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Brandon Sanderson

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January 2015 marks the release of Firefight , the sequel to Steelheart . When only evil people gain super powers and become tyrants, it's up to normal people to hunt them down. There is a free 5-chapter preview ebook of Steelheart that you should check out, with a corresponding sampler audiobook on Audible. The Firefight book tour in the US lasts throughout January.

Recent short releases are Legion: Skin Deep (sequel to Legion ), the further investigations of an average man whose many hallucinations are all experts in their own fields, and also my novella Sixth of the Dusk , set in the same universe as Mistborn and Stormlight, revolving around an attack on an island trapper's way of life. It is also available in Shadows Beneath: The W
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For those who haven’t heard, I will be a keynote speaker at YALLFest in Charleston this November along with Brandon Mull, Richelle Mead, and R.L. Stine.


Back 2010, Elbakin.net in France gave an award to the first Mistborn book. This year, The Way of Kings has been nominated for the 2015 version of the same award. Best of luck to all the nominees, and I hope my readers in France are enjoying more...

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In case you haven’t heard, today is the release day of the long-awaited sequel to The Name of the Wind , a delightful debut fantasy novel by Patrick Rothfuss. I’ve had the privilege of reading the book, so I thought I’d po
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“You see, that is the sad, sorry, terrible thing about sarcasm.

It's really funny.”
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“By now, it is probably very late at night, and you have stayed up to read this book when you should have gone to sleep. If this is the case, then I commend you for falling into my trap. It is a writer's greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of his books. It goes back to authors being terrible people who delight in the suffering of others. Plus, we get a kickback from the caffeine industry...”
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“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”
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Polls

If you were a misting in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn The Final Empire which would you like to be?

A Coinshot (pushes on metals)
 
  55 votes, 30.7%

A Tineye (heightened senses)
 
  39 votes, 21.8%

A Soother (calms emotions of others)
 
  36 votes, 20.1%

A Thug (strength and speed)
 
  28 votes, 15.6%

A Rioter (enhances emotions of others)
 
  9 votes, 5.0%

A Seeker (reveals allomancy)
 
  7 votes, 3.9%

A Lurcher (pulls on metals)
 
  3 votes, 1.7%

A Smoker (clouds allomancy)
 
  2 votes, 1.1%

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message 1: by Kevin (last edited Mar 17, 2011 12:59PM)

Kevin Xu Hey, Brandon I am the one that put up the material from Tor.com on the New Mistborn book.


message 2: by Fran

Fran Friel Thanks so much, Brandon!


Brandon Sanderson Goodreads! I’m answering questions from 5-6pm GMT (1-2 PM EST) on Wednesday, August 13th, as part of #GollanczFest. Go here to type your question in the "Ask the Author" box: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


Jamison Stone Love you books, Brandon! I'm very sad that Wheel of Time is done, but am so very excited to read Book III of The Storm Light Archive! Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories, characters, and worlds with us! They are truly wonderful!


message 5: by Atilio (last edited Oct 14, 2014 07:11PM)

Atilio Frasson ¡Gracias por aceptar mi solicitud! ¡Me encanto El Camino de los Reyes! ¡Estoy esperando que en mi país (Argentina) lleguen los demás libros que ha escrito usted para seguir deleitándome con sus mundos y sus sistemas de magia!


Ashley Thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 7: by Jiten

Jiten Thank you for accepting my friend request.

I'm a big fan of your books.


message 8: by Mike

Mike Hey sir,

I'm sure Mr. Dietz appreciates it, but you should change the link to Steelheart in your "about this author" section on your Goodreads page as it redirects to his book not yours.

I just learned of it as I clicked it to read my old review of Steelheart. Just wanted to give you a heads up. If you wish to thank me though you could put me on your beta reader list for you Stormlight Archive series perhaps. Certainly a good idea as you can see that I'm detail oriented and take the time to help in the form of positive feed back. ;).

Just kidding, but no really, if you want to do that I'm all for it. Lol.


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