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Tor announces acquisitions of two new novels by Brandon Sanderson

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tor announces acquisitions of two new novels by #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Sanderson


Sanderson to publish new Mistborn novel in late 2011 followed by The Rithmatist in 2012

Tor Books is proud to announce the acquisition of two new novels by acclaimed fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, whose recent book Towers of Midnight, Book Thirteen in Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time®, recently debuted at #1 on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and ABA National Indiebound bestseller lists.  Sanderson is also the author of New York Times bestselling novels The Way of Kings, The Gathering Storm, The Mistborn Trilogy, Warbreaker, Elantris, and the middle grade “Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians” series.  He is currently working on A Memory of Light, the 14th and final volume in The Wheel of Time, and planning a sequel to The Way of Kings.

Sanderson’s first new project will be an original, standalone short novel set in the universe of his Mistborn trilogy (Mistborn, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages).  Sanderson previously announced plans for a sequel trilogy set in the far future of that world, and the new novel, entitled Mistborn: The Alloy of Law, is set during a frontier era where “allomancy” meets gunplay.  The Alloy of Law will be published in late 2011.

Sanderson’s second project, titled The Rithmatist, was first drafted in 2007 and perfected this year.  Set in an alternate-history America where magic users (called “Rithmatists”) battle wild chalk creatures, The Rithmatist introduces Joel, a student at the Rithmatist academy with great interest in but no ability to use the magic.  But when students start vanishing, it’s up to him to expose the sinister figure behind the disappearances.  The Rithmatist will be published in 2012 after the publication of A Memory of Light.

This year and next will also see major publications  in the Wheel of Time franchise, including the graphic novel adaptations of New Spring (January 2011) and The Eye of the World: Volume 1 (September 2011) before the landmark publication of A Memory of Light, the final volume in the series.  The third annual JordanCon will take place April 15–17 2011 in Atlanta, GA.  Pre-registration is currently ongoing at www.ageoflegends.net.

Fore more information visit www.brandonsanderson.com.

  1. December 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Can’t wait for Sanderson’s new work–he’s the reason I got back into epic fantasy after it all started to feel boring and repetitive. I’ll read whatever he writes.

  2. Rose Tyler
    January 10, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I second absolutely everything GrahamCho said. I can’t say enough about Sanderson and his books — which feature both amazing character development *and* the most original plotlines in the fantasy genre today. “The Rithmatist” has me particularly excited!

  3. umbrelladance
    February 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Brandon Sanderson is one of those rare World Builders who can make a universe, set up a story, and make you care about the characters enough to hold your breath all in 36 pages. He never disappoints.

  4. Phoxtrot
    June 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Indeed, Sanderson is realy adding something to the fantasy scene. My interest in his works started when he was chosen to complete Jordan’s masterpiece but I’m not afrai to say that I now actually like his works better than Jordan’s. There are only two SF/Fantasy authors alive out there that bring me a guenine feeling of originality and thats Sanderson and Mieville (“The city and The city” has a particular resonance when you are a belgian living in Brussels nowadays…)

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