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Dragonsteel refers either to the seven-book, unpublished series set on Yolen, the five-book main story arc of that series, or Dragonsteel Prime, which was written as part of Brandon Sanderson's Masters Thesis.

The first two books of the 'Dragonsteel' series are The Liar of Partinel and The Lightweaver of Rens. These are considered separate from the main Dragonsteel story arc, and occur several hundred years prior.[1] In these books, we will see how magic operated before the Shattering.[2] There will also be dragons introduced in this series.

Hoid is slated to be a major character in the Dragonsteel series, and it will tell his backstory.[3] One reason Brandon has not prioritized this series is that he doesn't want readers to feel that they have to read his other books in order to understand what is happening, and he probably won't publish Hoid's story until it is relevant[4]

Brandon has stated that it was not his best work.[3] He plans to rewrite and publish them after the completion of The Stormlight Archive.[5]

Dragonsteel is an unpublished series set on the Shardworld Yolen. The first two books form a duology, with Hoid as a major character. They are preliminarily titled "The Liar of Partinel" and "The Lightweaver of Rens". The first one, and perhaps the second one as well are set before the Shattering of Adonalsium. Brandon will not show anyone these books, and I don't think he's even written them both. There are five more books that occur hundreds of years later, so not "directly" a series, but still the same world. These five are the core Dragonsteel sequence, the first of which Brandon wrote for his master's thesis at BYU. It is still in the library there. Many things have changed since then, so this book is no longer canon.
User: Windrunner on Dragonsteel and related stories.[6]


  1. Brandon's answer to Peter
    Timewasters Guide forum - 2008-10-20
  2. Before Adonalsium was shattered, was there magic in the Cosmere and what form did it take?
    Theoryland - 2012-09
  3. a b When will we hear Hoid's story?
    Theoryland - Nov 8, 2011
  4. Rewriting Dragonsteel
    Theoryland - Nov 8, 2011
  5. Another Long and Rambling Post™ on Future Books
    Brandon's blog - 2010-10-12
  6. Windrunner's post
    17th Shard forums - 2013-01-20
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