Happy birthday to the award-winning Brandon Sanderson

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Best known for his Cosmere sequence of interconnected series,
Brandon Sanderson’s first publication was Elantris (2005)
which was followed in 2006 by Mistborn: The Final Empire, the
first volume of the popular Mistborn Trilogy. Robert Jordan’s
widow Harriet McDougal Rigney chose Sanderson to complete the epic
Wheel of Time series. The final volume was
published as three separated books: The Gathering Storm
(2009), Towers Of Midnight (2010), and A Memory of

Other aspects of the
Cosmere include Wax and Wayne (The
of Law [2011], Shadows Of Self [2015],
The Bands of Mourning [2016]), The Stormlight
(The Way of Kings [2010], Words
of Radiance [2014]), Warbreaker (2009),
Oathbringer (2017), and
the graphic novels White Sand Parts One (2016) and Two
(2018, both with Rik Hoskin and art by Julius Gopez). Many of
Sanderson’s numerous short Cosmere works including the Hugo
Award-winning THE EMPEROR’S SOUL (2012), were collected in Arcanum
Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection

Cover by Julius Gopez

The prolific
Sanderson’s other works include the middle-grade Alcatraz
adventures (Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
[2007], Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones [2008],
Alcatraz Versus the Knights of
[2009],  Alcatraz Versus the
Shattered Lens
[2010], and The Dark Talent [2016]) and the
young adult series Reckoners (Steelheart [2013],
Mitosis [2013], Firefight [2015], and Calamity
[2016]). He participates in the weekly Hugo award-winning podcast
Writing Excuses.

Cover by Charlie Bowater

In 2018, Sanderson
started Skyward, a new four book young adult series, with the
first volume Skyward.

All of us at Tachyon wish the amazing Brandon a magical birthday.

For more about THE EMPEROR’S SOUL, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover art by Alexander Nanitchkov

Design by Elizabeth Story