Elantris - Brandon Sanderson


By Brandon Sanderson

  • Release Date: 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 1,347 Ratings


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 Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)

The Mistborn trilogy

Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners


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  • Elantris

    By doowat
    Great depth and details
  • One of the best books you’ll ever read

    By TarenM
    Couldn’t put the book down once I started reading it. And have read it at least once I year since I first bought it ages ago
  • Good read

    By RevManFullThrottle
    Really enjoyed this book. Great characters, rich world. Depth to both.
  • Great book!

    By coldcamping
    I read this in a few nights during quarantine and really enjoyed it
  • Really good,some unnecessary scenes

    By DaReader101
    This book has a lot of action with a really good plot but,there are some parts that just don’t need to be there. For example,there is a part where they talk about how she hasn’t married anyone in a while that leads to no action whatsoever in the middle of the roaden scene that was intense and I actually liked. Honestly I would have enjoyed it more if the scenes where they just talk without actually doing anything were removed but other than that it’s a pretty good book
  • Amazing

    By AppleLegitWon'tAccept...
    I loved this book!
  • Great Debut Novel

    By MatrixVoom
    After reading the Mistborn and Stormlight Archive series, I was curious about his earlier work. I was expecting a clumsy story and was surprised by how incredibly good Elantris is. And you can see the first vision of the Cosmere! Incredible!
  • A perfect start to a wonderful authors career

    By Joefishbrown
    Just fantastic writing to make you always want to turn the page and see how these characters figure out the problems handed to them
  • 👍🏻👍🏻

    By dancejay
    Highly recommended. Loved the characters the scenes the ideas the politics the world building.
  • Amazing. Loved this.

    By adamstevens
    This is the first of his books I've read and I loved it. Very interesting methods of magic and amazingly unique characters that build. Fantastic read. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.