(Cover image painting by Michael Whelan for Way of Kings)
Who is he:
Born 19th December 1975 (he’s 40), lives in Utah, USA. Sanderson is a fantasy and sci-fi author.
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings (2010)Words of Radiance (2014)
Oathbringer (focus on Dalinar; working title, due 2017)
Mistborn: The Final Empire (2006)
Mistborn: The Well of Ascension (2007)
Mistborn: The Hero of Ages (2008)
Mistborn: The Alloy of Law (2012)
Mistborn: Shadows of Self (2015)
Mistborn: The Bands of Mourning (2016)
Mistborn: Secret History (2016)
Mistborn: The Lost Metal (due 2018)
White Sand (due June 2016)
The Emperor’s Soul (2012)
Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell (2013)
Sixth of the Dusk (2014)
Elantris – The Hope of Elantris (2006)
Mistborn: The Eleventh Metal (2012)
Short Story Collections
Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection (due November 2016)
Wheel of Time Series
Book 12: The Gathering Storm
Book 13: Towers of Midnight
Book 14: A Memory of Light
Alcatraz: Versus the Evil Librarians (2007)
Alcatraz 2: Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones (2008)
Alcartaz 3: Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (2009)
Alcatraz 4: Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (2010)
Alcatraz 5: Alcatraz Versus the Dark Talent (due June 2016)
Perfect State (2015)
Defending Elysium (2003)
River of Souls (2013)
Legion: Skin Deep (2014)
The Rithmatist (2013)
The Aztlanian (working title; due 2017)
(Thank you to Stormlight Archive Wikia for this curated/organised list)
How did you come across them?
I was introduced to Brandon Sanderson after finishing the Wheel of Time series, as he helped complete the final three books following the death of Robert Jordan. Mistborn were the first books of his alone that I read.
What is your favourite work by them and why?
Mistborn because it is just great Fantasy, and it has an awesome magic system. Plus I think it’ll always have a special place in my heart for being my gateway to the rest of Sanderson’s works. I also love The Stormlight Archive because it is just properly EPIC. I mean those books are absolute tomes, especially in hardback. I love that he sets many of his books in one big universe called The Cosmere.
Vin from Mistborn, and Shallan from Stormlight. Sanderson is good at writing strong, willful characters. I like both these women very much, they’ve got attitude. Whilst I have seen Vin through from beginning of the series to the end and have her sussed, I’ve a feeling that there’s a lot more to Shallan yet to be revealed!
Sanderson plays Magic: The Gathering and sets up games with fans after signings whenever he can.
If you haven’t read any Brandon Sanderson (shame on you), but aren’t sure where to start, Tor.Com have a good article on this very topic!.