An all-new 40,000-word Stormlight Archive novella, "Edgedancer," will be the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection , the first book of short fiction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson.Read more...
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An all-new 40,000-word Stormlight Archive novella, "Edgedancer," will be the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, the first book of short fiction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. A must read for fans of the series.
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 Tor.com 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 Stormlight Archive novella "Edgedancer," which will appear in this book for the first time anywhere.
Finally, this collection includes essays and illustrations for the various planetary systems in which the stories are set."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-19
- Reviewer: Staff
Bestseller Sandersons first short fiction collection gives readers nine behind-the-scenes glimpses at the intricate cosmogony that ties together his various blockbuster fantasy series. In the Shardworlds, magic comes from pieces of a shattered creator deity. Close investigation into how magic shapes its users in the world of Elantris (the Hugo-winning The Emperors Soul) contrasts neatly with how its users can reshape magic for their own needs (White Sand, a graphic novel excerpt). Complete with spoiler alerts for the Mistborn series, a short story (The Eleventh Metal) tells of the training of original Mistborn trilogy protagonist Kelsier, and a novella (Mistborn: Secret History) fills in the trilogys resolution with his afterlife activities. Original to the collection, Edgedancer chronicles the madcap adventures of Lift, a user of awesomeness, who will be more important in upcoming Stormlight novels. Other pieces focus on non-series worlds: for example, in Sixth of the Dusk, competing uses of magical ecology fuse into a determination to save a planet from the dangerous gifts of advanced aliens. This collection is required reading for Sanderson fans, offering plenty for new readers who are undeterred by learning too much. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary. (Nov.)