59950-570-3 / 978-1-59950-570-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graphic Audio
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Elantris, Part 2 (Movie in Your Mind)
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-59950-562-2 / 978-1-59950-562-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graphic Audio
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April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
ISBN: 1-59950-555-X / 978-1-59950-555-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graphic Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Elantris
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Elantris: 10th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Elantris: Tenth Anniversary Author's Definitive Edition
Author(s): Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA