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Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection
By (author): Brandon Sanderson
9780765391162 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Epic Nov 22, 2016 Print Run: 150000
$51.50 CAD
Active 6.42 x 9.5 x 1.9 in | 900 gr 672 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books

An all-new 120-page Stormlight Archive novella, "Edgedancer," will be the crown jewel ofArcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, the first book of short fiction by #1New York Timesbestselling author Brandon Sanderson.

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” (Mistborn)
“White Sand" (excerpt; Taldain)
"Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” (Threnody)
“Sixth of Dusk” (First of the Sun)
“Mistborn: Secret History” (Mistborn)

These wonderful works, originally published on and elsewhere individually, convey the expanse of the Cosmere and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, including the Hugo Award-winning novella, “The Emperor's Soul” and an excerpt from the graphic novel "White Sand."

Arcanum Unbounded will also contain the 120-page Stormlight Archive novella "Edgedancer," which will appear in this book for the first time anywhere. It is a story of Lift, taking place betweenWords of Radiance and the forthcomingOathbringer.

Finally, this collection includes essays and illustrations for the various planetary systems in which the stories are set.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance

The Mistborn trilogy

Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners


Brandon Sanderson grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy and its sequels,The Alloy of Law,Shadows of Self, andThe Bands of Mourning; the Stormlight Archive novelsThe Way of Kings andWords of Radiance; and other novels, includingThe Rithmatist andSteelheart. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella forThe 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® sequence. For behind-the-scenes information on all of Brandon Sanderson's books, visit

"Plans: Major North American Campaign: - National major consumer advertising across multiple formats - Online advertising targeting genre audiences - Targeted e-blasts to author's fan base - Promotion at New York Comic-Con - Extensive online publicity campaign inc. outreach to BookTubers - Review coverage"

For the Mistborn series

“Mistborn utilizes a well thought out system of magic. It also has a great cast of believable characters, a plausible world, an intriguing political system, and despite being the first book of The Final Empire, a very satisfying ending. In short, it's one of those great kettle books, in which the author has thrown not merely a bone of an idea and a few potatoes of originality, but half a cow and everything in the garden. And then added seasonings. Highly recommended to anyone hungry for agood read.”—Robin Hobb

“It's rare for a fiction writer to have much understanding of how leadership works and how love really takes root in the human heart. Sanderson is astonishingly wise.” —Orson Scott Card

“Sanderson is an evil genius. There is simply no other way to describe what he's managed to pull off in this transcendent final volume of his Mistborn trilogy.” —RT Book Reviews(Gold Medal, Top Pick!) onThe Hero of Ages

"He has created a fascinating world here.”—Washington Post Bookworld

Mistborn is a[n] . . . enjoyable, adventurous read . . . [it] should satisfy.”—Locus

“The action never lets up, and the characters never lose their endearing humanity.... A fast-paced fantasy adventure set in a fascinating world and populated with lovable, memorable characters.” —Kirkus Reviews, onShadows of Self

“Sanderson’s fantasy world partakes equally of steampunk, early industry, and the Wild West, and he cleverly incorporates the metal-shaping magic of feruchemists and allomancers. Fantasy fans will savor this exciting escapade.”Publishers Weekly, onShadows of Self

“Fast, smart dialog and an abundance of exciting action keep the pages turning.” —Library Journal, starred review, onShadows of Self

“Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters.”—Booklist, onThe Well of Ascension

“This mystico-metallurgical fantasy combines Vin’s coming-of-age-in-magic and its well-worm theme of revolt against oppression with copious mutilations, a large-scale cast of thieves, cutthroats, conniving nobles and exotic mutants.” —Publishers Weekly, onThe Well of Ascension

For the Stormlight Archive

“Ilovedthis book. What else is there to say?” —Patrick Rothfuss,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Name of the Wind, onThe Way of Kings

“While the recent HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” has revitalized the epic fantasy genre, Sanderson brings enough new material to the epic fantasy format to keep it interesting… Sanderson will not disappoint.” —Vanguard Dohlenaga, onThe Way of Kings

“Promising beginning to a hew high-fantasy series. This great big book pulled me in early on the strength of the world building, but the nicely drawn characters drew me in further for enjoyment . . .and anticipation of the next volume.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune, onThe Way of Kings

“It’s a classic story of intrigue, magic, and war, with a large cast of characters and multiple settings lovingly detailed in a way only possible in volumes of this size. Readers will plunge into it.”—Booklist, onThe Way of Kings

“Sanderson’s fondness for misleading the reader and his talent for feeding out revelations and action scenes at just the right pace will keep epic fantasy fans intrigued.”—Publishers Weekly, onThe Way of Kings

“Sanderson is, if nothing else, absolutely amazing at worldbuilding.”—RT Book Reviews, onThe Way of Kings

“This is a great choice for fans of Robert Jordan and Terry Brooks.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, onThe Way of Kings

“The best part…is the compelling, complex story of Dalinar, Kaladin, and Shallan as they struggle though emotional, physical, and moral challenges. Fans and lovers of epic fantasy…will eagerly await the next volume.” —Library Journal, onThe Way of Kings

“I give this book my highest recommendation and thinkThe Way of Kings will be one of those landmark novels of Epic Fantasy against which future novels will always be measured. ”—, Rob. H. Bedford, onThe Way of Kings


“The intrigue and excitement grow steadily in this smoothly written, perfectly balanced narrative; by the end readers won't want to put it down....Sanderson is a writer to watch.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“While every new fantasy author is hailed as unique, new, and different, Brandon Sanderson'sElantrisdoes 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.

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

“Brandon Sanderson'sElantris 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.Elantris, the book that put epic back into fantasy.”—Simon R. Green, theNY Times bestselling author of the Deathstalker, Nightside, and Hawk & Fisher series

Elantris, Brandon Sanderson’s excellent debut novel, is marked by vivid and strongly drawn characters (including a memorable female character) and ingenious plot twists that will keep the reader turning pages. Don’t miss it!”—Katherine Kurtz

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