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In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad readers who have since become Sanderson fans. This new edition begins with a preface by author Dan Wells, the first person to read the completed novel, and a new afterword by Sanderson explaining how he came to write the book and its place in the Cosmere, the unified universe of all his Tor novels. Also included is an expanded version of the "Ars Arcanum" appendix, with more of the technical details of the book's magic that fans can never get enough of.Elantris was truly a milestone both for Sanderson and for the genre of epic fantasy. It deserves this special treatment, something Tor has done only once before, with Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Sanderson fans old and new will be excited to discover it.Other Tor books by Brandon SandersonThe CosmereThe Stormlight ArchiveThe Way of KingsWords of RadianceEdgedancer (Novella)Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogyMistborn: The Final EmpireThe Well of AscensionThe Hero of AgesMistborn: The Wax and Wayne seriesAlloy of LawShadows of SelfBands of MourningCollectionArcanum UnboundedOther Cosmere novelsElantrisWarbreakerThe Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians seriesAlcatraz vs. the Evil LibrariansThe Scrivener's BonesThe Knights of CrystalliaThe Shattered LensThe Dark TalentThe Rithmatist seriesThe RithmatistOther books by Brandon SandersonThe ReckonersSteelheartFirefightCalamity
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"Unfinished. Not for me. Cool fantasy and all but I couldn’t get into it. Abandoned it at 20% which was over 5hrs of the total 29hrs. Maybe some other time 0/5"
"<b><i>"Sometimes we must fall, sometimes we will rise—some must be hurt while others have fortune, for that is the only way we can learn to rely on one another. As one is blessed, it is his privilege to help those whose lives are not as easy. Unity often springs from strife, child.”</i></b><br/><br/>Fantasy land in a state of disrepair after a mysterious natural disaster? Check. The man on the throne seizes the opportunity for revolution but it's kind of sus how inept he is for a despot? Check. Promising scion of aforementioned tyrant falls victim to a magic curse right before his wedding, leaving his bride to pick up the pieces while dealing with the weird missionaries that just moved into the neighborhood? Check, check, and <i>check.</i><br/><br/>If this novel proved anything to me, it's that Sanderson's early potential for genius with plot and world-building was incredible. And for this novel to be his first? Sheesh, no wonder he's earned some pretty high praise from my circle of friends. The conflict of faith we see in Hrathen was relatable... he wasn't the odd zealot like Dilaf, which the development of that character across the whole novel was something I enjoyed a lot. Other than the moments where the novel dragged for me and Sarene's angst getting away from her, this novel reminded me of the qualities that made me fall in love with novels like R.A. Salvatore's Coven series.<br/><br/>For anyone who has never read a book from Brandon Sanderson but is thinking about checking his works out, <i>please</i> pick up Elantris."
"Hard to go wrong with Sanderson in general, so I'll try to give a guide. Mistborn is great, but its follow ups are only okay. I'm loving Stormlight Archives as a massive, expansive universe with beautiful world building. The Alloy of Law didn't interest me for a long time (guns) so when I finally gave it a chance, I was floored by how great the fun but serious fantasy Western was. Steelheart was a dystopic action filled book on super heroes. I enjoyed its twists and take on superheroes."